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mitigate
used in To Kill a Mockingbird

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Definition
make less harmful or unpleasant
  • And so a quiet, respectable, humble Negro who had the unmitigated temerity to 'feel sorry' for a white woman has had to put his word against two white people's.
    p. 273.1
unmitigated = complete (not made less harmful or unpleasant in any way)

(editor's note:  In this context, temerity is a synonym for audacity (disrespectful boldness). Atticus is speaking ironically and satirically by saying this was disrespectful when he believes the opposite.)
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