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ABASH
(uh Bash) v. to make ashamed; to embarrass.

~John felt abashed when he realized his fly was down.

Unabashedly means to do something without embarrassment.
ABATE
(uh BAYT) v. to subside; to reduce.

~After surgery, Bill's pain abated gradually.

A tax abatement is a reduction in taxes.
ABDICATE
(AB duh kayt) v. to step down from a position of power or responsibility.

~Richard Nixon abdicated the presidency because of a scandal.
ABERRATION
(ab uh RAY shun) n. something not typical; a deviation from the standard.

~Betty's behavior was an aberration.

An aberration is an aberrant (uh BER unt) occurance.

~The summer snow storm was aberrant.
ABHOR
(ab HOR) v. to hate very, very much; to detest.

~Susy abhors animal testing.

To abhor means to view with horror. Abhorring someone is worse than hating him. To abhor child abusers is to have an abhorrence of them or to find them abhorrent.