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Abacus
a chinese device used to perform arithmetic equations by moving beads along rods
Abase
to humiliate
Abash
to make ashamed or uneasy
Abate
to reduce
abbess
a woman, commonly called Mother Superior in charge of a convent of nuns
abbreviate
to reduce to a shorter form
abdicate
to step down from a powerful position
abduct
to kidnap
aberrant
straying from the normal way
abet
to help someone do something illegal
abeyance
temporary suspension
abhor
to hate deeply
abide
endure
abut
to adjoin
abject
hopeless
abjure
to give up
ablution
a cleansing with water or other liquid
abnegate
to deny oneself
abominate
to hate intensely
aboriginal
native to an area
abortive
unsuccessful
abound
to exist in large numbers
abridge
to shorten
abrogate
to end formally
abscond
to leave quickly and secretly
absolute
complete
absolve
to make free of blame
abstain
to refrain from
abstract
difficult to understand
abstruse
hard to understand
absurd
ridiculously unreasonable
abysmal
hopeless
abyss
bottomless pit
accede
to yield
accentuate
to emphasize
access
authorization to enter, look at, or use something
acclaim
to approve enthusiastically
acclimate
adapt
accolade
an award
accommodate
help
accomplice
a person who knowingly aids another in an unlawful act
accord
agree
accost
to approach and speak to someone
accountable
liable
accouterments
one's equipment
accrete
to increase by growth
accrue
to accumulate over time
acerbic
severe
acme
the highest point
acquiesce
comply
acquisitive
greedy
acquit
to free from an obligation
acrid
harsh
acrimonious
bitter
acronym
a word created from the initials of other words
acuity
sharpness
acumen
mental keenness
acute
shrewd
ad lib
to act, speak, and perform spontaneously
adage
a wise proverb
adamant
stubborn
addicted
devoting habitually
address
to speak to
adduce
to cite
adherent
supporter
adjourn
suspend until later
adjunct
an assistant
admonish
to warn
adrenaline
stimulation of energy and strength
adroit
skillful
adulation
extreme flattery
adumbrate
to give a hint of things to come
advent
coming
adventitious
accidental
adverse
unfavorable
advocate
one who supports a cause
aegis
a shield
aesthetic
having to do with artistic beauty
affable
friendly
affect
to influence the mind or move the feelings as emotion
affectation
false behavior intended to impress
affidavit
a sworn written statement
affiliate
to associate
affinity
a natural attraction
affirm
to confirm
affliction
a condition of pain
afflict
to cause pain
affluent
wealthy
afford
to provide
affront
an injury to one's dignity
aftermath
a consequence of
agenda
schedule
aggrandizement
an exaggeration of greater power
aggregate
total
aggrieve
to treat unfairly
aghast
shocked
agnostic
one who believes it is impossible to know whether God exists
agog
highly excited by eagerness
agrarian
related to farming and land
ague
a malarial fever characterized by drastic changes of hot and cold body temperature
ajar
partially open