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abandon
total lack of inhibition
abase
to humble; disgrace
abate
decrease, reduce
abdicate
to give up a position, right, or power
aberration
something different from the usual
abet
to aid; act as accomplice
abhor
to loathe, detest
abject
miserable, pitiful
abolitionist
one who opposed the practice of slavery
abortive
interrupted while incomplete
baleful
deadly or pernicious in influence
ballad
folk song, narrative poem
balm
soothing, healing influence
banal
trite, overly common
bane
something causing death, destruction, or ruin
banter
playful conversation
bastion
fortification, stronghold
bay (v.)
to bark, especially in a deep, prolonged way
beguile
to deceive, mislead; charm
behemoth
huge creature
cacophony
jarring, unpleasant noise
cajole
to flatter, coax, persuade
callous
thick-skinned, insensitive
callow
immature, lacking sophistication
candor
honesty of expresion
canny
smart; founded on common sense
capitulate
to submit completely; surrender
capricious
impulsive, whimsical, without much thought
caricature
exaggerated portrait, cartoon
cartography
science or art of making maps