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Thursday May 28, 2015

Ameliorate (uh-MEEL-yuh-rayt))

To make better or more tolerable, to improve

Usage Examples

  • The condition of the prisoners was ameliorated when they were moved to a larger more sanitary cell.
  • The unexpected bonus ameliorated our dire financial situation.

Word Usage Tip


  • The anger management class IMPROVED his ability to control his temper.
  • The anger management class AMELIORATED his ability to control his temper.

THINK... how can you use ameliorate in a conversation today?

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