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abase
v. lower; degrade; humiliate
abash
v. embarrass
abate
v. subside or moderate
abbreviate
v. shorten
abdicate
v. renounce; give up
aberrant
adj. abnormal or deviant
aberration
n. abnormality; departure from the norm; mental irregularity or disorder
abet
v. assist
abeyance
n. suspended action
abhor
v. detest; hate
abject
adj. wretched; lacking pride
abjure
v. renounce upon oath; disavow
ablution
n. washing
abnegation
n renunciation; self-sacrifice
abolish
v. cancel; put an end to
abominable
adj. detestable; extremely unpleasant
abominate
v. loathe; hate
aboriginal
adj., n. being the first of its kind in a region; primitive; native
abortive
adj. unsuccessful; fruitless
abrasive
adj. rubbing away; tending to grind down
abridge
v. condense or shorten
abrogate
v. abolish
abscission
n. removal by cutting off, as in surgery; separation
abscond
v. depart secretly and hide
absolute
adj. complete; totally unlimited; certain
absolve
v. pardon (an offense)
abstain
v. refrain; withhold from participation
abstemious
adj. sparing in eating and drinking; temperate
abstinence
n. restraint from eating or drinking
abstract
adj. theoretical; not concrete; nonrepresentational
abstruse
adj. obscure; profound; difficult to understand.
abusive
adj. coarsely insulting; physically harmful
abut
v. border upon; adjoin
abyss
n. enormous chasm; vast, bottomless pit
academic
adj. related to a school; not practical or directly useful
accede
v. agree
accelerate
v. move faster
accessible
adj. easy to approach; obtainable
accessory
n. additional object
acclaim
v. applaud; announce with great approval
acclimate
v. adjust to climate or environment; adapt.
acclivity
n. sharp upslope of a hill
accolade
n. award of merit
accommodate
v. oblige or help someone; adjust or bring into harmony; adapt
accomplice
n. partner in a crime
accord
n. agreement
accost
v. approach and speak first to a person
accoutre
v. equip
accretion
n. growth; increase
accrue
v. come about by addition
acerbic
adj. bitter or sour in nature; sharp and cutting
acerbity
n. bitterness of speech and temper
acetic
adj. vinegary
acidulous
adj. slightly sour; sharp; caustic
acknowledge
v. recognize; admit
acme
n. peak, pinnacle; highest point
acoustics
n. science of sound; quality of that makes a room easy or hard to hear in
acquiesce
v. assent; agree passively
acquittal
n. deliverance from a charge
acrid
adj. sharp; bitterly pungent
acrimonious
adj. bitter in words or manner
acrophobia
n. fear of heights
actuarial
adj. calculating; pertaining to insurance statistics
According to recent actuarial tables, life expectancy is greater today than it was a century ago
actuate
v. motivate
acuity
n. sharpness
acumen
n. mental keenness
acute
adj. quickly perceptive; keen; brief and severe
adage
n. wise saying; proverb
adamant
adj. hard; inflexible
adapt
v. alter; modify
addendum
n. addition; appendix to book
addiction
n. compulsive, habitual need
addle
v. muddle, drive crazy; become rotten
address
v. direct a speech to; deal with or discuss
adept
adj. expert at
adhere
v. stick fast
adherent
n. supporter; follower
adjacent
adj. adjoining; neighboring; close by
adjunct
n something (generally nonessential or interior) added on or attached
adjuration
n. solemn urging
Her adjuration to tell the truth did not change the witnesses' testimony, adjure, v.
adjutant
n. staff officer assisting the commander; assistant
admonish
v. warn; reprove
adorn
v. decorate
adroit
adj. skillful
adroit
adj. skillful