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

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5. 100 Top Action Verbs for Mind Games, Mental Panache, Mastermind Monkey Business, Meeting MENSAs, or Just Showing Off

Abnegate

(1) extremely sad; surrender or deny oneself

(2) give up rights; reject; relinquish; renounce;

(3) hopeless; servile

Word Used in Sentence(s)

(1) “Scientists, being people of cognitive complexity, must start making their own decisions as to whether what they’re doing adds to human happiness or detracts from it, and not abnegate moral responsibility.”

—Weldon, Fay. “A ‘Profile’ of the Creator,” Washington Post, July 19, 1992.

Collocates to: moral, otherwise, responsibility, serve

Abrogate

(1) abolish; get rid of; negate; nullify by authority; repeal

Word Used in Sentence(s)

(1) “[On love:] I have no respect ...

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