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May 17, 2016
This week’s theme
Miscellaneous words

This week’s words
factious
repudiate
blandishment
ignominious
fractious

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repudiate

PRONUNCIATION:
(ri-PYOO-dee-ayt)

MEANING:
verb tr.: To reject, refuse, or disown.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin repudiare (to divorce, reject), from repudium (divorce). Earliest documented use: 1534.

USAGE:
“Callers repudiated the new tax but most also took the Senate to task for its factious role in delaying the legislation.”
Patrick Conlon; Public Opinion; The Globe and Mail (Canada); Apr 1, 1991.

See more usage examples of repudiate in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.

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A change in perspective is worth 80 IQ points. -Alan Kay, computer scientist (b. 17 May 1940)

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