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abandon
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n. lacking restraint or control; feeling of extreme emotional intensity; unbounded enthusiasm
With her parents out of town, Kelly danced all night with abandon.
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abide
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v. endure; put up with; bear; tolerate
Oh, don't bother ME, I could not abide figures!
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abolition
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n. ending; act of abolishing; act of doing away with
In particular, the economists say that the proposed abolition of taxes on dividends is not credible as a short-term stimulus.
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absent
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a. go away or leave; missing; not present
They are absent themselves from time to time.
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absenteeism
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n. habitual not to appear, especially for work or other regular duty
But absenteeism has become a big problem in Britain, where the employment laws offer protection to sick workers.
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abundantly
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ad. in great numbers; in a plentiful or sufficient degree; plentifully
With all respect, you have made yourself abundantly clear in an informed and articulate manner.
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acceleration
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n. a faster rate of improvement; the rate of change of velocity to time
She's not the only driver complaining; Other Prius drivers have filed reports with the Traffic Safety Administration concerning acceleration problems.
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accessible
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a. easily approached or entered; obtainable; easy to talk to or get along with
Simon and James will no longer be posting to The Hearing; however, all previous posts will remain accessible here.
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accident
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n. an event that takes place without one's foresight or expectation; sudden, and unexpected event
Finding and maintaining happiness is a definite achievement and not an accident.
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accidentally
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ad. inadvertently; by chance; casually; fortuitously; not essentially or intrinsically
The Air Force led us to believe that Dad's plane crashed into a mountain accidentally and without warning.
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accommodate
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v. do a favor or service for; provide for; supply with; make suitable; adapt; allow for
The stage in the public auditorium can easily be adjusted to accommodate from a full-scale musical production to one by a solo vocalist.
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accomplish
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v. succeed in doing; bring to pass; achieve; reach the end of; complete
No single space project will be more impressive to humankind, and none will be difficult or expensive to accomplish.
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accumulation
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n. increase by natural growth or addition; concentration
That reservoir of frost and snow, the accumulation of centuries of winters, glazed in Alpine heights above heights.
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accusation
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n. indictment; charge of wrongdoing that is made against a person or other party
They are simply using the first rule in contemporary American politics: the accusation is the conviction.
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accustomed
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a. habitual to; used to; frequently practiced, used, or experienced; customary
We are accustomed to taking cues from the outside world, filtering them, and writing our own novel inside our heads.
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achieve
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v. gain with effort; accomplish; fulfill
Water, energy, health, agriculture, and biodiversity, require the world's scientific community to develop the means to achieve sustainable development.
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acquaint
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v. inform about; cause to come to know personally; make familiar
Please acquaint the colleagues with your plans to move faster.
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acquire
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v. gain through experience or effort; gain possession of; locate with a tracking system
They acquire a reputation for being difficult to work with.
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actively
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ad. energetically; vigorously; voluntarily, not passively
The beloved star - who worked actively from the 1960s up until an illness late last year - passed away Thursday morning.
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adaptable
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a. flexible; becoming or being made suitable to a particular situation or use
It made this sofa not only functional but also adaptable to any contemporary interior design.
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