OK, let's take these one at a time:Definition of ABATEtransitive verb1 a : to put an end to <abate a nuisance>b : nullify 1 <abate a writ>2 a : to reduce in degree or intensity : moderate
<may abate their rancor to win peace>b : to reduce in value or amount : make less especially by way of relief <abate a tax>4 a : to beat down or cut away so as to leave a figure in reliefb obsolete : blunt5 : deprive 2intransitive verb1 : to decrease in force or intensityb : to decrease in amount or value
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Sounds pretty bad, eh. See, the more you try to mask your monumental Republican cave-in, the more ridiculous you look. Dudes, wingnuts, trust me: "ABATES" is a COMPLETE FAIL. Here's the thing; I'm only trying to help; seriously — it gets much worse when you look up "ABATE" in the Urban Dictionary:
So, better to cut your losses, take your bitter medicine, and accept defeat with the last vestige of grace and dignity you can muster by using the most appropriate word to define the occasion: "CAVES". And be glad of it, and grateful to me, for the Urban Dictionary defines "CAVE" (see above) more beningly than all of those awful "ABATE" definitions: "CAVE v. To give up all opposition, usually in an argument." Here's your headline, wingnuts — (you're WELCOME!):
One last thing, before I forget. Know that henceforth, House Republicans (wingnuts and Republicans in general, too) — PRESIDENT OBAMA AND THE DEMOCRATS OWN YOU.