resile

“reez-aisle or “rehz-aisle” | /ɹɪˈzaɪl/

v – To start back; to recoil; to recede from a purpose.

“I once described this rather vulgarly as a stupid busy-work project and a waste of time, and I do not resile from that.”

From Middle French resiler (compare French résilier), from Latin resiliō (“spring back”), from re (back) + saliō (“I jump”).

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