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Abase (v.)

To humiliate ; to humble

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Abet (v.)

To support or encourage someone, especially someone who has done something wrong

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Abeyance (n.)

Suspension ; temporary cessation

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Abjure (v.)

To repudiate ; to take back ; to refrain from

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Abomination (n.)

Something despised or abhorred ; extreme loathing

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Aboriginal (a.)

Native ; dating back to the very beginning

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Abound (v.)

To be very numerous

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Abrogate (v.)

To abolish or repeal formally ; to set aside ; to nullify

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Accede (v.)

To give in ; to yield, to agree

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Accentuate (v.)

To emphasize ; to accent ; to highlight

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Access (n.)

The right or ability to approach, enter, or use

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Acclaim (v.)

To praise publicly and enthusiastically

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Accord (v.)

To agree ; to be in harmony ; to great or bestow

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Accouterments (n.)

Personal clothing, accessories, or equipment ; trappings

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Accrue (v.)

To accumulate over time

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Acquisitive (a.)

Seeking or tending to acquire ; greedy

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Acquit (v.)

To find not guilty ; to behave or conduct oneself

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Acronym (n.)

A word made up of the initials of other word

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Adage (n.)

A traditional saying ; a proverb

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Adduce (v.)

To bring forward as an example or as proof ; to cite

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Adjourn (v.)

To suspend until another time

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Adjunct (n.)

Something added to or connected with something else ; an assistant

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Ad-lib (v.)

To improvise ; speak or act spontaneously

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Advent (n.)

Arrival ; coming ; beginning

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Adventitious (v.)

Adj accidental ; connected to but nontheless unrelated ; irrelevant

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Advocate (n.)

A person who argues in favor of a position

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Affidavit (n.)

A sworn written statement made before an official

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Affiliate (v.)

To become closely associated with

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Affliction (n.)

Misery ; illness ; great suffering

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Afford (v.)

To give ; to supply ; to confer upon