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abase
lower;humiliate

I abased my sister when I shared with her friends that she was scared of the dark.
abash
emabarrass

A good leader isn't afraid of being abashed.
abate
subside; decrease; lessen

I waited to leave until the rain abated so I could see.
abdicate
renounce; give up

The king abdicated his title because the work was too much.
aberration
deviation from the expected or the normal; mental irregularity or disorder

The aberration of having a subsitute can cause disarray in the classroom.
abet
encourage; aid

I am an abettor at Kirkersville Elementary where I help first graders with math.
abeyance
suspended action

The game was held in abeyance until the injured player was removed from the field.
abject
hopeless and crushed; servile and spiritless; wretched

At halftime, with a score of 29-0, the team was abject.
aboriginal
being the first of its kind in a region; primative; native

The aboriginal people of our continent are the Native Americans.
abscond
depart secretly to avoid capture

We absconded down the street after we toilet papered the house.
abstain
refrain; hold oneself back voluntarily from an action or practice

I abstain from smoking since it is bad.
absolve
pardon (an offense); free from blame

I was absolved after I explained the situation.
abstract
theoretical; not concrete; nonrepresentational

I don't understand abstract art.
accelerate
move faster

My car accelerates slowly.
accessible
easy to approach; obtainable

Due to her short stature; few things were easily accessible.
accessory
additional object; useful but not essential thing

Accessories can make or break an outfit.
accolade
award of merit

I recieved an accolade for my hard work.
accommodate
provide lodgings

The accomodations for vacation were very poor.
accommodate
oblige or help someone; adjust or bring into harmony; adapt

When possible, I accommodate those in need.
accomplice
partner in crime

The accomplice played a huge part in the robbery.