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Aberration
noun: a deviating from the right path or usual course of action; a mental disorder, especially of a minor or temporary nature
Abstinence
noun: the giving up of certain pleasures such as food or drink
Abstract
adj: theoretical, not applied or practical; not concrete; hard to understand
Acclaim
noun: loud applause; approval
Acquiesce
verb: to accept the conclusions or arrangements of others; to accede; to give consent by keeping silent
Admonish
verb: to advise against something; to warn; to scold gently; to urge strongly
Advocate
verb: to support; to be in favor of
Aesthetic
adj: showing an appreciation of beauty in nature or art; artistic
Affinity
noun: natural attraction to a person or liking for a thing; relation; connection
Aggrandizement
noun: an increase in rank or wealth; growth in power
Abhor
verb: to really hate; to detest
Abject
adj: without hope, defeated
Abjure
verb: renounce, repudiate; reject
Abnegate
verb: to deny oneself, to give up something
Abscond
verb: to run away with and hide
Abstruse
adj: difficult to understand
Acerbic
adj: bitter, harsh; biting