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A.Word.A.Day--requite

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This week's theme: words better known in their negative forms.

requite (ri-KWYT) verb tr.

To repay, return for, avenge, or retaliate.

[From Middle English requiten, from re- + quiten (to pay), a variant of quit.]

See more usage examples of requite in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

-Anu Garg (garg AT wordsmith.org)

"(Charles) Schulz spread himself through an enlarging cast of characters-- Snoopy, the fantasizing dog who dances for sheer joy ... the Little Red-Haired Girl who never requites Charlie Brown's love, never even appears. (One of Schulz's early unrequited loves was a redhead.)" Henry Allen; The Cartoonist Who Drew From Experience; The Washington Post; Feb 14, 2000.

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Fine minds are seldom fine souls. -Jean Paul Richter, writer (1763-1825)

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