Test Your Vocabulary – Quiz #26

ABJURE

We must abjure the offer

Abjure means reject.

John ignored his parents’ plea to abjure a life of crime.

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ABSOLUTION

You will receive absolution

Absolution means forgiveness.

The only way Blake will earn my absolution is if he apologizes and makes no excuses for what he did.

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ABORT

Abort the mission

Abort means abandon.

The captain instructed them to abort the mission.

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DISGORGE

The water will disgorge from the spout

Disgorge means pour.

Watery cement seemed to disgorge from the pipe onto the sidewalk.

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ABRIDGE

We should abridge this book

Abridge means shorten.

Editors of some classic literature seem to take a lot of liberties when they abridge the content.

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EXORBITANT

He is an exorbitant spender

Exorbitant means excessive.

Because of my budget, I am unable to make exorbitant purchases.

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EMULATE

Do not emulate that

Emulate means imitate.

The boy would emulate his father's morning routine, from reading the newspaper to sipping coffee.

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ABROGATE

We cannot abrogate suffrage

Abrogate means abolish.

Our city needs to abrogate outdated laws.

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GARGOYLE

Don't look at the gargoyle

Gargoyle is a monstrous statue.

Why did the church builders put an unwelcoming sculpture of a gargoyle on the roof?

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UNCHARACTERISTIC

This is uncharacteristic of him

Uncharacteristic means unusual.

Making plays that are uncharacteristic of the offense is one way to trip up the other team.

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