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Abash

Embarrass

He was not at all abashed by her open admiration.

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Abate

Subside, decrease, lesson

Rather than leaving immediately, they waited for the storm to abate.

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Abdicate

Renounce, give up

When Edward abdicated the British throne to marry the woman he loved, he surprised the entire world.

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Abduction

Kidnapping

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Aberrant

Abnormal or deviant

Given the aberrant nature of the data, we doubted the valid skirt of the entire experiment.

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Abet

Aid, usually in doing something wrong, encourage

She was unwilling to abet him in the swindle he had planned.

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Abeyance

Suspended action

The deal was held abeyance until her arrival.

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Abject

Wretched, lacking pride

On the streets of New York the homeless live in abject poverty.

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Abjure

Renounce upon oath

He a hired his allegiance to the king.

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Ablution

Washing

His daily ablutions were accompanied by loud noises that he humorously labeled opera in the bath.

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Abnegation

Repudiation, self sacrifice.

Their act of abnegation was necessary to preserve the kingdom.

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Abominable

Detestable, extremely unpleasant

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Aboriginal

Being the first of its kind in a region, primitive, native.

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Abortive

Unsuccessful, fruitless

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Abrade

Wear away by friction, scrape, erode

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Abase

Lower, humiliate

Quinn Zenobia was forced to abase herself before the conquering Romans.

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Abrasive

Rubbing away, tending to grind down

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Abridge

Condense or shorten

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Abrogate

Abolish

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Abscond

Depart secretly and hide

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Absolve

Pardon and offense

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Abstain

Refrain, abstinence

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Abstemious

Sparing in eating and drinking

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Abstruse

Obscure, profound, difficult to understand

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Abut

Border upon

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Abysmal

Bottomless

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Abyss

Enormous chasm, vast bottomless pit

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Accede

Agree

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Acclaim

Applaud, announce with great approval

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Acclimate

Adjust to climate

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Acclivity

Sharp upslope of a hill

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Accolade

Award of merit

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Accommodate

Oblige or help someone

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Accomplice

Partner in crime

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Accord

Agreement

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Accost

Approach and speak first to a person

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Accoutre

Equip

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Accretion

Growth

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Accrue

Come about by addition

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Acerbity

Bitterness of speech and temper

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Acidulous

Slightly sour, sharp, caustic

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Acme

Top, pinnacle

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Acquiesce

Assent, agree without protesting

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Acquire

Obtain, get

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Acquittal

Deliverance from a charge

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Acrid

Sharp, bitterly pungent

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Acrimonious

Bitter in words or manner

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Acrophobia

Fear of heights

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Actuarial

Calculating, pertaining to insurance statistics

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Actuate

Motivate

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Acuity

Sharpness

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Acumen

Mental keenness

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Adage

Wise saying

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Adamant

Hard, inflexible

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Addendum

An addition or supplement

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Adele

Muddle, drive crazy, become rotten

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Adherent

Supporter, follower

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Adjunct

Something added on or attached

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Admonish

Warn, reprove

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Admonition

Warning

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Adorn

Decorate

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Adroit

Skillful