Watching the discussion led by Dana Perino after the GOP debate this evening, Perino asked if "humility" was a good thing.
Another commentator remarked, "humility yes, self-abjination no." (The spelling is a guess.)
Perino said, "abjination? I don't know that word." Someone else said "must be one of those Harvard words." The commentator said, "it means self deprecating."
So what is the word? I tried Googling some variants, but came up dry.