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abase
To lower in position, estimation, or the like; 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).
abdomen
In mammals, the visceral cavity between the diaphragm and the pelvic floor; the belly.
abdominal
Of, pertaining to, or situated on the abdomen.
abduction
A carrying away of a person against his will, or illegally.
abed adv. 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.
abhorrence
The act of detesting extremely.
abhorrent
Very repugnant; hateful.
abidance
An abiding.
abject
Sunk to a low condition.
abjure
To recant, renounce, repudiate under oath.
able-bodied
Competent for physical service.
ablution
A washing or cleansing, especially of the body.
abnegate
To renounce (a right or privilege).
abnormal
Not conformed to the ordinary rule or standard.
abominable
Very hateful.
abominate
To hate violently
abomination
A very detestable act or practice.
aboriginal
Primitive; unsophisticated.
aborigines
The original of earliest known inhabitants of a country.
aboveboard
Without concealment, fraud, or trickery.
abrade
To wear away the surface or some part of by friction.
abrasion
That which is rubbed off.
abridge
To make shorter in words, keeping the essential features, leaving out minor and less important parts.
abridgment
A condensed form as of a book or play.
abridgment
A condensed form as of a book or play.
abrogate
To abolish, repeal.
abrupt
Beginning, ending, or changing suddenly or with a break.
abscess
A Collection of pus in a cavity formed within some tissue of the body.
abscission
The act of cutting off, as in a surgical operation.
abscond
To depart suddenly and secretly, as for the purpose of escaping arrest.
absence
The fact of not being present or available.
absent-minded
Lacking in attention to immediate surroundings or business.
absolution
Forgiveness, or passing over of offenses.
absolve
To free from sin or its penalties.
absorb
To drink in or suck up, as a sponge absorbs water.
absorption
The act or process of absorbing.
abstain
To keep oneself back (from doing or using something).
abstemious
Characterized by self denial or abstinence, as in the use of drink, food.
abstinence
Self denial.
abstruse
Dealing with matters difficult to be understood.
absurd
Inconsistent with reason or common sense.
abundant
Plentiful.
abusive
Employing harsh words or ill treatment.
abut
To touch at the end or boundary line.
abyss
Bottomless gulf.
academic
Of or pertaining to an academy, college, or university.
academician
A member of an academy of literature, art, or science.
academy
Any institution where the higher branches of learning are taught.
accede
To agree.
accelerate
To move faster.
accept
To take when offered.
access
A way of approach or entrance; passage.
accessible
Approachable.
accession
Induction or elevation, as to dignity, office, or government.