Word of the Day – 28/10/14


WORD OF THE DAY


REPUDIATE(Verb)
/rɪˈpjuːdɪeɪt/

Meaning:
To refuse to accept or support (something).
To reject (something or someone).
To say or show that (something) is not true.

Usage:
He has publicly repudiated the government’s policies.
He published an article that repudiates the study’s claims.
The minister repudiated allegations of human rights abuses.
She has repudiated policies associated with previous party leaders.

Pronunciation http://www.macmillandictionary.com/pronunciation/british/repudiate


IDIOM/PHRASE OF THE DAY


TAKE THE EDGE OFF

Meaning:
To reduce the effect of something, usually something unpleasant.

Usage:
Have an apple – it’ll take the edge off your hunger for a while
His apology took the edge off her anger.
Her comments were quite cruel, and nothing could be said to take the edge off of them.
Ceiling fans can take the edge off summer heat.