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abase
v. lower; humiliate
abash
v. embarrass
abate
v. subside; decrease, lessen
abbreviate
v. shorten
abdicate
v. renounce; give up
abduction
n. kidnapping
aberrant
adj. abnormal or deviant
abet
v. aid, usually in doing something wrong; encourage
abhor
v. detest; hate
abject
adj. wretched; lacking pride
abjure
v. renounce upon oath
abnegation
n. repudiation; self-sacrifice
abolish
v. cancel; put an end to
abominable
adj. detestable; extremely unpleasant; very bad
aboriginal
adj, n. being the first of its kind in a region; primitive; native
abortive
adj. unsuccessful; fruitless
abrade
v. wear away by friction; scrape; erode
abrasive
adj. rubbing away; tending to grind down
abridge
v. condense or shorten
abscond
v. depart secretly and hide
absolute
adj. complete; totally unlimited; certain
absolve
v. pardon (an offense)
absorb
v. assimilate or incorporate; suck or drink up; wholly engage
abstain
v. refrain; hold oneself back voluntarily from an action or practice
abstemious
adj. sparing in eating and drinking; temperate
abstinence
n. restraint from eating or drinking
abstract
adj. theoretical; not concrete; nonrepresentational
abstruse
adj. obscure; profound; difficult to understand
abundant
adj. plentiful; possessing riches or resources
abusive
adj. coarsely insulting; physically harmful
abut
v. border upon; adjoin
absymal
adj. bottomless
abyss
n. enormous chasm; vast bottomless pit
academic
adj. related to a school; not practical or directly useful
accede
v. agree
accelerate
v. move faster
accentuate
v. emphasize; stress
accessible
adj. easy to approach; obtainable
accessory
n. additional object; useful but not essential thing
acclaim
v. applaud; announce with great approval
acclimate
v. adjust to climate
acclivity
n. sharp upslope of a hill
accolade
n. award of 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
accoutre
v. equip
acerbity
n. bitterness of speech and temper
acetic
adj. vinegary
acidulous
asj. slightly sour; sharp, caustic
acknowledge
v. recognize; admit
acme
n. top; pinnacle
acoustics
n. science of sound; quality that makes a room easy or hard to hear in
acquiesce
v. assent; agree without protesting
acquire
v. obtain; get
acquittal
n. deliverance from a charge
acrid
adj. sharp; bitterly pungent
acrimonious
adj. bitter in words or manner
acrophobia
n. fear of heights
actuarial
adj. calculating; pertaining to insurance statistics
acuity
n. sharpness
acumen
n. mental keenness
acute
adj. quickly perceptive; keen; brief and severe
adage
n. wise saying; proverb
adamant
adj. hard; inflexible
adapt
v. alter; modify
addiction
n. compulsive, habitual need
addle
v. muddle; drive crazy; become rotten
address
v. direct a speech to; deal with or discuss
adept
adj. expert at
adhere
v. stick fast
adherent
n. supporter; follower
adjacent
adj. adjoining; neighboring; close by
adjunct
n. something added on or attached (generally nonessential or inferior)
admonition
n. warning
adorn
v. decorate
adroit
adj. skillful