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Flashcards in Words 1-20 Deck (20):
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Abash

To shame; to embarrass.

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Abate

To cease, subside, or reduce.

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Abdicate

To give up a position of power.

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Abiding

Continuing; lasting.

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Abortive

Not able to be completed.

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Abscond

To secretly run away with and hide.

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Absolve

To free from blame, sin, or responsibility.

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Abstain

To voluntarily hold back; to refrain from doing something.

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Abstruse

Difficult to understand

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Abysmal

Utterly hopeless; totally and profoundly terrible.

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Accost

To approach boldly.

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Acquiesce

To give in, surrender; to go quietly.

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Acrid

Harsh, sharp, offensive; pungent.

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Acrophobia

Intense fear of heights.

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Acumen

Sharp insight, keenness of mind.

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Acute

Sharp, keen; pointed; severe.

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Adherent

Follower; believer; disciple.

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Adjudicate

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

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Admonish

To reprimand; to scold gently; to warn strongly.

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Adroit

Adept, often under pressing conditions.