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Gainsay

Gainsay [ GEYN-sey, geyn-SEY ]
 verb ]
 MEANING :
 to deny or contradict
 USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :
 It would be difficult to gainsay the economic policies enunciated by such stalwarts as Dr. Manmohan Singh and P. Chidambaram.
 USAGE EXAMPLE 2 :
 They included mandatory jail terms for persistent burglars and drug dealers, something the judiciary opposed but which Labour, recognising the popularity of a tough stand on crime, could not gainsay.

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