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abase:
 
v. Syn. lower; humiliate
humiliate; lower or depress in rank or esteem
abdicate:
 
v. Syn. renounce
give up, renounce, abandon, lay down, or withdraw from, as a right or claim
abdomen:
 
n.
belly, or that part of the body between the thorax and the pelvis
abduction:
 
n. Syn. kidnap
criminal act of capturing and carrying away by force
abet:
 
v. Syn. encourage
aid, usually in doing something wrong; encourage
abeyance:
 
n. Syn. suspension
suspended action; temporary cessation or suspension
abject:
 
a. Syn. wretched
being of the most miserable kind; wretched; lacking pride; brought low in condition or status
abjure:
 
v. Syn. renounce; abandon
renounce upon oath; abandon forever
ablution:
 
n.
washing or cleansing of the body, especially as part of religious rite
abnegate:
 
v. Syn. renounce
give up or surrender; deny something to oneself
abnormal:
 
a. Syn. anomalous; unusual
unusual; not typical; not normal
abominable:
 
a. Syn. detestable
detestable; extremely unpleasant; very bad
aboriginal:
 
a. Syn. primitive; native
being the first of its kind in a region; primitive; native
abrade:
 
v. Syn. scrape; erode
wear away by friction; scrape; erode
abrasion:
 
n. Syn. scratch; friction
scratch; friction
abridge:
 
v. Syn. condense; shorten
condense; shorten; reduce length of written text
abrogate:
 
a. Syn. abolish
abolish, do away with, or annul, especially by authority
abrupt:
 
a. Syn. sudden; unforeseen
broken off; very steep; having sudden transitions from one subject to another
abscond:
 
v.
leave quickly and secretly and hide oneself, often to avoid arrest or prosecution
absence:
 
n.
state of being absent; state of being away
absolution:
 
n.
act of absolving or the state of being absolved; formal remission of sin imparted by a priest
absolve:
 
v. Syn. release; liberate; exempt
let off hook; relieve of requirement or obligation
absorb:
 
v. Syn. monopolize; receive
assimilate or incorporate; suck or drink up; occupy full attention
absorption:
 
n. Syn. assimilation; reception
process of absorbing nutrients into the body after digestion; state of mental concentration
abstain:
 
v. Syn. refrain
refrain; hold oneself back voluntarily from an action or practice
abstemious:
 
a. Syn. temperate
sparing or moderation in eating and drinking; temperate
abstinence:
 
n.
restraint from eating or drinking; refraining from indulging appetite or desire
abstruse:
 
a. Syn. obscure; profound
obscure; profound; difficult to understand.
absurd:
 
a. Syn. preposterous; ridiculous; foolish
preposterous; ridiculously incongruous or unreasonable; foolish
abundant:
 
a. Syn. plentiful
plentiful; possessing riches or resources
abusive:
 
a. Syn. scurrilous
coarsely insulting; physically harmful; characterized by improper or wrongful use
abut:
 
v. Syn. adjoin
border upon; adjoin; touch or end at one end or side; lie adjacent
abyss:
 
n. Syn. chasm
enormous chasm; vast bottomless pit; any deep, immeasurable space; hell
academic:
 
a. Syn. scholarly; collegiate; theoretical
related to school; not practical or directly useful; relating to scholarly organization; based on formal education
academician:
 
n.
a scholar who is skilled in academic disputation
academy:
 
n.
school for special instruction; society of scholars, scientists, or artists
accede:
 
v. Syn. agree; assent; concede
agree; give consent, often at insistence of another; concede
accelerate:
 
v. Syn. speed; hasten
move faster; cause to develop or progress more quickly; occur sooner than expected
access:
 
n. Syn. approach
approach; entry; entrance
accessible:
 
a. Syn. obtainable; approachable
easily approached or entered; obtainable; easy to talk to or get along with
accessory:
 
n. Syn. adjunct; appendage
additional object; useful but not essential thing; subordinate or supplementary item
acclaim:
 
v. Syn. applaud
applaud; announce with great approval
accommodate:
 
v. Syn. adapt; oblige
do a favor or service for; provide for; supply with; make suitable; adapt; allow for
accompaniment:
 
n.
act of accompanying someone or something
accompany:
 
v.
travel with; be associated with
accomplice:
 
n. Syn. associate
partner in crime; associate in wrongdoing
accomplish:
 
v. Syn. finish; achieve
succeed in doing; bring to pass; achieve; reach the end of; complete
accordion:
 
n.
a portable box-shaped free-reed instrument; reeds that are made to vibrate by air from the bellows controlled by the player
accost:
 
v.
approach and speak to boldly or aggressively, as with demand or request
account:
 
n. Syn. report; description
narrative or record of events; reason given for a particular action or event
accouter:
 
v. Syn. equip
equip; provide with military equipment
accredit:
 
v. Syn. authorize; commission
authorize; commission; give credit for
accumulate:
 
v. Syn. collect
pile up; collect; mount up; increase
accuracy:
 
n.
quality of nearness to the truth or the true value
accurate:
 
a. Syn. precise; correct
capable of providing a correct reading or measurement; performing with care and precision
accusation:
 
n. Syn. indictment; charge
indictment; charge of wrongdoing that is made against a person or other party
accuse:
 
v. Syn. blame; condemn
blame; condemn
acerbity:
 
n.
bitterness of speech and temper; sourness or acidness of taste, character, or tone
acetic:
 
a. Syn. vinegary; sour
having properties of vinegar; sour
acid:
 
n.
sour; water-soluble compounds having a sour taste; quality of being sarcastic, bitter, or scornful
acknowledge:
 
v. Syn. recognize; admit
declare to be true or admit; express obligation, thanks
acme:
 
n. Syn. apex; apogee; climax; summit
the highest point or level, as of achievement or development; maturity or perfection of animal
acquaint:
 
v. Syn. Inform
inform about; cause to come to know personally; make familiar
acquiesce:
 
v. Syn. assent
assent; agree without protesting
acquittal:
 
n. Syn. exoneration
state of being found or proved not guilty; judgment of not guilty
acrid:
 
a. Syn. sharp; bitter
unpleasantly sharp or bitter to taste or smell; bitterly pungent
acrimonious:
 
a. Syn. rancorous
bitter and sharp in language, tone, or manner
actuate:
 
v. Syn. motivate; activate
put into motion or action; activate
acumen:
 
n. Syn. acuteness; insight
mental keenness; quickness of perception
acute:
 
a. Syn. keen; sharp
quickly perceptive; keen; having a sharp point or tip; extremely sharp or severe
adamant:
 
a. Syn. inflexible
extremely hard; inflexible; stubbornly unyielding
addendum:
 
n. Syn. supplement
something added or to be added, especially a supplement to a book
addle:
 
v. Syn. muddle; confuse
muddle; drive crazy; become confused
adhere:
 
v. Syn. stick; bond
stick fast; stick to firmly; be compatible or in accordance with
adherent:
 
n. Syn. supporter; follower
person who adheres; one who follows or upholds a leader, party, cause
adjacent:
 
a. Syn. adjoining; neighboring
adjoining; neighboring; close to; lying near
adjunct:
 
n. Syn. addition; accessory
something added on or attached generally nonessential or inferior
administrator:
 
n.
one who manages a government agency or department
admonish:
 
v. Syn. warn; reprove
warn; counsel someone against something to be avoided
admonition:
 
n. Syn. warning
gentle or friendly reproof; cautionary advice or warning
ado:
 
n.
doing; bother; troublesome business; fuss; bustle
adoration:
 
n.
act of playing honor to a divine being; worship paid to God; act of addressing as a god
adroit:
 
a. Syn. skillful; dexterous
skillful and adept under pressing conditions
adulterate:
 
v.
make impure by adding inferior or tainted substances
adumbrate:
 
v. Syn. overshadow; shade
give hint or indication of something; disclose partially or guardedly; overshadow; shade
advent:
 
n. Syn. arrival
coming or arrival, especially of something extremely important
adverse:
 
a. Syn. unfavorable; hostile
in opposing direction; harmful or unfavorable; acting or serving to oppose
adversity:
 
n. Syn. poverty; misfortune
state of misfortune, hardship, or affliction; misfortune
advisory:
 
a.
having power to advice; containing advice
advocacy:
 
n.
support; active pleading on behalf of something
advocate:
 
v. Syn. urge; support
speak, plead, or argue in favour of; plead for; push for something
aerial:
 
a.
of the air or atmosphere; produced by or found in the air; performed in the air
affable:
 
a.
easily approachable; warmly friendly
affect:
 
v.
have an emotional or cognitive impact upon
affiliate:
 
v. Syn. associate; incorporate
associate; incorporate
affirmative:
 
a.
confirmative; ratifying; giving assent or approval; confirming
affix:
 
v. Syn. fasten; attach
fasten; append; add on; secure to something
affluence:
 
n. Syn. abundance; wealth
abundance; a plentiful supply of material goods; wealth
affront:
 
n. Syn. insult; offense
insult; offense; intentional act of disrespect
aggrandize:
 
v. Syn. increase; intensify
increase scope of; extend; intensify; make greater in power, influence, stature, or reputation
aggravate:
 
v. Syn. worsen; exacerbate
worsen; make worse or more troublesome
aggregate:
 
v. Syn. gather; accumulate
gather into a mass, sum, or whole; amount to
aghast:
 
a. Syn. horrified
struck by shock, terror, or amazement
agile:
 
a. Syn. nimble; brisk
moving quickly and lightly; mentally quick
agitate:
 
v. Syn. disturb
cause to move with violence or sudden force; upset; disturb
agrarian:
 
a.
pertaining to land or its cultivation; relating to agricultural or rural matters
ailment:
 
n. Syn. sickness; illness; affliction
sickness; illness; affliction
akin:
 
a. Syn. related; similar
of the same kin; related by blood
alacrity:
 
n.
cheerful promptness or willingness; eagerness; speed or quickness
albeit:
 
ad.
even though; although; notwithstanding
album:
 
n.
a list of names; a register for visitors; a blank book, in which to insert autographs sketches, memorial writing of friends, photographs
alchemy:
 
n.
medieval chemistry; magical or mysterious power or process of transforming
alcove:
 
n. Syn. nook
nook; small, recessed section of a room
alder:
 
n.
north temperate shrubs or trees having toothed leaves and cone like fruit
alias:
 
n.
assumed name; another name; name that has been assumed temporarily
alien:
 
a. Syn. strange; unfamiliar; foreign
dissimilar, inconsistent, or opposed in nature; very different place, society, or person
alienate:
 
v. Syn. estrange; transfer; separate
cause to become unfriendly or hostile; transfer property or ownership; isolate or dissociate emotionally
alkali:
 
n.
soda ash; caustic soda, caustic potash; one of a class of caustic bases, such as soda, potash, and ammonia
allay:
 
v. Syn. calm; pacify; relieve
calm; pacify; reduce the intensity of; relieve
allege:
 
v. Syn. affirm
state without proof; assert to be true
allegory:
 
n. Syn. fable
symbolic representation of abstract ideas or principles in narrative, dramatic, or pictorial form
alleviate:
 
v. Syn. relieve; moderate; reduce
provide physical relief, as from pain; make easier; remove in part
alley:
 
n.
narrow passage, especially a walk or passage in a garden or park, bordered by rows of trees or bushes
alliance:
 
n.
state of being allied; act of allying or uniting; a union or connection of interests between families, states, parties
allot:
 
v. Syn. distribute
parcel out in parts or portions; distribute to each individual concerned; assign as a share or lot
allude:
 
v. Syn. imply; refer
refer casually or indirectly, or by suggestion
allusion:
 
n. Syn. metaphor
indirect reference; symbolical reference or comparison; metaphor
ally:
 
n. Syn. confederate; partner; collaborator
confederate; partner; collaborator
aloof:
 
a. Syn. apart; distant
apart; remote in manner; distant physically or emotionally; reserved and remote
altar:
 
n.
raised structure on which sacrifices are offered or incense burned to a deity
alter:
 
v. Syn. modify; change; convert
modify; cause to change; make different; convert
alteration:
 
n. Syn. renovation; change
passage from one form or state to another; change
alternate:
 
a. Syn. substitute
happening or following in turns; succeeding each other continuously; substitute
alternative:
 
a.
one of two or more things, ideas or courses of action that may be used; option; choice
altitude:
 
n. Syn. elevation; height
elevation especially above sea level; height
amalgamate:
 
v. Syn. combine; mix
combine; unite in one body; mix or alloy a metal with mercury
amateur:
 
a. Syn. nonprofessional; inexpert
nonprofessional; lacking the skill of a professional, as in an art
ambidextrous:
 
a.
capable of using either hand with equal ease
ambiguous:
 
a.
unclear or doubtful in meaning
ambitious:
 
a. Syn. aspiring; enterprising
aspiring; having a strong desire for success or achievement
ambulance:
 
n.
field hospital organized as to follow an army in its movements; wagon for conveying the wounded to hospital
ambush:
 
n.
disposition or arrangement of troops for attacking an enemy unexpectedly from a concealed station
ameliorate:
 
v. Syn. improve
make or become better; improve; grow better
amenable:
 
a. Syn. responsible; accountable
responsive to advice or suggestion; responsible to higher authority; willing to comply with; agreeable
amicable:
 
a. Syn. friendly
exhibiting friendliness or goodwill; not quarrelsome
amity:
 
n. Syn. friendship
friendship; peaceful relations, as between nations
amorous:
 
a.
moved by sexual love; loving
amorphous:
 
a. Syn. formless
formless; lacking shape or definition