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Abase
v. lower' degrade' humiliate
abash
v. embarrass
abate
v. subside or moderate
abbreviate
v. shorten
abdicate
b. renounce; give up
aberrant
adj. abnormal or deviant
aberration
n. abnormality
abet
v. assist
abeyance
n. suspended action
abhor
b. detest; hate
abject
adj. wretched; lacking pride
abjure
b. renounce upon oath; disavow
ablution
washing
abnegation
n. renunciation; self-sacrifice
abolish
v. cancel; put an end to
abominate
v. loathe; hate
abortive
adj. unsuccessful; fruitless
abrogate
v. abolish
abscission
n. removal by cutting off, as in surgery; serparation
abscond
depart secretly and hide
abstemious
adj. sparing in eating and drinking; temperate
abstruse
adj. obscure; profound; difficult to understnad
abut
v. border upon; adjoin
abysmal
adj. bottomless
accede
v. agree
acclivity
n. sharp upslope of a hill
accolade
n. award of merit
accord
n. agreement
accost
v. approach and speak first to a person
accoutre
v. equip
accretion
n. growth; increase
accrue
v. come about by addition
acerbic
adj. bitter or sour in nature; sharp and cutting
acerbity
n. bitterness of speech and temper
acetic
adj. vinegary
acidulous
adj. slightly sour; sharp; caustic
acme
n. peak; pinnacle; highest point
acquiesce
v. assent; agree passively
acrid
adj. sharp; bitterly pungent
acrimonious
adj. bitter in words or manner
acrophobia
n. fear of heights
actuarial
adj. calculating; pertaining to insurance statistics
actuate
v. motivate
acuity
n. sharpness
acumen
n. mental keenness
acute
adj. quickly perceptive; keen; brief and severe
adage
n. wise saying; proverb
adament
adj. hard; inflexible
addendum
n. addition, appendix to book
addle
v. muddle; drive crazy; become rotten
adept
adj. expert at.
adjunct
n. something (generally nonessential or inferior) added on or attached
adjuration
n. solem urging
adjutant
n. staff officer assisting the commander; assistant
admonish
v. warn; reprove
adorn
v. decorate
adroit
adj. skillful