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Abase
To lower in position; degrade
Abbess
The lady superior of a nunnery
Abbey
The group of buildings which collectively form the dwelling-place of a society of monks or nuns.
Abbot
The superior of a community of monks.
Abdicate
To give up (royal power or the like)
Abed
In bed; on a bed
Aberration
Deviation from a right, customary, or prescribed course.
Abet
To aid, promote, or encourage the commission of (an offense)
Abeyance
A state of suspension or temporary inaction
Abject
adj. Sunk to a low condition
Abjure
To recant, renounce, repudiate under oath
Ablution
A washing or cleansing, especiialy of the body
Abnegate
To renournce (a right or priviledge)
Abominable
Very hateful
Abominate
To hate violently
Aboriginal
Primitive; unsophisticated
Aboveboard
Without concealment, fraud, or trickery
Abrade
To wear away the surface or some part of by friction
Abrasion
That which is rubbed off
Abrogate
To abolish, repeal
Abscission
The act of cutting off, as in a surgical operation.
Abscond
To depart suddenly and secretly, as for the purpose of escaping arrest.
Absolution
Forgiveness, or passing over of offenses
Abstemious
Characterized by self denial or abstinence
Abstruse
Dealing with matters difficult to be understood
Abut
To touch at the end or boudary line.
Abyss
Bottomless gulf
Accede
To agree
Acclaim
To utter with a shout
Accost
To speak to
Accouter
To dress
Accredit
To give credit or authority to
Accursed
Doomed to evil, misery, or misfortune.
Accusatory
Of, pertaining to, or involving an accusation.
Acerbity
Sourness, with bitterness and astringency.
Acetate
A salt of acetic acid.
Acetic
Of, pertaining to, or of the nature of vinegar.
Achillean
Invulnerable
Achromatic
Colorless
Acidify
To change into acid
Acme
The highest point, or summit.
Acquaint
To make familiar or conversant
Acquiesce
To comply, submit
Acquiescene
Passive consent
Acquit
To free or clear, as from accusation