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Abash

To shame; to embarrass
Synonyms- chagrin, confuse, humiliate
Antonyms- put at ease, reassure, compose

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Abate

To cease, subside; to reduce
Synonyms- mellow, slacken, fade
Antonyms- increase, grow, heighten, intensify

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Abdicate

To give up a position of power
Synonyms- retire, bow out, resign, cede
Antonyms- accept, take up

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Abiding

Continuing, lasting
Synonyms- long standing, prolonged, protracted, persistent, enduring, staying, remaining, permanent
Antonyms- short lived, ephemeral, transient, fleeting, temporary

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Abortive

Not able to be completed
Synonyms- futile, bootless, fruitless, ineffective, useless, vain
Antonyms- completed, concluded, finished

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Abscond

To secretly run away with and hide
Synonyms- flee, decamp, fly, escape make off

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Absolve

To free from blame, sin, or responsibility
Synonyms- exempt, acquit, excuse, pardon, release
Antonyms- oblige, convict, condemn, denounce, rebuke

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Abstain

To voluntarily hold back; to refrain from doing something
Synonyms- forbear, holdback, withhold, withdraw, go without, deny
Antonyms- partake, indulge in, treat

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Abstruse

Difficult to understand
Synonyms- mysterious, perplexing, recondite, unsolvable, obscure, complex, profound
Antonyms- fathomable, understandable, comprehensible, explicable, simple

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Abysmal

Utterly hopeless; totally and profoundly terrible
Synonyms- bottomless, fathomless, abyssal, unfathomable, dreadful, appalling
Antonyms- shallow, superb, terrific, outstanding

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Accost

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

To give in, surrender; to go quietly
Synonyms- assent, accede, grant, agree, consent
Antonyms- differ, veto, contest, refuse, resist

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Acrid

Harsh, sharp, offensive, pungent
Synonyms- tangy, acetic, tart, vinegary, bitter, unpleasant
Antonyms- bland, flat, insipid, tasteless

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Acrophobia

Intense fear of heights

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Acumen

Sharp insight; keenness of mind
Synonyms- wisdom, discernment, wit, shrewdness, expertise
Antonyms- blindness, obtuseness

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Acute

Sharp, keen; pointed, severe
Synonyms- pointy, peaked, spiky, barbed, sensitive
Antonyms- blunt, dull, indiscriminating

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Adherent

Follower; believer, disciple
Synonyms- fanatic, enthusiast, partisan, devotee, apostle, supporter, advocate
Antonyms- disbeliever, skeptic, doubter

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Adjudicate

To decide by judicial procedure; to settle a case in court
Synonyms- judge, deem, arbitrate, determine

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Admonish

To reprimand; to scold gently; to warn strongly
Synonyms- warn, alarm, rebuke, forewarn
Antonyms- applaud, praise, compliment, commend

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Adroit

Adept(often under pressing conditions)
Synonyms- dexterous, clever, deft, handy, nimble, skillful, artful
Antonyms- maladroit, dense, phlegmatic, unskilled, artless