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Abash (v.)

To make ashamed, to embarass

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Abate (v.)

To subside, to reduce

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Abdicate (v.)

To step down from a position of power or responsibility

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Aberration (n.)

Something not typical, a deviation from the standard

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Abhor (n.)

To detest

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Abject (a.)

Hopeless

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Abnegate (v.)

To reject, to renounce

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Abortive (a.)

Unsuccessful

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Abridge (v.)

To shorten, to condense

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Absolute (a.)

Total, unlimited, perfect

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Absolve (v.)

To forgive or to free from blame, to free from an obligation

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Abstinent (a.)

Abstaining, voluntarily not doing something, especially something pleasant that is bad for you or has a bad reputation

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Abstract (a.)

Theoretical, impersonal

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Abstruse (a.)

Hard to understand

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Abysmal (a.)

Extremely hopeless or wretched, bottomless

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Accolade (n.)

An award, an honor

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Accost (v.)

To approach and speak to someone

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Acerbic (a.)

Bitter, sour, severe

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Acquisce (v.)

To comply passively, to accept, to assent, to agree

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Acrid (a.)

Harsh ; like acid

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Acrimonious (a.)

Full of spite, bitter, nasty

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Acumen (n.)

Keenness of judgment, mental sharpness

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Acute (a.)

Sharp, shrewd

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Adamant (a.)

Unyielding, completely inflexible

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Address (v.)

To speak to, to direct one's attention to

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Adherent (n.)

Follower, supporter, believer

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Admonish (v.)

To scold gently, to warn

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Adroit (a.)

Skillfull, dexterous

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Adulation (n.)

Wild or excessive admiration, flattery

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Adulterate (v.)

To contaminate, to make impure