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Abash

Part of Speech: verb
Definition: to shame; to embarrass
Synonyms: chagrin, confuse, humiliate
Antonyms: put at ease, reassure, compose

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Abate

Part of Speech: verb
Definition: to cease, subside; to reduce
Synonyms: mellow, slacken, fade
Antonyms: increase, grow, heighten, intensify

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Abdicate

Part of Speech: verb
Definition: to give up a position of power
Synonyms: retire, bow out, resign, cede
Antonyms: accept, take up

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Abiding

Part of Speech: adjective
Definition: continuing; lasting
Synonyms: long-standing, prolonged, protracted, persistent, enduring, staying, remaining, permanent
Antonyms: short-lived, ephemeral, transient, fleeting, temporary

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Abortive

Part of Speech: adjective
Definition: not able to be completed
Synonyms: futile, bootless, fruitless, ineffective, ineffectual, unproductive, useless, vain
Antonyms: completed, concluded, finished, consummated

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Abscond

Part of Speech: verb
Definition: to secretly run away with and hide
Synonyms: flee, decamp, fly, escape, make off
Antonyms: n/a

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Absolve

Part of Speech: verb
Definition: to free from blame, sin, or responsibility
Synonyms: exempt, acquit, excuse, pardon, release
Antonyms: oblige, convict, condemn, denounce, rebuke

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Abstain

Part of Speech: verb
Definition: to voluntarily hold back; to refrain from doing something
Synonyms: forbear, hold back, withhold, withdraw, go without, deny
Antonyms: partake, indulge in, treat

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Abstruse

Part of Speech: adjective
Definition: difficult to understand
Synonyms: mysterious, perplexing, recondite, unsolvable, obscure, complex, profound
Antonyms: fathomable, understandable, comprehensible, explicable, simple

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Abysmal

Part of Speech: adjective
Definition: utterly hopeless; totally and profoundly terrible
Synonyms: bottomless, fathomless, abyssal, unfathomable, dreadful, appalling
Antonyms: shallow, superb, terrific, outstanding

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Accost

Part of Speech: verb
Definition: to approach boldly
Synonyms: address, hail, salute, confront, face, front, challenge, hound, pester
Antonyms: ignore, overlook, slight, avoid, elude, evade, shun

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Acquiesce

Part of Speech: verb
Definition: to give in, surrender; to go quietly
Synonyms: assent, accede, grant, agree, consent
Antonyms: differ, veto, contest, refuse, resist

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Accrid

Part of Speech: adjective
Definition: harsh, sharp, offensive; pungent
Synonyms: tangy, acetic, tart, vinegary, bitter, unpleasant
Antonyms: bland, flat, insipid, tasteless

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Acrophobia

Part of Speech: noun
Definition: intense fear of heights
Synonyms: n/a
Antonyms: n/a

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Acumen

Part of Speech: noun
Definition: sharp insight; keenness of mind
Synonyms: wisdom, discernment, wit, shrewdness, expertise
Antonyms: blindness, obtuseness

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Acute

Part of Speech: adjective
Definition: sharp, keen; pointed; severe
Synonyms: pointy, peaked, spiky, barbed, sensitive
Antonyms: blunt, dull, undiscriminating

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Adherent

Part of Speech: noun
Definition: follower; believer; disciple
Synonyms: fanatic, enthusiast, partisan, devotee, apostle, supporter, advocate
Antonyms: disbeliever, skeptic, doubter

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Adjudicate

Part of Speech: verb
Definition: to decide by judicial procedure; to settle a case in court
Synonyms: judge, deem, arbitrate, determine
Antonyms: n/a

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Admonish

Part of Speech: verb
Definition: to reprimand; to scold gently; to warn strongly
Synonyms: warn, alarm, rebuke, forewarn
Antonyms: applaud, praise, compliment, commend

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Adroit

Part of Speech: adjective
Definition: adept (often under pressing conditions)
Synonyms: dexterous, clever, deft, handy, nimble, skillful, artful
Antonyms: maladroit, dense, phlegmatic, unskilled, artless