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v. subside or moderate. Rather than leaving immediately, they waited for the storm to abate.
adj. abnormal or deviant. Given the aberrant nature of the data, we came to doubt the validity of the entire experiment.
n. suspended action. The deal was held in abeyance until her arrival.
v. depart secretly and hide. The teller who absconded wit the bonds went uncaptured until someone recognized him from his photograph on America`s Most Wanted.
adj. sparing in eating and drinking; temperate. Concerned whether her vegetarian son`s abstemious diet provided him wiht sufficient protein, the worried mother pressed food on him.
v. warn; reprove. He admonished his listeners to change their wicked ways. admonition, n.
v. make impure by adding inferior or tainted substances. It is a crime to adulterate foods without informing the buyer; when consumers learned that Beechnut had adulterated its apple juice by mixing the juice with water, they protested vigorously. adulteration, n.
adj. artistic; dealing with or capable of appreciating the beautiful. The beauty of Tiffany`s stained glass appealed to Alice`s aesthetic sense. aesthete, n.
v. gather; accumulate. Before the Wall Street scandals, dealers in so-called junk bonds managed to aggregate great wealth in short periods of time. also adj. aggregation, n.
n. cheerful promptness; eagerness. Phil and Dave were raring to get off to the mountains; they packed up thier ski gear and climbed into the van with alacrity.