#WordOfTheDay – Who knew this word existed?

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There are so many new English words we can’t seem to keep up. You may not have heard the word for today.

It’s ‘Abjure’ and is pronounced /əbˈdʒʊə,əbˈdʒɔː/

Abjure means to solemnly renounce a belief, cause or claim. It could also mean to reject (something) formally.

Abjure can be used in place of the following words:

Abstain from, disclaim, forgo, give up, refrain from, renounce, relinquish, reject

 

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