to abolish, usually by authority
The Bill of Rights assures that the government cannot abrogate our right to a free press.
a gift or blessing
The good weather has been a boon for many businesses located near the beach.
an attempt to spoil someone else's reputation by spreading lies
The local official's calumny ended up ruining his opponent's prospect of winning the election.
to make unclean, impure
She defiled the calm of the religious building by playing her banjo.
impudence, nerve, insolence
When I told my aunt that she was boring, my mother scolded me for my effrontery.
бесстыдство, нахальство, наглость
He considers himself a serious poet, but in truth, he only writes fatuous limericks.
lofty, pompous language
The student thought her grandiloquence would make her sound smart, but neither the class nor the teacher bought it.
domination over others
Britain's hegemony over its colonies was threatened once nationalist sentiment began to spread around the world.
It was really ignominious to be kicked out of the dorm for having an illegal gas stove in my room.
terse (краткий) in speech or writing
The author's laconic style has won him many followers who dislike wordiness.