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abandon
total lack of inhibition
With her strict parents out of town, Kelly danced all night with abandon.
abate
to decrease, to reduce
My hunger abated when I saw how filthy the chef's hands were.
abet
to aid; to act as an accomplice
While Derwin robbed the back, Marvin abetted his friend by pulling up the gateway car.
abjure
to renounce under oath; to abandon forever; to abstain from
After having been devout for most of his life, he suddenly abjured his beliefs, much to his family's disappointment.
abnegate
to give up; to deny to oneself
After his retirement, the former police commissioner found it difficult to abnegate authority.
abortive
ending without results
Her abortive attempt to swim the full five miles left her frustrated.
abrogate
to annul; to abolish by authoritative action
The president's job is to abrogate any law that fosters inequality among citizens.
abscond
to leave quickly in secret
The criminal absconded during the night with all of his mother's money.
abstemious
done sparingly; consuming in moderation
The spa served no sugar or wheat, but the clients found the retreat so calm that they didn't mind the abstemious rules.
accede
to express approval, to agree to
Once the mayor heard the reasonable request, she happily acceded to the proposal.