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abase
To lower in position, estimation, or the like; degrade
verb
abbess
The lady superior of a nunnery.
noun
abbey
The group of buildings which collectively form the dwelling-place of a society of monks or nuns.
noun
abbot
The superior of a community of monks.
noun
abdicate
To give up (royal power or the like).
verb
abdomen
In mammals, the visceral cavity between the diaphragm and the pelvic floor; the belly.
noun
abdominal
Of, pertaining to, or situated on the abdomen.
noun
abduction
A carrying away of a person against his will, or illegally.
noun
abed
In bed; on a bed
adverb
aberration
Deviation from a right, customary, or prescribed course.
noun
abet
to, aid, promote, or encourage the commission of(an offense)
verb
abeyance
A state of suspension or temporary inaction.
noun
abhorrence
the act of detesting extremely.
noun
abhorrent
very repugnant; hateful.
adjective
abidance
an abiding
noun
abject
sunk to a low condition
adjective
abjure
to recant, renounce, repudiate under oath.
verb
able-bodied
competent for physical service.
adjective
ablution
a washing or cleansing, especially of the body.
noun
abnegate
to renounce (a right or privilege)
verb
abnormal
not conformed to the ordinary rule or standard
adjective
abominable
very hateful
adjective
abominate
to hate violently
verb
abomination
a very detestable act or practice
noun
aboriginal
Primitive; unsophisticated
adjective
aborigines
the original of earliest known inhabitants of a country.
noun
aboveboard
without concealment, fraud, or trickery.
adjective, and adverb
abrade
to wear away the surface or some part by friction.
verb
abrasion
that which is rubbed off
noun
abridge
to make shorter in words, keeping the essential features, leaning out minor particles.
verb
abridgment
a condensed form as of a book or play.
noun
abrogate
to abolish, repeal
verb
abrupt
Beginning, ending, or changing suddenly or with a break.
abjective
abscess
a collection of pus in a cavity formed within some tissue of the body.
noun
abscission
the act of cutting off, as in a surgical operation.
noun
abscond
to depart suddenly and secretly, as for the purpose of escaping arrest.
verb
absence
the fact of not being present or available
noun
absent-minded
lacking in attention to immediate surroundings or business.
adjective
absolution
forgiveness, or passing over of offenses.
noun
absolve
To free from sin or its penalties
verb
absorb
to drink in or suck up, as a sponge absorbs water
verb
absorption
the act or process of absorbing.
noun
abstain
to keep oneself back(from doing or using something)
verb
abstemious
characterized by self denial or abstinence, as in the use of drink, food.
adjective
abstinence
self denial.
noun
abstruse
dealing with matters difficult to be understood.
adjective
absurd
inconsistent with reason or common sense.
adjective
abundant
plentiful
adjective
abusive
employing harsh words or ill treatment.
adjective
abut
to touch at the end or boundary line.
verb
abyss
bottomless gulf.
noun