Abjure? I think not!

I just love it when she curls up in a ball like that

OK. Word #1 of 100:

tr.v. ab·jured, ab·jur·ing, ab·jures

1. To renounce under oath; forswear.
2. To recant solemnly; repudiate: abjure one’s beliefs.

Hmmm…when will I have occasion to use this word? Let me see. Scott, I abjure my desire to buy the Nikon D100. Nah, just kidding! An oath isn’t an oath without someone official present. At least in my book!