Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Entry: attenuates (v.)

In context: "Hal wonders, not for the first time, whether he might deep down be a secret snob about collar-color issues and Pemulis, then whether the fact that he's capable of wondering whether he's a snob attenuates the possibility that he's really a snob."

Definition:  To weaken or reduce in force, effect, amount; in value, estimation; (obs.) to extenuate.


SNOOT score: 2
Page: 335

Source: Oxford English Dictionary   

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