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renounce - abandon; give up (by formal announcement); disown; repudiate; Ex. renounce one's claim to the property/one's religion; N. renunciation
heterodox - (of beliefs) against accepted opinion; unorthodox; unconventional
oust - expel; drive out; force out; N. ouster: ousting
unctuous - oily; bland; insincerely suave
unruly - disobedient; lawless; difficult to control
devoid - empty; lacking
spendthrift - someone who wastes money; CF. thrift: accumulated wealth
daub - smear (as with paint); cover with something sticky; Ex. daub one's clothes with mud/paint; N: small bit of sticky substance; Ex. a daub of paint
queasy - experiencing nausea; nauseated; easily nauseated; squeamish; Ex. feel a little queasy
excise - cut away; cut out; N: government tax on good produced and used inside a country; N. excision