brightened (part of speech: verb)
diminished (part of speech: verb)
trimmed, depleted, compressed, receded, mowed, nipped, dwindled, concentrated, cropped, weeded, leached, shortened, diminished, condensed, shrunken, shrank, contracted, culled, shrunk, removed, docked, reduced, compacted, truncated, cut, curtailed, deducted, tapered, eroded, clipped, lessened, shaved, sheared, pruned, pared, downgraded, dropped, drained, abbreviated, deflated, abridged, decreased, lowered, minimized, bobbed, decremented
lightened (part of speech: verb)
cheered (part of speech: verb)
amused (part of speech: verb)
- It may be that her grief was lightened by a secret satisfaction: who would absolutely deny it? - "A History of England Principally in the Seventeenth Century, Volume I (of 6)", Leopold von Ranke.
- Busy men, hurrying down- town to their business, turned to look back at them, and felt the load of care lightened a little just by the knowledge that there were three people who had no care, and were going to enjoy themselves somewhere. - "Hildegarde's Harvest", Laura E. Richards.
- The Fury was thus so much lightened in the course of the day, that two pumps were now nearly sufficient to keep her free, and this number continued requisite until she was hove down. - "Narratives of Shipwrecks of the Royal Navy; between 1793 and 1849", William O. S. Gilly.