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abase
lower; humiliate
abash
embarrass
abate
subside; decrease, lessen
abbreviate
shorten
abdicate
renounce; give up
abduction
kidnapping
aberrant
abnormal or deviant
abet
aid, usually in doing something wrong; encourage
abeyance
suspended action
abhor
detest; hate
abject
wretched; lacking pride
abjure
renounce upon oath
ablution
washing
abnegation
repudiation; self-sacrifice
abolish
cancel; put an end to
abominable
detestable; extremely unpleasant; very bad
aboriginal
being the first of its kind in a region; primitive; native
abortive
unsuccessful; fruitless
abrade
wear away by friction; scrape; erode
abrasive
rubbing away; tending to grind down
abridge
condense or shorten
abrogate
abolish
abscond
depart secretly and hide
absolute
complete; totally unlimited; certain
absolve
pardon (an offense)
absorb
assimilate or incorporate; suck or drink up; wholly engage
abstain
refrain; hold oneself back voluntarily from an action or practice
abstemious
sparing in eating and drinking; temperate
abstinence
restraint from eating or drinking
abstract
theoretical; not concrete; nonrepresentational