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


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