ENC - ENC 2300 1/20/09 Abjure- (ab-jur)verb -to renounce,...

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ENC 2300 1/20/09 Abjure - (ab-jur)–verb -to renounce, repudiate, or retract, esp. with formal solemnity; recant: -The girl tried to abjure her comments after she realized that she was wrong. Abrogate - ab-ruh-geyt–verb-to abolish by formal or official means; annul by an authoritative act; repeal -In order to abrogate the teacher’s position, they had to sign a formal petition. Abstemious - (ab-stee-mee-uhs) –adjective-sparing or moderate in eating and drinking; temperate in diet -Ever since she had her baby, she has been abstemious with her eating to lose weight. Acumen -(uh-kyoo-muhn)–noun-keen insight; shrewdness -She had a remarkable acumen in business propositions, she knew all the rules and regulations. Antebellum -[an-tee-bel-uhm]–adjective-before or existing before the war, esp. the American Civil War. -The morals in this country were comprised antebellum to the Civil War. Auspicious - [aw-spish-uhs] –adjective-promising success; propitious; opportune; favorable -If one gets an internship, the company that they will then work for will be auspicious to them because that is something that they highly favor. Belie - [bi-lahy]-verb (used with object)-to show to be false; contradict: -The papers that he turned in belied his comments because they contradicted what he was saying. Bellicose - (bel-i-kohs) –adjective-inclined or eager to fight; aggressively hostile; belligerent; pugnacious - The girls that grew up in the hood are always being bellicose, trying to fight everyone that passes by them. Bowdlerize - (bohd-luh-rahyz, boud) –verb- to expurgate (a written work) by removing or modifying passages considered vulgar or objectionable -They had to bowdlerize the paper because some of the parts could not be shown to children. Chicanery - (shi-key-nuh-ree, chi)–noun, plural- trickery or deception by quibbling or sophistry: - He used chicanery to get promoted on his job, which was very dishonest.
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Chromosome - (kroh-muh-sohm) –noun- any of several threadlike bodies, consisting of chromatin, that carry the genes in a linear order: the human species has 23 pairs, designated 1 to 22 in order of decreasing size and X and Y for the female and male sex chromosomes respectively - The body is comprised of chromosomes that include your genetic makeup. Churlish -(chur-lish) –adjective- like a churl; boorish; rude - Although I was very welcoming and friendly, she was very churlish to me, and seemed to have an attitude from the beginning. Circumlocution
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