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barron's gre wordlist 1

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Abase
lower; degrade; humiliate
Abash
V. embarrass
Abate
subside or moderate
Abbreviate
shorten verb Ex. 'New York' and write 'NY'"
Abdicate
give up, such as power, as of monarchs and emperors, or duties and obligations, verb .
Aberrant
abnormal or deviant
Aberration
abnormality
Abet
assist or encourage, usually in some wrongdoing
Abeyance
suspended action
Abhor
to hate, detest
Abject
most miserable; wretched
Abjure
to reject, renounce
Ablution
washing
Abnegation
(n.) denial of comfort to oneself (The holy man slept on the floor, took only cold showers, and generally followed other practices of ___.
Abolish
cancel, put an end to
Abominable
exceptionally bad or displeasing, "atrocious taste"
Abominate
hate,loathe
Aboriginal
being the first of its kind in a region; primitive; native
Abortive
unsuccessful;fruitless
Abrasive
(adj.) causing irritation, harsh; grinding or wearing down; (n.) a substance used to smooth or polish
Abridge
condense or shorten
Abrogate
abolish
Abscission
removal by cutting off, as in surgery; separation
Abscond
run away, Ex. usually includes taking something or somebody along
Absolute
complete; totally unlimited; certain
Absolve
pardon (an offense)
Abstain
refrain; withhold from participation; intentionally not use one's vote
Abstemious
sparing in eating and drinking; temperate
Abstinence
A penitential practice, consisting in abstaining from the use of certain kinds of food. Also refraining from sexual activity either before marriage or within marriage for certain periods of time as part of a program of natural family planning.
Abstract
theoretical; not concrete; nonrepresentational
Abstruse
obscure; profound; difficult to understand
Abusive
adj. coarsely insulting; physically harmful
Abut
border upon; to adjoin
Abysmal
bottomless
Abyss
A bottomless gulf or pit
Academic
adj. related to a school; not practical or directly useful
Accede
v. agree
Accelerate
move faster
Accessible
easy to approach
Accessory
additional object; useful but not essential thing
Acclaim
v. applaud; announce with great approval
Acclimate
v. adjust to climate or environment
Acclivity
N. sharp upslope of a hill
Accolade
n. award or merit
Accommodate
v. oblige or help someone; adjust or bring into harmony; adapt
Accomplice
n. partner in crime
Accord
n. agreement
Accost
v. approach and speak first to a person
Acerbity
n. bitterness of speech and temper
Acetic
adj. vinegary.