Focus on the pronunciation of repel
English definition of “repel”
/rɪˈpel/ v [T] (-ll-)
› to force away something unwanted: This coat repels moisture. › Repel can also mean disgust: Even the idea of him repels her. repellent
/rɪˈpel·ənt/ n [C/U] › [U] Bring insect repellent along on the hike.