expunge
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(pronounced ihk-SPUNJ)

This strong, harsh word reminds us of both the words “sponge” and “plunger,” which, in a round about, rather disgusting way that we do not need to get into, helps us to remember that it means to get rid of, destroy, obliterate, or wipe from one’s mind.

Example: Due to all of the budget cuts, “value engineering” and firm turnover, the build-out of the client’s three floors was anything but successful, and Deborah wished there was a way in which she could expunge her name from all contract documents and construction administration records.