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abase

lower; humiliate

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abash

embarass

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abate

subside; decrease; lessen

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abbreviate

shorten

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abdicate

renounce; give up

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abduction

kidnapping

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aberrant

abnormal or deviant

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abet

aid

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abject

wretched; lacking pride

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abjure

renounce upon oath

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abnegation

repudiation; self sacrifice

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abolish

cancel; put an end to

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abominable

detestable; extremely unpleasant; very bad

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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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abrasive

rubbing away; tending to grind down

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abridge

condense or shorten

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abscond

depart secretly and hide

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absolute

complete; totally unlimited; certain

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absolve

pardon

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absorb

assimilate or incorporate; suck or drink up

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abstain

refrain; hold oneself back voluntarily from an action or practice

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abstemious

sparin in eating or drinking

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abstract

theoretical; not concrete; nonrepresentational

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abstruse

obscure; profound; difficult to understand

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abundant

plentiful; possessing riches or resources

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abusive

coarsely insulting; phsically harmful

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abut

border upon; adjoin

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abysmal

bottomless

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abyss

enormous chasm; vast bottomless pit

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academic

related to a school

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accede

agree

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accelerate

move faster

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accentuate

emphasize; stress

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accessible

easy to approach; obtainable

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accessory

additional object; useful but not essential thing

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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; adjust into harmony

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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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acerbity

bitterness of speech and temper

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acetic

vinegary

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acidulous

slightly sour; sharp; caustic

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acknowledge

recognize; admit

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acme

top; pinnacle

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acoustics

science of sound; quality that makes a room easy or hard to hear in

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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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acuity

sharpness

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acumen

mental keenness

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acute

quickly perceptive; keen; brief and severe

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adage

wise saying; proverb

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adamant

hard; inflexible

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adapt

alter; modify

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addiction

compulsive; habitual need

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addle

muddle; drive crazy

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address

direct a speech towards; deal with or discuss

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adept

expert at

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adhere

stick fast

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adherent

supporter; follower

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adjacent

adjoining; neighbouring

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adjunct

something added on or attached

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admonition

warning

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adorn

decorate

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adroit

skillful