By finding a part-time job, Susan was able to ameliorate or improve her household’s poor financial situation. The knowledge that she would finally be able to afford food for her family ameliorated or relieved Susan’s sadness. Susan’s best friend Emily had helped ameliorate or relieve some of her financial distress when she had been unemployed: a friend in need is a friend indeed.
Quiz: How could you ameliorate a bad situation?
- You could investigate how bad it is.
- You could be part of an effective solution.
- You could suffer from its effects.