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Abase - Adroit

Abase to lower; to degrade; to humiliate
Abash to embarrass
Abate subside or moderate
Abbreviate shorten
Abdicate to give up a position, right, or power
Aberrant abnormal; atypical
Abet to aid, act as an accomplice
Abeyance temporary suspension
Abhor detest; hate
Abject miserable; pitiful
Abjure to renounce upon oath
Ablution act of cleansing
Abnegation renunciation; self-sacrifice; self-denial
Abolish to cancel; to put an end to
Abominable detestable; extremely unpleasant; very bad
Abominate to loathe; hate
Aboriginal being the first of its kind in a region; primitive; native
Abortive unsuccessful; fruitless
Abrasive rubbing away; tending to grind down
Abridge to condense; to shorten
Abrogate to abolish
Abscission cutting off; separation
Abscond to depart secretly and hide
Absolute complete; totally unlimited; certain
Absolve pardon (an offense)
Abstain to refrain deliberately from something
Abstemious sparing in eating and drinking; temperate
Abstinence self-restraint, self-denial, or forbearance
Abstract theoretical; not concrete; nonrepresentational
Abstruse obscure; profound; difficult to understand
Abusive coarsely insulting; physically harmful
Abut border upon; adjoin
Abysmal bottomless
Abyss extremely great in depth
Academic related to school; not practical or directly useful
Accede to agree
Accelerate to move faster
Accessible obtainable; easy to approach
Accessory additional object; useful but not essential thing
Acclaim applaud; announce with great approval
Acclimate to adjust to climate or environment
Acclivity an ascending slope
Accolade award of merit
Accommodate to oblige or help someone; adjust or bring into harmony; adapt
Accomplice partner in crime
Accord agreement
Accost to approach to speak to someone
Accoutre to equip or to outfit
Accretion growth; increase
Accrue to accumulate, grow by addition
Acerbity sharp sour taste; rough and bitter manner
Acetic vinegary
Acidulous slightly sour in taste and manner
Acknowledge recognize; admit
Acme peak; pinnacle
Acoustics science of sound; quality that makes a room easy or hard to hear in
Acquiesce to accept or comply passively
Acquittal deliverance from a charge
Acrid acerbic; sharp and harsh in taste and language
Acrimonious bitter in words or manner <attack in acrimonious terms>
Acrophobia fear of heights
Actuarial calculating; pertaining to insurance statistics
Actuate motivate
Acuity sharpness
Acumen mental keenness
Acute perceptive; keen; brief and severe
Adage wise saying; proverb
Adamant uncompromising; unyielding; inflexible
Adapt alter; modify
Addendum addition; appendix to book
Addiction compulsive; habitual need
Addle to confuse (muddle); to become rotten: spoil
Address direct a speech to; deal with or discuss
Adept expert at
Adhere stick fast
Adherent supporter; follower
Adjacent adjoining; neighboring; close by
Adjunct something added on or attached
Adjuration solemn or desperate urging
Adjutant one who helps: an assistant
Admonish to warn; to caution or reprimand; reprove
Adorn to decorate
Adroit skillful, accomplished, highly competent
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