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Flashcards in Unit 2, Lesson 3 Deck (57):
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alleviate

relieve

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allay

relieve

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assuage

relieve

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mitigate

lessen the severity of/relieve

5

mollify

relieve

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palliate

to ease/relieve (symptoms of a disease)

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palliative

a reliever/symptom reducer

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propitiate

to appease/pacify

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extenuate

reduce seriousness of

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tenuous

very weak or slight

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gossamer

very thin/flimsy

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diaphanous

light/delicate

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attenuate

to weaken

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rarefy

to make thin/weaken

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abate

to decrease/subside

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preamble

intro to constitution/law

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preface

intro to book

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prologue

intro to play

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prelude

intro to opera

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overture

intro to musical

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momentary

temporary

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fleeting

temporary

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transient

temporary

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transitory

temporary

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evansecent

temporary

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ephemeral

short lived/temporary

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momentous

important

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impetus

force that makes something happen

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decidous

temporary

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perennial

permanent

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reckless

hasty

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rash

hasty

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impulsive

hasty

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impetuous

hasty

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extemporize

improvise

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extemporaneous

improvise

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cursory

hasty

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discursive

rambling/random

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digressive

deviate/wander away

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meandering

wavy/deviate

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trite

unimaginative

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banal

commonplace

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hackneyed

cliche

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bromide

cliche

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platitude

cliche

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vapid

boring/lacking flavor

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insipid

lacking flavor/boring

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prosaic

commonplace

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mundane

worldly

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temporal

worldly (as opposed to spiritual)

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humdrum

boring

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monotone

boring

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plebeian

commoner

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denizen

citizen

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nondescript

commonplace

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mediocre

standard/commonplace

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quotidian

occurring daily/commonplace