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abstain - refrain; withhold from participation; intentionally not use one's vote;
spoonerism - accidental transposition of sounds in successive words; Ex. ``Let me sew you to your sheet'' for ``Let me show you to your seat''; CF. William Spooner
imprecation - curse; swearword
recreant - disloyal; cowardly; N: disloyal and cowardly person
onomatopoeia - words formed in imitation of natural sounds
usurp - seize another's power or rank (without legal authority); supplant; appropriate; N. usurpation; CF. take for one's own use
hypocritical - pretending to be virtuous; deceiving; N. hypocrisy: profession of beliefs one does not possess; CF. hypocrite
disinterested - unprejudiced; free from bias and self-interest; objective
snuffle - sniffle; sniff repeatedly (in order to keep liquid from running out of the nose)
seclusion - isolation; solitude; V. seclude: set apart from others; isolate