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abacus
<br>Overview of noun abacus\n\nThe noun abacus has 2 senses (no senses from tagged texts)<br> <br>1. abacus -- (a tablet placed horizontally on top of the capital of a column as an aid in supporting the architrave)<br>2. abacus -- (a calculator that performs arithmetic functions by manually sliding counters on rods or in grooves)<br>
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abandon
<br>Overview of noun abandon<br><br>The noun abandon has 2 senses (first 1 from tagged texts)<br> <br>1. (4) abandon, wantonness, unconstraint -- (the trait of lacking restraint or control; freedom from inhibition or worry; "she danced with abandon")<br>2. wildness, abandon -- (a feeling of extreme emotional intensity; "the wildness of his anger")<br><br>Overview of verb abandon<br><br>The verb abandon has 5 senses (first 5 from tagged texts)<br> <br>1. (10) abandon -- (forsake, leave behind; "We abandoned the old car in the empty parking lot")<br>2. (7) abandon, give up -- (stop maintaining or insisting on; of ideas, claims, etc.; "He abandoned the thought of asking for her hand in marriage"; "Both sides have to give up some calims in these negociations")<br>3. (6) abandon, give up -- (give up with the intent of never claiming again; "Abandon your life to God"; "She gave up her children to her ex-husband when she moved to Tahiti"; "We gave the drowning victim up for dead")<br>4. (6) vacate, empty, abandon -- (leave behind empty; move out of; "You must vacate your office by tonight")<br>5. (3) abandon, forsake, desolate, desert -- (leave someone who needs or counts on you; leave in the lurch; "The mother deserted her children")<br>
abase
<br>Overview of verb abase<br><br>The verb abase has 1 sense (no senses from tagged texts)<br> <br>1. humiliate, mortify, chagrin, humble, abase -- (cause to feel shame; hurt the pride of; "He humiliated his colleague by criticising him in front of the boss")<br>
abash
<br>Overview of verb abash<br><br>The verb abash has 1 sense (no senses from tagged texts)<br> <br>1. embarrass, abash -- (cause to be embarrassed; cause to feel self-conscious)<br>
abate
<br>Overview of verb abate<br><br>The verb abate has 2 senses (no senses from tagged texts)<br> <br>1. slake, abate, slack -- (make less active or intense)<br>2. abate, let up, slack off, slack, die away -- (become less in amount or intensity; "The storm abated"; "The rain let up after a few hours")<br>
abbreviate
<br>Overview of verb abbreviate<br><br>The verb abbreviate has 2 senses (first 1 from tagged texts)<br> <br>1. (3) abbreviate -- (shorten; "Abbreviate `New York' and write `NY'")<br>2. abridge, foreshorten, abbreviate, shorten, cut, contract, reduce -- (reduce in scope while retaining essential elements; "The manuscript must be shortened")<br>
abdicate
<br>Overview of verb abdicate<br><br>The verb abdicate has 1 sense (no senses from tagged texts)<br> <br>1. abdicate, renounce -- (give up, such as power, as of monarchs and emperors, or duties and obligations; "The King abdicated when he married a divorcee")<br>
abdomen
<br>Overview of noun abdomen<br><br>The noun abdomen has 2 senses (first 1 from tagged texts)<br> <br>1. (2) abdomen, venter, stomach, belly -- (the region of the body of a vertebrate between the thorax and the pelvis)<br>2. abdominal cavity, abdomen -- (the cavity containing the major viscera; in mammals it is separated from the thorax by the diaphragm)<br>
abduct
<br>Overview of verb abduct<br><br>The verb abduct has 2 senses (no senses from tagged texts)<br> <br>1. kidnap, nobble, abduct, snatch -- (take away to an undisclosed location against their will and usually in order to extract a ransom; "The industrialist's son was kidnapped")<br>2. abduct -- (pull away from the body; "this muscle abducts")<br>
aberrant
<br>Overview of noun aberrant<br><br>The noun aberrant has 1 sense (no senses from tagged texts)<br> <br>1. aberrant -- (one whose behavior departs substantially from the norm of a group)<br><br>Overview of adj aberrant<br><br>The adj aberrant has 1 sense (first 1 from tagged texts)<br> <br>1. (1) aberrant, deviant -- (markedly different from an accepted norm; "aberrent behavior"; "deviant ideas")<br>