• extenuate

    If circumstances extenuate someone’s actions in a questionable situation, you feel that it was reasonable for someone to break the usual rules; therefore, you partly excuse and sympathize with their wrongdoing.

  • attenuate

    When something attenuates, it lessens in size or intensity; it becomes thin or weakened.

  • tenuous

    Something tenuous is thin, weak, and unconvincing.

  • attenuation

    weakening in force or intensity

  • extenuating

    partially excusing or justifying

  • extenuation

    a partial excuse to mitigate censure

  • tenuity

    relatively small dimension through an object as opposed to its length or width

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