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Abdicate
To give up a position, right or power

Quit, resign, renounce, step down
Abduct
take by force, kidnap carry off
Abhor
to hate to desest

loathe, abdominate
Absurd
ridiculously unreasonable, lacking logic

ridiculous, ludricrous, preposterous, bizarre
Abyss
deep hole, deep immeasurable space, gulf or cavity

chasm, pit
Accelerate
to increase speed, cause to move faster

speed up, hasten, expedite
Acclaim
praise, enthusiastic approval, to approve, to welcome with applause and praise

praise, approval, cheer, applaud, honor
Acute
sharp in some way, sharp in intellect; crucial

perceptive, sharp, keen, shrewd; crucial
Adage
old saying, proverb

proverb, maxim
Adhere
to stick fast; to hold to

stick to (like glue or tape); follow
Adjourn
to postpone; to suspend (a meeting) for a period of time, recess
Adjunt
additional, supporting, assisting, accesory
Admonish
to scold ( sometimes in a good nature way); to urge to duty, remind; to advise against something

warn, caution, scold
Adorn
decorate, ornament, embellish
Adversary
opponent, enemy, foe
Aeronautic
relating to aircraft
Affable
pleasantly easy to get along with; friendly and warm

agreeable, amiable
Affectation
pretension, unnaturalness, artificiality, mannerism, pretense, airs, sham, facade, pose, posture
Aghast
overcome by surprise, disgust, or amazement

astounded, dismayed, appalled, astonished, shocked
Agility
being able to move quickly and easily

skillfulness, dexterity, nimbleness