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Glossary of BARRON'S

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abash
embarrass
abject
wretched, lacking pride
ablution
washing
abnegation
renunciation; self-sacrifice
abominable
detestable; extremely unpleasant; very bad
abominate
hate; loathe
abrasive
rubbing away; tending to grind down
absolve
pardon
abstinence
restraint from eating or drinking
abut
border upon; adjoin
abysmal
bottomless
accede
agree
acclimate
adjust to climate or environment
acclivity
sharp upslope of a hill
accoutre
equip
accretion
growth; increase
acetic
vinegary
acoustics
science of sound
acquittal
deliverance from a charge
acrid
sharp; bitterly pungent
acrophobia
fear of heights
actuarial
calculating
actuate
motivate
acuity
sharpness
addendum
addition; appendix to book
addle
muddle; drive crazy; become rotten
adjacent
adjoining; neighboring; close by
adjuration
solemn urging
adjutant
assistant
incognito
with identity concealed
incontinent
lacking self-restraint
incorporate
introduce something into a larger whole
incredulity
tendency to disbelief
increment
increase
incrustation
hard coating or crust
incubus
burden; mental care; nightmare
incur
bring upon oneself
indemnify
make secure against loss
indenture
bind as servant or apprentice to master
indices
signs; indications
indignation
anger at an injustice
indissoluble
permanent
indite
write; compose
ineffable
unutterble; cannot be expressed in speech
inept
lacking skill; unsuited
inerrancy
infallibility
infernal
pertaining to hell; devilish
infidel
unbeliever
infirmity
weakness
inflated
exaggerated; enlarged
influx
flowing into

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