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v. formally reject or disavow a formerly held belief, usually under pressure

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v. revoke formally, repeal or do away with (a law, right, or formal agreement)

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v. represent falsely, be in contradiction with

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v. edit by omitting or modifying parts considered indelicate

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a. generally incompetent and ineffectual, not fit to assume responsibility

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n. the dominance or leadership of one social group or nation over others

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v. try to gain favor by cringing or flattering

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n. rejection of all religious and moral principles

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n. the generally accepted perspective of a particular discipline at a given time

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a. done with very great haste and without due deliberation, extremely steep

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