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Abase

V. Lower; humiliate

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Abdicate

V. Renounce; give up

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Aberrant

N. Abnormal or deviant

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Abet

V. Aid, usually doing something wrong; encourage

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Abject

Adj. wretched; lacking pride

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Abjure

V. Renounce upon oath

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Abortive

Adj. unsuccessful; fruitless

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Abrade

V. Wear away by friction; scrape; erode

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Abscond

V. Depart secretly and hide

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Absolve

V. Pardon (an offense)

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Abstain

V. Refrain; hold oneself back voluntarily from an action or practice

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Abstruse

Adj. obscure; profound; difficult to understand

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Abut

V. Border upon; adjoin

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Abysmal

Adj. bottomless

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Academic

Adj. related to a school; not practical or directly useful

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Accede

V. Agree

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Acclaim

V. Applaud; announce with great approval

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Acclimate

V. Adjust to climate

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Acclivity

N. Sharp upslope of a hill

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Accord

N. Agreement

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Accost

V. Approach and speak first to a person

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Accoutre

V. Equip

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Acerbity

N. Bitterness of speech and temper

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Acetic

Adj. vinegary

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Acidulous

Adj. slightly sour; sharp, caustic

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Acme

N. Top; Pinnacle

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Acrimonious

Adj. bitter in the words or manner

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Acrophobia

N. Fear of heights

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Actuarial

Adj. calculating; pertaining to insurance and statistics

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Acuity

N. Sharpness

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Acumen

N. Mental keenness

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Addle

V. Model; drive crazy; become rotten

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Adherent

N. Supporter; follower

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Adjunct

N. Something added on or attached (generally nonessential or inferior)

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Admonition

N. Warning

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Adroit

Adj. skillful

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Acoustics

N. Science of sound

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Adamant

Adj. hard; inflexible