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lesser

the smaller, less important, of two.

lesser celandine
ranunculusficaria.
lesser hemlock
aethusacynapium.
lesser liver fluke
see dicrocoeliumdendriticum.
lesser loosestrife
lesser mealworm
lesser spearwort
ranunculusflammaula.
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I will discuss whether or not the PKK is the lesser evil and the role of Iran on Sunday.
You have to opt for the lesser evil," Kikerkova says.
Yet at the level of pastoral application rather than abstract principles, Benedict also seems to have revived an old bit of Catholic moral reasoning called "counseling the lesser evil.
However, where such relationships do exist and are taken lightly, we need to guarantee the lesser evil of making sure that HIV infection is avoided.
But by broadening the condom comments to apply to women, the Pope is saying that condom use in heterosexual relations is the lesser evil than passing HIV on to a partner.
Well, we see promotions as the lesser evil for the supply trade (manufacturers) and retailers at a time of subdued volumes and fragile economic activity.
Choosing the lesser evil, I traded them in for walking bare footed until our Designer lent me his brown brogues.
Mam, it seemed, was prepared to tolerate the lesser evil of a horde of boys trampling over our fields - even risking the hayfields - if it could be used as a bait to get Arthur to pick up his pen.
Surgery should not be undertaken lightly while drugs, the lesser evil, can have unpleasant side-effects.
All have chosen exile as the lesser evil (or better option).
Now, when any decision is a matter of picking the lesser evil, making a change without one seems inconceivable.
Is tillage the lesser evil, or reduced pesticides the lesser evil?