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abase
to humiliate, degrade
abate
to reduce, lessen
abdicate
to give up a position, usually one of leadership
aberration
something that differs from the norm
abet
to aid, help, encourage
abject
wretched, pitiful
abjure
to reject, renounce
abort
to give up on a half-finished project or effort
abrogate
to abolish, usually by authority
abstain
to freely choose not to commit an action
abstruse
hard to comprehend
accede
to agree
accost
to confront verbally
accretion
slow growth in size or amount
acquiesce
to agree without protesting
acumen
keen insight
adamant
impervious, immovable, unyielding
adhere
1. to stick to something
2. to follow devoutly
adroit
skillful, dexterous
adulation
extreme praise
adverse
antagonistic, unfavorable, dangerous
advocate
1. to argue in favor of something
2. a person who argues in favor of something
aesthetic
artistic, related to the appreciation of beauty
affable
friendly, amiable
affinity
a spontaneous feeling of closeness
affront
an insult
aggregate
1. a whole or total
2. to gather into a mass
alacrity
eagerness, speed
allay
to soothe, ease
allocate
to distribute, set aside
aloof
reserved, distant
amalgamate
to bring together, unite
ameliorate
to improve