Word of the Day – June 30 – Extenuate

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Verb:  Extenuate  (ik-STEN-yuh-wayt)

Definition:

1.  To lessen or to try to lessen the seriousness or extent of by making partial excuses

2.  To lessen the strength or effect of

Sample sentence:  Don’t even try to extenuate their vandalism of the cemetery with the old refrain of “Boys will be boys.”

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