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Abash

To shame, to embarrass

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Abate

To reduce

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Abdicate

To give up a position of power

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Abiding

Continuing, lasting

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Abortive

Not able to be completed

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Abscond

To secretly run away with and hide

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Absolve

To free from blame, sin, or responsibility

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Abstain

To voluntarily hold back

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Abstruse

Difficult to understand

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Abysmal

Utterly hopeless

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Accost

To approach boldly

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Acquiesce

To give in, surrender ; to go quietly

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Acrid

Harsh, sharp, offensive

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Acrophobia

Intense fear of heights

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Acumen

Sharp insight ; keenness of mind

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Acute

Sharp, keen, pointed ; severe

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Adherent

Follower, believer, disciple

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Adjudicate

To decide by judicial procedure

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Admonish

To reprimand, to scold gently, to warn strongly

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Adroit

Adept, skilled (often under pressing conditions)