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 for abruptly
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Abruptly \Ab*rupt"ly\, adv.
     1. In an abrupt manner; without giving notice, or without the
        usual forms; suddenly.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. Precipitously.
        [1913 Webster] Abruptly pinnate

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adv 1: quickly and without warning; "he stopped suddenly" [syn:
             abruptly, suddenly, short, dead]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  53 Moby Thesaurus words for "abruptly":
     a corps perdu, bang, bearishly, bluffly, bluntly, boorishly,
     brashly, brusquely, cavalierly, churlishly, crustily, curtly, dash,
     forthwith, gruffly, harshly, hastily, head over heels, headfirst,
     headforemost, headlong, heels over head, impetuously, impulsively,
     like a flash, like a thunderbolt, nastily, of a sudden,
     on short notice, plop, plump, plunk, pop, precipitantly,
     precipitately, precipitously, rashly, sharp, sharply, short,
     shortly, slap, slap-bang, smack, snippily, startlingly, sudden,
     suddenly, surprisingly, unawares, unexpectedly, without notice,
     without warning

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