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extenuating

[ ik-sten-yoo-ey-ting ]
/ 瑟k藞st蓻n yu藢e瑟 t瑟艐 /
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adjective
serving to make a fault, offense, etc., appear less serious: The judge gave him a comparatively mild sentence due to extenuating circumstances.
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