Word for the day….ameliorate (it just popped into my mind today)


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(transitive verb) to make better or more tolerable
(intransitive verb) to grow better

Used in a sentence:
1. This new federal program is trying to ameliorate the suffering of people who have lost their jobs.
2. This medicine should help ameliorate the pain.

Etymology: Influenced by French améliorer: Latin a- (“to”) + melior (“better”).

Source: http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ameliorate

One reason I like this online dictionary is that it has the option to listen to the correct pronunciation of the word. If you are unsure how a word is pronounced, check them out!

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