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Word: forswear

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

More Vocab Words

::: missive - letter; written statement; CF. sent
::: comatose - in a coma; extremely sleepy
::: unction - the act of anointing with oil; Ex. extreme unction
::: dexterous - skillful; skill in using hands or mind; N. dexterity
::: dictum - authoritative and weighty statement (made by a judge in court); saying; maxim; CF. obiter dictum: incidental, nonbinding remark (something said in passing)
::: oscillate - vibrate pendulumlike; waver
::: Bacchanalia - the ancient Roman festival in honor of Bacchus
::: impediment - hindrance; stumbling-block; speech defect preventing clear articulation; Ex. speech impediment
::: burnish - make shiny by rubbing; polish
::: abut - border upon; adjoin