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Renaissance and Remonstrate

Difficult Words : Renaissance and Remonstrate

Remonstrate (ri MON strate) v: to argue against, to protest, to raise objections

My boss remonstrated with me for telling all the secretaries they could take the rest of the week off.

The manager remonstrated, but the umpire continued to insist that the base runner had been out at third. When the manager continued to remonstrate, the umpire threw him out of the game.

An act of remonstrating is a remonstration.

Renaissance (REN I SAHNS) n: a rebirth or revival

The capital R Renaissance was a great blossoming of art, literature, science and culture in general that transformed Europe between the fourteenth and seventeenth centuries. The word is also used in connection with lesser rebirths.

The declining neighborhood underwent a renaissance when a group of investors bought several crumbling tenements and turned them into attractive apartment buildings.

The small college's football team had endured many losing seasons but underwent a dramatic renaissance when the new coach recruited half a dozen-400-pound freshmen.

Renaissance can also be spelled renascence.

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