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abase (v)
to humiliate, degrade
EXAMPLE - (After being overthrown and abased, the deposed leader offered to bow down to his conqueror.)
abate (v)
to reduce, lessen
EXAMPLE (The reain poured down for a while, then abated.)
abdicate (v)
to give up a position, usually one of leadership
EXAMPLE (When he realised that the revolutionaries would surely win, the king abdicated his thrown.)
abduct (v)
to kidnap, take by force
EXAMPLE ( The evildoers abducted the fairy princess from her happy home.)
aberration (n)
something that differs from the norm

EXAMPLE (in 1918, the Boston Red Sox won the World Series, but the success turned out to be an aberration, and the Red Sox have not won a World Series since.)
abet (v)
to adi, help, ebcourage

EXAMPLE (the spy succeeded only because he had a friend on the inside to abet him.)
abhor (v)
to hate, detest

EXAMPLE (Because he always wound up kicking himself in the head when he tried to play soccer, Oswald began to abhor the sport.)
abide (v)
1 - to put up with

EXAMPLE (Though he did not
agree with the decision, Chuck
decided to abide byit.)

2 - to remain

EXAMPLE ( Despite the beating they've taken from the weather throughout the millenia, the mountains abide.)
abject (adj)
wretched, pitiful

EXAMPLE (After losing all her money, falling into a puddle, and breaking her ankle, Eloise was abject.)
aberration (n)
something that differs from the norm

EXAMPLE (in 1918, the Boston Red Sox won the World Series, but the success turned out to be an aberration, and the Red Sox have not won a World Series since.)
abjure (v)
to reject, renounce
EXAMPLE (To prove his honesty, the President abjured the evil policies of his wicked predecessor.)