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definition: to make more bearable; ease.
example: A good nurse alleviates suffering.
example: The medication will alleviate the pain, but it will not eliminate it.
definition: to become liable for or bring upon oneself (usually some unwanted or harmful consequence).
example: The duchess incurred an enormous gambling debt.
example: The teenager incurred his parents’ anger by telling them an outrageous lie.
example: If you give false information, you could incur a fine or an even stiffer penalty.
(informal) to spread or apply thickly; pile on.
The cake was slathered with whipped cream.
(v.)slather + noun
butter, cream, gravy, honey, jam, ketchup, lotion, mayonnaise, moisturizer, mud, mustard, pesto, repellent,sauce, slice, spray, spread, strawberry, sunscreen, suntan
definition: to relate or refer to something; have to do with.
example: The captain knows everything that pertains to the operation of the ship.
example: My question pertains to the speaker’s first point.
example: This matter doesn’t pertain to you, so I’ll ask you to please leave the room.
example: Please bring all the documents that pertain to the case.
kəm puhngk shən
uneasiness about the propriety or suitability of an action; qualm.
He had no compunctions about stealing.
regret for doing something wrong or harmful; contrition.
He confessed to defrauding hundreds of clients, but showed no compunction.