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Glossary of cb2003 001

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ABACUS
frame with balls for counting
ABASE
lower; degrade; humiliate
ABASH
embarrass
ABATE
to lessen; subsude
ABBREVIATE
shorten
ABDICATE
renounce; give up (authority)
ABDICATION
giving up control or authority
ABDOMEN
stomach and bowels
ABBERANT
abnormal or deviant
ABBERATION
straying away from what is normal
ABET
help/encourage somebody (in doing wrong)
ABEYANCE
suspended action
ABHOR
to hate; to detest
ABIDE
be faithful to; endure
ABJECT
wretched; lacking pride; showing lack of self-respect
ABJURE
promise to give up
ABLUTION
washing
ABNEGATION
self-sacrifice
ABODE
dwelling place; home
ABOLISH
cancel; put an end to
ABOMINABLE
detestable; extremely unpleasant
ABOMINATE
loathe; hate
ABORIGINAL
being the first of its kind in a region
ABORTIVE
unsuccessful; fruitless
ABRADED
rubbed off
ABRASION
rubbing, scraping, wearing off
ABRIDGE
shorten, condense
ABROGATE
repeal or annul by authority
ABSCISSION
cutting off; separation
ABSCOND
to go away suddenly and hide
ABSOLUTE
complete; certain
ABSOLVE
pardon
ABSTAIN
refrain; withhold from participation
ABSTEMIOUS
temperate; sparing in drink
ABSTINENCE
restraint from pleasant things
ABSTRACT
theoretical; not concrete
ABSTRUSE
difficult to comprehend; obscure
ABUNDANT
plentiful
ABUSIVE
coarsely insulting; physically harmful
ABUT
border upon
ABYSMAL
bottomless; extreme
ABYSS
enormous chasm; vast bottomless pit
ACADEMIC
related to school; not practical or directly useful
ACARPOUS
no longer fertile
ACCEDE
agree
ACCELERATE
move faster
ACCENTUATE
give more force or attention to
ACCESSIBLE
easy to approach; obtainable
ACCESSORY
additional object; useful but not essential thing
ACCLAIMED
welcomed with shouts and approval

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