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abbess
n. The lady superior of a nunnery.
abbey
n. The group of buildings which collectively form the dwelling-place of a society of monks or nuns.
abbot
n. The superior of a community of monks.
aberration
n. Deviation from a right, customary, or prescribed course.
abeyance
n. A state of suspension or temporary inaction.
abhorrent
adj. Very repugnant; hateful.
abidance
n. An abiding.
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.
abnegate
v. To renounce (a right or privilege).
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.
abridge
v. To make shorter in words, keeping the essential features, leaning out minor particles.
abridgment
n. A condensed form as of a book or play.
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.
abstemious
adj. Characterized by self denial or abstinence, as in the use of drink, food.
abut
v. To touch at the end or boundary line.
abyss
n. Bottomless gulf.
accede
v. To agree.
accordion
n. A portable free-reed musical instrument.
accost
v. To speak to.
accouter
v. To dress.
acerbity
n. Sourness, with bitterness and astringency.
Achillean
adj. Invulnerable.
achromatic
adj. Colorless,
acme
n. The highest point, or summit.
acoustic
adj. Pertaining to the act or sense of hearing.
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.
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.
ado
n. unnecessary activity or ceremony.
adoration
n. Profound devotion.
adroit
adj. Having skill in the use of the bodily or mental powers.
adumbrate
v. To represent beforehand in outline or by emblem.
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