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Wishes one hadn't (4 letter answer)

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The answer RUES is common and appears about once every 200 puzzles.

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Ways of Paris
Wishes undone
French urban network
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Plants once called "herbs of grace"


RUE as a noun:

1. (rue, herb of grace, Ruta graveolens) = European strong-scented perennial herb with grey-green bitter-tasting leaves; an irritant similar to poison ivy
2. leaves sometimes used for flavoring fruit or claret cup but should be used with great caution: can cause irritation like poison ivy
3. (sorrow, regret, rue, ruefulness) = sadness associated with some wrong done or some disappointment; "he drank to drown his sorrows"; "he wrote a note expressing his regret"; "to his rue, the error cost him the game"
4. (French) a street or road in France

RUE as a verb:

1. (repent, regret, rue) = feel remorse for; feel sorry for; be contrite about