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Abandon
Total lack of inhibition
With her strict parents out of town, Kelly danced all night with abandon.
Abate
To decrease or reduce
My hunger abated when I saw how filthy the chef's hands were.
Abet
To aid or act as an accomplice
While Derwin robbed the bank, Marvin abetted his friend by pulling up the getaway car.
Abjure
To renounce under oath or to abstain from
After having been devout most of his life, he suddenly abjured his beliefs.
Abnegate
To give up or to deny to oneself
After his retirement, the former police commissioner found it difficult to abnegate authority.
Abortive
Ending without results
Her abortive attempt to swim the full five miles left her frustrated.
Arrogate
To annul or to abolish by authoritative action
The president's job is to abrogate and law tjat fosters inequality among citizens.
Abscond
To leave quickly in secret
The criminal absconded during the night with all of his mother's money.
Abstemious
Done sparingly or consuming in moderation
The spa served no sugar or wheat, but the clients found the retreat so calm they didn't mind the abstemious rules.
Accede
To express aproval, or to agree
Once the mayor heard the reasonable request, she happily acceded to the proposal.
Acclivity
An incline or slope
We were so tired from hiking that when we reached the acclivity, it seemed more like a mountain than a hill.
Accretion
Growth in size, or an increase in amount
The committee's strong fund-raising efforts resulted in an accretion in the scholarship money.
Acme
The highest level or degree attainable
Just when he reached the acme of his power, the dictator was overthrown.
Actuate
To put into motion or to activate
The leaders rousing speech actuated the crowd into a peaceful protest.
Acuity
Sharp vision or perception characterized by the ability to resolve fine detail.
With unusual acuity, she was able to determine that the masterpiece was fake.