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abet
to aid; to encourage
abeyance
a temporary postponement
abhor
to hate; to detest
abide (two meanings)
to remain; to put up with
abject
miserable; wetched
abjure
to give up (rights)
ablution
a washing; cleansing
abnegate
to deny; to reject
abolition
doing away with; putting an end to
abominate
todetest; to dislike strongly
aborigine
original inhabitant
abortive
unsuccessful
abound
to be large in number
abovebboard
honest; frank; open
abrade
to wear away
abridge
to shorten
abrogate
to abolish; to repeal
abscond
to leave secretly; to flee
absolve
to free from responsibility
abstemious
moderate or sparing in eating or drinking
abstinence
self-denial; resisting tempting foods
abstract (two meanings)
a summary (noun); to remove (verb)
abstruse
hard to understand
absurd
ridiculous; unreasonable
abut
to touch; to rest on or against

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abysmal
wretched; extremely bad
abyss
a bottomless pit; anything infinite
academic (two meanings)
pertaining to school; theoretical or unrealistic
accede
to agree to
accelerate
to speed up; to move faster
accessible
easy to approach; open
access
approach; admittance
accessory
something additional
acclaim
to greet with approval
acclimate
to adapt; to get used to