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Abate

v. to decrease; reduce
減少,減弱,減輕

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Abdicate

v. to give up a position, right, or power
正式放棄(權力等);退(位);辭(職)

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Aberrant

adj. deviating from what is normal
偏離正道的,脫離常軌的

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Aberration

n. something different from the usual or normal
離開正道,脫離常軌;過失,犯規

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Abeyance

n. temporary suppression or suspension
中止;暫擱

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Abject

adj. miserable; pitiful
糟透的;淒苦的;難堪的

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Abjure

v. to reject; abandon formally
發誓棄絕;公開放棄(意見、信仰、權利、國籍等)

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Abscission

n. the act of cutting; the natural separation of a leaf or other part of a plant

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Abscise

v. to cut off or away
切除;【植】自然脫落

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Abscond

v. to depart secretly
(為躲避罪責、債務等)潛逃;逃亡

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Abstemious

adj. moderate in appetite
有節制的

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Abysmal

adj. very bad

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Accretion

n. growth on size or increase in amount
增加物

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Accrue

v. to accumulate; grow by additions

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Adamant

adj. uncompromising; unyielding
堅定不移的;固執的

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Adjunct

n. something added, attached, or joined
附件,附屬物

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Admonish

v. to caution or reprimand(訓斥)
告誡;警告

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Adulterate

v. to corrupt or make impure
攙雜的,攙假的

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Aesthetic

adj. relating to beauty or art
美學的
n. a conception of what is artistically beautiful
美學;美學標準;審美觀

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Affected

adj. pretentious(矯飾的), phony(假的)

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Affinity

n. fondness; liking; similarity

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Abstinence

n. the giving up of certain pleasures
(飲食及享樂方面的)節制;禁飲;戒酒

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Aggrandize

v. to make larger or great
加大;強化

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Aggregate

adj. amounting to a whole; total
聚集的;合計的
v. to collect into a mass
n. collective mass or sum

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Alacrity

n. cheerful willingness; eagerness; speed
樂意,欣然;活潑;輕快

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Alchemy

n. medieval chemical philosophy based on changing metal into gold; a seemingly magical power or process of transmutation
鍊金術;(將事物變得更好的)神奇力量

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Allay

v. to lessen; ease; soothe
使緩和,減輕

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Alleviate

v. to relieve; improve partially
減輕,(緩和痛苦或困難)

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Alloy

n. a combination; a mixture of two or more metals
合金;混合

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Allure

n. the power to entice by charm
誘惑,魅力,吸引力
v. to entice by charm
adj - alluring 誘人的;迷人的;極吸引人的