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Power Verbs: The Complete Collection by Michelle Faulkner-Lunsford, Michael Lawrence Faulkner

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3. 100 Top Action Verbs for Business, Brokering, Banking, Bargaining, and Occasionally Betting the Farm

Abandon

(1) abdicate; abjure; break off; cast aside; cede; cop out; desert; discard; drop; eliminate; forfeit; forgo; forsake; give over; give up; halt in progress; jettison; leave; not continue; quit; relinquish; renounce; surrender; throw over; yield; waive; walk out

(2) ease; lightheartedness; natural spontaneity; unrestraint; cast aside

(3) give in to emotion

Word Used in Sentence(s)

(1) “Once you start a working on something, don’t be afraid of failure and don’t abandon it. People who work sincerely are the happiest.”

—Chanakya, Indian politician, strategist, and writer (350 BC–275 BC)

(1) “Hope never abandons you; you abandon ...

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