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abate
v. subside or moderate.

Rather than leaving immediately, they waited for the storm to abate
abberant
adj. abnormal or deviant.

Giben the aberrant nature of the data, we came to doubt the validity of the entire experiment.
abet
v. assist, usually in doing something wrong; encourage

She was unwilling to abet him in the swindle he had planned.
abject
wretched, lacking pride
abjure
renounce upon oath, disavow
ABEYANCE
suspended action

the deal waas held in abeyance until her arrival
ablusion
washing

daily ablusion
abnegation
renunciation; self-sacrifice

the lovers' act of abnegation was necessary to preserve the kingdom
abominate
loathe, hate
aboriginal
being the first of its kind in a region; primitive; native
abortive
unsuccessful; fruitless

the chinese students had to abandon their abortive attempt to democratize beijing peacefully
abrogate
abolish

the king intended to abrogate the decree issued by his predecessor
abscission
removal by cutting off, as in surgery; separation
ABSCOND
depart secretly and hide
absolve
pardon (an offense)
*abstemious
sparing in eating and drinking temperate
abstruse
obscure; profound; difficult to understant
abut
border upon; adjoin
accede
agree

chris acceded to bipasha's demands
acclivity
sharp upslope of a hill
accolade
award of merit
accoutre
equip
accretion
growth; increase
acerbic
bitter or sour
acerbity
bitterness of speech and temper
acme
peak; pinnacle; highest poin
actuarial
calculating; pertaining to insurance statistics
actuate
motivate
acuity
sharpness
acumen
mental keenness

her business acumen helped her to succeed
adage
wise saying; proverb
addle
muddle; drive crazy; become rotten
adherent
supporter; follower
adjunct
something (generally nonessential or inferior) added on or attached.

my laptop is an adjunct to my desktop
adjuration
solemn urging

her adjuration to tell the truth
adjutant
staff officer assisting the commander; assistant