barron's gre wordlist 1

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Abase

lower; degrade; humiliate

Abash

V. embarrass

Abate

subside or moderate

Abbreviate

shorten verb Ex. 'New York' and write 'NY'"

Abdicate

give up, such as power, as of monarchs and emperors, or duties and obligations, verb .

Aberrant

abnormal or deviant

Aberration

abnormality

Abet

assist or encourage, usually in some wrongdoing

Abeyance

suspended action

Abhor

to hate, detest

Abject

most miserable; wretched

Abjure

to reject, renounce

Ablution

washing

Abnegation

(n.) denial of comfort to oneself (The holy man slept on the floor, took only cold showers, and generally followed other practices of ___.

Abolish

cancel, put an end to

Abominable

exceptionally bad or displeasing, "atrocious taste"

Abominate

hate,loathe

Aboriginal

being the first of its kind in a region; primitive; native

Abortive

unsuccessful;fruitless

Abrasive

(adj.) causing irritation, harsh; grinding or wearing down; (n.) a substance used to smooth or polish

Abridge

condense or shorten

Abrogate

abolish

Abscission

removal by cutting off, as in surgery; separation

Abscond

run away, Ex. usually includes taking something or somebody along

Absolute

complete; totally unlimited; certain

Absolve

pardon (an offense)

Abstain

refrain; withhold from participation; intentionally not use one's vote

Abstemious

sparing in eating and drinking; temperate

Abstinence

A penitential practice, consisting in abstaining from the use of certain kinds of food. Also refraining from sexual activity either before marriage or within marriage for certain periods of time as part of a program of natural family planning.

Abstract

theoretical; not concrete; nonrepresentational

Abstruse

obscure; profound; difficult to understand

Abusive

adj. coarsely insulting; physically harmful

Abut

border upon; to adjoin

Abysmal

bottomless

Abyss

A bottomless gulf or pit

Academic

adj. related to a school; not practical or directly useful

Accede

v. agree

Accelerate

move faster

Accessible

easy to approach

Accessory

additional object; useful but not essential thing

Acclaim

v. applaud; announce with great approval

Acclimate

v. adjust to climate or environment

Acclivity

N. sharp upslope of a hill

Accolade

n. award or merit

Accommodate

v. oblige or help someone; adjust or bring into harmony; adapt

Accomplice

n. partner in crime

Accord

n. agreement

Accost

v. approach and speak first to a person

Acerbity

n. bitterness of speech and temper

Acetic

adj. vinegary.

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