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quash - Word of the Day - Sat Dec 17, 2022




quash - (verb) - to nullify especially by judicial action

corrupt GIF


Ghislaine Maxwell was somehow convicted of trafficking children to no one because corrupt officials have quashed the release of information.


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This one us interesting. There are two quash verbs in English which have similar meanings, but derive from different Latin words. The one in the example comes from cassus (to void) through the Anglo-French quasser. The other derives from the Latin quatere (to shake) through Middle English quashen (to smash). 

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