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abjure
to reject, renounce

To prove his honesty, the president abjured the evil policies of his wicked predecessor.
abrogate
to abolish, usually by authority

The Bill of Rights assures that the government cannot abrogate our right to free press.
aacerbic
biting, bitter in tone or taste

Jill became extremely acerbic and began to cruelly make fun of all her friends.
aacrimony
bitterness, discord

Though they vowed that no girl would ever come between them, Biff and Trevor could not keep acrimony from overwhelming their friendship.
acumen
keen insight

Because of his mathematical acumen, Larry was able to figure out in minutes problems that took other students hours.
aadumbrate
to sketch out in a vague way

The coach adumbrated a game plan, but none of the players knew precisely what to do.
aalacrity
eagerness, speed

For some reason, Chuck loved to help his mother whenever he could, so when his mother asked him to set the table, he did so with alacrity.
aanathema
a cursed, detested person

I never want to see that murderer. He is an anathema to me.
aantipathy
a strong dislike, repugnance

I know you love me, but because you are a liar and a thief, I feel nothing but antipathy for you.
aapprobation
praise, approval

The crowd welcomed the heroes with approbation.
aarrogate
to take without justification

The king arrogated the right to order executions to himself exclusively.
ascetic
practicing restraint as a means of self-discipline, usually religious

The priest lives an ascetic life devoid of television, savory foods, and other pleasures.
aspersion
a curse, expression of ill-will

The rival politicians repeatedly cast aspersions on each others' integrity.
assiduous
hard-working, diligent

The construction workers erected the skyscraper during two years of assiduous labor.