Rescind

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Rescind [ri-sind] (verb)

  • cancel officially

Rescind Word usage:

  • Things that are rescinded: policies, court decisions, regulations, and official statements.
  • A company might rescind your offer letter.

Rescind Word usage in news:

Religious officials ask Menasha mayor to rescind taxes

Oberlin City Council votes to rescind ban on handguns in parks

Quixotic

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Quixotic [kwik-sot-ik] (adjective)

  • not sensible about practical matters; idealistic and unrealistic

Quixotic Word Usage

  • It would be a quixotic task to learn all vocabulary words in one day.
  • Quixotic efforts to install ios7 on your nokia phone.

Quixotic Word Usage in News:

Scientists have since tried in vain to make a viable drug-abuse vaccine, though many dismiss the goal as quixotic

Abate

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{gspeech} Abate {/gspeech}       [uh-beyt] (verb)

  • become less in amount or intensity
  • make less active or intense

Abate Word Usage:

  • Wait for the rain to abate
  • to abate a tax
  • to abate one’s enthusiasm

Abate in recent news:

Mexico scours for dozens missing amid floods as storms abate Fears of massive flood death toll abate in Colorado

Ostentatious

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Ostentatious [os-ten-tey-shuhs] (adjective)

  • showing off,intended to attract notice and impress others

Ostentatious Word Usage:

  • The ostentatious lifestyle of Hollywood stars evoke much interest among the public.

Ostentatious in News:

GC vessel puts on an ostentatious display for the TV cameras

Miley Cyrus’s Ostentatious, Jewel-Encrusted 2013 VMAs Look: Hot or Not?