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abase

v. lower; humiliate

abash

v. embarrass

abate

v. subside

abbreviate

v. shorten.

abdicate

v. renounce; give up

abduction

N. kidnapping

aberrant

N. abnormal or deviant

abet

v. aid, usually in doing something wrong; encourage

abhor

v. detest; hate

abject

ADJ. wretched; lacking pride

abjure

v. renounce upon oath

abnegation

N. repudiation; self-sacrifice; to reject(something valuable)

abolish

v. cancel; put an end to

abominable

ADJ. detestable; extremely unpleasant; very bad

aboriginal

ADJ and Noun: Being the first of its kind in a region; primitive; native

abortive

ADJ. unsuccessful; fruitless

abrade

v. wear away by friction; scrape; erode

abrasive

ADJ. rubbing away; tending to grind down.

abridge

v. condense or shorten

abscond

v. depart secretly and hide.

absolute

ADJ. complete; totally unlimited; certain

absolve

v. pardon(an offense)

absorb

v. assimilate or incorporate; suck or drink up; wholly engage.

abstain

v. refrain; hold oneself back voluntarily from an action or practice

abstemious

ADJ. sparing in eating and drinking; temperate; not self-indulgent

abstinence

N. restraint from eating or drinking

abstruse

ADJ. obscure; profound; difficult to understand

abundant

ADJ. plentiful; possessing riches or resources

abusive

ADJ. coarsely insulting, physically harmful

abut

v. border upon; adjoin.(usually with buildings)

abysmal

ADJ. bottomless

abyss

N. enormous chasm; vast bottomless pit.

academic

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

accede

v. agree.

accelerate

v. to move faster

accentuate

v. emphasize; stress

accessible

ADJ. easy to approach; obtainable

accessory

N. additional object; useful but not essential ting

acclaim

v. applaud; announce with great approval.

acclimate

v. adjust to climate

acclivity

N. sharp upslope of a hill.

accolade

N. award of 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

accoutre

v. equip

acerbity

N. bitterness of speech and temper

acetic

ADJ. vinegary.

acidulous

ADJ. slightly sour; sharp, caustic.

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