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46 Cards in this Set

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Abacus
Instrument for performing computations by sliding counters along rods
Abalone
An edible mollusk
Abase
To cast down or reduce in estimation
Abash
To discomfit or embarrass
Abate
To reduce in intensity or in number
Abdicate
To give up power or function
Aberration
A deviation from right or normal.
Abet
To encourage or countenance the commission of an offense
Abeyance
Temporary suspension of action
Abhor
To regard with horror or loathing
Abject
Miserable, wretched
Abjure
To renounce under oath
Ablution
A washing or cleaning
Abnegate
To deny or denounce
Abominate
Loathe
Abortive
Ineffectual
Abrade
Rub off, wear away by friction
Abridge
Shorten
Abrogate
Annul or abolish
Abscond
To steal off to avoid some penalty
Absolution
Pardon, forgiveness
Abstain
Refrain voluntarily from some act
Abstemious
Moderate in eating and drinking
Abtruse
Deep, obscure in meaning
Abut
To touch, as bordering property
Accede
Consent
Acclimate
Accustom to a new environment
Acclivity
Upward slote
Accolade
An award or praise
Accouchment
Confinement for childbirth
Acerbity
Bitterness, sourness
Acme
The top or high point
Acolyte
An assistant (religious rite)
Aconite
A type of poisonous plant
Acoustic
Pertaining to hearing
Acquiesce
To comply or accept, reluctantly
Acquit
To set free from an accusation
Acrimony
Harsh or biting language or temper
Acronym
Word formed from initials
Acrostic
Word arrangement in which certain letters read up and down to make another word
Actuary
An expert who calculates insurance risks
Actuate
To put into action, incite.
Acumen
Sharpness of mind, keenness in business matters
Adage
A proverb
Adamant
Inflexible, hard
Adduce
Bring forward as a reason or example