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aback

surprised; startled

abandon

to leave; to give up; to discontinue

abase

to humilitate; to humble; to lower

abash

ashamed; embarrassed

abate

to lessen; to decrease

abdicate

to yield; to give up

abduct

to take away; to kidnap

aberration

abnormality; deviation

abet

to aid; to encourage

abeyance

a temporary postponement

abhor

to hate; to detest

abide

to remain; to put up with

abject

miserable; wretched

abjure

to give up

ablution

washing; cleansing

abnegate

to deny; to reject

abolition

doing away with; putting an end to

abominate

to detest; to dislike strongly

aborigine

original inhabitant

abortive

unsuccessful

abound

to be large in number

aboveboard

honest; frank; open

abrade

to wear away

abridge

to shorten

abrogate

to abolish; to repeal

abscond

to leave secretly; to flee

absolve

to free from responsibility

abstemious

moderate or sparing in eating or drinking

abstinence

self-denial; resisting tempting foods

abstract

a summary (n.); to remove (v.)

abstruse

hard to understand

absurd

ridiculous; unreasonable

abut

to touch; to rest on or against

abysmal

wretched; extremely bad

abyss

a bottomless pit; anything infinite

academic

pertaining to school; theoretical or unrealistic

accede

to agree to

accelerate

to speed up; to move faster

accessible

easy to approach; open

access

approach; admittance

accessory

something additional

acclaim

to greet with approval

acclimate

to adapt; to get used to

acclivity

upward slope

accolade

honor; award; approval

accommodate

to make fit; to help

accomplice

a partner in crime

accord

agreement

accost

to approach and speak to

accoutrement

equipment; outfit

accredit

to approve; to certify

accretion

an increase; an addition

accrue

to gather; to accumulate

acerbic

sharp or bitter in smell or taste

Achilles' heel

a weakness

acknowledge

to admit; to confess

acme

highest point; peak

acoustics

branch of physics dealing with sound

acquiesce

to agree; to consent

acquit

to free of guilt; to clear

acrid

bitter to the taste or smell; sarcastic

acrimonious

harsh in speech or behavior

acronym

word formed from initials

acrophobia

fear of heights

actuate

to put into motion or action

acumen

mental keenness; shrewdness

acute

sharp; keen

ad infinitum

endlessly; forever

ad lib

to act or speak without preparation

adage

a familiar saying

adamant

stubborn; unyielding

adapt

to adjust; to change

addendum

something added as a supplement

addled

confused

adduce

to give an example in proving something

adept

highly skilled

adherent

sticking fast (adjective); a follower or a supporter (noun)

adipose

fatty

adjacent

near; close; adjoining

adjudicate

to judge

adjunct

a subordinate; an assistant

admonish

to warn

ado

fuss; trouble

adonis

a very handsome man

adorn

to dress up; to decorate

adroit

skillful; clever

adulation

excessive praise or flattery

adulterate

to make impure

advent

an arrival; a coming

adventitious

accidental; nonessential

adversary

enemy; opponent

adversity

a misfortune; distress

advocate

to recommend; to defend

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