1‘the mitigation of the problems of rural unemployment’
alleviation, reduction, diminution, lessening, easing, weakening, lightening, assuagement, palliation, cushioning, dulling, deadening
soothing, softening, relief
2‘in mitigation, she said her client had been deeply depressed’
extenuation, explanation, excuse
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.