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Today's Word "Resile"

To rebound or recoil on

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resile \ri-ZYL\ (verb intr.) - 1 : To rebound or recoil. 2 : To shrink, withdraw, or retreat.

"Once the needless threats of financial destruction were taken off the table, both parties could finally engage in a meaningful dialogue on how they could resile from their hardened positions and strike a compromise."

 

From obsolete French resilir, from Latin resilire (to spring back).


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