All the "a"s in Gruber's 2010 SAT guide
to leave; to give up; to discontinue.
to humiliate; to humble; to lower.
to lessen; to decrease.
to yield; to give up.
To kidnap, carry off by force.
a state or condition markedly different from the norm; an abnormality.
assist or encourage, usually in some wrongdoing.
temporary cessation or suspension.
to detest; to hate strongly
put up with something or somebody unpleasant.
to renounce certain rights; to repudiate under oath; to avoid rejection.
a washing; cleansing.
to detest; to dislike strongly.
to be abundant or plentiful.
without concealment or deception.
to wear away.
to leave secretly; to flee.
to clear from blame, responsibility, or guilt.
moderate or sparing in eating or drinking.
act or practice of refraining from indulging an appetite.
(two meanings) a summary; to remove.
difficult to understand.
to border upon; to adjoin
horrifying; extremely bad.
bottomless pit; anything infinite.
(two meanings) pertaining to school; unrealistic.
to agree or express agreement.
to gain in speed; to quicken.
capable of being reached.
to greet with approval.
to adapt; to get used to.
an upwards incline.
honor; reward; approval.
provide a service or favor for someone.
a partner in crime.
to approach and speak to.
to approve; to certify.
to gather; to accumulate.
to be bitter; nasty.
to admit to; to confess.
the highest point; peak.
the study of the physical properties of sound.
bitter in the taste of smell; sarcastic.
harshness of speech or behavior.
a word formed from the initial letters of a word.
fear of heights.
put in motion or move to act.
mental keenness; shrewdness.
to act or speak to without preparation.
a familiar saying.
to adjust; to change.
something added as a supplement.
to give an example in proving something.
sticking fast to something; a follower or supporter.
up against something; nearby.
(two meanings) an assistant; a part of something that is not essential.
any handsome young man, derived from the Greek mythology character loved by Aphrodite.
to dress up; to decorate.
servile flattery; excessive praise.
to violate; to make impure.
the eve of a special event.
an opponent; an enemy.
a misfortune; distress.
a shield; protection; sponsorship.
pertaining to beauty.
a false attitude; insincerity.
to associate or unite with.
an attraction to something.
a confirmation; a statement of something true.
great suffering; hardship.
a list of objectives for a program.
to enlarge or expand.
to worsen something already bad; to anger someone even further.
to gather together.
able to move quickly.
to upset; to stir something up.
one who doubts the existence of God.
fear of open places.
pertaining to farmers and agriculture in general.
(two meanings) a large seabird; a burden
chemistry of the Middle Ages.
an assumed name aside from a real name.
to estrange; to make others unfriendly towards someone.
furnishing food or nourishment.
to relieve or to calm.
a visible symbol representing an abstract idea.
rapid; quick, as seen in music.
provide physical relief, as from pain.
distribute according to a plan or set apart for a special purpose.
to hint at.
tempting; fascinating; charming.
pertaining to soil deposits left by running water.
up in the air; high.
reserved; cool; indifferent.
an argument; disagreement.
to combine; to unite; to blend.
to collect or to gather.
tall, strong, warrior from the Brazilian Amazon forests.
equally skilled with either the left hand or the right hand, especially in writing.
surrounding; on all sides
unclear; open to having more than one interpretation.
mixed feelings or emotions.
very nourishing; pleasing to taste and smell. Derived from the "food of the gods" in Greek mythology.
able to walk about.
hidden or secret attack.
very agreeable; responsive.
to change; to alter.
things providing comfort and convenience.
wrong; faulty; improper.
official pardon for an offense.
having no positive or negative moral standing.
having no shape.
able to survive both on land and in water.
to make larger or greater.
ornament from "new age" faiths, worn as a charm against evil spirits.
something out of place; not in coherence with the current time.
similarity or comparison.
total absence of government.
a curse; a person or thing to be avoided.
short, entertaining story.
great suffering or grief.
without water; dehydrated.
to give life to.
yearly historical records.
to heat and then cool; to harden.
to completely destroy.
specified payments; income from capital investment paid in a series of regular payments.
to cancel; to do away with, as in the Catholic church for "Marriage Annulments".
lack of oxygen.
that which goes before something, especially in noun-pronoun relationships.
old, to the point of belonging to a much earlier period of time.
located in the front or forward motion.
a large entrance or reception room or area.
a song of praise (to God or to a saint or to a nation).
a collection of selected literary passages.
creature that resembles humans.
suggesting human characteristics for animals, object, etc.
playful, silly act; prank.
a change from a serious subject to a disappointing one.
a remedy; counteractive, especially in the slowing or reversal of bodily poison.
regions on the opposing sides of the world.
obsolete, out of fashion, no longer usable.
the direct opposite; a sharp contrast.
indifference; an absence of emotion or enthusiasm.
(two meanings) suborder of large primates; to mimic.
a natural opening in something.
the highest point; summit.
loss of speech due to injury or illness.
a brief, concise statement of a truth or principle.
a shed containing a number of beehives.
great coolness and composure under strain.
of questionable authenticity.
farthest possible point from earth.
loss of consciousness; paralysis, as in a stroke.
one who renounces thier belief.
brief instructive saying.
model of excellence or perfection of a kind.
fill with apprehension or alarm; disgust.
clothing in general.
the appearance of a ghostlike figure.
make peace with.
(two meanings) state even further; attach.
being of striking appropriateness and pertinence.
(two meanings) to seize; to understand
in fear or dread of possible evil or harm.
make aware of.
official recognition or approval.
(two meanings) to take possession of; suitable.
a supplementary component that improves capability.
of an appropriate or pertinent nature.
pertaining to water.
curved like an eagle's beak
(of farmland) capable of being farmed productively.
a judge who decides a disputed issue.
a shaded area.
requiring secret or mysterious knowledge.
antiquated, old, out of use.
the study of the remains of past cultures.
an original model on which something is patterned.
a group of many islands in a large body of water.
a depository containing historical records and documents.
characterized by intense emotion.
difficult to accomplish.
an elaborate song for solo voice in an opera.
a temporary peace, halt in fighting.
having a strong distinctive fragrance.
accuse of a wrong or an inadequacy.
an impressive display; an orderly arrangement.
(preceded by "in") in debt.
overbearingly assuming; insolently proud.
a deep ditch formed by rainwater
malicious, illegal burning to destroy property.
cunning; tricky; crafty.
to speak clearly.
a handmade object.
a skilled worker who practices some trade or handicraft.
to find out; to determine.
one who practices self denial as spiritual discipline.
attribute or credit to.
preventing infection; having a cleansing effect.
(preceded by "to look") sideways; suspiciously.
crooked; out of position.
harshness of manner.
a disparaging remark.
to desire; to have an ambition.
to attack; to assault.
to test; to try.
to express agreement.
fiercely confident; positive.
place a value on.
constant or close attention to what one is doing.
provide physical relief, as from pain.
a very small planet.
pertaining to the stars.
in the wrong direction.
tending to draw together or constrict soft organic tissue.
marked by practical hardheaded intelligence.
into parts or pieces.
a shelter from danger or hardship.
reverting to past traits, esp. to traits absent for a long time.
one who denies God's existence.
a collection of maps in book form.
to make up for, especially in repenting from sin.
to waste away; to become useless.
reduced in strength.
to confirm; to declare to be correct.
(two meanings) to credit or assign to; a characteristic or trait.
a wearing down of something; a decline.
up-to-date; fully informed.
heard or perceptible by the ear.
to examine accounts.
to increase; to make greater.
profoundly honored; worthy of respect; impressive.
a radiance; a glow.
pertaining to the sense of hearing.
rosy; characteristic of the dawn.
of a stern or strict bearing or demeanor.
establish the authenticity of something.
despotic; unlimited in authority.
a mechanism that can move automatically.
functioning in a subsidiary or supporting capacity.
greed; beyond envy.
take revenge for a perceived wrong.
to declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true.
strongly disinclined; unwilling.
prevent the occurrence of.
a building where birds are kept.
marked by active interest and enthusiasm.
excessive bodily weight.
admit openly and bluntly.
like an uncle in kindness or indulgence.
(in "awe" of) great admiration or fear of.
twisted to one side; in the wrong direction.
true statement; established principle.