Worse to better

exacerbate
(v)
ex-ASS-ǝr-bate
Meaning

worsen; make worse

1st Sample Sentence

If your PhD guide becomes hostile to you, complaining to the administration will only exacerbate the situation.

Root

e ex (out, away)#acer acris (sharp, pungent, bitter, eager, fierce) (Latin)

Antonyms

alleviate, ameliorate, assuage, palliate

Mnemonics

Latin ex+acerb+ate; Latin acerb- means bitter, harsh; So exacerbate means to make bittter, to worsen. "Ex Her b Ate". her ex came and ate with her family. which worsen the relation even more. if in an Exam u keep your hand on your head [ie SAR (in hindi)/CER]. you wil WORSEN your paper.

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