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v. Syn. lower; humiliate
humiliate; lower or depress in rank or esteem
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abdicate
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v. Syn. renounce
give up, renounce, abandon, lay down, or withdraw from, as a right or claim
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abdomen
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n.
belly, or that part of the body between the thorax and the pelvis
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abduction
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n. Syn. kidnap
criminal act of capturing and carrying away by force
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abet
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v. Syn. encourage
aid, usually in doing something wrong; encourage
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abeyance
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n. Syn. suspension
suspended action; temporary cessation or suspension
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abject
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a. Syn. wretched
being of the most miserable kind; wretched; lacking pride; brought low in condition or status
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abjure
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v. Syn. renounce; abandon
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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abnegate
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v. Syn. renounce
give up or surrender; deny something to oneself
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abnormal
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a. Syn. anomalous; unusual
unusual; not typical; not normal
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abominable
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a. Syn. detestable
detestable; extremely unpleasant; very bad
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aboriginal
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a. Syn. primitive; native
being the first of its kind in a region; primitive; native
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abrade
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v. Syn. scrape; erode
wear away by friction; scrape; erode
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abrasion
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n. Syn. scratch; friction
scratch; friction
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abridge
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v. Syn. condense; shorten
condense; shorten; reduce length of written text
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abrogate
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a. Syn. abolish
abolish, do away with, or annul, especially by authority
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abrupt
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a. Syn. sudden; unforeseen
broken off; very steep; having sudden transitions from one subject to another
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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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absence
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n.
state of being absent; state of being away
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