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absolution
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n.
act of absolving or the state of being absolved; formal remission of sin imparted by a priest
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absolve
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v. Syn. release; liberate; exempt
let off hook; relieve of requirement or obligation
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absorb
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v. Syn. monopolize; receive
assimilate or incorporate; suck or drink up; occupy full attention
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absorption
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n. Syn. assimilation; reception
process of absorbing nutrients into the body after digestion; state of mental concentration
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abstain
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v. Syn. refrain
refrain; hold oneself back voluntarily from an action or practice
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abstemious
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a. Syn. temperate
sparing or moderation in eating and drinking; temperate
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abstinence
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n.
restraint from eating or drinking; refraining from indulging appetite or desire
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abstruse
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a. Syn. obscure; profound
obscure; profound; difficult to understand.
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absurd
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a. Syn. preposterous; ridiculous; foolish
preposterous; ridiculously incongruous or unreasonable; foolish
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abundant
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a. Syn. plentiful
plentiful; possessing riches or resources
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abusive
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a. Syn. scurrilous
coarsely insulting; physically harmful; characterized by improper or wrongful use
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abut
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v. Syn. adjoin
border upon; adjoin; touch or end at one end or side; lie adjacent
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abyss
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n. Syn. chasm
enormous chasm; vast bottomless pit; any deep, immeasurable space; hell
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academic
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a. Syn. scholarly; collegiate; theoretical
related to school; not practical or directly useful; relating to scholarly organization; based on formal education
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academician
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a scholar who is skilled in academic disputation
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academy
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n.
school for special instruction; society of scholars, scientists, or artists
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accede
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v. Syn. agree; assent; concede
agree; give consent, often at insistence of another; concede
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accelerate
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v. Syn. speed; hasten
move faster; cause to develop or progress more quickly; occur sooner than expected
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access
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n. Syn. approach
approach; entry; entrance
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accessible
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a. Syn. obtainable; approachable
easily approached or entered; obtainable; easy to talk to or get along with
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