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accord

noun

1. a formal or official agreement

The two opposing organizations managed to reach an accord.

 

2. a situation or state in which people or things agree

The two players' minds seemed to be completely in accord and played the game flawlessly.

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accretion

noun

1. a gradual process in which layers of a material are formed as small amounts are added over time

The boulder was created by the slow accertion of powder over millions of years.

 

2.  something that has grown or accumulated slowly : a product or result of gradual growth

The truck driver noticed an accertion of ice on his windshield.

3

adorn

v.

to make (someone or something) more attractive by adding something beautiful

 

Ex. Her paints adorned the wall and amde it more attractive.

 

4

Aggrandize

 

 

v. 

to make great or greater

 

Ex. A movie that aggrandizes the bad guys and makes the cops look like fools.

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adamant 

adj. If someone is adamant about something, they are determined not to change their mind about it.                Ex: The Americans are adamant that they will not budge on this point.

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acumen

n. Acumen is the ability to make good judgments and quick decisions. 

Ex: He lacked the judgment and political acumen for the post of chairman

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abject

adj. 1. utterly hopeless, miserable, humiliating, or wretched.

Example: Doubtless, my presence in his fabulous residence will inspire him to fresh heights of abject misery.

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abort

v. 1. to bring forth a fetus from the uterus before the fetus is viable; miscarry.

Example: It is not difficult to understand why women choose to abort abnormal pregnancies.

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accolade

n.  a tangible symbol signifying approval or distinction

ex. Winning the first place of speech competition is an accolade to that person's public speaking skill.

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accomodating

adj. helpful in bringing about a harmonious adaptation; obliging; willing to do favors.

ex. She is a tourist guide that is accommodationg to people, so she is welcomed.

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abridge


verb 1. to shorten by omissions while retaining the basic contents:

2. to reduce or lessen in duration, scope, authority,

 

Ex. Do you mind to abridge a reference book?

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abstain


verb 
1. to hold oneself back voluntarily, especially from something unhealthy 
2. to refrain from casting one's vote:

 

Ex. The person has abstained from eating pork.
 

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absolution

 

 
 

 
 

   n.

the act of forgiving someone for having done something wrong or sinful : the act of absolving someone or the state of being absolved

The priest gave the woman absolution for her sins.

 
 

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accentuate

 
 

   v.

to make (something) more noticeable

She has beautiful eyes, so we should accentuate them in the makeup.

 
 

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abase

v; Behave in a way that belittles or degrades (someone):

The kid abased his little brother

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abate

verb; (Of something unpleasant or severe) become lessintense or widespread:

The dog has died for a long time, but the family's grief will not abate

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Abduct

 

 

verb

to take (someone) away from a place by force

He was abducted from his home.

 

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Abhor

verb

to dislike (someone or something) very much; hate, loathe

They abhor violence/racism.

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acerbic

Adj.

(Especially of a comment or style of speaking) sharp and forthright

Example Sentence: The reader's acerbic wit impressed everyone who've read the review.

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acquiesce

verb.

Accept something reluctantly but without protest:

Example Sentence:

Parents had finally acquiesced this unsuitable marriage knowing it's not going to last long.