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abase

to humiliate, to lower in esteem or dignity, to humble

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abate

to subside, to reduce

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aberration

something not typical, a deviation from the standard

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abet

to support or encourage someone, especially someone who has done something wrong

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abeyance

suspension, temporary cessation

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abject

hopeless, extremely sad and servile, defeated

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abjure

to repudiate, to take back, to refrain from

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abnegate

to deny oneself things, to reject, to renounce

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abomination

something despised or abhorred, extreme loathing

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abortive

unsuccessful

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abound

to be very numerous

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abrogate

to abolish or repeal formally, to set aside, to nullify

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abstract

- theoretical, impersonal
- to like something in abstract: to like the idea of it

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abysmal

extremely hopeless or wretched, bottomless

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accede

to give in, to yield, to agree

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acclaim

to praise publicly and enthusiastically

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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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accouterments

personal clothing, accessories or equipment, trappings

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accre

to accumulate over time

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acerbic

sour, severe, like acid in temper, mood, or tone

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acquisitive

seeking or tending to acquire, greedy

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acquit

to find not guilty, to behave or conduct oneself

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acrid

harshly pungent, bitter

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acrimonious

full of spite, bitter, nasty