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Accede
to agree to
Abjure
to give up (rights)
Abnegate
to deny, to reject
Abominate
to detest; to dislike strongly
Abide (two meanings)
to remain; to put up with
abide (two meanings)
1. to remain, continue, stay: Abide with me

2. to put up with:
I can't abide dishonesty!
aboveboard
honest; frank; open
abrogate
to abolish; to repeal
adulterate
to make impure
adduce
to give an example in proving something
admonish
to warn
adulation
excessive praise/flattery
adventitious
accidental; nonessential
ague
a fever,plague
albatross (two meanings)
seabird; constant birden
alimentary
furnishing food or nourishment
agnostic
one who doubts existence of God
alluvial
pertaining to a deposit of sand formed by flowing water
aloft
up in the air, high
amalgamate
combine, unite, blend
ambuscade
hidden/secret attack
acclivity
upward slope
acrophobia
fear of heights
academic (2 meanings)
theoretical/unrealistic
pertaining to school
acrid
bitter to taste or smell
sarcastic
Achilles' heel
weakness
addled
confused
addendum
something added as a supplement
ad lib
to speak or act without preparation
ablution
a washing, cleansing
actuate
to put into motion or action
abstract (two meanings)
summary (noun)
to remove (verb)
amazon
big, strong, masculine woman
ambrosial
pleasing to taste or smell
altercation
argument; disagreement
alchemy
chem. of Middle Ages
albeit
although
affront
an insult
aggrandize
enlarge/expand
ado
fuss, trouble
adjunct
subordinate/assistant
adipose
fatty
absolve
free from responsibility
abrade
to wear away
accoutrement
equipment, outfit
accretion
an increase; an addition
abysmal
wretched; extremely bad