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to alleviate

to alleviate

/əˈɫiviˌeɪt/
verb
to make a pain less severe or a problem, issue, etc. easier to deal with

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to assuage

to assuage

/əˈsweɪdʒ/
verb
cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of

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to augment

to augment

/ɔɡˈmɛnt/
verb
to add the amount, value, or size of something

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to bolster

to bolster

/ˈboʊɫstɝ/
verb
support and strengthen

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to console

to console

/ˈkɑnsoʊɫ/, /kənˈsoʊɫ/
verb
give moral or emotional strength to

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to converge

to converge

/kənˈvɝdʒ/
verb
move or draw together at a certain location

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to cow

to cow

/ˈkaʊ/
verb
subdue, restrain, or overcome by affecting with a feeling of awe; frighten (as with threats)
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These early farmers tamed wild cows, goats, and sheep.

Even the extremely popular Cow Parade has been a topic of controversy in a few areas.

Since 1999, fiberglass cows have been installed temporarily in over 50 cities worldwide.

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to debase

to debase

/dəˈbeɪs/
verb
corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality

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to desiccate

to desiccate

/ˈdɛsəkeɪt/
verb
preserve by removing all water and liquids from

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to enhance

to enhance

/ɛnˈhæns/
verb
to improve in quality, strength, attractiveness, or value

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to facilitate

to facilitate

/fəˈsɪɫəˌteɪt/
verb
to make an action or process possible or simpler

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to flag

to flag

/ˈfɫæɡ/
verb
become less intense

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to hobble

to hobble

/ˈhɑbəɫ/
verb
hamper the action or progress of

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to impair

to impair

/ˌɪmˈpɛɹ/
verb
make worse or less effective

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to encumber

to encumber

/ɛnˈkəmbɝ/
verb
restrict (someone or something) so as to make free movement difficult

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to obviate

to obviate

/ˈɑbviˌeɪt/
verb
prevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening

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to outstrip

to outstrip

/aʊtˈstɹɪp/
verb
be or do something to a greater degree

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to plummet

to plummet

/ˈpɫəmət/
verb
to decrease suddenly and rapidly in value or amount

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to preempt

to preempt

/ˈpɹiˌɛmpt/
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acquire for oneself before others can do so

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to propitiate

to propitiate

/pɹəpˈɪɾɪˌeɪt/
verb
make peace with

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to requite

to requite

/ɹɪkwˈaɪt/
verb
make repayment for or return something

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to start

to start

/ˈstɑɹt/
verb
to suddenly move one's body because something surprising or frightening has happened

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to subside

to subside

/səbˈsaɪd/
verb
wear off or die down

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to transmute

to transmute

/tɹænsmjˈuːt/
verb
change or alter in form, appearance, or nature

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bastardization

bastardization

/bˌæstɚdaɪzˈeɪʃən/
noun
an act that debases or corrupts

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catalyst

catalyst

/ˈkætəɫəst/, /ˈkætəɫɪst/
noun
something that causes an important event to happen

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corollary

corollary

/ˈkɔɹəˌɫɛɹi/
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a practical consequence that follows naturally

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efficacy

efficacy

/ˈɛfɪˌkæsi/
noun
capacity or power to produce a desired effect

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landmark

landmark

/ˈɫændˌmɑɹk/
noun
an event marking a unique or important historical change of course or one on which important developments depend

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metamorphosis

metamorphosis

/ˌmɛtəˈmɔɹfəsəs/
noun
a striking change in appearance or character or circumstances

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moment

moment

/ˈmoʊmənt/
noun
having important effects or influence

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pith

pith

/ˈpɪθ/
noun
the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience

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checkered

checkered

/ˈtʃɛkɝd/
adjective
marked by changeable fortune

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futile

futile

/ˈfjutəɫ/
adjective
serving no purpose or not producing any useful results

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incipient

incipient

/ˌɪnˈsɪpiənt/
adjective
only partly in existence; imperfectly formed

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nascent

nascent

/ˈneɪsənt/
adjective
being born or beginning

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telling

telling

/ˈtɛɫɪŋ/
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producing a strong effect

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untrammelled

untrammelled

/ʌntɹˈæməld/
adjective
not confined or limited

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