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abdicate
to give up formally, as an office, duty, power, or claim
Syn=resign Ant=retain
abet
to encourage or assist, especially in wrongdoing
Syn=egg on;help Ant=discourage, frustrate
abhor
to regard with horror and loathing; to hate intensely
Syn=despise Ant=cherish
abject (3 def.)
-wretched,miserable, degrading, humiliating
-mean-spirted, base;
dispicable, contemptible
-complete and unrelieved
Syn=hopeless; shameless; throughgoing
absolve
to clear of guilt or blame
Syn=vindicate Ant=convict
abstain
to refrain completely and voluntarily
Syn=avoid Ant=indulge
academic (2 def.)
-pertaining to a college or other institution of learning; scholarly
-theoretical rather than practical
Syn=scholastic; speculative
accede (2 def.)
-to yield to; to agree to
-to enter upon an office or dignity
Syn=consent Ant=dissent
acclimate
to get used to (usually an environment or situation)
Syn=adapt; familiarize
addiction
A habit-forming practice or pursuit, usually one that is bad for a person's health or morally objectionable; habitual use of, or devotion to, something