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Re-uninvite

verb; derivation affixation
To cancel an invitation already once cancelled and reinstated
 
Root word "invite" used to refer to the act of asking someone to attend a function that one is in charge of. To "uninvite" someone is to have at one time invited them, but to change one's mind, often due to extraneous circumstances, and take that invitation back. To "reinvite" is to extend that invitation once again. This word was likely coined for the unlikely scenario in which a person extends an invitation, takes it back, extends it again, and then some circumstance leads to yet another retraction of the invitation.
Etymology : "in" (toward) plus "vite"(thought to mean to be pleasant) plus prefixes "re" (to do again) and "un" (not)
Source : "I re-uninvited her to our party" Conversation with roommate 09/22/10
Last modified: 9 December 2010


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