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abase
lower; degrade; humiliate
abate
subside; moderate
aberrant
abnormal or deviant
aberration
deviation from the expected or the normal
abet
assist, usually in doing smth wrong
abeyance
suspended action
abhor
detest; hate
abject
wretched; lacking pride
abjure
renounce upon oath
ablution
washing
abnegation
renunciation; self-sacrifice
abolish
cancel; put an end to
abominable
detestable; very unpleasant
abominate
loathe; hate
aboriginal
being the first of its kind in a region; native
abortive
unsuccessful; fruitless
abrasive
rubbing away; grinding down
abridge
condense or shorten
abrogate
abolish
abscission
cutting off; separation
abscond
depart secretly and hide
absolute
complete; totally unlimited
absolve
pardon an offense
abstain
refrain; withhold from participation
abstemious
sparing in eating and drinking; temperate
abstinence
restraint from eating or drinking
abstract
theoretical; not concret; nonrepresentational
abstruse
obscure; profound; difficult to understand
abusive
coarsely insulting; physically harmful
abut
border upon; adjoin
abysmal
bottomless
abyss
enormous chasm; vast, bottomless pit
academic
related to a school; not practical or directly useful
accede
agree
accelerate
move faster
accessible
easy to approach
accessory
additional object; useful but not essential thing
acclaim
applaud; announce with great approval
acclimate
adjust to environment
acclivity
sharp upslope of a hill
accolade
award of merit
accommodate
oblige or help someone; adjust or bring into harmony; adapt
accomplice
partner in crime
accord
agreement
accost
approach and speak first to a person
accoutre
equip
accretion
growth; increase
accrue
come about by addition
acerbity
bitterness of speech and temper
acetic
vinegary
acidulous
slightly sour; sharp; caustic
acknowledge
recognize; admit
acme
peak; pinnacle
acoustics
science of sound
acquiesce
assent; agree passively
acquittal
deliverance from a charge
acrid
sharp; bitterly pungent
acrimonious
bitter in words or manner
acrophobia
fear of heights
actuarial
calculating; pertaining to insurance statistics
actuate
motivate
acuity
sharpness
acument
mental keenness
acute
quickly perceptive; keen; brief and severe
adage
wise saying; proverb
adamant
hard; inflexible
adapt
aler; modify
addendum
addition; appendix to book
addiction
compulsive, habitual need
addle
muddle; drive crazy, become rotten
address
direct a speech to; deal with or discuss
adept
expert at
adhere
stick fast
adherent
supporter; follower
adjacent
adjoining; neighboring; close by
adjunct
smth added on or attached
adjuration
solemn urging
adjutant
staff officer assisting the commander; assistant
admonish
warn; reprove
adorn
decorate
adroit
skillful