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abandon
to leave or give up completely
abdicate
to give up power
abduct
to kidnap or take away by force
abnormal
not average or normal
aboriginal
the original people who live in a country
absolute
not depending on anything
absolve
free from responsibility
abstain
to not do or stay away from
abstract
not concrete, not easy to understand
apogee
the point in the moon's orbit that is farthest from the earth
antagonist
an opponent, the person who is against the main character
antisocial
not sociable
antiseptic
something used to kill germs
contradiction
a statement that is opposite another statement
counterbalance
a weight used to balance another weight
counterproductive
doing the opposite to make things more difficult
oblique
a line that is not straight, a line that is slanted or sloped
obnoxious
unpleasant smell
obscure
to make not clear or to conceal
obstinate
unreasonable, unruly
monochrome
one color
monopoly
control by one person or one company
unicorn
a horse-like animal with one horn
unify
to make one
duplex
a house that has two separate units
biennial
happening every two years
bilingual
speaking two languages
trilogy
a group of three books with a common theme
triathlon
an athletic contest usually involving swimming, running and biking
quadrangle
a figure with four sides