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Posted: Saturday, July 5, 2014 12:00:00 AM
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(verb) Make worse.

Synonyms: aggravate, worsen, exasperate

Usage: The heavy rainfall merely exacerbated the region's flood problems.
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Because of the exacerbated flood... today you cast me off and lightly set upon your way,, yet surely when at last you ferry the Parsing plain of Farlex, United States, your sleeve will not be dry.

Posted: Saturday, July 5, 2014 6:33:05 AM
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The Queen usually does not reply to criticism, for it will only exacerbate the situation. She usually adopts a policy of noblesse oblige -- to graciously forgive those who are not so privileged as she (in terms of status, intellect, education, etc.).
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A phenomenon greatly exacerbated by the development of the imperialist stage of capitalism.
Posted: Saturday, July 5, 2014 11:26:50 AM

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"The attempt of the king to enforce the official use of the Dutch language, and the foundation of the so-called philosophical college at Louvain helped to exacerbate the growing discontent." William I Of The Netherlands
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Politicians exacerbate the problems they create then pledge to solve them at election time.
Posted: Saturday, July 26, 2014 5:00:31 AM

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1: to make more violent or bitter : intensify the bad qualities of

<foolish words exacerbating a quarrel>
<all the frictions that exacerbated the long-drawn-out negotiations — Howard Taubman>

2: to cause (a disease or its symptoms) to become more severe

<her condition was exacerbated by lack of care>

intransitive verb

: to cause exacerbation

<what charms and consoles in the private house may distract and exacerbate in the public office — Virginia Woolf>

— used chiefly as a participial adjective

<exacerbating factors in modern life>

Synonym Discussion: exacerbate, embitter, and sour can mean in common to cause to become, or become increasingly, severe or bitter. exacerbate stresses intensification in harshness or grievousness or an increase in virulence or violence, as of pain, disease, or hatred

<the injuries to his pride, exacerbated by her desertion of him — Edith Sitwell>
<their prejudices have not been unduly exacerbated — Cabell Phillips>
<the reduction of diseases may merely exacerbate the world's poverty and hunger by increasing the number of people — Eric Larrabee>
<they may exacerbate rather than cure that unnatural craving for excess and novel thrills — J. D. Adams>
embitter implies the making of an experience (especially a normally pleasant experience) unpleasant or of an unpleasant experience increasingly hard to endure or of a person bitter or resentful
<the remoter outcome of the case was that competition was embittered rather than allayed — Times Literary Supplement>
<his last years were embittered by disputes among his sons — Encyclopedia Americana>
<violence … embittered the fight between capitalism and socialism — Stringfellow Barr>
<the irresponsibility of privilege that embitters even men of goodwill — Time>
sour implies a making or a becoming acidulous, hostile, resentful, peevish, or cynical
<his heart was soured in his weary old hide, and his hopes had curdled in his breast — Amy Lowell>
<they were almost truculent, as if they had been soured by heavy and unwelcome duties — John Buchan>
<the anxiousness of some might sour to enmity under the acerbity of his attack — H. O. Taylor>
<the condition of the city government soured most of the thinking citizens>
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