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abstinence
(n) Self denial
abundant
(adj) Plentiful
abstruse
(adj) Dealing with matters difficult to be understood
absurd
(adj) Inconsistent with reason or common sense
abusive
(adj) Employing harsh words or ill treatment
aboveboard
(adj)

without concealment or deception; openly
abominable
(adj) Very hateful
abidance
(n) An abiding
abominate
(v) To hate violently
abrogate
(v) To abolish, repeal
abomination
(n) A very detestable act or practice
aboriginal
(adj) Primitive; unsophisticated
abrade
(v) To wear away the surface or some part of by friction
abrasion
(n) That which is rubbed off
abed
(adv) In bed, on a bed
abridgment
(n) A condensed form as of a book or play
absolve
(v) To free from sin or its penalties
aborigines
(n) The original of earliest known inhabitants of a country
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
absence
(n) The fact of not being present or available
abscission
(n) The act of cutting off, as in a surgical operation
absolution
(n) Forgiveness, or passing over of offenses
absorption
(n) The act or process of absorbing
abscond
(v) To depart suddenly and secretly, as for the purpose of escaping arrest
absorb
(v) To drink in or suck up, as a sponge absorbs water
abbess
(n) The lady superior of a nunnery
abstain
(v) To keep oneself back (from doing or using something)
absent-minded
(adj) Lacking in attention to immediate surroundings or business
abridge
(v) To make shorter in words, keeping the essential features, leaning out minor particles
abhorrence
(n) The act of detesting extremely
abstemious
(adkj) Characterized by self denial or abstinence, as in the use of drink, food
abbot
(n) The superior of a community of monks
abject
(adj) Sunk to a low condition
abdicate
(v) To give up (royal power or the like)
abhorrent
(adj) Very repugnant; hateful
abjure
(v) To recant, renounce, repudiate under oath
abbey
(n) The group of buildings which collectively form the dwelling-place of a society of monks or nuns
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
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
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) Nor conformed to the ordinary rule or standard
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 mover faster
accept
(v) To take when offered
abase
(v) To lower in position, estimation, or the like; degrade