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Memorize and Learn the Usage of the Word: Expostulation

Expostulation (Noun)

Sentence with Context:

No amount of expostulation on the virtues of science or logic can dislodge him from his idea of fatalism. He believes that whatever happens to him is the work of fate.

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With loud expostulation the heron left its cold footbath, flapping slowly and heavily over the sleepy fowl. They ignored the coots and goldeneyes, but the broad-winged heron was too much for them; heads went up, two or three birds scuttered away, and a few, in terror, dived.

Source: www.theguardian.com

Meaning: Reasoning earnestly with a person for purposes of dissuasion or remonstrance

Synonyms

Remonstration, Reproof, Reprimand, Objection, Protest

Antonyms

Acceptance, Approval, Praise

Mnemonic (Memory Aid): How To Remember?

The word “Expostulation” can be broken up as Ex-Post-Ulation. Imagine a person arguing or reprimanding their ex-friend after (post) an event that did not go their way.

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