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abate
lower, degrade; humiliate
abash
embarrass
abdicate
renounce; give up
aberrant
abnormal or deviant
aberration
abnormality; departure from norm; mental irregularity or disorder
abet
assist; usually in doing something wrong
abeyance
suspended action
abject
wretched; lacking pride
abjure
renounce upon oath; disavow
ablution
washing
abnegation
renunciation; self-sacrifice
abrogate
abolish
abscission
removal by cutting off, as in surgery; separation
abscond
depart secretely and hide
abstemious
sparing in eating and drinking; temperate
abstruse
obscure; profound; difficult to understand
adroit
skillful
accede
agree
acclaim
applaud; announce with great approval
acclivity
sharp upslope of a hill
accolade
award of merit
accoutre
equip
accretion
growth; increase
acerbic
bitter or sour in nature; sharp and cutting
acerbity
bitterness of speech and temper
acetic
vinegary
acidulous
slightly sour; sharp; caustic
acme
peak; pinnacle; highest point
acrid
sharp; bitterly pungent
acrimonious
bitter in words or manner
actuarial
calculating; pertaining to insurance statistics
actuate
motivate
acuity
sharpness
acumen
mental keeness
acute
quickly perceptive; keen; brief and severe
adage
wise saying; proverb
adamant
inflexible; hard
adjunct
something (generally nonessential or inferior) added on or attached
adjuration
solemn urging
adjutant
staff officer assisting the commander; assistant