SAT words A1-7

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abase
to humiliate, degrade
abate
to reduce, lessen
abject
pitiful
abjure
to reject, renounce
abnegation
denial
abrogate
to abolish, usually by authority
abscond
to sneak away and hide
abstruse
hard to comprehend
accost
to approach, confront verbally
accretion
slow growth in size or amount
acerbic
sharp and forthright
acquiesce
to agree without protesting
acrimony
bitterness, discord
admonish
to caution, criticize
adulation
extreme praise
affront
an insult
allay
to soothe, ease
altercation
a dispute, fight
amalgamate
to bring together, unite
ambivalent
having opposing feelings
ameliorate
to improve
antediluvian
ancient
antipathy
a strong dislike, repugnance
apocryphal
fictitious, false, wrong
approbation
praise
arrogate
to take without justification
ascetic
practicing restraint as a means of self-discipline, usually religious
aspersion
a curse, expression of ill-will
assiduous
hard-working, diligent
assuage
to ease, pacify
astute
very clever, crafty
audacious
excessively bold