im_a_zoomer_kid (im_a_zoomer_kid) wrote in 1word1day,

July 12th- ameliorate

ameliorate- \uh-MEEL-yuh-rayt\ ,

transitive verb:

1.To make better; to improve.

intransitive verb:
1.To grow better.
The Professor's speech did nothing to ameliorate the students, who still felt glum about their test results.

Ameliorate is derived from Latin ad + meliorare, "to make better," from melior, "better."

Sorry about the long absence, I was visiting my mother in Germany, and the trip lasted longer than I thought it would.

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