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palliate
used in Tess of the d'Urbervilles

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to make something less bad — especially pain or an offense
  • To her and her like, birth itself was an ordeal of degrading personal compulsion, whose gratuitousness nothing in the result seemed to justify, and at best could only palliate.
    6 — The Convert (88% in)

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