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aback
surprised; startled
abandon
to leave
abase
to humiliate; to humble; to lower
abash
ashamed; embarrassed
abate
to lessen; descrease
abdicate
to yield; to give up
abduct
to take away
aberration
abnormality; deviation
abet
to aid
abeyance
a temporary postponement
abhor
to hate
abide
to remain; to put up with
abject
miserable; wretched
abjure
to give up (rights)
ablution
a 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
honestl; 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; to remove
abstruse
hard to understand
absurd
ridiculous; unreasonable
abut
to touch; to rest on or against
absymal
wretched; extremely bad
abyass
a bottomless pit; anything infinite
academic
pretaining 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
accommdodate
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 or physics dealing with sound
acquiensce
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
acutate
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