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91 Cards in this Set

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Abase
Lower;degrade; humiliate
Abash
Embarass
Abate
subside;moderate
Abbreviate
shorten
Abdicate;Abjure
renounce upon oath
Abberant;Abberation
deviation from Normal
Abet
assist usually in wrong-doings
Abeyance
suspended action
Abhor
De-test;hate
Abide
dwell;tolerate
Ablution
Washing away
Abnegation
renounciation;self-sacrifice
Abode
dwelling place;home
Abolish
cancel;put an end to
Abominable
detestable;extremly unpleasent
Abominate
Hate
Aboriginal
being first of it's kind in it's region;primitive;native.
Abortive
unsucessful;fruitless
Abrasive
rubbing away
Abridge
condense;shorten
Abrogate
Abolish
Absicission
separation;cutting off
Abscond
depart secretly;hide
Absolute
complete;totally unlimited;having complete power
Absolve
Pardon
Abstain
refrain;withhold from participation;intentionally not in use one's vote.
Abstemious
sparing from eating and drinking.
Abstinence
Refraining from eating and drinking;act of abstaining from vote
Abstract
theoretical;not concrete;non representational
Abstruse
profound;obscure;difficult to understand
Abusive
physically harmful;coarsely insulting
Abut
Order upon;adjoin
Abysmall
bottomless
Abyss
vast bottomless pit;enormous chasm
Academic
related to school;not practical or direct
Accede
agree
Accelerate
move faster
Accessible
easy to approach; obtainable
Accessory
additional thing;useful but not essential
Acclaim
applaud;praise,greet with great approval
Acclimate
adjust to climate or environment;Adapt
Acclivity
Sharp upslope of a Hill
Accolade
award of merit;strong praise or merit
Accomdate
oblige or help someone;adjust or bring to harmony
Accomplice
partner in crime
Accord
agreement
Accost
approach and speak to a person
Accoutre
Equip;accoutrement
Accretion
Growth by gradual additiom
Accrue
Come to one as gain;accumulate over time;come about by addition
Acerbity
bitterness of speech and temper
Acetic
Vinegary
Acidulous
slightly sour
Acknowledge
recognise;admit
Acme
peak, pinnacle,highest point
Acne
skin disease
Acoustics
science of Sound;quality that makes a room hard or easy to hear in
Acquiesce
agree passively;agree without protest
Acquittal
free from charges;discharge from duty
Acrid
bitter;sharp;bitterly pungent
acrimonious
stinging; caustic; bitter in words or manner; N. acrimony: bitter ill-natured animosity in speech or behavior
acrophobia
fear of heights
actuarial
calculating;pertaining to insurance and statistics
actuary
someone who advises insurance companies
actuate
motivate;cause to act
acuity
sharpness of mind
acumen
mental keeness;sharpness of judgment
acute
(of the senses) sharp; quickly perceptive; keen; penetrating; brief and severe; Ex. acute sense of smell/analysis/pain
adage
wise saying; proverb
adamant
hard;inflexible
adapt
make or become suitable for a specific use; alter; modify; adjust; N. adaptation: act of adapting; composition recast into a new form; Ex. The play is an adaption of a short novel.
addendum
addition; appendix to book; something that is added (as at the end of a speech or book)
addiction
compulsive habitual need
addle
make or become confused; muddle; drive crazy; become rotten (egg)
address
direct a speech to; speak to; deal with or discuss; direct one's efforts or attention to; make with a destination; N: formal speech
adept
expert at; very skilled
adhere
stick fast; be a devotd follower; N. adhesion: adhering; devotion; loyalty
adherent
supporter; follower
adjacent
adjoining; neighboring; close by
adjoin
be next to
adjourn
suspend until a later time; move from one place to another
adjunct
something attached to but holding an inferior position
adjuration
solemn urging; V. adjure: entreat earnestly; enjoin solemnly
adjutant
staff officer assisting the commander; assistant
admonish
warn or speak to with gentle disapproval; reprove
adore
love deeply and respect highly
adorn
decorate
adroit
skillful
adulation
flattery; admiration that is more than is necessary or deserved
adulterate
make impure or of poorer quality by adding inferior or tainted(contaminated) substances
protracted
lengthen in time/prolong/to draw out/to extend or protrude