Posted on: January 3, 2014

WORD OF THE DAY: Exacerbate

WORD OF THE DAY: Exacerbate

exacerbate (transitive verb): to make a problem or bad situation even worse

Examples:

The shrieks and squeals of the children exacerbated their grandfather’s headache.

“Not only is privatizing Social Security not the solution to Social Security, it would exacerbate the problem.” – Shelley Berkeley, former U.S. Representative, Nevada