Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Wednesday Word: Eschew

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".