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.
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.
to make (someone or something) more attractive by adding something beautiful
Ex. Her paints adorned the wall and amde it more attractive.
to make great or greater
Ex. A movie that aggrandizes the bad guys and makes the cops look like fools.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
to make (something) more noticeable
She has beautiful eyes, so we should accentuate them in the makeup.
v; Behave in a way that belittles or degrades (someone):
The kid abased his little brother
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
to take (someone) away from a place by force
He was abducted from his home.
to dislike (someone or something) very much; hate, loathe
They abhor violence/racism.
(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.
Accept something reluctantly but without protest:
Parents had finally acquiesced this unsuitable marriage knowing it's not going to last long.