Saturday, 8 September 2012

Word of the Week

(Noun/ Adj.) Remedy that alleviates pain without curing or dealing with the underlying cause
Synonyms: alleviant; alleviator, soothing 
'Not even his charming company could serve as a palliative for her solitude.'
'Living is a sickness to which sleep provides relief every sixteen hours. It's a palliative. The remedy is death.'
'Palliative care is sadly lacking for patients with certain illnesses.'
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