Worse to better

ameliorate
(v)
ǝ-MEE-li-yǝ-rate
Meaning

improve; make better

1st Sample Sentence

The prime minister said that he expected the new reforms to ameliorate the country's financial condition within about six months.

Synonyms

alleviate, ameliorate, assuage, palliate

Antonyms

exacerbate

Mnemonics

Take the suffix 'rate'. With the increase in product rate it's quality will also improve. Ameli (Imli) improves the taste of food. Sounds a bit like deteriorate which means 'to lessen or degrade'. Here 'a' negates the meaning. Hence it means 'to better' In movie Amelie, Amelie tries to improve other's life.

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