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Abate

To decrease or reduce

Abdicate

To give up a position right or power

Aberrant

Deviating from what is normal

Abeyance

Temporary suppression or suspension

Abject

Miserable, pitiful

Abjure

To reject, abandon formally

abscission

The act of cutting, natural separation of leaf

Abscond

Depart secretly

Abstemious

Moderate in appetite

Abstinence

Giving up of certain pleasures

Abysmal

Very bad or immeasurablly poor

Accretion

Growth in size or increase in amount

Accrue

To accumulate, grow by edition

Adamant

Uncompromising, unyielding

adjunct

Something added, attached or joined

Admonish

Warn, to tell or urge to do something

Adulterate

To make impure by adding something

Aesthetic

Capable of accepting the beautiful

Affected

Pretentious are emotionally moved or touched

Affinity

liking

Aggrandize

To make larger or greater

Aggregate

Amounting to a whole, total

Alacrity

Cheerful willingness, eagerness

Alchemy

Mediaeval philosophy of changing metal into gold, magical power or process of transmutation

Allay

To lessen, ease, soothe

Alleviate

To relieve, improve partially

Alloy

A combination, a mixture of two or more metals

Allure

The power to entice by charm

Amalgamate

To combine into a unified whole

Ambiguous

Unclear or doubtful in meaning