Wednesday Word: Eschew

es·chew

əsˈCHo͞o/
verb
verb: eschew; 3rd person present: eschews; past tense: eschewed; past participle: eschewed; gerund or present participle: eschewing
  1. deliberately avoid using; abstain from.

    “he appealed to the crowd to eschew violence”

  2. Origin
    late Middle English: from Old French eschiver, ultimately of Germanic origin and related to German scheuen ‘shun,’ also to shy.

Isn’t this a fantastic word? I used it this past weekend, and think it’s a word that more people should use regularly.
 
The definition and meaning are fairly straight-forward. You would use it in place of “avoid” or “shun”.

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