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lessen (LES uhn) (verb)
To make smaller or to reduce, to diminish: The medication the doctor gave Mable will lessen the pain of her sprained ankle.
lesson (LES uhn) (noun)
1. An excerpt from sacred writings read as part of a religious service or ceremony: The child read the lesson for the morning in a clear voice.
2. An assignment, exercise, or task to be studied and learned by a pupil: It is time for Billy to practice his music lesson.

The teacher wanted to decrease the content of her next class presentation; so, she told her students that she will lessen the next lesson.

1. A period of time spent teaching or learning a subject.
2. Some useful knowledge or sense that results from direct experience.
3. The underlying sense is “something to read or listen to”.
This entry is located in the following unit: legi-, -leg-, -ligi-, -lig-, -lect-, -lectic, -lection (page 6)