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abase (v.)
To lower in position, estimation, or the like; degrade.
abbess n.
The lady superior of a nunnery
abbey n
The group of buildings which collectively form the dwelling-place of a society of monks or nuns.
abbot n.
The superior of a community of monks.
abdicate v.
To give up (royal power or the like).
abdomen n.
In mammals, the visceral cavity between the diaphragm and the pelvic floor; the belly.
abdominal n.
Of, pertaining to, or situated on the abdomen.
abduction n.
A carrying away of a person against his will, or illegally.
abed adv.
In bed; on a bed.
aberration n.
Deviation from a right, customary, or prescribed course.
abet v
To aid, promote, or encourage the commission of (an offense).
abeyance n.
A state of suspension or temporary inaction.
abhorrence n
The act of detesting extremely.
abhorrent adj.
Very repugnant; hateful.
abidance n
An abiding
abject adj.
Sunk to a low condition.
abjure v.
To recant, renounce, repudiate under oath.
able
bodied adj. Competent for physical service.
ablution n.
A washing or cleansing, especially of the body.
abnegate v.
To renounce (a right or privilege).
abnormal adj.
Not conformed to the ordinary rule or standard.
abominable adj
Very hateful.
abominate v.
To hate violently.
abomination n.
A very detestable act or practice.
aboriginal adj
Primitive; unsophisticated
aborigines n.
The original of earliest known inhabitants of a country.
aboveboard adv. & adj.
Without concealment, fraud, or trickery.
abrade v.
To wear away the surface or some part of by friction.
abrasion n.
That which is rubbed off.
abridge v.
To make shorter in words, keeping the essential features, leaning out minor particles.
abridgment n.
A condensed form as of a book or play.
abrogate v.
To abolish, repeal.
abrupt adj.
Beginning, ending, or changing suddenly or with a break.
abscess n.
A Collection of pus in a cavity formed within some tissue of the body.
abscission n.
The act of cutting off, as in a surgical operation.
abscond v.
To depart suddenly and secretly, as for the purpose of escaping arrest.
absence n.
The fact of not being present or available.
absent-minded adj.
Lacking in attention to immediate surroundings or business.
absolution n.
Forgiveness, or passing over of offenses.
absolve v.
To free from sin or its penalties.
absorb v.
To drink in or suck up, as a sponge absorbs water.
absorption n.
The act or process of absorbing.
abstain v.
To keep oneself back (from doing or using something).
abstemious adj.
Characterized by self denial or abstinence, as in the use of drink, food.
abstinence n.
Self denial.
abstruse adj.
Dealing with matters difficult to be understood.
absurd adj.
Inconsistent with reason or common sense.
abundant adj.
Plentiful.
abusive adj.
Employing harsh words or ill treatment.
abut v.
To touch at the end or boundary line.
abusive adj.
Employing harsh words or ill treatment.
abut v.
To touch at the end or boundary line.
abyss n.
Bottomless gulf.
academic adj.
Of or pertaining to an academy, college, or university.
academician n.
A member of an academy of literature, art, or science.
academy n.
Any institution where the higher branches of learning are taught.
accede v.
To agree.
accelerate v.
To move faster.
accept v.
To take when offered.
access n.
A way of approach or entrance; passage.
accessible adj.
Approachable.
accession n.
Induction or elevation, as to dignity, office, or government.
accessory n.
A person or thing that aids the principal agent.
acclaim v.
To utter with a shout.
accommodate v.
To furnish something as a kindness or favor.
accompaniment n.
A subordinate part or parts, enriching or supporting the leading part.
accompanist n.
One who or that which accompanies.
accompany v.
To go with, or be associated with, as a companion.
accomplice n.
An associate in wrong-doing.
accomplish v.
To bring to pass.
accordion n.
A portable free-reed musical instrument.
accost v.
To speak to.
account n.
A record or statement of receipts and expenditures, or of business transactions.
accouter v.
To dress.
accredit v.
To give credit or authority to.
accumulate v.
To become greater in quantity or number.
accuracy n.
Exactness.
accurate adj.
Conforming exactly to truth or to a standard.
accursed adj.
Doomed to evil, misery, or misfortune.
accusation n.
A charge of crime, misdemeanor, or error.
accusatory adj.
Of, pertaining to, or involving an accusation.
accuse v.
To charge with wrong doing, misconduct, or error.
accustom v.
To make familiar by use.
acetate n.
A salt of acetic acid.
acerbity n.
Sourness, with bitterness and astringency.
acetic adj.
Of, pertaining to, or of the nature of vinegar.
ache v.
To be in pain or distress.
acquaint v.
To make familiar or conversant.
acquiesce v.
To comply; submit.
acquiescence n.
Passive consent.
acquire v.
To get as one's own.
acquisition n.
Anything gained, or made one's own, usually by effort or labor.
acquit v.
To free or clear, as from accusation.
acquittal n.
A discharge from accusation by judicial action.
acquittance n.
Release or discharge from indebtedness, obligation, or responsibility.
acreage n.
Quantity or extent of land, especially of cultivated land.
acrid adj.
Harshly pungent or bitter.
acrimonious adj.
Full of bitterness.
acrimony n.
Sharpness or bitterness of speech or temper.
actionable adj.
Affording cause for instituting an action, as trespass, slanderous words.
actuality n.
Any reality.
actuary n.
An officer, as of an insurance company, who calculates and states the risks and premiums.