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Ab initio

adj. from the beginning

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Abase

v. to belittle or degrade

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Aberrant

adj. deviating from accepted standards

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Abetting

v. encouraging someone to do a wrong

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Abscond

v. to leave hurriedly and secretly, typically to avoid detection of or arrest for an unlawful action such as theft; escape

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Abstruse

v. obscure or difficult to understand

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Abut

v. (of an area of land or a building) to adjoin, to be next to or have a common boundary with

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Accretion

n. accumulation of matter; the process of growth or increase, typically by the gradual accumulation of additional layers or matter

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Acerbic

adj. sharp and forthright; tasting sour or bitter

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Acolyte

n. an assistant or follower; disciple

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Acrid

adj. angry and bitter; sharp and pungent

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Acrophobia

n. fear of heights

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Effacement

n. the erasing from a surface

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Effete

adj. (of a person) affected or overrefined; no longer capable of effective action

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Effigy

n. model of a person

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Effluviated

v. to give off an odor

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Effusive

adj. expressing feelings of gratitude, pleasure, or approval in an unrestrained or heartfelt manner

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Egalitarianism

adj. of, relating to, or believing in the principle that all people are equal and deserve equal rights and opportunities

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Egress

n. the action of going out of or leaving a place; v. to exit

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Emaciated

adj. abnormally thin or weak esp. because of illness or a lack of food; withered

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Grate

v. to annoy; aggravate; or shred something like cheese

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Gratuitous

adj. uncalled for; unwarranted

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Gregarious

adj. sociable

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Guffaw

n. or v. sudden loud laughter

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Guile

n. cunning; craftiness

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Guileless

adj. frank; straightforward; innocent and without deception

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Hackneyed

adj. unoriginal and trite; overused

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Hale

adj. strong and healthy; v.drag or draw forcefully

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Hallow

v. honor as holy; make holy

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Hapless

adj. unfortunate; unlucky