Dictionary.com has a great service called “Word of the day”. I use to subscribe to it until I realized I would skip days. I ended up with about 200 days that I was behind. I still recommend it if you can keep up.
abrogate AB-ruh-gayt, transitive verb:
1. To annul or abolish by an authoritative act.
2. To put an end to; to do away with.
He also knows that failure to secure a clear unionist majority will leave the UUP [Ulster Unionist Party] leader vulnerable to those pressing for an assembly manifesto which would effectively threaten to abrogate the agreement.
— “Politeness could not mask gulf within the UUP”, Irish Times, May 20, 1998
Source: Dictionary.com/Word of the Day Archive/abrogate
I just noticed that it’s been almost a month since I posted last.
So I think I’ll try something new to keep my postings going. Everyday (theoretically), I will post the meanings to those 100 words list.
Most likely, I’ll use Dictionary.com for the meanings. Without further ado, the first word is:
abjure ab-JUR, transitive verb:
1. To renounce under oath.
2. To renounce or reject solemnly; to recant; to reject; repudiate.
3. To abstain from; to shun.
abjure, on his knees, his heretical views that the Earth moves around the Sun.
— Alan Gurney, Below the Convergence
I just saw this list of words that they say every parent should know. Since I’m having my first child here in a month, I thought it best to brush on this list since I know about 40 of those words.
Link to 100 Words Every High School Graduate Should Know published by Houghton Mifflin Company
Here are the words again:
YAL (Yet another list). I like this one though.
It’s simple and I agree with it. Especially #3, Educate Yourself.
Link to Top 5 Ways to Build a Wonderful Life