By the next morning, the flood waters had ABATED considerably.
Recently Jim’s behavior has been noted to be ABERRANT.
But these rights of adulthood are in ABEYANCE during the period of pupilage or nonage.
Members of the ABORIGINAL tribes now live mainly in the central mountains.
The culprit is said to be ABSCONDING with the bank robbery proceeds.
Roderick chooses to remain ABSTEMIOUS when the rest of his colleagues meet up for drinks.
His sense of ACUITY and acumen was amazingly sharp even at this age.
His mother severely ADMONISHED him for running across the road in the midst of the chaotic traffic.
These days, even a simple food product like sugar is ADULTERATED with pieces of contamination, so the FDA has brought in new regulations for manufacturers’ compliance.
If you commit a crime, be prepared to suffer the ADVERSE consequences.
They say the true strength of man is measured in times of ADVERSITY.
The new house does not have much AESTHETIC appeal.
The mangoes stolen from the farm will AGGREGATE to five or six dozen.
On hearing the good news, the three of them rose to their feet with such ALACRITY that he was stunned.
His most commonly used ALIAS was “Jack Smith”.
With great patience, he set out to ALLEVIATE their uneasiness.
The two small companies decided to AMALGAMATE to form a bigger one.
It would be far more sensible to write clear, lucid statements than AMBIGUOUS statements, which would only serve to confuse the reader.
Paul was faced with deep AMBIVALENCE toward the prevailing culture.
The weather AMELIORATED toward the evening, with a beautiful sunset and pleasant temperatures.
After twenty years of bitter quarrel, the son now wanted to AMEND his relationship with his father so they could spend some time together before it was too late.
Father William then tied a black AMULET around Harry’s arm and said that it was a good luck charm to protect him from evil.
The appearance of a printed book in a movie about Plato was a major ANACHRONISM because the printing press was not invented until 1700 years after his death.
Sitting in the seat of that game port is ANALOGOUS to sitting in a plane; the game completely simulates the feeling of flying in an airplane.
To explain the concept of writing a program in a simpler manner, Bob used an ANALOGY of cooking a dish and listed out each step.
There were riots, fights, and ANARCHY everywhere in the state.
His behavior was getting to be abnormal and ANOMALOUS.
The law firm wanted to perform a thorough check of his ANTECEDENTS.
Last year the trust published an ANTHOLOGY of new dialect writing, called Still Life.
The two warring brothers have a great amount of ANTIPATHY toward each other.
Savlon is one of the world’s most popular ANTISEPTICS.
With time, the people in larger cities are beginning to have more APATHY towards civil issues.
Some primitive tribes believe that animals must be sacrificed in order to APPEASE the gods.
No matter what the consequence would be, we knew we had to APPRISE the boss about the loss of data.
She desperately sought APPROBATION for her actions from her peers.
It is a crime to APPROPRIATE property that has been marked by someone else.
We decided to buy at one go the whole set of APPURTENANCES that would be needed for our new venture.
Nina has an awesome ARBORETUM with some rare eucalyptus, cypress, and pine trees.
Newspaper ARCHIVES are the best place to look for old, outdated articles.
It was a tiring, ARDUOUS climb to the clifftop.
One of his most despicable qualities is his ARROGANCE.
Cathy seems such an ARTLESS, innocent young girl.
The ASCETIC life is just not Bob’s cup of tea; he loves the material world too much.
The professor said he would ASSAY the documents in leisure and would let me know about their validity.
Sara is a committed, hardworking and ASSIDUOUS worker.
Moose takes twice as much time as other guys to ASSIMILATE any bit of news we give him.
The dentist talked to her gently and ASSUAGED her fears before starting to work on her sore tooth.
After giving me a series of eye tests, the ophthalmologist told me that I have ASTIGMATISM.
On the prison island of Alcataraz, numerous unspeakable ATROCITIES are committed upon prisoners.
The tight corset only seemed to ATTENUATE her figure making her look thinner than ever.
Her AUDACIOUS behavior shocked the entire world.
A nun’s simple and AUSTERE lifestyle was just not Gina’s cup of tea; she was too used to material comforts.
It is not an easy task to practice such AUSTERITY as the monks; it requires a strong will and determination in extremes.
Pol Pot, the ruthless dictator of Cambodia, was an AUTOCRAT to the core.
The company now functions as an AUTONOMOUS unit without any supporting infrastructure.
The police wanted permission from Dana’s mother to perform an AUTOPSY which they said would determine the cause and exact time of death.
“Oh no, that’s not true,” she AVERRED, when they suggested that she might be a manager.
The conversation was too BANAL for her taste.
When I saw all the benefits Kylie received for her employee-of-the-month title I BEGRUDGED her the award.
Wilma’s modest, self-effacing attitude BELIES her intelligence and talents.
Myra was interested to know if this event could be BENEFICENT to her in any way.
The elephant went BERSERK on hearing the sudden sound of firecrackers and damaged a few stalls nearby before the mahout finally calmed the animal.
The BILLOWING smoke from burning houses was a dreadful sight.
Fed up with the saleswoman’s BLANDISHMENTS, we bought two of the items even though we didn’t actually need them.
Rod is just another BLOWHARD who loves to brag about his supposedly great achievements; none of his peers take him seriously.
The party was BOISTEROUS and loud, as usual.
They BOLSTERED their favorite participant’s spirits by cheering for him at the top of their lungs.
Making BOMBASTIC statements is easy enough; to prove that you really possess knowledge is quite tough.
The venture seems to be BURGEONING day by day.
The table had been BURNISHED with wax in preparation for his visit.
A BUXOM young lady greeted us at the door.
I wonder how far she would get as a singer with that CACOPHONOUS voice.
The prolonged illness had made her thin, pale, and CADAVEROUS.
Kenneth is too CAPRICIOUS to stay steady with the new job; he has been job-hopping continuously for the last two years.
Jenny knew she was in for a major CASTIGATION for having disobeyed the hostel warden’s rules.
With her CAUSTIC remarks and sharp tongue, she is a terror among her peers.
We had to rush with CELERITY, for time was not on our side.
The CENTRIFUGAL force was powerful enough to rock us and make us tremble.
The lady is a CHARLATAN; no one trusts her to do legitimate business anymore.
Her mother would CHASTEN her all the time, thus ensuring that Sara grew up to be a decent young woman.
It’s yet another of his tricks or CHICANERY; we refuse to believe him anymore.
The metal bracelet contained a secret CIPHER inside it.
The gold CIRCLET on Anna’s arm was badly damaged when she fell from the parapet, but she herself was barely injured.
I soon discovered that the cab driver was taking me along a CIRCUITOUS route and demanded that he stop immediately.
The liquid gel was COAGULATING because of the cool temperateure.
The CODA is often more technically difficult to master than any other piece of music.
I was by now quite familiar with his COGENT, persuasive tactics so I resisted being persuaded by them.
The letter said that the salary offered would be COMMENSURATE with the best in the industry.
The students were asked to submit a brief COMPENDIUM of their annual project to the department head.
The man seemed to be over-obliging and COMPLAISANT to me.
The students decided to be COMPLIANT with the school dress code to avoid having to serve detention for disobeying the rules.
We all CONCURRED with the leader’s decision.
The more they tried to get details, the more the crime CONFOUNDED them.
Ken Smith is a CONNOISSEUR of arts and culture.
The committee reached a CONSENSUS eventually, after hours of discussion on the issue, and passed the bill.
What she had actually said and what was being CONSTRUED by the manager were two different things.
It was a close CONTENTION with each faction getting as many votes as the other.
From a peaceful discussion it soon rose to a CONTENTIOUS, hot argument with both parties swearing at each other.
Seeing her dismayed look on hearing my harsh words, I suddenly felt CONTRITE and ashamed.
They tried hard to make him confess but he CONTROVERTED and opposed every statement they made and even brought in witnesses to support his logic.