assuagement :

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  • n  the feeling that comes when something burdensome is removed or reduced

  • As possible assuagement for charges not made public, $100,000 was named.

  • Elizabeth David in
    And in 1947, marooned by a blizzard in a hotel in Ross-on-Wye in Herefordshire, Elizabeth David began to describe the food she so missed: "Even to write words like apricot, olives and butter, rice and lemons, oil and almonds produced assuagement."
  • Ottoline Morrell in
    Ottoline Morrell described Jessie as "a good and reposeful mattress for this hypersensitive, nerve-wracked man, who did not ask from his wife high intelligence, but only an assuagement of life's vibrations".

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