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Glossary of abase v

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abbess n
The lady superior of a nunnery.
abdicate v.
To give up (royal power or the like).
aberration n
Deviation from a right, customary, or prescribed course.
abet v.
To aid, promote, or encourage the commission of (an offense).
abject adj
Sunk to a low condition.
abjure v
To recant, renounce, repudiate under oath.
ablution n
A washing or cleansing, especially of the body.
aboriginal adj
Primitive; unsophisticated.
aborigines n.
The original of earliest known inhabitants of a country.
aboveboard adv. & adj
Without concealment, fraud, or trickery
abrade v
To wear away the surface or some part of by friction.
abrasion n.
That which is rubbed off.
abrogate v
To abolish, repeal.
abscess n.
A Collection of pus in a cavity formed within some tissue of the body.
abscission n.
The act of cutting off, as in a surgical operation.
abscond v
To depart suddenly and secretly, as for the purpose of escaping arrest.
absolution n
Forgiveness, or passing over of offenses.
abstruse adj
Dealing with matters difficult to be understood
abut v
To touch at the end or boundary line.
accede v
To agree.
accession n
Induction or elevation, as to dignity, office, or government.
accessory n
A person or thing that aids the principal agent.
accost v.
To speak to.
accouter v
To dress.
acetate n
A salt of acetic acid.
acetic adj.
Of, pertaining to, or of the nature of vinegar.
Achillean adj
Invulnerable.
achromatic adj
Colorless,
acme n.
The highest point, or summit.
acrid adj
Harshly pungent or bitter.
acrimonious adj
Full of bitterness.
acrimony n
Sharpness or bitterness of speech or temper.
actuary n
An officer, as of an insurance company, who calculates and states the risks and premiums.
actuate v
To move or incite to action
acumen n
Quickness of intellectual insight, or discernment; keenness of discrimination.
adamant n
Any substance of exceeding hardness or impenetrability
addendum n
Something added, or to be added.
addle v.
To make inefficient or worthless; muddle.
adduce v
To bring forward or name for consideration.
adherence n
Attachment.
adherent adj.
Clinging or sticking fast
adjudge v
To award or bestow by formal decision
adjuration n.
A vehement appeal.
adjutant adj
Auxiliary.
admonish v.
To warn of a fault

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