relinquish power or position
The king was forced to abdicate.
Our weekend plans were held in abeyance until we could get a weather forecast.
Being abstemious diners, they avoid restaurants with all-you-can-eat buffets.
to approach and speak to someone in a challenging or aggressive way
She was so famous that people would accost her on the street and ask for an autograph.
My physician is always admonishing me to eat more healthy foods.
that which protects
A medical study that was questioned by many because it was done under the aegis of a major pharmaceutical company.
As the show's affable host, she keeps the freewheeling gabfest from getting out of hand.
Having just acquired his driver's license that morning, the teen agreed with alacrity to drive his cousin to the airport.
Snobs dismissed his work as middlebrow (a category that few people worry about in our day but that once was anathema)
She felt due animus against those who had wronged her.
exactly opposite; opposed
love is antipodal to hate
The company has even received the approbation of its former critics.
Mattsson, ascetic for a bachelor, imposes the same austerity on himself. LeBeau is much less restrained.
They were assiduous in their search for all the latest facts and figures, working well into the night.
she told him she couldn't dance with him just then, but her auspicious smile encouraged him to ask again later
The corporate world is plagued by avarice and a thirst for power.
a tree whose delicate beauty belies its real toughness
a bucolic region where farms are still common
His research in Antarctica gave him a certain cachetamong other scientists.
a story about a callow youth who learns the value of hard work and self-reliance
The king fairly judged the men based on the canons of the land.
that car has a capacious trunk that makes it a good choice for families
The country still refuses to capitulate despite its weakening army and dwindling resources.
a museum director with catholic tastes in art
a vote to censure the President for conduct that was unbecoming to his office
chary investors who weren't burned by the dot-com bust
The movie's coda shows the main character as an adult 25 years later.
the results of the DNA fingerprinting were the most cogent evidence for acquittal
was given a job commensurate with her abilities and experience
“Did you enjoy your breakfast?” “The eggs were runny.” “I know,” the woman commiserated. “I was thinking the same."