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Abase
lower; humiliate

"I will not abase myself by going to a base with you on the first date," she said to Paul.
Abash
to embarrass

Arthur was abasshed at a bash when he drank too much and fell in the trash.
Abate
to lessen

Abigail's sister screamed, "Ab ate all the cookies!" Later, of course her anger abated.
Abominate
to loathe; hate

The terrorist abominated his enemy Nate so much that he put a bom in Nate's boxer shorts.
Abstruse
profound; difficult to understand

When Abraham Lincoln wrote a confusing peace agreement to end the Civil War, people commented that Abe's truce was abstruse.
Accentuate
to stress; emphasize

An accent mark accentuates a syllable. While in New York, it was rude of you to accentuate the fact that Brooklyn people speak with an accent you hate.
Acclivity
sharp incline of a hill

A cliff is an example of an acclivity.
Accolade
award; honor

When LL Cool J received an accolade for his acting, he just smiled and asked for a Kool-Aid.
Accost
to approach and speak to

"That snack cost you 3.95!" the salesman said, accosting the customer who was about to leave without paying.
adoit
skillful

C3PO is an adroit android.
Adulate
to flatter and praise so much it's sickening

"Brad, dual eight hundreds on your math and critical reading SATs? You're a god!" she adulated.
Adulterate
to make impure

Never trust an adult with your belly button lint collection. He will definitely adulterate it.
Adumbrate
to foreshadow by disclosing only partially

The economic indicators adumbrated that the price of gas would rise to a dumb rate.
Adverse
hostile; opposed; unfavorable

"It's tough writing a national anthem during a British attack," complained Francis Scott Key. "The only light you have is the rockets' red glare. You have to add verses under adverse conditions."
Advocate
to urge; recommend

Advertisements advocate products.