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66 Cards in this Set

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Abase (V)
lower;degrade;humiliate
Abash (V)
embarrass
Abate (V)
subside or moderate
Abbreviate (V)
Shorten
Abdicate (V)
Renounce;give up
Aberrant (ADJ)
Abnormal or deviant
Aberration (N)
Abnormality;departure from the norm;mental irregularity or disorder
Abet (V)
Assit, usually in doing something wrong;encourage
Abeyance (N)
Suspended action
Abject (ADJ)
Wretched;lacking pride
Abjure (V)
Renounce upon oath;disavow
Ablution (N)
Washing
Abnegation (N)
Renunciation;self-sacrifice
Abolish (V)
Cancel; put an end to
Abominable (ADJ)
Detestable;extremely unpleasant; very bad
Aboriginal (ADJ, N)
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)
Removal by cutting off, as in surgery; separation
Abscond (V)
Depart secretly and hide
Absolute (ADJ)
Complete; totally unlimited;certain
Absolve (V)
Pardon (an offense)
Abstain (V)
Refrain;withhold from participation
Abstemious (ADJ)
Sparing in eating and drinking;temparate
Abstinence (N)
Restraint from eating or drinking
Abstract (ADJ)
Theoretical;not concrete; nonrepresentational
Abstruse (ADJ)
Obscure;profound;difficult to understand
Abusive (ADJ)
Coarsely insulting; physically harmful
Abut (V)
Border upon;adjoin
Abysmal (ADJ)
Bottomless
Abyss (N)
Enormous chasm; vast, bottomless pit
Academic (ADJ)
Related to a school;not practical or directly useful
Accede (V)
Agree
Accelerate (V)
Move faster
Accessible (ADJ)
Easy to approach;obtainable
Accessory (N)
Additional object;useful but not essential thing
Acclaim (V)
Applaud;announce with great approval
Acclimate (V)
Adjust to climate or environment;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
Accomplice (N)
Partner in crime
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
Acerbic (ADJ)
Bitter or sour in nature;sharp and cutting
Acerbity (N)
Bitterness of speech and temper
Acetic (ADJ)
Vinegary
Acidulous (ADJ)
Slightly sour;sharp;caustic
Acknowledge (V)
Recognize;admit
Acme (N)
Peak;pinnacle;highest point
Acoustics (N)
Science of sound;quality that makes a room easy or hard to hear in
Acquiesce (V)
Assent;agree passively
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