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Glossary of Gruber's SAT Vocabulary List 1

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Aback
(preceded by taken) surprised; startled
abandon
to leave; to give up; to discontinue
abase
to humiliate; to humble; to lower
abash
ashamed; embarrassed
abate
to lessen; to decrease
abdicate
to yield; to give up
abduct
to take away; to kidnap
aberration
abnormality; deviation
abet
to aid; to encourage
abeyance
a temporary postponement
abhor
to hate; to detest
abide
(two meanins) to remain; to put up with
abject
miserable; wretched
abjure
to give up (rights)
ablution
a washing; cleansing
abnegate
to deny; to reject
abolition
doing away with; putting an end to
abominate
to detest; to dislike strongly
aborigine
original inhabitant
abortive
unsuccessful
abound
to be large in number
aboveboard
honest; frank; open
abrade
to wear away
abridge
to shorten
abrogate
to abolish; to repeal

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