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Definition and part of speech of alleviate
to take away or decrease
to relieve or lessen
ex: His pain was alleviated by the cool compress
POS: verb
Definition and part of speech of altruism
kindness
concern for others
ex: Their altruism was much appreciated by the beneficiaries.
POS: noun
Definition and part of speech of bestow
to give
ex: "I bestow upon you the crown of England," proclaimed the Duke.
POS: verb
Definition and part of speech of humanity
all of humankind
the human race
ex: All of humanity is responsible for the welfare of the environment
POS: noun
Definition and part of speech of mendicant
a beggar
ex: The poor mendicant sat, clothed in rags, outside the abandoned building.
POS: noun
Definition and part of speech of perturbation
irritation
the act of being made uneasy
ex: My perturbation at the clumsy waiter was evident.
POS: noun
Definition and part of speech of polychromatic
multicolored
vivid
ex: His polychromatic hat blinded me with dazzling colors.
POS: adjective
Definition and part of speech of solace
comfort
ex: They found solace in one another's arms
POS: noun
Definition and part of speech of subjugation
the act of being forced
the act of bringing under one's control
ex: The Romans quickly subjugated their entire empire.
POS: noun
Definition and part of speech of succor
assistance
help
ex: The succor of the kind nuns filled the hearts of the villages with gratitude.
POS: noun
Synonym and antonym of alleviate (verb)
Synonym: ease
Antonym: intensify
Synonym and antonym of altruism (noun)
Synonym: compassion
Antonym: neglect
Synonym and antonym of bestow (verb)
Synonym: give
Antonym: deprive
Synonym and antonym of humanity (noun)
Synonym: people
Antonym: animals
Synonym and antonym of mendicant (noun)
Synonym: beggar
Antonym: financier
Synonym and antonym of perturbation (noun)
Synonym: distraction
Antonym: serenity
Synonym and antonym of polychromatic (adjective)
Synonym: vivid
Antonym: colorless
Synonym and antonym of solace (noun)
Synonym: comfort
Antonym: distress
Synonym and antonym of subjugation (noun)
Synonym: subservience
Antonym: defiance
Synonym and antonym of succor (noun)
Synonym: unselfishness
Antonym: self-centeredness