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Word: forswear

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


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::: fluted - having vertical parallel grooves (as in a pillar); V. flute: make long parallel inward curves in; N. flute: long rounded groove incised on the shaft of a column
::: disputatious - argumentative; fond of argument
::: anodyne - drug that relieves pain or trouble;
::: nocturnal - done or active at night; Ex. nocturnal animals/raids; CF. nocturne
::: diminution - lessening; reduction in size; V. diminish
::: unfaltering - steadfast; firm; not changing
::: petty - trivial; unimportant; very small; small-minded; petty-minded
::: acoustics - science of sound; quality that makes a room easy or hard to hear in
::: merit - good quality deserving praise; merits: aspect of character or behavior deserving approval or disapproval; Ex. judge each plan on its own merits; V: deserve; earn
::: sextant - navigation tool used to determine a ship's latitude and longitude (by measuring the altitudes of stars)