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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