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The 1000 Most Common SAT Words - A1

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abase
to humiliate, degrade
abate
to reduce, lessen
abdicate
to give up a position, usually one of leadership
abduct
to kidnap, take by force
aberration
something that differs from the norm
abet
to aid, help, encourage
abhor
to hate, detest
abide
to stay or put up with
abject
wretched, pitiful
abjure
to reject, renounce (under oath)
abnegation
denial (1.the denial and rejection of a doctrine or belief; 2. renunciation of your own interests in favor of the interests of others)
abort
to give up on a half-finished project or effort
abridge
to cut down, shorten
abrogate
to abolish, usually by authority
abscond
to sneak away and hide
absolution
freedom from blame, guilt, sin (the condition of being formally forgiven by a priest in the sacrament of penance)
abstain
to freely choose not to commit an action
abstruse
hard to comprehend
accede
to agree
accentuate
to stress, highlight