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Reparation and Renounce

Difficult Words : Reparation and Renounce

Renounce (ri NOWNCE) v: to formally give up or resign, to disown, to have nothing to do with anymore

Despite the pleadings and protestations of her parents, Deborah refused to renounce her love for the leader of the motorcycle gang.

The presidential candidate renounced his manager after it was revealed that the zealous manager had tried to murder the candidate's opponent in the primary.

To renounce is to make a renunciation (ri NUN see AY shun).

Reparation (REP uh RAY shun) n: paying back, making amends, compensation

To make reparation is to repair some damage that has occurred.

This word is often used in the plural. The defeated country demanded reparation for the destruction it had suffered at the hands of the victorious army.

After the accident we sought reparation in court, but out lawyer was not competent and we didn't win a cent.

Something that cannot be repaired is irreparable (I REP ur uh bul).

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