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What is another word for relief?

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Noun
(usually "light relief") A feeling of reassurance and relaxation following release from anxiety or distress
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“A rush of relief washed over Finn once he realized that Rey was safe.”
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The alleviation of pain, discomfort, or distress
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“She decided to call on her best friend to get some relief from her mind-numbing boredom.”
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Financial or practical assistance given to those in special need or difficulty
“Several agencies were enlisted to provide relief to victims of the natural disaster.”
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(usually as modifier) A person or group of people replacing others who have been on duty
“Mrs. Harris was ill, and a relief teacher would take over our lessons.”
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The act of releasing (someone) from their current state
“Gilson was awarded the Croix de Guerre for bravery upon relief from his duties.”
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Something interesting or enjoyable that provides a short respite from a tense or tedious situation
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“Collins seems to inject the fun needed to bring about some light relief from the more serious stuff.”
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A state or period of rest, relaxation or enjoyment
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Something that is given as charity, especially a sum of money
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Short respite
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An instance or period of rest or relaxation
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A (possible) course of action that is resorted to
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The ability to solve difficult problems, often in original, clever, and inventive ways
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An outline representing or bounding the shape or form of something
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Basso-relievo
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Brass rubbing
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A cancellation or postponement of a punishment
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A medicine or treatment for a disease or injury
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A relaxing of tension, especially between countries
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Aid to needy
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The act of correcting something
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Something providing safety or shelter, or the safety or shelter provided
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Preservation from harm, ruin, or loss
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A person or thing that contrasts with and so emphasizes and enhances the qualities of another
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Social work
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Compassion or forgiveness shown towards someone whom it is within one's power to punish or harm
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The process of releasing, and thereby providing relief from, strong or repressed emotions
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A fresh set of people (or workers) relieving others
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One ranked below, and typically employed to assist, a senior person
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Adjective
Serving as a reserve or backup to someone or something
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Lower in rank or status
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With raised letters or images on the surface
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