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abjure - renounce upon oath
palatable - agreeable; pleasing to the taste
pretend - feign; pretend to: claim to possess; make pretensions to; Ex. I don't pretend to much expertise; N. pretense
gruff - rough-mannered; (of a voice) rough; hoarse
relegate - put into a lower or worse place; banish to an inferior position; delegate; assign; Ex. relegate the old furniture to the children's room; Ex. relegated to the second division
prescience - ability to foretell the future; knowledge of actions before they occur; ADJ. prescient
ascendancy - controlling influence; position of controlling influence; CF. in the ascendant
dilatory - delaying; tending to delay
inroad - hostile invasion; advance that lessens the quantity or difficulty of something; Ex. The long illness made serious inroads on his savings; CF. raid
brisk - quick and active; marked by liveliness and vigor