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v. To shame; to embarrass

Abash
{aBASH}

2

v. to cease, subside; to reduce

Abate
{aBATE}

3

v. to give up a position of power

Abdicate
{ABdicate}

4

adj. continuing; lasting

Abiding
{ABiding}

5

adj. not able to be completed

Abortive
{aBORtive}

6

v. to secretly run away with and hide

Abscond
{ab SCOND}

7

v. to free from blame, sin, or responsibility

Absolve
{ab SOLVE}

8

v. to voluntarily hold back; to refrain from doing something

Abstain
{ab STAIN}

9

adj. difficult to understand

Abstruse
{ab STRUSE}

10

adj. utterly hopeless; totally and profoundly terrible

Abysmal
{a BYS mal}

11

v. to approach boldly

Accost
{ac COST}

12

v. to give in, surrender; to go quietly

Acquiesce
{ac qui ESCE}

13

adj. harsh, sharp, offensive; pungent

Acrid
{A Crid}

14

n. intense fear of heights

Acrophobia
{a cro PHO bia}

15

n. sharp insight; keenness of mind

Acumen
{ac U men}

16

adj. sharp, keen; pointed; severe

Acute
{a CUTE}

17

n. follower; believer; disciple

Adherent
{ad HER ent}

18

v. to decide by judicial procedure; to settle a case in court

Adjudicate
{ad JUD i cate}

19

v. to reprimand; to scold gently; to warn strongly

Admonish
{ad MON ish}

20

adj. adept (often under pressing conditions)

Adroit
{a DROIT}