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abase
degrade
lower
humiliate
abeyance
suspended action
the deal was held in abeyance
abject
wretched; lacking pride
abject poverty
ablution
washing
my daily ablutions
abnegation
renunciation; self-sacrifice
abnegation of responsibilities
abortive
unsuccessful; fruitless
abandon their abortive attempt
ABORT
abrogate
abolish
abrogate the decrees
abscission
cutting off; separation
SCISSIORS
abstemious
sparing in eating and drinking
ABSTAINING
abstemious diet
abstruse
obscure; profound; hard to understand
abstruse techinical papers
abut
border
the countries abut
BUTT
acclivity
sharp upslope of a hill
ACC
accoutre
equip
team got accoutred with the goods
accretion
growth; increase
accretion of mass from stars
accrue
come about by addition
interest accrues
acerbity
bitterness of speech and temper
sour; sharp and forthright
ACER = BASE
acetic
vinegary
ACER = BASE
acetic salad
acquiesce
assent; agree passively
acquiesce to her dad's wishes
acrid
sharp; bitterly pungent
acrid odor
acrimonious
bitter in words or manner
acrimonious terms
acrophobia
fear of hights
ACRO = tall
actuarial
calculating; insurance stats
actuate
motivate
what actuated his actions?
acuity
sharpness
addle
muddle; drive crazy; become rotten
being in love addles your brain
adherent
supporter; follower
adherent of birth control
adjunct
something added or attached
computers are adjunct to learning
adjuration
solemn urging
I adjure you to tell me the TRUTH
JURY
i ADJURE THE JURY TO TELL ME THE TRUTH
adjutant
assistant to the commander
admonish
warn; reprove
admonish the people to avoid sins
adroit
skillful
adroit handling of a delicate situation
adulterate
make impure by adding tainted substances
adulterate the juice by putting milk in it
adventitious
accidental
adventitious meeting with an old friend
advert
refer to
you advert to this matter all the time
aegis
shield; defense
the aegis of the Bill of Rights
affable
eaily approachable; friendly
affable and agreable companion
he makes me LAUGH cuz he is affable
aerie
nest of a large bird of prey
affected
artificial; fake
affected, pretentious voice
affliction
state of distress; suffering
affront
insult; offense
a personal affront
aggrandize
increase; intensify money, honor, or power
the President aggrandizes his power
agnostic
one who is skeptical of the existance of a god
agog
highly excited; curious
tell us....we're all AGOG!
agrarian
pertaining to farming and land
alacrity
cheerful promptness; eagerness
accept the invitation with ALACRITY!
alimentary
supplying nourishment
the alimentary canal in our bodies
allay
calm; pacify
alloy
mix; make less pure
VERB
our delight was alloyed by our concern
alluvial
pertaining to soil deposits from running water
the alluvial deposits at the mouth of the river
aloft
upward
climb aloft
amalgamate
combine; unite into one body
amazon
female warrior
XENA
amble
moving at an easy, slow pace
the horse trotted at a slow amble
ambrosia
food of the gods
ambulatory
able to walk
ambulatory patient
AMBULANCE
ameliorate
improve
amenable
open to suggestions; willing to be led; accountable legally
adulation
flattery; admiration