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Made better or making something better

improved

adjective

better than before

enhanced

adjective

made better, especially by artificial methods

remedial

adjective

intended to improve or correct something

compensatory

adjective

intended to change or remove the bad result of something

corrective

adjective

corrective action is intended to make a bad situation better

second-generation

adjective

a second-generation product or system has been developed and improved from an earlier form

dressed up

adjective

something that is dressed up is made to look better than it really is

on the up and up

improving

it makes a change

used for saying that something is different from and better than usual

furbished

adjective

improved or repaired, and made to look new

food rave

a very large party where people eat, sell or share many different types of food, usually held outside or in a large public building

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dead white (European) male

a man … whose achievements may have been overestimated because he belonged to the gender and ethnic group … that was dominant at the time

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