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abandon

total lack of inhibition

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abase

to humble, disgrace

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abatement

decrease, reduction

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abdicate

to give up a positon, right, or power

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aberration

something different from the usual or normal

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abet

to aid, act as accomplice

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abeyance

temporary suppression or suspension

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abhor

to loathe, detest

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abject

miserable, pitiful

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abjure

to reject, abandon formally

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ablution

act of cleansing

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abnegate

to deny, renounce

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abolitionist

one who opposes the practice of slavery

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abortive

interrupted while incomplete

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abridge

to condense, shorten

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abrogate

to abolish or invalidate by authority

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abscond

to depart secretly

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absolve

to forgive, free from blame

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abstemious

moderate in appetite

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abstract

theoretical; complex, difficult

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abstruse

difficult to comprehend

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accede

to express approval; agree to

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accessible

attainable, available; approachable

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accessory

attachment, ornament; accomplice, partner

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accolade

praise, distinction

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accost

to approach and speak to someone

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accretion

growth in size or increase in amount

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accrue

to accumulate, grow by additions

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acerbic

bitter, sharp in taste or temper

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acme

highest point; summit