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word or phrase to add to your army.
f you were to put your arms around someone who just lost their pet, in order to give them comfort, you would be trying to ameliorate (uh-meal-ee-or-ate) their pain.
To ameliorate is to comfort, ease, lessen, or take away something bad to make someone feel better.
A good massage therapist can ameliorate sore muscles.
A nice meal can ameliorate hunger.
A good friend can ameliorate loneliness.
A sincere apology can ameliorate hurt feelings.
This sweet sister is ameliorating her brother's thirst by sharing her water.
I am Becky Lyn Rickman. I am a writer because I love words almost as much as I love the people in my life. I want to fill the world with magnificent words and then jump in and splash around in them. I live with Mr. Bingley and Mr. Darcy, my cats, but the only words they really love are "meat" and "gravy."