Difficult GRE Words - Group 1

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abase
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v. humiliate; lower or depress in rank or esteem
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abate
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v. subside; decrease; become less in amount or intensity
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abbreviation
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n. shortening something by omitting parts of it
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abdicate
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v. give up, renounce, abandon, lay down, or withdraw from, as a right or claim
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abdication
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n. the act of giving up or renouncing a right, office, or position of power etc.
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abet
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v. aid, usually in doing something wrong; encourage
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abeyance
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n. suspended action; temporary cessation or suspension
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abhor
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v. fill with horror and loathing; horrify; hate
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abhorrent
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a. disgusting, loathsome
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abjure
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v. renounce upon oath; abandon forever
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ablution
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n. washing or cleansing of the body, especially as part of religious rite
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abnegation
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n. repudiation; self-sacrifice; renouncing your own interests in favor of interests of others
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abolition
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n. ending; act of abolishing; act of doing away with
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abortive
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a. unsuccessful; failing to accomplish an intended objective; fruitless
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abrade
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v. wear away by friction; scrape; erode
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abrasion
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n. scratch; friction
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abridge
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v. condense; shorten; reduce length of written text
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abrogate
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a. abolish, do away with, or annul, especially by authority
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abscond
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v. leave quickly and secretly and hide oneself, often to avoid arrest or prosecution
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abstemious
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a. sparing or moderation in eating and drinking; temperate
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