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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
1. To ease the symptoms of a problem without fixing its cause.
2. To make an offense appear less severe by excuses or apologies; extenuate.
ETYMOLOGY:From Latin palliare (to cover), from pallium (cloak).
USAGE:"When success came it palliated his sense of loss for a while."
Frank Carrigan; John Lennon: The Life; Brisbane Times (Australia); Jan 9, 2009.
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A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:I'd rather see a sermon than hear one any day; I'd rather one should walk with me than merely tell the way. -Edgar Guest, poet (1881-1959)