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abase
verb

to disgrace; to humble
rhymes with...
abate
verb

to weaken; to lesson in severity, degree, or amount
the storm abated
abdicate
verb

to give up a position, power, or right
abdicate the throne
aberrant
adj

abnormal; deviant
abeyance
noun

a delay, temporary suppression or suspension
abject
adj

low in spirit; hopeless
abjure
verb

to reject; abandon formally
last 2 letters 're'....
abrogate
verb

to abolish or annul by authority
abolish the gate
abscission
noun

act of cutting off or removing
scissors
abscond
verb

to leave secretly
abstain
verb

to choose not to do something
abstemious
adj

moderate in appetite
stem = thin
accretion
noun

a growth in size; increase in amount
acme
noun

highest point; summit; highest level or degree attainable
acrimonious
adj

caustic, biting, rancorous in feeling, language, or manner
admonish
verb

to express warning or disapproval; to reprove
adroit
adj

adept; dexterous
adulation
noun

excessive praise; intense adoration
adulterate
verb

to make impure
adumbrate
verb

to forshadow vaguely; intimate, suggest or outline sketchily
advocate
verb

to speak in favor of
aerie
noun

a nest built high in the air; an elevated, often secluded dwelling
aesthetic
adj

concerning the appreciation of beauty
affected
adj

phony, artificial
aggrandize
verb

to increase in power, influence, and reputation
alacrity
adj

promptness, cheerful readiness
alloy
verb

to commingle; to debase by mixing with something inferior
amalgamation
noun

a merger, unity of elements
ameliorate
verb

to make better; to improve
amenable
adj

agreeable, responsive to suggestion
anachronism
noun

out of place in terms of historical or chronological context
anathema
noun

a solemn or ecclesiastical curse; an accursed or thoroughly loathed person or thing
anodyne
adj

soothing
antipathy
noun

a dislike or aversion