a negotiable certificate that can be redeemed as needed
And I know how to do this because as governor of the state of Florida I created the first statewide
voucher program in the country, the second statewide
voucher program in the country, and the third statewide
voucher program in the country.
Jeb Bush used the word voucher three times in one sentence, whereas voucher usually shows up only once every 4,181 pages of text. His repeated use of the word was emphasizing how he values “abundant school choice.” This use of the word
voucher, as something that can be exchanged for goods and services, is very recent, with 1947 being the first attested use --- making it most likely the youngest use on the list.
bring back into original existence, function, or position
To me, you terminate the deal on day one, you
reinstate the sanctions authorized by Congress, you go to Congress and put in place even more crippling sanctions in place, and then you convince our allies to do the same.
Scott Walker’s use of
reinstate demonstrates that he wants to turn back the clock on the Iran deal and bring back the sanctions Congress had once authorized. Later in the debate he stated he also wanted to
reinstate “the missile defense system that we had in Poland and in the Czech Republic.”Reinstate is a very popular word, occurring once in every 1,828 pages of text.
grow and flourish
The president can't tell you what we got. I'll tell you what the world got. The world has a
burgeoning nuclear power that didn't, as the Soviets, say "we might defend ourselves in a war."
Mike Huckabee gets credit for using a form of the verb
burgeon. This fairly infrequent word (showing up only once in every 6,109 pages) helped make his point that the world’s nuclear power is continuing to grow and his contention that the Iran deal will make the world “an incredibly dangerous place.”
a feeling of ill will arousing active hostility
I still say exactly what my original opinion is. Do you borrow money from China to send it to anyone? Out of your surplus, you can help your allies, and Israel is a great ally. And this is no particular
animus of Israel, but what I will say, and I will say over and over again, we cannot give away money we don't have.
Rand Paul used
animus at the debate with its modern meaning of “ill-will,” to indicate his friendliness to Israel. While the original meaning of the word in Latin is “rational soul,”
animus has been associated with bad feelings, or
animosity, since the 17th century.
a warrant granting release from punishment for an offense
If they come legally, great. But if they come illegally and they get
amnesty, that is how we fundamentally change this country, and it really is striking. A majority of the candidates on this stage have supported
amnesty. I have never supported
Ted Cruz was certainly not the only candidate talking about
amnesty, though his repeated use hammered home his longtime opposition to pardoning illegal immigration.
Amnesty appears with medium frequency in the Vocabulary.com corpus (once in every 2,076 pages of text), in part due to news coverage of Amnesty International.
habitual relapse into crime
We now treat them in the prisons, release them in the community and the
recidivism rate is 10 percent and everybody across this country knows that the tsunami of drugs is -- is threatening their very families.
John Kasich used
recidivism, which means the tendency to return to a previous behavior, often referring to the rate of an ex-convict’s return to crime. It has a wonky quality that fit Kasich’s brass-tacks approach. It’s also an unusual word that many people don't know; our usage tracker pegs it as likely to appear only once in every 42,980 pages of text, making it one of the rarest words in the debate.
right granted by law or contract
I mean, so, there’s a difference — I’m the only guy on this stage who’s put out a detailed, 12 point plan on
entitlement reform and here’s why — because 71% of federal spending right now is on
entitlements, and debt service, 71%.
Chris Christie used forms of the word
entitlement three times. In our corpus, it appears once in every 6,840 pages of text, frequently in discussions of welfare and unemployment, which the out-of-work or those living in poverty receive by way of government entitlements, or welfare.
make unsturdy, insecure, or less able to function smoothly
In July of 2004, I came out strongly against the war with Iraq, because it was going to
destabilize the Middle East. And I'm the only one on this stage that knew that and had the vision to say it. And that's exactly what happened.
Donald Trump, while adopting the role of the anti-politician, twice used a very political word in
destabilize. Our corpus shows
destabilize often used in contexts such as a powerful nation undermining a vulnerable one. Occurring once every 9,057 pages of text, the word refers to things that are made to teeter, as some would argue Trump himself is doing to the GOP.
remove the entrails of
And last but not least, we need to repeal Dodd-Frank. It is
eviscerating small businesses and small banks.
Marc Rubio, painting a vivid picture of what he feels a piece of legislation is doing to small businesses, used the word
eviscerate. Literally referring to removing an animal's entrails and leaving an empty shell of a carcass behind, eviscerate is a strong word not encountered too often, once in 22,176 pages of text, in fact, but Sen. Rubio’s use helps depict failing businesses that are now hollow husks of their former selves.
a levy of one tenth of something
What I agree with is that we need a significantly changed taxation system. And the one that I've advocated is based on
tithing, because I think God is a pretty fair guy.
--Dr. Ben Carson
Ben Carson used this word for the Christian practice of donating ten percent of your income to the your church four times during the course of the debate. In our corpus, the word is quite rare, appearing chiefly in historical and literary texts. Hard to say if that will make it stick in viewers’ brains more than the image of Carson separating Siamese twins.