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to give up, to renounce
abdicate
Suspended Action.
abeyance
washing the body
ablution
denial, especially self-denial
abnegation
to hate, to loathe to detest thoroughly
abominate
to wear away through friction
abrade
to condense or shorten
abridge
to leave secretly and hide
abscond
to remove guilt, condemnation, or responsibility
absolve
bitter in speech, taste or temper
acerbic
the top, the very best
acme
stinging, caustic
acrimonious
to warn or scold
admonish
pleasant, polite, easy to be around
affable
cheerful quickness
alacrity
constantly working and striving
assiduous
lacking decoration or adornment
austere
predictably commonplace
banal
extravagantly ornamented
baroque
to confuse, confound
befuddle
to look upon with reluctance or diapproval
begrudge
to betray, attract, facinate
beguile
to contradict
belie
kind of mild
benign
to dirty or ruin
besmirch
characteristic of a rural/rustic/country setting
bucolic
group of plotters generally working in secret
cabal
frank honesty
candor
to give up, surrender, or quit
capitulate
a corrosive or burning substance
caustic
to continually find fault or raise trivial objections
cavil
to punish or verbally reproach
chastise
respectful of the situation and its details
circumpsect
done or kept in private or secret
clandestine
to come together or join
coalesce
to exert pressure or undue influence
coerce
a large fire
conflagration
an apparently unsolvable riddle or situation
conundrum
lack, scarcity, shortage
dearth
to reveal the false, inaccurate or exaggerated nature of ones claims
debunk
proper, civilized, apporpriate
decorous
having an unhealthy, damaging effect
deleterious
immorality, corruption
depravity
to put down, insult
deprecate
oppressive ruler with absolute power
despot