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Gruber's SAT words AB-AD

Please don't beg me not to create a lot of SAT words. Just export this set.
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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