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abase
v.degrage, lower, humiliate
abash
v. embarrass
abate
v. subside, moderate
abdicate
v. renuounce
aberrant
adj.abnormal
abet
v. encourage, assist usually in something wrong doing
abeyance
v. suspended action
abhor
v.detest, hate
She abhorred all forms of bigotry
abject
adj. wretched, lacking pride
abjure
v.renounce upon oath
He abjured his allegiance to the king.
abnegation
n. renunciation , self-sacrifice
abolish
v. cancel, put an end to
abominable
adj detestable, extremely unpleasant, very bad
abominate
v. hate
aboriginal
adj, n . being the first of its kind in a a region
abortive
adj. fruitless, unsuccessful
abraisive
adj. rubbing away, tending to grind down
abridge
v. condense, shorten
abrogate
v. abolish
absolute
adj. complete
absolve
v. pardon
abstain
v. refrain
abstemious
adj sparing in eating and drinking
abstinence
n. restraint from eating and drinking
abstruse
adj obscure, profound, difficult to understand
abut
v. adjoin, border upon
Where our estates abut, we must build a fence.
abysmal
adj bottomless
His arrogance is exceeded only by is abysmal ignorance.
abyss
n. enormous chasm, vast, bottomless pit
accede
v. agree
acclaim
v.applaud, announce with great approval
accolade
n. award of merit
In Hollywood , the 'Oscar' is the highest accolade.
accomplice
n. partner in crime
Because he provided the criminal with the ammunition, he was arrested as an accomplice in the murder.
accord
n. agreement
accost
v. approach and speak first
accoutre
v.equip
He was accoutered with the best equipments the store could supply.
accretion
n. growth,
Because of accretion of flesh , he went on from size M to size XL.
accrue
v. come about by addition
acerbity
n. bitterness of speech and temper
acme
n.peak, pinnacle, highest point
acquiesce
v, assent, agree passively
acquittal
n. deliverance of charge
acrid
adj sharp, bitterly pungent
The acrid odor of the gun powder filled the room after the pistol was fired.
acrimonious
adj. bitter in words or manner
acrophobia
n. fear of height
actuarial
adj. calculating
actuate
v. motivate
acuity
n. sharpness
In time his youthful acuity of vision failed him, he needed glasses
acumen
n. mental keenness
acute
adj. quickly perceptive
adage
n. wise saying , proverb
addendum
n. addition
addiction
n. compulsive, habitual need
addle
v. muddle, drive crazy
address
v. direct a speech to
adept
adj skillful at
adjuration
solemn urging
admonish
v. warn , reprove
adulation
n. flattery admiration
advent
n . arrival
adventitious
adj accidental