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abase

(v.) to humiliate, degrade

abate

(v.) to reduce, lessen

abdicate

(v.) to give up a position, usually one of leadership

abduct

(v.) to kidnap, take by force

aberration

(n.)something that differs from the norm

abet

(v.) to aid, help, encourage

abhor

(v.) to hate, detest

abide

1. (v.) to put up with; 2. (v.) to remain

abject

(adj.) wretched, pitiful

abjure

(v.) to reject, renounce

abnegation

(n.) denial of comfort to oneself

abort

(v.) to give up on a half-finished project or effort

abridge

1. (v.) to cut down, shorten; 2. (adj.) shortened

abrogate

(v.) to abolish, usually by authority

abscond

(v.) to sneak away and hide

absolution

(n.) freedom from blame, guilt, sin

abstain

(v.) to freely choose not to commit an action

abstruse

(adj.) hard to comprehend

accede

(v.) to agree

accentuate

(v.) to stress, highlight

accessible

(adj.) obtainable, reachable

acclaim

(n.) high praise

accolade

(n.) high praise, special distinction

accommodating

(adj.) helpful, obliging, polite

accord

(n.) an agreement

accost

(v.)to confront verbally

accretion

(n.) slow growth in size or amount

acerbic

(adj.) biting, bitter in tone or taste

acquiesce

(v.) to agree without protesting

acrimony

(n.) bitterness, discord

acumen

(n.) keen insight

acute

1. (adj.) sharp, severe; 2. (adj.) having keen insight

adamant

(adj.) impervious, immovable, unyielding

adept

(adj.) extremely skilled

adhere

1. (n.) to stick to something; 2. (n.) to follow devoutly

admonish

(v.) to caution, criticize, reprove

adorn

(v.) to decorate

adroit

(adj.) skillful, dexterous

adulation

(n.) extreme praise

adumbrate

(v.) to sketch out in a vague way

adverse

(adj.) antagonistic, unfavorable, dangerous

advocate

1. (v.) to argue in favor of something; 2. (n.) a person who argues in favor of something

aerial

(adj.) somehow related to the air

aesthetic

(adj.) artistic, related to the appreciation of beauty

affable

(adj.) friendly, amiable

affinity

(n.) a spontaneous feeling of closeness

affluent

(adj.) rich, wealthy

affront

(n.) an insult

aggrandize

(v.) to increase or make greater

aggregate

1. (n.) a whole or total; 2. (v.) to gather into a mass

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