Guilt and regret

extenuate
(v)
ǝx-TEN-yoo-ate
Meaning

1. weaken; lessen

1st Sample Sentence

1. Alcohol consumption is known to extenuate the effect of some drugs.

2nd Meaning

2. mitigate; lessen

2nd Sample Sentence

2. A judge may accept that the circumstances in which a person committed a crime may extenuate his guilt.

Root

e ex (out, away)#tenuare (to make thin) (Latin)

Synonyms

extenuate, mitigate

Mnemonics

rhymes with attenuate meaning WEAKEN palliATE, mitigATE and extentuATE all mean thin and weak. ten + ate. eating brunch at ten daily ll make u weak. timely diet shld be followed

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