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REINSTATE

restore to a previous condition or position

The meaning of the word reinstate is restore to a previous condition or position.

Random words

WordMeaning
circumlocutionindirect or roundabout expression (by using an uncecessarily large number of words esp. when trying to avoid answering a difficult question directly)
tenuousthin; slim; rare
juntagroup of persons joined in political intrigue; cabal; group of military officers ruling a country after seizing power (by force)
pugilistboxer; CF. pugilism: boxing
theoreticalbased on theory; not practical or applied; hypothetical
comestiblesomething fit to be eaten
badgerpester; annoy continually with demands; persuade by asking again and again; Ex. The children badgered me into taking them into the cinema; N: a kind of mountain animal
windfallfallen fruit; unexpected lucky event
sylvanpertaining to the woods or the country
foiblesmall weakness of character; slight fault; CF. feeble