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abase
v. To lower in position, estimation, or the like; degrade.
abbess
n. The lady superior of a nunnery.
abbey
n. The group of buildings which collectively form the dwelling-place of a society of monks or nuns.
abbot
n. The superior of a community of monks.
abdicate
v. To give up (royal power or the like).
abdomen
n. In mammals, the visceral cavity between the diaphragm and the pelvic floor; the belly.
abdominal
n. Of, pertaining to, or situated on the abdomen
abduction
n. A carrying away of a person against his will, or illegally.
abed
adv. In bed; on a bed
aberration
n. Deviation from a right, customary, or prescribed course
abet
v. To aid, promote, or encourage the commission of (an offense).
abeyance
n. A state of suspension or temporary inaction
abhorrence
n. The act of detesting extremely
abhorrent
adj. Very repugnant; hateful.
abidance
n. An abiding.
abject
adj. Sunk to a low condition
abjure
v. To recant, renounce, repudiate under oath.
able-bodied
adj. Competent for physical service.
ablution
n. A washing or cleansing, especially of the body.
abnegate
v. To renounce (a right or privilege)
abnormal
adj. Not conformed to the ordinary rule or standard.
abominable
adj. Very hateful.
abominate
v. To hate violently.
abomination
n. A very detestable act or practice.
aboriginal
adj. Primitive; unsophisticated
aborigines
n. The original of earliest known inhabitants of a country
aboveboard
adv. & adj. Without concealment, fraud, or trickery
abrade
v. To wear away the surface or some part of by friction.
abrasion
n. That which is rubbed off
abridge
v. To make shorter in words, keeping the essential features, leaning out minor particles.
abridgment
n. A condensed form as of a book or play
abrogate
v. To abolish, repeal
abrupt
adj. Beginning, ending, or changing suddenly or with a break
abscess
n. A Collection of pus in a cavity formed within some tissue of the body
abscission
n. The act of cutting off, as in a surgical operation.
abscond
v. To depart suddenly and secretly, as for the purpose of escaping arrest
absence
n. The fact of not being present or available.
absent-minded
adj. Lacking in attention to immediate surroundings or business.
absolution
n. Forgiveness, or passing over of offenses
absolve
v. To free from sin or its penalties.
absorb
v. To drink in or suck up, as a sponge absorbs water.
absorption
n. The act or process of absorbing.
abstain
v. To keep oneself back (from doing or using something).
abstemious
adj. Characterized by self denial or abstinence, as in the use of drink, food.
abstinence
n. Self denial.
abstruse
adj. Dealing with matters difficult to be understood.
absurd
adj. Inconsistent with reason or common sense.
abundant
adj. Plentiful.
abusive
adj. Employing harsh words or ill treatment.
abut
v. To touch at the end or boundary line.