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abjure
to renounce or reject solemnly; to recant; to avoid.

ab/jure
ab= from jure=swear
He abjured from doing harawin.
adumbrate
ad/umbrate
to foreshadow vaguely or intimate; to obscure or overshadow
He adumbrated that I might get a raise.
anathema
a solemn or religious curse; accursed or thoroughly loathed person/ thing. ana/thema

the idea of supporting terroist is an anathema to most Americans
anodyne
adj/ noun
soothing, something that asssuages or allays pain or comforts.
Morphine is classified as a anodyne because it soothes pain.
apostate
noun
One who abandons long held political or religious beliefs.
After the boy discovered that his one of the main ideas of his church was that none believers went to hell he becoma an apostate and left the church.
apotheosis
noun
apo/theo/sis
deification, glorification to godliness, an exalted example, a model of excellence or perfection.

After Jesus showed that he could heal the sick he recieved apotheosis
decorum
noun
polite or appropriate conduct or behavior.
The southern gentlemen was characterized by decorum because of his great manners.
derision
noun. verb form deride
scorn, ridicule, contemptuous treatment,

The stupid and fat boy was often subjected to derision by bullies.
dilettante
one with an amateurish or superficial interst in the arts or any branch of knowledge. The boy was considered a dilettante because he only tried to learn some artists to impress his girlfriend.
disparage
to slight or belittle; to lower in rank or reputation.

He liked to disparage people by pointing out their weakensses.
glib
adj.
1. marked by ease or informality; nonchalant; lacking in depth; superficial
1.The Erik Fife was considered to be glib because of the way he dressed.
hubris
noun
Christian Troy has a large amount of hubris in his character.
profligate
adj.
excessively wasteful; recklessly extravagant
The rock stare throug a profligate party; he blew up three new corvetes for fun.