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Word: forswear

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


More Vocab Words

::: rickety - (of buildings) likely to break or fall apart; of rickets; CF. rickets; CF. vitamin D
::: schematic - of a schema or scheme; relating to an outline or diagram; using a system of symbols; N. schema: diagrammatic representation; outline
::: physiognomy - face (as showing the character and the mind); art of judging human character from facial features
::: promote - advance in rank; advance; help to flourish; advocate; help actively in forming; publicize or popularize; Ex. Milk promotes health; Ex. promote a match/bill; Ex. promote a new product
::: hypochondriac - person unduly worried about his health; worrier without cause about illness; ADJ. CF. hypochondria: neurosis that one is or is becoming ill; CF. abdomen
::: philanthropist - lover of mankind; doer of good; N. philanthropy
::: intelligentsia - intellectuals; members of the educated elite (often used derogatorily)
::: bewitch - cast a spell over; captivate completely
::: brisk - quick and active; marked by liveliness and vigor
::: impiety - irreverence; lack of respect for God or piety