Definition: return to the original position or state after being stretched or compressed
Usage: The rubber tubes resile
Definition: go back to a previous state
Usage: We reverted to the old rules
Definition: formally reject or disavow a formerly held belief, usually under pressure
Usage: He retracted his earlier statements about his religion; She abjured her beliefs
Definition: cast off
Usage: She renounced her husband; The parents repudiated their son
Definition: spring back; spring away from an impact
Usage: The rubber ball bounced; These particles do not resile but they unite after they collide
Definition: move forward by leaps and bounds
Usage: The horse bounded across the meadow; The child leapt across the puddle; Can you jump over the fence?
Definition: pull out from an agreement, contract, statement, etc.
Usage: The landlord cannot resile from the lease
Definition: remove oneself from an obligation
Usage: He bowed out when he heard how much work was involved