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Empirical (adjective)

Definition:

Based on observation, experience, or experimentation (rather than on theory or speculation)

Example Sentences:

– People are generally more prone to listen to advice based on empirical evidence.
– She tried to prove her theory with empirical research, but her experiments failed.
– There is a rumor going around that I have found God. I think this is unlikely because I have enough difficulty finding my keys, and there is empirical evidence that they exist – Terry Pratchett
– No one has the right to destroy another person’s belief by demanding empirical evidence.- Ann Landers

Synonyms:

experimental, observable, experiential,

Antonyms:

theoretical

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Abrogate (verb)

Definition:

to do away with something, usually in a formal manner.

Example Sentences:

– The high court judge refused to abrogate the decision of the lower court, and thus, the sentence was carried out.
– The Trump administration abrogated many of Obama’s administration landmark laws like the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement.
– According to Ambrose Bierce is telephone an invention of the devil because it abrogates some of the advantages of making a disagreeable person keep his distance.

Synonyms:

dissolve, void, abolish, nullify

Antonyms:

establish

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