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refute
used in The Scarlet Letter

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Definition
to disprove or argue against
  • The people, in the case of which we speak, could justify its prejudice against Roger Chillingworth by no fact or argument worthy of serious refutation.
    Chapter 9 — The Leech (89% in)
refutation = argument against

(editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
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