WORD OF THE DAY
To make (something) less severe, harmful, or painful.
To moderate (a quality or condition) in force or intensity; alleviate.
Emergency funds are being provided to help mitigate the effects of the disaster.
Morphine may be given hypodermically to mitigate the pain.
The United Nations will try and mitigate the crisis between the two countries.
IDIOM/PHRASE OF THE DAY
COCK AND BULL STORY
An unbelievable tale.
A story or explanation which is obviously not true .
I asked for an explanation, and all I got was your ridiculous cock-and-bull story!
She told me some cock-and-bull story about her car breaking down.
Don’t ask him about his ancestry unless you want to hear a cock-and-bull story.