Reject and avoid

abjure
(v)
ǝb-JOOR
Meaning

renounce upon oath; to swear that you will have nothing to do with a certain thing; to strongly repudiate something

1st Sample Sentence

When he quit drinking, he abjured not only alcohol but the whole sordid life he had lived before.

Root

ab (away)#iurare (to swear) (Latin)

Synonyms

abjure, eschew, shirk, shun, spurn

Antonyms

espouse

Mnemonics

Abjure think it like injure. so once you are injured you will give up. so abjure means give up ABJURE = the prefix AB- means against. -JURE means rule (like JURY) So, ABJURE means to rule against. abjure ~ ab (away) + jure (jury). He abjured (rejected, moved away from) her earlier statements in front of jury. ab jury ke saamne kasam khaata hoon, i'll not do this again

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