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ABASH

to shame, to embarrass
VERB
S: chagrin, humiliate, confuse
A: put at ease, reassure, compose

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ABATE

to cease, subside; to reduce
VERB
S: mellow, slacken, fade
A: increase, grow, heighten

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ABDICATE

giving up a position of power
VERB
S: retire, bow out, resign
A: accept, take up

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ABIDING

continuing, lasting
ADJECTIVE
S: long standing, prolonged, stayed, endured
A: short lived, fleeting, temporary

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ABORTIVE

not able to be completed
ADJECTIVE
S: futile, fruitless, bootless
A: completed, concluded, finished

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ABSCOND

to secretly run away with and hide
VERB
S: flee, decamped, fly

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ABSOLVE

to free from blame, sin, or responsibility
VERB
S: exempted, excuse, pardon
A: oblige, convict, condemn

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ABSTAIN

to voluntarily hold back, to refrain from doing something
VERB
S: to hold back
A: partake

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ABSTRUSE

difficult to understand
ADJECTIVE
S: mysterious, perplexing
A: understandable

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ABYSMAL

utterly hopeless, totally and profoundly terrible
ADJECTIVE
S: bottomless
A: shallow

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ACCOST

to approach boldly
VERB
S: address, salute
A: ignore, overlook

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ACQUIESCE

to give in, surrender, to go quietly
VERB
S: assent, grant
A: differ, veto

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ACRID

harsh, sharpe, offensive; pungent
ADJECTIVE
S: tangy, tart
A: bland, flat

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ACROPHOBIA

intense fear of heights
NOUN

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ACUMEN

sharpe insight, keenness of mind
NOUN
S: wisdom
A: blindness

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ACUTE

sharpe, keen; pointed, severe
ADJECTIVE
S: pointy
A: blunt

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ADHERENT

follower; believer; disciple
NOUN
S: fanatic, enthusiastic
A: disbeliever, skeptic

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ADJUDICATE

to decide by judicial procedure; to decide a case in court
VERB
S: judge, deem

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ADMONISH

to reprimand; to scold gently; to warn strongly
VERB
S: warn, alarm, rebuke
A: applaud, praise

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ADROIT

adept (often under pressing conditions)
ADJECTIVE
S: dexterous, clever
A: dense, unskilled