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palliation

[ pal-ee-ey-shuhn ]
/ ˌpæl iˈeɪ ʃən /
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noun
the act or process of relieving a patient’s suffering without curing the disease that is causing it:The Academy provides authoritative, evidence-based advice to support policy for the prevention, management, and palliation of cancer.
the act of mitigating or concealing the gravity of an offense by excuses, apologies, etc.:No matter how events are viewed, there is no palliation for such crimes as the recent massacre of an entire family.
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The rainy weather could not ________ my elated spirits on my graduation day.
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OTHER WORDS FROM palliation

non·pal·li·a·tion, noun
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