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extenuate

(iksten´ūāt´),
v to lessen; to mitigate.
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A spokesman for the University of Birmingham's Student Services team added: "The university classes extenuating circumstances as those which a student could not have predicted, has no control over or which seriously affect their ability to carry out an assessment.
Matz said an example of an extenuating circumstance would be a flood or electrical problem.
In this case though, it's quite right to support The Gate because of the extenuating circumstances.
Their preliminary thoughts are to put the license "on hold" if the BSN is not completed, unless there are extenuating circumstances, resulting in an extension period.
An earlier law (25 June 1824) provided that the court should decide on extenuating circumstances before deciding the punishment.
While no financial help can be given, we can help those with extenuating circumstances by devising a payment plan to spread the cost.
A spokeswoman for The Association of British Insurers says insurance companies are taking into account the extenuating circumstances of the past week and dealing with each case individually.
The court, however, took account of extenuating circumstances, saying the defendant had been a victim of years of domestic violence and bullying at school that had distorted his personality.
However, extenuating circumstances including availability of natural gas, feedstock, and transportation have impacted VAM production.
The new policy allows candidates who encounter extenuating circumstances during the two-year certification process to request, in writing, a single one-year extension before being assessed an application extension fee.
Due to serious, extenuating circumstances, the Realty Advisory Board on Labor Relations, which represents owners and managers, and Local 32BJ have agreed to accelerate the expiration date by three months because of dramatic inflation in medical benefits and prescription drug costs that has caused a funding deficiency in the union's benefits funds that must be addressed.