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abandon
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v. forsake, leave behind
v. leave someone who needs or counts on you; leave in the lurch
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abandoned
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a. free from constraint
a. forsaken by owner or inhabitants
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abandonment
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n. the voluntary surrender of property (or a right to property) without attempting to reclaim it or give it away
n. the act of giving something up
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abbreviate
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v. shorten
v. reduce in scope while retaining essential elements
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abbreviation
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n. a shortened form of a word or phrase
n. shortening something by omitting parts of it
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abide
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v. put up with something or somebody unpleasant
v. dwell
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abiding
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a. unceasing
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ability
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n. possession of the qualities (especially mental qualities) required to do something or get something done
n. the quality of being able to perform; a quality that permits or facilitates achievement or accomplishment
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ablaze
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a. lighted up by or as by fire or flame
a. resembling flame in brilliance or color
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abnormal
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a. departing from the normal in e.g. intelligence and development
a. much greater than the normal
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aboard
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ad. part of a group
ad. on a ship, train, plane or other vehicle
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abolish
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v. do away with
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abolition
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n. the act of abolishing a system or practice or institution (especially abolishing slavery)
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abolitionist
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n. a reformer who favors abolishing slavery
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abort
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v. cease development, die, and be aborted
v. terminate a pregnancy by undergoing an abortion
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abound
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v. be abundant or plentiful; exist in large quantities
v. be in a state of movement or action
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abrasion
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n. an abraded area where the skin is torn or worn off
n. erosion by friction
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abrasive
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a. causing abrasion
n. a substance that abrades or wears down
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abrupt
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a. extremely steep
a. surprisingly and unceremoniously brusque in manner
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absence
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n. failure to be present
n. the state of being absent
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