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abase
lower, degrade, humiliate
He refused to abase himself before the king.
abate
subside, moderate
I had no umbrella so I had to wait for the rain to abate.
Abdicate
renounce; give up
The king abdicated his thrown to hand it over to his brother
abet
assist, usually in doing something wrong; encourage
his friend refused to abet him in his plan to rob the bank
abeyance
suspended action
before the president arrived, the meeting was in abeyance
abhor
detest; hate
He abhored all those who lied to him
abject
wretched; lacking pride
He was horrified by the abject poverty he saw on the streets of Shanghai
abjure
renounce upon oath; disavow
pressure from the church caused Galileo to abjure his scientific views
ablution
washing
her daily ablution is accompanied by her singing
abnegation
renunciation; self-sacrifice
the Vietnamese brides' abnegation to wed Taiwanese men were necessary, in their views, to bring money to their families