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Excessive confidence or boldness
I can't believe she had the temerity to call me that racist word.
The ability to make good decisions without thinking about it or trying
The student's moral acumen allowed him to tell the teacher that another kid was cheating.
Favorable, best, will create a good outcome
It is not the most auspicious time to hold a school dance.
Existing or occurring before a particular war; especially the civil war
The antebellum south had many slaves before it was outlawed.
To support something and then no longer support or believe in something else
Abraham Lincoln abjured slavery.
To delete or get rid of something(law, right, formal agreement)
The British Empire abrogated the Stamp Act to retain the loyalty of the colonists.
Limiting food and drink consumption or not eating or drinking at all
When you're on a cleanse, you demonstrate abstemious behavior.
To give a false impression or lie
Those dance moves belie his age.
Wanting to fight, very aggressive and mean
Rowdy is a very bellicose person after his father has beaten him.
To revise or ratify a piece of work by taking out out a passage that is inappropriate or creates controversy
I had to bowdlerize my essay because it included a swear word in it.
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