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extenuating
used in The Scarlet Letter

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Definition
lessen or to try to lessen the seriousness or extent of
  • Were such a man once more to fall, what plea could be urged in extenuation of his crime?
    Chapter 18 -- A Flood of Sunshine (22% in)

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