Meaning: the state or practice of refraining from extramarital
Synonyms: pure, clean
Sentence: The vows of chastity
Meaning: involving a random variable
Sentence: a stochastic process
Meaning: to leave the position of being a king or queen
Synonyms: resign, retire
Sentence: "in 1918 Kaiser Wilhelm abdicated as German emperor"
Meaning: a trial heat (as in rowing) in which first-round losers are given another chance to qualify for the semifinals
Sentence: The British would now have to row and win in a repechage the next day if they were to be one of the final six boats in the medal race.
Meaning: (especially of a woman) attractively lively and animated.
Synonym: lively, animated, full of life, spirited, high-spirited, effervescent
Sentence: "her vivacious and elegant mother"
Meaning: the responsibility for something
Synonyms: blot, stain
Sentence: he perpetually tries to shift the onus for any mistakes onto other team members
Meaning: something that one uses to accomplish an end especially when the usual means is not available
Synonyms: expedient, resource
Sentence: a toddler quickly learns that a tantrum is a surefire recourse when a polite request for something is met with parental indifference
Meaning: extreme patriotism
Synonyms: chauvinism, xenophobia
Sentence: the popular jingoism that swept the lower–middle classes
Meaning: to wiggle and squeeze out of something or some place
Synonyms: Manage to avoid from doing it.
Sentence: Don't try to wriggle out of this. I won't let you wriggle out this time.
Meaning: adopt or support (a cause, belief, or way of life).
Synonyms: embrace, welcome
Sentence: Edward had espoused the lady Grey