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1‘the president still has the power of veto over Congressional legislation’
rejection, vetoing, dismissal, denial, declination, turndown
prohibition, prohibiting, proscription, preclusion, restriction, suppression, stoppage
embargo, ban, boycott, bar, interdict
informal thumbs down, red light, knock-back
1‘the president carried out his threat to veto the bill’
reject, turn down, throw out, dismiss, say ‘no’ to, rule against, overrule, rule out, quash
prohibit, forbid, interdict, proscribe, disallow, outlaw, embargo, place an embargo on, ban, bar, block, preclude, put a stop to, put an end to, stop, nullify, declare null and void
informal kill, squash, put the kibosh on, give the thumbs down to, give the red light to
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