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abate
減少,減輕(v.)
reduce, subside

abate the pain
abdicate
放棄, 退位(V.)
renounce, relinquish

abdicate his authority and retire
abet
教唆, 唆使(v.)
encourage, incite

He abetted them in this battery
abhorrent
令人厭惡的(adj.)
detestable, repugnant

Excess was abhorrent to the Greeks
abject
悲慘的, 卑鄙的(adj.)
nasty, degraded

The young adventurer came back in abject poverty.
abolish
廢止, 廢除(v.)
annul, abrogate

publication censorship has been abolished
abominable
可惡的, 惡劣的(adj.)
loathsome, abhorrent

They are disgusted at his abominable behavior.
abortion
墮胎, 失敗的事物(n.)
miscarriage, fiasco

abortion has been legalized in many nations.
abortive
失敗的, 發育不全的(adj.)
unsuccessful, defective

No one know what rendered the plan abortive.
utter
完全的, 絕對的(adj.)
total, absolute
She met an utter refusal.

發出(聲音等);說,講;表達(v.)
When he heard the news, he uttered a sigh
absorb
吸收(v.) imbibe, soak in

使全神關注(v.) engross, engage
She was absorbed in the novel.
abstain
戒除, 禁絕(v.) forbear, refrain

She made up her mind to abstain from junk food.
abstruse
深奧的, 難懂的(v.) occult, recondite

Abstruce tenets are never easy to understand.
absurd
荒謬的, 不合理的(v.) irrational, preposterous

What could be more absurd than a request like that?
ample
豐富的, 充裕的(a.)
abundant, copious
This leaves her ample time to prepare three meals a day.
expedite
(使)加速(v.) hasten, accelerate

strategies to expedite the desion making process.
access
接觸的機會或權利(n.) entrance, admittance

A well-known television reporter has access to many places.
acclaim
歡呼, 公認(v.)laud, admittance

He was acclaimed the greatest british actress.
accommodation
調整以配合(n.) adaptation
The accommodation of our plan to yours will take two weeks.
容納量,房間(n.)lodging
The accommodations in the hotel you prefer are not available.
attain
完成,達成(v.) achieve, accomplish
India attained independence in 1947
accord
符合(v.) agree
Mr. Johnson's behavior does not accord with his beliefs.
accordance
按照,根據(n.) agreement, conformity
In accordance with the law, a foreigner is not allowed to vote.
account
敘述(n.) description, narration
She gave an account of the match to her classmates.
accretion
累積, 增加(n.) addition, augmentation
Accretion of fat in the blood vessels of the brain causes a stroke.
amass
積聚, 累積(n.) accumulate, assemble
Before he was forty he amassed a large fortune.
accustom
使習慣於(v.) habituate, inure
A good traveler is accustomed to taking long walks.
exploit
成就,功積(n.)achievement, feat
He performed many daring exploits.
acme
頂點(n.)apex, zenith
The painter's skill has attained the acme of perfection.
acquaint
使認識,使熟識(v.)make familiar
I became aquainted with him in India.
告知,使明白(v.)inform, enlighten
The manager acquainted me with the idea.
acquiesce
(勉強)同意/接受(v.)accede, comply
At last he acquiesced to his superior's request.