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While the group's street protests had had an aggressive, uncompromising tenor, once admitted to the halls of power to begin formal lobbying, its leaders wisely chose to________the stridency of their rhetoric.

□ metamorphose
□ gild
□ wane
□ palliate
□ succor
□ damp

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Palliate, Damp
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Re: While the group's street protests had had an aggress [#permalink] New post 15 Jul 2018, 14:01
Palliate and damp both mean to lessen the impact of something
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Re: While the group's street protests had had an aggress [#permalink] New post 07 Aug 2018, 02:07
Why shouldn't the answer here be palliate and wane?

Wane also means a gradual decline in size or strength.

Can somebody please explain?
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Re: While the group's street protests had had an aggress [#permalink] New post 07 Aug 2018, 14:35
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wane means decline but not in the sense of the sentence to slow down the tone of the voice.

See here for reference

http://www.wordreference.com/enit/wane

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