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abase
lower, humiliate
key: a base
sent: he committed such a base act, that he was lowered and humiliated in the eyes of the world.
abash
embrass
key:a bash
sent:his friends threw a bash in his honor although they knew that such attention embrassed him.
abate
subside
key:a bait
sent:stick w/ a bait that works, until the bites subside.
abdicate
to give up a high position
key:abide ate
sent:because he couldn't abide what they ate, he gave up his position as king of cannibals.
aberration
a deviation from the normal
key:a bear rat
sent:a bear as small as a rat is a deviation from the normal
abettor
encourager
key:a bettor
sent:a bettor on a 100-to-1 shot will shout encouragement to the horse and jockey.
abeyance
a temporary suspension
key:obey aunt's
sent:when she didn't boey her aunt's curfew, her punishment was a temporary suspension of privilages.
abhor
despise
key:a bore
sent:the long-winded candidate was such a bore that all the voters dispised him.
abject
wretched
key:abe objected
sent:abe lincoln objected to the wretched state of the slaves.
abjure
to renounce under oath
key:abe jury
sent:as a young lawyer defending an accused murderer, abe lincoln declared to the jury that his client had renounced all claims to the victim's estate.