abrogate

Pronounced: A-bruh-gate (the ‘A’ is a short a, as in “mat”), verb

Notes: I confuse this word with “abdicate”


Yesterday’s word

The word obvert means “to turn so as to show a different side”

First usage

This word goes back to the late 1500s

Background / Comments

I should have had a good guess because the obverse is the main side of something (it’s the opposite of the reverse side of something). This word comes from Latin obvertere (to turn toward), from ob- (toward) and vertere (to turn).

Published by Richard

Christian, lover-of-knowledge, Texan, and other things.

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