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1.The washing of one's body or part of it ( as in a religious rite)
ablution
1 a : to rub or wear away especially by friction : ERODE b : to irritate or roughen by rubbing
2 : to wear down in spirit : IRRITATE, WEARY
abrade
1 : to actively second and encourage (as an activity or plan) : FORWARD
2 : to assist or support in the achievement of a purpose <abetted the thief in his getaway
abet
1 : DENY, RENOUNCE <abnegated their God>
2 : SURRENDER, RELINQUISH <abnegated her powers>
abnegate
1 : to abolish by authoritative action : ANNUL
2 : to treat as nonexistent <abrogating their responsibilities>
abrogate
: difficult to comprehend : RECONDITE <the abstruse calculations of mathematicians>
abstruse
1 archaic : to lower physically
2 : to lower in rank, office, prestige, or esteem
abase
1 : temporary inactivity : SUSPENSION
2 : a lapse in succession during which there is no person in whom a title is vested
abeyance
1 : to hate or loathe intensely
abominate
to depart secretly and hide oneself
abscond
to destroy the self-possession or self-confidence of
abash
to regard with extreme repugnance : LOATHE
abhor
1 : being the first or earliest known of its kind present in a region <aboriginal forests> <aboriginal rocks>
2 a : of or relating to aborigines b often capitalized : of or relating to the indigenous peoples of Australia
synonym see NATIVE
aborigional
1 : to set free from an obligation or the consequences of guilt
2 : to remit (a sin) by absolution
absolve/exculpate
1 a : having immense or fathomless extension downward, backward, or inward <an abysmal cliff> b : immeasurably great : PROFOUND <abysmal ignorance> c : immeasurably low or wretched <abysmal living conditions of the poor>
abysmal