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abstract
considered apart from concrete existence
abstruse
difficult to understand; ambigious
abysmal
very bad
accolade
an expression of approval or praise
accost
to approach or stop and speak to someone in a threatening way
accretion
gradual increase or growth by the addition of new layers or parts
accrue
to increase in number over a period of time
acerbity
describes something that is spoken or written in a way that is clever, direct, and cruel
acidulous
slightly sour in taste or manner
acme
the highest point, as of achievement or development
acquiesce
to consent or comply passively or w/o protest
acrimonious
full of anger, arguments and bad feelings
acuity
the ability to see, hear, or think clearly and accurately
acumen
skill in making correct decisions and judgements in a particular subject such as business or politics
adamant
impossible to persuade, or unwilling to change an opinion or decision
addle
to make someone feel confused and unable to think clearly
adduce
to site as an example or means of proof in an argument
adjuration
an earnest, solemn appeal
admonish
to tell someone that they have done something wrong
adroit
very skillful and quick in the way you think or move
Abase
to lower in rank, prestige, or esteem
Abash
to make ashamed or uneasy
Abdicate
to relinquish power or responsibility formally
Abettor
to help or encourage someone to do something wrong or illegal
Abeyance
a state of not happening or being used at the present moment; to put aside; suspension
Abnegation
self-denial
Abominate
to detest throughly; abhor
Abscond
to leave quickly, secretly, and hide oneself to avoid arrest or prosecution
Absolve
to free someone from guilt, blame, or responsiblity for something
Abstemious
not doing things which gives you pleasure such as eating good food or drinking alcohol