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Daemon
Posted: Tuesday, January 3, 2012 12:00:00 AM
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extenuation

(noun) To act in such a way as to cause an offense to seem less serious.

Synonyms: mitigation, palliation

Usage: Forgive me, and let the greatness and the purity of my love for you plead in extenuation of my act.
Brian Hitchcock
Posted: Tuesday, January 3, 2012 1:52:05 PM

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Daemon wrote:
extenuation
(noun) To act in such a way as to cause an offense to seem less serious.


The definition given is for the verb 'extenuate', not for the noun 'extenuation'.
MTC
Posted: Tuesday, January 3, 2012 6:05:27 PM
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Holiday celebrations may provide extenuating circumstances for this lapse.
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