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Abandon
total lack of inhibition
abase
to humble, disgrace
abatement
decrease, reduction
abdicate
to give up a position, right or power
abberration
something different from the usual norm
abet
to aid, act as accomplice
abeyance
temporary suppression or suspension
abhor
to loathe, detest
(to feel disgust, to hate)
abject
miserable, pitiful
abjure
to reject, abadond formally
ablution
act of cleansing
abnegate
to deny, renounce
abolitionist
one who opposes he practice of slavery
abortive
interrupted while incomplete
abridge
to condense, shorten
abrogate
to abolish or invalidate by authority
abscond
to depart secretly
absolve
to forgive, free from blame
abstemious
moderate in appetite
abstract
theoretical; complex, difficult
abstruse
difficult to comprehend
accede
to express approval; agree to
accessible
attainable, available
accessory
attachment, ornament; accomplice, partner
accolade
praise, distinction
accost
to approach and speak to someone
accretion
growth in size or increase in amount
accrue
to accumulate, grow by additions
acerbic
bitter, sharp in taste or temper
acme
highest point, summit
acquiesce
to agree, comply quietly
acquittal
release from blame
acrid
harsh, bitter
acrimony
bitterness, animosity
acuity
sharpness
acumen
sharpness of insight
acute
sharp, pointless
adage
old saying or proverb
adamant
uncompromising, unyielding