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ABASE
lower; degrade; humiliate.

(verb)
ABASH
embarrass (verb)
ABATE*
subside or moderate (verb)
ABET
assist, usually in doing something wrong; encourage (verb)

She was unwilling to abet him in the swindle
ABEYANCE*
suspended action (noun)

The deals was held in abeyance until her arrival
ABJECT
wretched; lacking pride. (adThe homeless live in abject poverty, huddling in doorways to find shelter.jective)
ABJURE
renounce upon oath; disavow. (verb)
ABLUTION
washing (noun)
ABNEGATION
renunciation, self-sacrifice (noun)
ABROGATE
abolish (verb)
ASCOND
depart secretly and hide (verb)
ABSCISSION
removal by cutting off, as in surgery; separation.

ex: leaf fall--> flower/leaf separates naturally from the parent plant = abscission
ABSTEMIOUS
sparing in eating and drinking; temperate. (adjective)
ABTRUSE
obscure; profound; difficult to understand (adjective)
ABUT
border upon; adjoin (verb)
ACCEDE
agree (verb)
ACCLIVITY
sharp upslope of a hill (noun)
ACCOUTRE
equip (verb)
ACCRETION
growth; increase (noun)

"accrete" verb meaning grow
ACERBIC
bitter or sour in nature; sharp and cutting (adjective)
ACERBITY
bitterness of speech and temper (noun)
ACIDULOUS
slightly sour; sharp; causstic (adjective)
ACQUIESCE
assent; agree passively. (verb)
ACRID
sharp; bitterly pungent (adjective)
ACRIMONIOUS
bitter in words or manner (adjective)
ACROPHOBIA
fear of heights
ACUMEN
mental keenness (noun)
ADAGE
wise saying; proverb (noun)
ADDLE
muddle; drive crazy; become rotten (verb)
ADEPT
expert at
ADJURATION
solemn urging (noun)
ADJUTANT
staff officer assisting the commander; assistant
ADROIT
skillfull (adjective)
ADJUNCT
something added on or attached (generally nonessential or inferior)