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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
abject
adj. Sunk to a low condition.
abjure
v. To recant, renounce, repudiate under oath
ablution
n. A washing or cleansing, especially of the body
abnegate
v. To renounce (a right or privilege).
abominate
v. To hate violently
aboveboard
adv. & adj. Without concealment, fraud, or trickery.
abrade
v. To wear away the surface or some part of by friction.
abrogate
v. To abolish, repeal
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.
absolution
n. Forgiveness, or passing over of offenses
absolve
v. To free from sin or its penalties
abstemious
adj. Characterized by self denial or abstinence, as in the use of drink, food.
abstruse
adj. Dealing with matters difficult to be understood.
abut
v. To touch at the end or boundary line.
academician
n. A member of an academy of literature, art, or science.
accede
v. To agree.
accession
n. Induction or elevation, as to dignity, office, or government
acclaim
v. To utter with a shout.
accost
v. To speak to.
accouter
v. To dress
acerbity
n. Sourness, with bitterness and astringency
acetic
adj. Of, pertaining to, or of the nature of vinegar
achromatic
adj. Colorless,
acme
n. The highest point, or summit
acquiesce
v. To comply; submit
acquiescence
n. Passive consent
acquit
v. To free or clear, as from accusation
acrimony
n. Sharpness or bitterness of speech or temper.
actionable
adj. Affording cause for instituting an action, as trespass, slanderous words.
actuary
n. An officer, as of an insurance company, who calculates and states the risks and premiums
actuate
v. To move or incite to action
acumen
n. Quickness of intellectual insight, or discernment; keenness of discrimination
addendum
n. Something added, or to be added
addle
v. To make inefficient or worthless; muddle
adduce
v. To bring forward or name for consideration
adjudge
v. To award or bestow by formal decision
adjunct
n. Something joined to or connected with another thing, but holding a subordinate place
adjuration
n. A vehement appeal