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Wednesday, July 10

Prescind

[pri-ˈsind]

Part of speech: verb

1.

Left out of consideration

2.

To keep something separate

Examples of Prescind in a sentence

"I'm afraid I'll have to prescind from this board as more pressing matters have come up."

"Let me prescind and consider your proposal for the next week or so."

About Prescind

Other words related to the same roots of prescind include scindere, rescind and the rarely used scissile, which means "capable of being cut." You might recognize its overall sound as a relative of scissors.

Did you Know?

The Latin word praescindo means "I cut off in front." To prescind means to cut off a certain line of thinking from consideration.

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