1. abase
    lower; degrade; humiliate; make humble; make (oneself) lose self-respect
  2. abash
  3. abate
    subside or moderate
  4. abbreviate
  5. abdicate
    renounce; give up (position, right, or responsibility)
  6. aberrant
    abnormal or deviant
  7. aberration
    deviation from the normal; mental disorder
  8. abet
    assist usually in doing something wrong; encourage
  9. abeyance
    suspended action
  10. abhor
    detest; hate
  11. abject
    (of a condition) wretched; as low as possible; lacking pride; very humble; showing lack of self-respect; Ex. abject apology
  12. abjure
    renounce upon oath
  13. ablution
  14. abnegation
    renunciation; self-sacrifice; self-abnegation
  15. abolish
    cancel; put an end to
  16. abominate
    loathe; hate
  17. abominable
    detestable; extremely unpleasant
  18. aboriginal
    being the first of its kind in a region; primitive; native; indigenous; N. aborigine
  19. abortive
    unsuccessful; fruitless
  20. abrasive
    rubbing away; tending to grind down
  21. abridge
    condense or shorten
  22. abrogate
  23. abscission
    cutting off; separation
  24. abscond
    depart secretly and hide
  25. absolute
    complete; totally unlimited; having complete power; certain; not relative; Ex. absolute honesty/ruler; CF. absolutism
  26. absolve
    pardon (an offense)
  27. abstain
    refrain; withhold from participation; intentionally not use one's vote
  28. abstemious
    sparing in eating and drinking; temperate
  29. abstinence
    restraint from pleasant things, esp. eating or drinking; CF. abstention: act of abstaining from vote
  30. abstract
    theoretical; not concrete; nonrepresentational
  31. abstruse
    obscure; profound; difficult to understand
  32. abusive
    coarsely insulting; physically harmful
  33. abut
    border upon; adjoin
  34. abysmal
  35. abyss
    enormous chasm; vast bottomless pit
  36. academic
    related to a school; not practical or directly useful
  37. accede
  38. accelerate
    move faster
  39. accessible
    easy to approach; obtainable
  40. accessory
    additional object; useful but not essential thing
  41. acclaim
    applaud; praise; greet with great approval; announce with great approval; Ex. The new drung has been acclaimed as the most important discoveries for years; N: strong expression of approval and praise
  42. acclimate
    adjust to climate or environment; adapt
  43. acclivity
    sharp upslope of a hill; OP. declivity
  44. accolade
    award of merit; strong praise and approval
  45. accommodate
    oblige or help someone; adjust or bring into harmony; adapt; make enough space for; ADJ. accommodative; CF. accomodating: helpful and obliging
  46. accomplice
    partner in crime
  47. accord
  48. accost
    approach and speak first to a person
  49. accoutre
    equip; N. accoutrement
  50. accretion
    growth or increase in size by gradual addition; growth; increase; increase by natural growth; Ex. towers and other accretions of the castle; V. accrete
  51. accrue
    come to one as a gain; accumulate over time; come about by addition; Ex. benefits that accrue from scientific research; Ex. interest accruing in a bank account; N. accrual
  52. acerbity
    bitterness of speech and temper; ADJ. acerbic: bitter; acrid (in taste, manner, or tone)
  53. acetic
  54. acidulous
    slightly sour (in taste or manner); sharp; caustic
  55. acknowledge
    recognize; admit
  56. acme
    peak; pinnacle; highest point
  57. acoustics
    science of sound; quality that makes a room easy or hard to hear in
  58. acquiesce
    assent; agree passively; comply without protest
  59. acquittal
    deliverance from a charge; V. acquit: free from a charge or accusation; discharge from a duty; conduct (oneself) in a specified manner
  60. acrid
    bitter (to the taste or smell); sharp; bitterly pungent
  61. acrimonious
    stinging; caustic; bitter in words or manner; N. acrimony: bitter ill-natured animosity in speech or behavior
  62. acrophobia
    fear of heights
  63. actuarial
    calculating; pertaining to insurance statistics
  64. actuary
    someone who advises insurance companies
  65. actuate
    motivate; activate; cause to act
  66. acuity
    sharpness (of mind or senses of sight or hearing)
  67. acumen
    mental keenness; sharpness of judgment; ability to judge quickly and well; Ex. business acumen
  68. acute
    (of the senses) sharp; quickly perceptive; keen; penetrating; brief and severe; Ex. acute sense of smell/analysis/pain
  69. adage
    wise saying; proverb
  70. proverb
    adage; someone or something well known for notoriety; ADJ. proverbial: of a proverb; widely known; ADV. proverbially
  71. adamant
    hard; inflexible
  72. adapt
    make or become suitable for a specific use; alter; modify; adjust; N. adaptation: act of adapting; composition recast into a new form; Ex. The play is an adaption of a short novel.
  73. addendum
    addition; appendix to book; something that is added (as at the end of a speech or book)
  74. addiction
    compulsive habitual need
  75. addle
    make or become confused; muddle; drive crazy; become rotten (egg)
  76. address
    direct a speech to; speak to; deal with or discuss; direct one's efforts or attention to; make with a destination; N: formal speech
  77. adept
    expert at; very skilled
  78. adhere
    stick fast; be a devotd follower; N. adhesion: adhering; devotion; loyality
  79. adherent
    supporter; follower
  80. adjacent
    adjoining; neighboring; close by
  81. adjunct
    something attached to but holding an inferior position
  82. adjuration
    solemn urging; V. adjure: entreat earnestly; enjoin solemnly
  83. adjutant
    staff officer assisting the commander; assistant
  84. admonish
    warn or speak to with gentle disapproval; reprove
  85. adorn
  86. adroit
    skillful (in using mind or hand)
  87. adulation
    flattery; admiration that is more than is necessary or deserved
  88. adulterate
    make impure or of poorer quality by adding inferior or tainted(contaminated) substances
  89. advent
  90. adventitious
    accidental; casual; happening by chance
  91. adversary
    opponent; enemy
  92. adverse
    going against; opposing; unfavorable; hostile
  93. adversity
    great hardship or affliction; misfortune; calamitous event
  94. advert
  95. advocacy
    support; active pleading on behalf of someone or something
  96. advocate
    speak in favor of; support (an idea or plan); urge; plead for
  97. aegis
    shield; protection; defense
  98. aerie(aery,eyrie,eyry)
    nest of a large bird of prey
  99. aesthetic
    artistic; dealing with or capable of appreciating the beautiful (of a person or building); CF. aesthete; CF. aesthetics
  100. affable
    easily approachable; easy to talk to; warmly friendly
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