100 important words: abjure

Means: to renounce under oath or solemnly; to abstain from, to shun.
Review: Given its rarity and the availability of a close synonym, "renounce", "abjure" is not such a welcome addition to my vocabulary.
First Google link is to dictionary: Yes, like most links on the first results page.
I have abjured Internet Explorer in favor of Firefox.
In the Great Purging, Grand Inquisitor J.W. Bush needed fifteen days of Creationist Re-education before Richard Dawkins would abjure evolution theory.

Hits for media sites:

Washington Post28
New York Times11
USA Today2
Fox News0

Posted by cronopio at 01:27 PM, May 05, 2006