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abase
lower; degrade; humiliate

noun: abasement
I refuse to abase myself by bowing to you.
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abash
embarras

I am not often abashed by compliments
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abate
subside; moderate

I am waiting for the storm to abate



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abdicate
renounce; give up

During the fast, we abdicate food during daylight hours.

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aberrant
ADJ: abnormal or deviate.

The aberrant man was sometimes called a mutant
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abet
assist (usually in doing something wrong)

She loved abetting criminals, which encouraged them.
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abeyance
suspended action

Her pay was held in abeyance until she was entered in the system.



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abject
wretched
The abject witch.
abhor
detest; hate
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abjure
renounce upon oath

He abjured his allegience to the king
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ablution
washing



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abnegation
renunciation; self sacrifice
abolish
cancel, put an end to
abdominable
detestible, extremely unpleasant

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abominate
loathe, hate
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aboriginal
1st of its kind in a region
noun: aborigine
abortive
unsuccessful, fruitless

I had to abandon my abortive attempt to get a day off after being unsuccessful.
abrasive
rubbing away; tending to grind down
abridge
condense or shorted
the abridged version of a book
abrogate
abolish
abscond
depart secretly and hide
abscission
cutting off, separation

The abcission of the conjoined twins occured during a surgery shortly after birth
ABSTEMIOUS
sparing in eating or drinking

Concerned about my abstemious eating habbits, grandma bought me Long John Silver's
abut
border upon
abysmal
bottomless
abyss
enourmous chasm
accede
agree

If I accede to their requested to change my schedule, they may change it more often.
acclivity
sharp upslope of a hill
accolade
award of merit
accord
agreement
accost
approach and speak first to a person
accoutre
equip

The fisherman was accoutred with the best that the store hadto offer
accoutrement: noun
accretion
growth; increase

Over the years that I gained weight, the accretion of my flesh caused me to go from a size M to size L.
accrue
come about by addition

Vacation hours are accrued each pay period
acerbity
bitterness of speach and temper
acetic
vinegary

The salad had an acetic taste due to the salad dressing.
acidulous
slightly sour
acknowledge
recognize; admit
acme
peak; pinnacle; highest point

The acme of my career was the highest point while working at XYZ.
acoustics
science of sound; quality that makes a room easy to hear in.

The acoustics of the theatre made the experience more enjoyable
acquiesce
assent; passive agreeance

I acquiesced to the request to work a double shift, but had reservations about working so many hours.
acquittal
deliverance from charge

his acquittal freed him to go home instead of jail
acrid
sharp; bitterly pungent

The acrid odor of the food made me sick to my stomach
acrimonious
bitter in words or manner

She complained about her treatment by a coworker acrimoniously
acrophobia
fear of heights
actuarial
calculating' pertaining to insurance statistics
actuate
motivate

I dont understand what actuates Joey to earn so many negatives
acuity
sharpness
acumen
mental keeness
acute
quickly perceptive, keen, brief and severe
adage
wise saying

(The old adage gramma repeats)
adamant
hard; inflexible
adapt
alter; modify
addendum
addition; appendix to book
addiction
compulsive, habitual need
addle
muddle; drive crazy; become rotten
address
direct a speech to; deal with or discuss
adept
exert at

The plumber is adept at plumbing since he has been in the business 30 years
adhere
stick fast

I adhere to my opinions
adherent
supporter; follower

You are an adherent to your religion since you support it
adjacent
adjoining, neighboring, close by
adjuct
something on or attached, generally non essential
adjuration
solemn urging

Her adjuration to tell the truth did not change the witnesses' testimony
adjutant
staff officer assisting the commander
ADMONISH
warn; reprove

She admonished the workers for not having their training done at the last minute
adorn
decorate
adroit
skillful

Her adroit handling of the bouquet pleased the bride
adulation
flattery; admiration

His adulation of the girl who liked him made him smile
ADULTERATE
make impure by adding inferior or tainted substance. It is a crim to adulterate foods without informing the buyer.
ADVENT
arrival

The advent of the prophet was unknown since he arrived at night
adventitious
accidental, casual

The couple met adventitiously at the cafe.
Our advintitious meeting was not purposely or formally done.
adversary
opponent; enemy
adverse
unfavorable
adversity
poverty; misfortune

We must learn to meet adversity gracefully since we can overcome it.
advert
refer (to)

She adverted to the Writings when she wanted to explain something or feel better
advocacy
support; active pleading on the behalf

advocate
aegis
shield
remember WoW names
aerie
nest of a large bird like an eagle
AESTHETIC
artistic, dealing with or capable of appreciating the beautiful
affable
easily approchable

When she frounds, no one sees her as affable
affected
artifical. pretended; assumed in order to impress

His affected mannerisms bugged us: He acted as if he thought he was too good for his high school friends
affidavit
written statement made under oath
affiliation
joining; associating with
affinity
liking, kinship
affirmation
positive assertion
affix
attach or add on; fasten
affliction
state of distress
affluence
abundance; wealth
affront
insult; offence; intentional act of disrespect
agape
openmouthed
agglomeration
collection; heap
aggrandize
increase or intesify; raise in power
AGGREGATE
gather; accumulate
agnostic
skeptical of the existence of a god or any ultimate reality
agog
highly excited; inteseley curous

We were all agog at the news that the movie star was giving up his career in order to enter a monastery
agrarian
pertaining to land or its cultivation

As a result of its recent industrialization, the country is gradually losing its agrarian traditions
ALACRITY
cheerful promptess

I tip waitresses well when they serve me with alacrity
Alchemy
old chemistry
alcove
nook; recess
alias
assumed name
alimentary
supplying nourishment
allay
calm; pacify

She allayed my fears by speakingg calmly after I came to her frightened.
allege
state without proof
allegiance
loyalty
allegory
story in which characters are used as symbols; fable
alluvial
pertaining to soil deposits left by running water
AMALGAMATE
combine, unite in one body.
AMBIVALENCE
state of having contradictory or conflicting emotional attidues.
amble
moving at an easy pase
ambrosia
food of the gods
The Gods always feasted on ambrosia
AMELIORAT
improve, make better
amenable
readily managed or willing to be answerable or accountable legally
ammend
correct, change