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abhor
to hate, detest
abide
to put up with
abject
wretched, pitiful
abjure
to reject, renounce
abnegation
denial of comfort to oneself
abort
to give up on a half-finished project or effort
abridge
to cut down, shorten
abrogate
to abolish, usually by authority
abscond
to sneak away and hide
absolution
freedom from blame, guilt, sin
abstain
to freely choose not to commit an action
abstruse
hard to comprehend
accede
to agree
accentuate
to stress, highlight
accessible
obtainable, reachable
acclaim
high praise
accolade
high praise, special distinction
accommodating
helpful, obliging, polite
accord
an agreement
accost
to confront verbally
accretion
slow growth in size or amount
acerbic
biting, bitter in tone or taste
acquiesce
to agree without protesting
acrimony
bitterness, discord
acumen
keen insight
acute
sharp, severe
adamant
impervious, immovable, unyielding
adept
extremely skilled
adhere
to stick to something
admonish
to caution, criticize, reprove
adorn
to decorate
adroit
skillful, dexterous
adulation
extreme praise
adumbrate
to sketch out in a vague way
adverse
antagonistic, unfavorable, dangerous
advocate
to argue in favor of something
aerial
somehow related to the air
aesthetic
artistic, related to the appreciation of beauty
affable
friendly, amiable
affinity
a spontaneous feeling of closeness
affluent
rich, wealthy
affront
an insult
aggrandize
to increase or make greater