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abase

v humiliate

abash

v embarrass

abate

v subside

abdicate

v renounce

aberrant

adj abnormal

abet

v to aid in wrongdoing

abject

adj lacking pride

abjure

v renounce upon oath

abnegation

n self-sacrifice

abrade

v erode

abscond

v depart secretly and hide

abstruse

adj obscure, profound

abut

v to border upon

acclivity

n sharp upslope of a hill

accost

v approach and speak first to a person

accoutre

v equip

acerbity

n bitterness in speech and temper

acquiesce

v assend, agree without protest

acrid

adj sharp, bitterly pungent

acrimonious

adj bitter in words and manner

actuarial

adj calculating, insurance statistics

acuity

n sharpness

acumen

n mental keenness

adage

n wise saying

addle

v muddle, drive crazy

adept

adj expert at

adjunct

n attached, added onto

admonition

n warning

adroit

adj skillful

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