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abase
lower;degrade;humiliate

refused to abase herself in front of emperor
abash
embarrass

he is not abashed by her open admiration
abate
subside or moderate

waiting for the storm to abate
abbreviate
shorten

abbreviate your speech
abdicate
renounce; give up

abdicate her title as queen
aberrant
abnormal or deviant

odd and aberrant nature of data
aberration
deviation from normal; mental irregularity or disorder

aberrations of behavior
abet
assist in doing something evil

abet him on stealing jewlery
abeyance
suspended action

The deal is held in abeyance until her arrival
abhor
detest; hate

she abhor all men
abject
wretched; lacking pride

homeless live in abject poverty
abjure
renounce or severe upon oath

He abjured his tie with the king
ablution
washing, shower

daily ablution with soap
abnegation
renunciation; self-sacrifice

he peforms an act of abnegation to save someone
abolish
cancel

abolish poison!
abominable
adj,detestable
extremely unplesant
very bad
abominate
V, loathe;
hate;
aboriginal
adj,being the first of its kind in a region;
primitive;
native;
abortive
adj,unsuccessful;
fruitless;
abrasive
adj, rubbing away;
tending to grind down;
abridge
v,condense or shorten;
abrogate
v. abolish
abscission
n. cutting off;
seperation
abscond
v.depart secretly and hide
absolute
adj.complete;
totally unlimited;
certain;
absolve
v. pardon
abstain
v. refrain;
withhold from participation
abstemious
adj. sparing in eating and drinking;
temperate;
abstinenece
N. restraint from eating or drinking
abstract
adj, theoretical;
not concrete;
abstruse
adj, obscure;
profound;
difficult to understand.
abusive
adj, coarsely insulting;
physically harmful.
abut
v.border upon;
adjoin
abysmal
adj,bottomless
accede
v.agree
acclaim
v ,applaud;
announce with great approval
acclimate
v,adjust to climate or environmnet;
adapt
acclivity
n,sharp upslope of a hill
accolade
n,award of merit
accommodate
v.oblige or help someone;
adjust or bring into harmony;
adapt
accord
n.agreement
accost
v.approach and speak first to a person
accoutre
v.equip
accretion
n.growth;increase
accrue
v.come about by addition.
acerbity
n.biterness of word and temper
acetic
adj.vinegary
acidulous
adj.slightly sour;
sharp;
caustic
acme
n.peak;
pinnacle;
highest point;
acoustic
n.science of sound;
quality that makes a room easy or hard to hear in
acquiesce
v.agree passively; assent
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
actuate
v.motivate
acuity
n.sharpness
acumen
n.mental keenness
acute
adj.quickly perceptive;
keen;
brief and severe
adage
n.wise saying; proberb

"Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me," the old adage goes
adamant
adj. hard;
inflexible
addendum
n.addition;
appendix to book
addle
v.muddle;
drive crazy;
become rotten
adept
adj.expert at
adhere
v.stick fast
adherent
n.supporter;
follower
adjunct
n.something(nonessential or inferior) added on or attached
adjuration
n.solemn urging
adjutant
n.staff officer assisting the commander; assistant
admonish
v.warn;reprove
adorn
v.decorate
adroit
adj.skillful

Her adroit driving skill
adulation
n.flattery;admiration

the rock star thrives on the adulation of his fans
adulterate
v.make impure by adding inferior or tainted substances
advent
n.arrival
adventitious
adj.accidental;casual
adverse
adj.unfavorable;hostile
adversity
n.poverty;mistortune
advert
v.refer(to)
advocacy
n.support;active pleading on behlaf of someone or something
advocate
v.urge;plead for
aegis
n.shield;defense
aerie
n.nest of a large bird of prey
aesthetic
adj.artistic;dealing with or capable of appreciating the beautiful
affable
adj.easily approchable; warmly friendly;
affected
adj.artificial; pretended; assumed in order to impress
affidavit
n.written statement made under oath
affiliation
n.joining;associating with
address
v.direct a speech to; deal with or discuss