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to make something less severe, difficult, or painful
After being hit in the face by a baseball, Jerry used an ice pack to alleviate the pain.
an accomplishment that makes a person or thing different or special
Abraham Lincoln has the distinction of being the tallest United States president.
the person who is favored to win an election
It was not much of a surprise when the front-runner won the election.
surveys of people’s opinions or beliefs
The students took polls of their classmates to find out their favorite summer pastimes.
places where people go to vote (also known as polling places)
On Election Day, Americans head to the polls to cast their vote for president.
operated by a machine rather than by a person
Much of the process of making candy at the factory is automated.
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