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Abate, abatement
verb, to lessen in intensity or degree

abatement is a lessening in amount or degree
Aberrant
adj, deviating from the norm
Abjure
v, to renounce or reject solemnly, to recant, to avoid
Abrogate
v, to abolish or annul by authority; put down
Abscission
n, act of cutting off or removing
Abscond
v, to depart clandestinely; to steal off and hide
Accolade
n, an expression of praice; an award
Accretion
n, growth, increase by successive addition, build up
Acerbic
adj, having a sour or bitter taste or character
Acumen
n, quick, keen, or accurate knowledge or insight
Admonish
v, to reprove; to express warning or disaproval
Adroit
synonmyn - Maladroit
adj, adept, dexterous
synonmyn - clumsy or bungling
Adulation
n, excessive praise; intense adoration
Adulterate
v, to resuce purity by combining with interior ingredients
Adumbrate
v, to foreshadow vaguely, intimate, suggest, or outline sketchily
Aesthetic
adj, dealing with, appreciateive of, or responsive to art or the beautiful
Aggrandize
v, to increase in intensity, power, or prestige; to make appear greater
Alacrity
v, eager and enthusiastic, willingness
Alchemy
n, a medieval science aimed at the transmutation of metals, especially base metals into gold,; any magical or wonderful transformation