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Abase
Verb. To lower in rank, office, prestige or esteem
Abatement
Noun. Act of reducing, nullifying, moderating.
Aberration
Noun. being dewviant especially from a moral stnadard or normal state.
Abet
To assist or support
Abeyance
Inactivity, suspension
Abject
servile, spiritless, ingratiating
Abjure
to abstan from, avoid
Ablution
The washing of one's body
Abnegate
Verb. To deny, renounce relinquish
Abrogate
To nullify by authoritative action
Abscond
To depart ecretly and hide onesself
Absolve
To set free from an obligation or the consequences of guilt
Abstemious
Marked by restraint especially in teh consumption of alcohol and or food.
Abstruse
Difficult to comprehend
Accede
To give in to a request or a demand
Acclimate
To adapt to a new environment or situation
Accretion
The process of growth or enlargement by gradual build-up
abstruse
hard to understand
Affinity
attraction to
affliction
a hardship; great suffering
affluence
wealth
affront
an insult
agnostic
one who doubts the existence of God
agoraphobia
fear of open places
ague
a fever; a plague
alimentary
furnishing nourishment or food
allegory
a symbolic work of literature
allegro
rapid; quick
alluvial
pertaining to sand deposits formed by flowing water
altercation
an argument; a disagreement
amalgamate
to combine; to unite; to blend
amazon
amazon
a big, strong, masculine woman
ambient
ambient
surround; on all sides
ambrosial
ambrosial
pleasing to the taste or smell
ambulatory
ambulatory
moving about; capable of walking
amenable
amenable
agreeable; responsive
anachronism
anachronism
something out of time or place
analgesic
analgesic
a pain-relieving drug
anathema
anathema
a curse; a person or thing to be avoided
anent
anent
regarding; concerning
animadversion
animadversion
criticism; comment that opposes
animus
animus
hostile feeling
annals
animus
hostile feeling
anneal
to heat and then cool; to toughen
annuity
annuity
specified income payable at stated intervals
anon
soon
aperture
aperture
an opening; a gap
appurtenance
something added to another more important thing