Tuesday, May 29, 2007

100 Words We're Supposed to Know

The people at the dictionary have decided they know 100 words we're all supposed to know. As a public service we're going to go through them here. Please feel free to practice using your words in the comments section or on the tagboard.

ab·jure (b-jr)

tr.v. ab·jured, ab·jur·ing, ab·jures
1. To renounce under oath; forswear.
2. To recant solemnly; repudiate: abjure one's beliefs.
3. To give up (an action or practice, for example); abstain from: "For nearly 21 years after his resignation as Prime Minister in 1963, he abjured all titles, preferring to remain just plain 'Mr.'" Time.

Definitions will be coming from The Free Dictionary.


elj said...

I will abjure reading your blog if you continue this.

(Just kidding, it's kind of fun!)

For an additional challenge, you could post two words at once, and then try to use both words in the same sentence.

Katy said...

She won't date anyone who abjures Roe vs. Wade.