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Aug 3, 2016
This week’s theme
Verbs

This week’s words
calumniate
floccipend
exonerate
foozle
propitiate

exonerate
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exonerate

PRONUNCIATION:
(ig-ZON-uh-rayt)

MEANING:
verb tr.: 1. To free from blame. 2. To release from a task or obligation.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin ex- (from) + onus (burden), which also gave English onus and onerous. Earliest documented use: 1524.

USAGE:
“The five teenagers spent years in prison before being exonerated.”
Nicholas Kristof; Is Donald Trump a Racist; The New York Times; Jul 23, 2016.

See more usage examples of exonerate in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
What a child doesn't receive he can seldom later give. -P.D. James, novelist (3 Aug 1920-2014)

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