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abash
1. to make ill at ease or ashamed
2. disconcert
abate
1. mitigate, lessen, to make less in amount or degree
2. to deduct
abandon
lack of inhibition
abbot
the head of a group of nuns or monks
aberrant
1. deviating from the norm
2. turning away from the right
abeyance
a temporary suspension of function or activity
abide
1. to stand fast
2. to await
3. to submit to
abhorrent
1. causing fear or disgust
2. detestable
3. opposed or contrary to
abjure
1. to give up on oath
2. renounce
ablate
to remove as by surgery
abluent
anything that cleans
abnegate
1. to give up
2. to deny or refuse
abominate
1. to hate extremely
2. to abhor or detest
abrade
1. to wear away
2. to scrape or rub off
abreact
1. to have a catharsis
2. to relieve (pent up feelings) by talking about it
abridge
1. to reduce in scope or extent
2. to shorten
abrogate
to repeal, anul, or abolish an authoritative act, for example a law or decree
abscess
a swollen inflamed area in body tissues
abscond
1. to go away hastily or secretly
2. to run away and hide
absolution
1. forgiveness
2. remission from sin
absolve
to free from sin or guilt
abstemious
refraining from pleasure and from food or strong drink in particular
abstruse
difficult to comprehend, obscure
abut
1. to lean on at one end
2. border on
abysmal
1. bottomless
2. incomprehensible or unfathomable
3. immeasurably bad
acarpous
1. sterile
2. bearing no fruit
accentuate
to stress or emphasize
accolade
1. to embrace
2. anything done or given as a sign of respect of appreciation
accrete
1. grow together
2. adhere
acerbic
sour, harsh, severe