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Abate
Abate – to reduce in amount, degree, or severity

“As the hurricane’s force abated, the winds dropped and the sea became calm”

Similar meanings:
Ebb
Moderate
Subside
Laps
Relent
Let up
Slacken
Wane
Adulterate
Adulterate - to make impure.

"The restaurateur made his ketchup last longer by adulterating it with water"

Related: Unadulterated-pure, Adultery-an illicit relatioship; an affair

Similar: doctor, debase, load
Aberrant
Aberrant – deviating from what is normal or expected.

“Since he had been a steady, cheerful worker for many years, his fellow postal workers did not expect his aberrant burst of range.”

Similar:
Abnormal
Divergent
Anomalous
Errant
Deviant
Irregular
Abstain
Abstain - to choose not to do something.

"During Lent, practicing Catholics abstain from eating meat."

Similar: forbear, refrain, withhold
Abscond
Abscond - to leave secretly

"to patron absconded from the restaurant without paying his bill by sneaking out the back door."

Similar: flee, decamp, escape
Abyss
Abyss - an extremely deep hole

"The submarine dove into the abyss to chart the previously unseen depths."

Similar: chasm, void

Related : Abyssal (pertaining to great depth) and Abysmal - extremely bad