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Abash

To make ashamed; to embarrass

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Abate

To subside; to reduce

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Abdicate

To step down from a position of power or responsibility

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Aberration

Something not typical; a deviation from the standard

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Abhor

To hate very much; to detest

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Abject

Hopeless; extremely sad and servile; defeated

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Abnegate

To deny oneself; to reject; to renounce

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Abortive

Unsuccessful

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Abridge

To shorten; to condense

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Absolute

Total; unlimited

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Absolve

Forgive or free from blame; to free from sin; to free from an obligation

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Abstinent

Abstaining; voluntarily not doing something, especially something pleasant that is bad for you or has a bad reputation

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Abstract

Theoretical; impersonal; to like the idea of it

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Abstruse

Hard to understand

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Abysmal

Extremely hopeless or wrenched; bottomless

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Accolade

An award; an honor

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Accost

To approach and speak to someone aggressively

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Acerbic

Sour; severe; like acid in temper, mood, or tone

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Acquiesce

To comply passively; to accept; to assent; to agree

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Acrid

Harshly pungent; bitter

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Acrimonious

Full of spite; bitter; nasty

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Acumen

Keenness of judgment; mental sharpness