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Main Entry: ca·thar·sis
Pronunciation: k&-'thär-s&s
Function: noun
Inflected Form(s): plural ca·thar·ses /-"sEz/
Etymology: New Latin, from Greek katharsis, from kathairein to cleanse, purge, from katharos
Date: circa 1775
2 a : purification or purgation of the emotions (as pity and fear) primarily through art b : a purification or purgation that brings about spiritual renewal or release from tension
3 : elimination of a complex by bringing it to consciousness and affording it expression.

Main Entry: ame·lio·rate
Pronunciation: &-'mEl-y&-"rAt, -'mE-lE-&-
Function: verb
Inflected Form(s): -rat·ed; -rat·ing
Etymology: alteration of meliorate
Date: 1767
transitive senses : to make better or more tolerable
intransitive senses : to grow better
synonym see IMPROVE
- ame·lio·ra·tion /-"mEl-y&-'rA-sh&n, -"mE-lE-&-/ noun
- ame·lio·ra·tive /-'mEl-y&-"rA-tiv, -'mE-lE-&-/ adjective
- ame·lio·ra·tor /-"rA-t&r/ noun
- ame·lio·ra·to·ry /-r&-"tOr-E, -"tor-/ adjective

Entry Word: appreciate
Function: verb
Text: 1 to hold in high estimation <appreciate the kindness of my lj friends :)>
Synonyms apprize, cherish, esteem, prize, treasure, value; ADMIRE 1
Related Word admire, regard, respect; adore, ||eat up, enjoy, like, love, relish
Idioms rate highly, set great store by, think much (or well) of
Contrasted Words contemn, disapprove, disdain, scorn; decry, depreciate, disparage
Antonyms despise
Synonyms ADMIRE 1, cherish, delight (in), relish
Related Word enjoy, like, savor
Contrasted Words contemn, disdain, scorn
Synonyms KNOW 1, apprehend, cognize, comprehend, fathom, grasp, have, understand
Related Word catch, seize, take in

bigmonsterhugs (just cause!); dog kisses aplenty; three kinds of cheese; a shiny sparkly wish hope; not one, but TWO silly songs; more hugs; a singing cow with kisses and hugs; well-said words (with a new shirt and blanket)...
I'm so very blessed :)
...and feeling so much better
Thank you

we don't need no steeenkeeng partridge in no pear treeee!

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