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25 Cards in this Set

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aberration (aburayshuhn)
noun A state or condition markedly different from the norm.
abhor (abhawr) verb
to hate or shrink from in disgust
abolish (uhbolihsh) verb
Do away with. "Slavery was abolished in the mid-19th century in America and in Russia"
abominable (uhbomuhnuhbuhl) adjective
Exceptionally bad or displeasing.
abort (uhbawrt) verb
Terminate before completion, as of a computer process, a mission, etc.
abound (uhbound) verb
1. Be abundant or plentiful; exist in large quantities.
2. Be in a state of movement or action.
abridge (uhbrihj) verb
1. Reduce in scope while retaining essential elements.
2. to reduce, shorten, or condense
absolve (uhbzolv) verb
to forgive,free from blame.
abstain (uhbstayn) verb
1. Choose to refrain.
2. to choose not to do something
absurd (uhbsurd) adjective
Inconsistent with reason or logic or common sense.
abuse (uhbyoos) noun,verb
1. Cruel or inhumane treatment.
2. A rude expression intended to offend or hurt.
abysmal (uhbihzmuhl) adjective
1. So deep as to be unmeasurable; unfathomable.
2. Wretched to the point of despair.
accelerate (aksEHlurayt) verb
1. Move faster.
accentuate (aksEHnchooayt)
To stress, single out as important.
access (aksEHs) noun,verb
1. The right to enter.
2. Obtain or retrieve from a storage device; as of information on a computer.
accolade (akuhlayd) noun
an award, an honor; approval, praise
accord (uhkawrd) noun,verb
. Harmony of people's opinions or actions or characters.
2. A written agreement between two states or sovereigns.
accost (uhkawst) verb
to approach with a greeting, comment, or remark.
acknowledge (aknolihj) verb
To accept the reality or truth of something.
acme (akmee) noun
The highest point (of something).
acquiesce (akweeEHs) verb
To agree or express agreement
acquit (uhkwiht) verb
Pronounce not guilty of criminal charges
acrimonious (akruhmohneeuhs)
Marked by strong resentment or cynicism.
acuity (uhkyoouhtee) noun
A quick and penetrating intelligence.
acumen (uhkyoomuhn) noun
Shrewdness shown by keen insight.