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Word of the Day: exacerbate

ex·ac·er·bate /ɪgˈzæsərˌbeɪt, ɛkˈsæs-/ [ig-zas-er-beyt, ek-sas-]
–verb (used with object), -bat·ed, -bat·ing.
1. to increase the severity, bitterness, or violence of (disease, ill feeling, etc.); aggravate.
2. to embitter the feelings of (a person); irritate; exasperate

 [Origin: 1650–60; < L exacerbātus (ptp. of exacerbāre to exasperate, provoke), equiv. to ex- ex-1 + acerbātus acerbate]

—Related forms

ex·ac·er·bat·ing·ly, adverb
ex·ac·er·ba·tion, noun

—Synonyms 1. intensify, inflame, worsen.
—Antonyms 1. relieve, soothe, alleviate.

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Wounds,
deep wounds from the stars
to reach out a hand
for Venus, Jupiter,
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only come up with
naught but scars
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a dream;
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