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abrasive

adj.
Harsh; rough.

Sandpaper has an abrasive texture that sends shivers up my spine.
abound

intr. v.
1. To exist in great quantities or numbers.

People abounded at the fair during mid-July.

2. To be fully supplied or filled.
abscond

intr. v.
To leave quickly and secretly and hide oneself.

During the Holocaust, Jews absconded in hopes of not being killed.
abhor

tr. v.
To detest thoroughly.

I abhor doing homework over breaks because it is time to relax.
abstemious

adj.
Sparing or moderate, especially in eating and drinking.

The Donner party was an abstemious group because they were very hungry, and didn't resort to eating humans for a long time.
discreet

adj.
Showing tact, respect, and restraint in speech or behavior.

Sally was very discreet about what happened at the dance.
ascertain

tr. v.
To find out something for certain.

Josh was ascertained by a letter of acceptance that he got into Stanford.
discern

tr. v.
To percieve; to detect differences.

This vocabulary book helps to discern similar words.
infraction

n.
A violation, especially of the law.

My cousin got an infraction for going over the speed limit.
infringe

intr. v.
To go beyond set limits (used with on or upon)

Maria infringed on her computer time so she was grounded.
suffrage

n.
The right to vote, or a vote itself.

Women weren't allowed suffrage for a long time in the US.