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verb (used with object), ab·jured, ab·jur·ing. 1. to renounce, repudiate, or retract, especially with formal solemnity; recant: to abjure one's errors.
verb (used with object), ab·ro·gat·ed, ab·ro·gat·ing. 1. to abolish by formal or official means; annul by an authoritative act; repeal: to abrogate a law.
adjective 1. sour or astringent in taste: Lemon juice is acerbic.
noun sharpness, harshness, or bitterness of nature, speech, disposition, etc.: The speaker attacked him with great acrimony
noun keen insight; shrewdness: remarkable acumen in business matters.
verb (used with object), ad·um·brat·ed, ad·um·brat·ing. 1. to produce a faint image or resemblance of; to outline or sketch.
noun 1. cheerful readiness, promptness, or willingness: We accepted the invitation with alacrity.
noun, plural a·nath·e·mas. 1. a person or thing detested or loathed: That subject is anathema to him.
noun, plural an·tip·a·thies. 1. a natural, basic, or habitual repugnance; aversion
noun 1. approval; commendation.
verb (used with object), ar·ro·gat·ed, ar·ro·gat·ing. 1. to claim unwarrantably or presumptuously; assume or appropriate to oneself without right: to arrogate the right to make decisions.
noun 1. a person who dedicates his or her life to a pursuit of contemplative ideals and practices extreme self-denial or self-mortification for religious reasons.
noun 1. a damaging or derogatory remark or criticism; slander: casting aspersions on a campaign rival.
adjective 1. constant; unremitting: assiduous reading.
verb (used with object) 1. to coax or influence by gentle flattery; cajole: They blandished the guard into letting them through the gate
noun 1. something to be thankful for; blessing; benefit
adjective abrupt in manner; blunt; rough: A brusque welcome greeted his unexpected return
noun 1. a blow, as with the hand or fist.
verb (used with object) 3. to strike, as with the hand or fist.
verb (used without object) 6. to struggle with blows of hand or fist.
verb (used with object) 1. to polish (a surface) by friction
noun 1. any external prop or support built to steady a structure by opposing its outward thrusts, especially a projecting support built into or against the outside of a masonry wall.
verb (used with object) 5. to support by a buttress; prop up.