Wacky Word Wednesday #10: Rebut vs. Refute; Asset vs. Fixed

“Writing is the painting of the voice.”
– Voltaire

Welcome to Wacky Word Wednesday! Today we’ll be discussing rebut vs. refute and asset vs. fixed. I hope you’re enjoying this series. If you want to see anything particular on a future Wacky Word Wednesday, be sure to drop me a line on my contact page.

Rebut. Verb. To provide evidence or argument that opposes someone/thing.

Example:

He attempted to rebut his statement.
The man wishes to rebut the fee.

Refute. Verb.To prove an opinion or a charge false.

Example:

She wants to refute the fee on her hotel bill.
The man refuted that he wasn’t working Tuesday afternoon.

Okay, let’s move on:

Fixed: Adjective. To arrive on the same calendar day each year.

Example:

New Year’s Day is a fixed holiday, arriving on January 1. Valentine’s Day is fixed and arrives on February 14.

Asset: Noun. Property that is released into the hands of one’s heir upon one’s death.

Example:

His assets included farmland located in northern Wisconsin.
The man has spread his assets among his children.

I hope everyone has a wonderful day! Let me know what you want to see on a future Wacky Word Wednesday!

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