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Word: forswear

Definition: renounce under oath; abandon; make a solemn promise to give up; CF. abjure


More Vocab Words

::: interjection - exclamation; Ex. ``Ouch''
::: circumvent - outwit; defeat by behaving more cleverly; outsmart; baffle; avoid; get around
::: abominable - detestable; extremely unpleasant
::: requite - make return for; repay; reciprocate; revenge; N. requittal
::: compress - force into less space; squeeze; contract; put into fewer words; N: thick mass of cloth pressed to part of the body to stop bleeding or swelling, reduce fever, etc.
::: leeway - room to move; margin; latitude; Ex. leeway for the deadline
::: rectify - set right; correct; CF. rect-: right
::: prevail - be widespread; triumph over; gain victory; prevail on: persuade; induce; Ex. Justice has prevailed; Ex. prevail on someone to do something
::: apropos - with reference to; regarding; Ex. remarks apropos (of) the present situation; ADJ. ADV.
::: sequester - isolate; segregate; seclude; retire from public life