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Abacus
(N) a Chinese device used to perform arithmetic equations by moving beads along rods
Abase
(v) to degrade; to humiliate
Basement- lowest place in the house
abash
(v) to make ashamed or uneasy
the dwarf "Bashful"
abate
(v) to reduce
abbess
(n) a woman, commonly called Mother Superior in charge of a convent of nuns
A Bless
abbreviate
(v) to reduce to a shorter form
abdicate
(v) to step down from a powerful position
In Princess Diaries, Mia's father's brother abdicated his throne.
abduct
(v) to carry off a person, usually by force; to kidnap
aberrant
(adj) straying from the correct or normal way
a bear ranting instead of roaring
abet
(v) to help someone do something illegal or wrong; to incite, encourage, or aid, especially in wrongdoing
a bet is usually something that provokes wrong actions upon the other: A bet
abeyance
(n) a state of not being present
being absent does not abide by the school rules
abhor
(v) to hate deeply; to detest
a whore
abide
(v) to remain; continue; stay; endure
you must abide by the rules
abut
(v) border upon; to adjoin
a butt
abject
(adj) extremely sad; hopeless; defeated
when abbey was rejected by her friends
abjure
(v) to repudiate or renounce; to give up
when a court case has been adjorned, it usually means someone has lost the case
ablution
(n) a cleansing with water or other liquid, especially as a religious ritual; the liquid used in such an act
solution
abnegate
(v) to deny oneself; to reject
negate your abs
abominate
(v) to hate or loathe intensely
"you are an abomination to this world" (abominations are usually detested by others)
aboriginal
(adj) native to an area
abs are originate from your body
abortive
(adj) unsuccessful
"abort the mission"- Cookie about the Super Flush Plan in Ned's Declassified
abound
(v) to exist in large numbers; to be full; teem`
bountiful
abridge
(v) to shorten; to condens; to diminish; to curtail
"a bridge" shortens the amount of distance needed to travel on the road
abrogate
(v)to abolish, to repeal, or nullify by authority; to do away with; to end formally
a broken gate signals the end of that gate
abscond
(v) to take flight, escape, to leave quickly and secretly
abbey was gone in a second when running the race
absolute
(adj) total; complete
absolve
(v) to make free of blame, obligation, or sin
"Doing this will absolve you of your sins."
abstain
(V) to refrain from; denying oneself any action or practice
stains o(a)bsruct a person from going outside
abstract
(adj) difficult to understand; impersonal; theoretical
abstract art
abstruse
(adj) hard to understand
absurd
(adj) ridiculously unreasonable, laughable
That is certainly an absurd number
abysmal
(adj) bottomless; hopeless
abyss
(n) bottomless pit; a profound depth or void
accede
(V) to yield; give in to a request
accentuate
(v) to emphasize; to make more noticeable; to accent
an accent in piano
access
(n) authorization or capacity to enter, look at, or use something
to have access to the computer
acclaim
(v) to give public approval and praise; to approve enthusiastically
claim
acclimate
(v) to become suitable to a certain situation or use; adapt
accustomed to the climate
accolade
(n) an award, an honor; approval, praise
when the composer Accolay's concerto was published, it was a huge honor
accomodate
(v) to provide for; help; adapt; oblige
accomodate ur schedule
accomplice
(n) a person who knowingly aids or abets another in an unlawful act or crime
accomplice in a bank robbery
accord
(v) agree; conform; to grant; bestow upon
a piano chord (sounds harmonious)
accost
(v) to approach and speak to someone
accountable
(adj) expected to answer for one's actions; responsible; liable
accouterments
(n) equipment needed for a particular activity or way of life; one's outfit or equipment
"outerments" (outside equipment) needed for an activity
accrete
(v) to increase by growth, or addition; adhere
add to a creek
accrue
(v) to accumulate over time
a captain's crew gradually builds overtime
acerbic
(adj) sour; bitter; severe
acid
acme
(n) the highest point
in the cartoon "Wild Coyote" when the bird chases the coyote to the highest peak (acme)
aquiesce
(v) to agree passively; comply; consent
aquisitive
(adi) eager to possess and collect things; greedy
When Alice is inquisitive, she wants to gain more knowledge