palliate \PAL-ee-ayt\, transitive verb:
- To make (an offense or crime) seem less serious; extenuate.
- To make less severe or intense; mitigate.
- To relieve the symptoms of a disease or disorder.
Palliate derives from Late Latin palliatus, past participle of palliare, "to cloak, to conceal," from Latin pallium, "cloak."
- Kings toe is when the second toe is longer than the (great) or big toe.
- Joseph Rainey: became the first African American to sit in the US House of Representatives (1870)
- The Katzenjammer Kids: oldest comic strip still in syndication debuted (1897)
- Guglielmo Marconi: transmitted the first transatlantic radio signal, from Cornwall to Newfoundland; the feat was unsubstantiated (1901)
- Boys Town: youth center was founded by Father Flanagan (1917)
- Arthur Ashe: became the first African American to be ranked #1 in tennis (1968)
- Paul Rodgers (Bad Company) 1949
- Cathy Rigby 1952