Abjure means reject.
John ignored his parents’ plea to abjure a life of crime.
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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 means abandon.
The captain instructed them to abort the mission.
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Disgorge means pour.
Watery cement seemed to disgorge from the pipe onto the sidewalk.
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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 means excessive.
Because of my budget, I am unable to make exorbitant purchases.
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Emulate means imitate.
The boy would emulate his father's morning routine, from reading the newspaper to sipping coffee.
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Abrogate means abolish.
Our city needs to abrogate outdated laws.
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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 means unusual.
Making plays that are uncharacteristic of the offense is one way to trip up the other team.
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