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abase
(v) To lower in position, estimation, or the like; degrade
abbess
(n) The lady superior of a nunnery
abdicate
(v) To give up (royal power or the like).
aberration
(n) Deviation from a right, customary, or prescribed course.
abet
(v) To aid, promote, or encourage the commission of (an offense).
abhorrence
(n) The act of detesting extremely.
abjure
(v) To recant, renounce, repudiate under oath.
ablution
(n) A washing or cleansing, especially of the body.
aboveboard
(adv) & (adj) Without concealment, fraud, or trickery.
abrade
(v) To wear away the surface or some part of by friction.
abscond
(v) To depart suddenly and secretly, as for the purpose of escaping arrest.
abstemious
(adj) Characterized by self denial or abstinence, as in the use of drink, food.
abridgment
(n) A condensed form as of a book or play.
abridge
(v) To make shorter in words, keeping the essential features, leaning out minor particles.
abeyance
(n) A state of suspension or temporary inaction.