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 for consolation
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Consolation \Con`so*la"tion\, n. [L. consolatio: cf. F.
     The act of consoling; the state of being consoled; allevation
     of misery or distress of mind; refreshment of spirit;
     comfort; that which consoles or comforts the spirit.
     [1913 Webster]
           Against such cruelties
           With inward consolations recompensed.    --Milton.
     [1913 Webster]
           Are the consolations of God small with thee? --Job xv.
     Syn: Comfort; solace; allevation. See Comfort.
          [1913 Webster] pot
          Consolation game

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: the comfort you feel when consoled in times of
           disappointment; "second place was no consolation to him"
           [syn: consolation, solace, solacement]
      2: the act of consoling; giving relief in affliction; "his
         presence was a consolation to her" [syn: consolation,
         comfort, solace]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  18 Moby Thesaurus words for "consolation":
     aid and comfort, assurance, balm, comfort, commiseration,
     condolement, condolence, easement, encouragement, reassurance,
     relief, sharing of grief, shred of comfort, solace, solacement,
     soothing words, support, sympathy

From The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906) :

  CONSOLATION, n.  The knowledge that a better man is more unfortunate
  than yourself.

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