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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
Deviant

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Abhor

To hate very much
To detest

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Abject

Hopeless
Defeated
Extremely sad or servile

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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

To forgive it free from blame
To free from sin
To free from obligation

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Abstinent

Abstaining
Voluntarily not doing something, especially something pleasant that is bad for you.

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Abstract

Theoretical
Impersonal

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Abstruse

Hard to understand

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Abysmal

Extremely hopeless or wretched
Bottomless

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Accolade

An award
A honor

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Accost

To approach and speak to someone aggressively

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Acerbic

Sour
Severe
Acidic in temper or mood

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Acquiesce

To comply passively
To assent
To agree
To follow instructions quietly

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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

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Acute

Sharp
Shrewd

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Adamant

Stubborn
Unyielding
Completely inflexible

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Address

To speak
To direct one's attention to

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Adherent

Follower
Supporter
Believer

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Admonish

To scold gently
To warn

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Adroit

Skillful
Dextrous
Shrewd
Clever
Socially at ease.

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Adulation

Wild or excessive admiration
Flattery