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acquiesce

to give in; to agree

2

alleviate

to lessen or relieve discomfort or a bad situation, even if only temporarily

3

amass

to accumulate

4

ameliorate

to make better or more tolerable

5

appease

to sooth; to pacify by giving in

6

assuage

to sooth or comfort; to lessen the pain of

7

atrophy

to waste away from lack of use

8

augment

to add to or increase

9

belittle

to insult or degrade

10

censor

to limit communication to prevent the loss of secret information

11

censure

to condemn severely for inappropriate or rule-breaking behavior

12

coalesce

come together as one; to unite

13

condone

to approve of or allow to happen

14

denounce

to speak out against or condemn

15

deride

to ridicule or laugh at contemptuously

16

desecrate

1. to divest of sacred or hallowed character or office.
2. to divert from a sacred to a profane use or purpose.
3. to treat with sacrilege; profane.

17

deter

to prevent or stop someone from doing something

18

digress

to veer off the main topic

19

disparage

to belittle or say uncomplimentary things about in an indirect way

20

drone

to talk on and on in a dull way

21

efface

to erase or rub away the features of

22

emulate

to imitate as a role model

23

engender

to create or produce

24

enthrall

to hold spellbound; to captivate or charm completely

25

exemplify

to serve as an example or representative of

26

extol

to praise

27

instigate

to provoke or stir up a controversy

28

languish

to become listless, hopeless, or depressed

29

meander

to wander slowly or aimlessly

30

mitigate

to lessen the severity of something, such as a punishment or injury