|1||abaft||(adverb) at or near or toward the stern of a ship or tail of an airplane; "stow the luggage aft"; "ships with square sails sail fairly efficiently with the wind abaft"; "the captain looked astern to see what the fuss was about"|
|2||abandon||(noun) the trait of lacking restraint or control; freedom from inhibition or worry; "she danced with abandon"|
(noun) a feeling of extreme emotional intensity; "the wildness of his anger"
(verb) stop maintaining or insisting on; of ideas, claims, etc.; "He abandoned the thought of asking for her hand in marriage"; "Both sides have to give up some calims in these negociations"
(verb) leave someone who needs or counts on you; leave in the lurch; "The mother deserted her children"
(verb) leave behind empty; move out of; "You must vacate your office by tonight"
(verb) give up with the intent of never claiming again; "Abandon your life to God"; "She gave up her children to her ex-husband when she moved to Tahiti"; "We gave the drowning victim up for dead"
(verb) forsake, leave behind; "We abandoned the old car in the empty parking lot"
|3||abase||(verb) cause to feel shame; hurt the pride of; "He humiliated his colleague by criticising him in front of the boss"|
|4||abbreviate||(verb) shorten; "Abbreviate `New York' and write `NY'"|
(verb) reduce in scope while retaining essential elements; "The manuscript must be shortened"
|5||abdicate||(verb) give up, such as power, as of monarchs and emperors, or duties and obligations; "The King abdicated when he married a divorcee"|
|6||aberrant||(noun) one whose behavior departs substantially from the norm of a group|
(adjective satellite) markedly different from an accepted norm; "aberrent behavior"; "deviant ideas"
|7||abeyance||(noun) temporary cessation or suspension|
|8||abhor||(verb) find repugnant; "I loathe that man"; "She abhors cats"|
|9||abject||(adjective satellite) showing humiliation or submissiveness; "an abject apology"|
(adjective satellite) of the most contemptible kind; "abject cowardice"; "a low stunt to pull"; "a low-down sneak"; "his miserable treatment of his family"; "You miserable skunk!"; "a scummy rabble"; "a scurvy trick"
(adjective satellite) most unfortunate or miserable; "the most abject slaves joined in the revolt"; "abject poverty"
(adjective satellite) showing utter resignation or hopelessness; "abject surrender"
|10||abjure||(verb) formally reject or disavow a formerly held belief, usually under pressure; "He retracted his earlier statements about his religion"; "She abjured her beliefs"|
|11||abnegation||(noun) renunciation of your own interests in favor of the interests of others|
(noun) the denial and rejection of a doctrine or belief; "abnegation of the Holy Trinity"
|12||abominate||(verb) find repugnant; "I loathe that man"; "She abhors cats"|
|13||abridge||(verb) reduce in scope while retaining essential elements; "The manuscript must be shortened"|
|14||abrogate||(verb) revoke formally|
|15||abrupt||(adjective satellite) surprisingly and unceremoniously brusque in manner; "an abrupt reply"|
(adjective satellite) exceedingly sudden and unexpected; "came to an abrupt stop"; "an abrupt change in the weather"
(adjective satellite) extremely steep; "an abrupt canyon"; "the precipitous rapids of the upper river"; "the precipitous hills of Chinese paintings"; "a sharp drop"
(adjective satellite) marked by sudden changes in subject and sharp transitions; "abrupt prose"
|16||abscond||(verb) run away; usually includes taking something or somebody along|
|17||absolve||(verb) let off the hook; "I absolve you from this responsibility"|
(verb) grant remission of a sin to; "The priest absolved him and told him to say ten Hail Mary's"
|18||abstemious||(adjective) sparing in consumption of especially food and drink; "the pleasures of the table, never of much consequence to one naturally abstemious"- John Galsworthy|
(adjective satellite) marked by temperance in indulgence; "abstemious meals"; "a light eater"; "a light smoker"; "ate a light supper"
|19||abstinence||(noun) act or practice of refraining from indulging an appetite|
(noun) the trait of abstaining (especially from alcohol)
|20||abstruse||(adjective satellite) difficult to penetrate; incomprehensible to one of ordinary understanding or knowledge; "the professor's lectures were so abstruse that students tended to avoid them"; "a deep metaphysical theory"; "some recondite problem in historiography"|
|21||abysmal||(adjective satellite) so deep as to be unmeasurable; "the abyssal depths of the ocean"|
(adjective satellite) very great; limitless; "abysmal misery"; "abysmal stupidity"
|22||accede||(verb) to agree or express agreement; "The Maestro assented to the request for an encore"|
(verb) submit or yield to another's wish or opinion; "The government bowed to the military pressure"
(verb) take on duties or office; "accede to the throne"
|23||acclaim||(noun) enthusiastic approval; "the book met with modest acclaim"; "he acknowledged the plaudits of the crowd"; "they gave him more eclat than he really deserved"|
(verb) praise vociferously; "The critics hailed the young pianist as a new Rubinstein"
(verb) clap one's hands or shout after performances to indicate approval
|24||accolade||(noun) a tangible symbol signifying approval or distinction; "an award for bravery"|
|25||accomplice||(noun) a person who joins with another in carrying out some plan (especially an unethical or illegal plan)|
|26||accretion||(noun) (law) an increase in a beneficiary's share in an estate (as when a co-beneficiary dies or fails to meet some condition or rejects the inheritance)|
(noun) an increase by natural growth or addition
(noun) (geology) an increase in land resulting from alluvial deposits or water-borne sediment
(noun) (biology) growth by addition as by the adhesion of parts or particles
(noun) (astronomy) the formation of a celestial object by the effect of gravity pulling together surrounding objects and gases
(noun) something contributing to growth or increase; "he scraped away the accretions of paint"; "the central city surrounded by recent accretions"
|27||accrue||(verb) grow by addition; "The interest accrues"|
(verb) come into the possession of; "The house accrued to the oldest son"
|28||acerbic||(adjective satellite) harsh or corrosive in tone; "an acerbic tone piercing otherwise flowery prose"; "a barrage of acid comments"; "her acrid remarks make her many enemies"; "bitter words"; "blistering criticism"; "caustic jokes about political assassination, talk-show hosts|
(adjective satellite) sour or bitter in taste
|29||acquiesce||(verb) to agree or express agreement; "The Maestro assented to the request for an encore"|
|30||acrid||(adjective satellite) harsh or corrosive in tone; "an acerbic tone piercing otherwise flowery prose"; "a barrage of acid comments"; "her acrid remarks make her many enemies"; "bitter words"; "blistering criticism"; "caustic jokes about political assassination, talk-show hosts|
(adjective satellite) strong and sharp; "the acrid smell of burning rubber"
|31||acrimony||(noun) a sharp and bitter manner|
|32||adage||(noun) a condensed but memorable saying embodying some important fact of experience that is taken as true by many people|
|33||adamant||(noun) very hard native crystalline carbon valued as a gem|
(adjective satellite) not capable of being swayed or diverted from a course; unsusceptible to persuasion; "he is adamant in his refusal to change his mind"; "Cynthia was inexorable; she would have none of him"- W.Churchill; "an intransigent conservative opposed to every libera
|34||addled||(adjective satellite) confused and vague; used especially of thinking; "muddleheaded ideas"; "your addled little brain"; "woolly thinking"; "woolly-headed ideas"|
(adjective satellite) (of eggs) no longer edible; "an addled egg"
|35||adept||(noun) someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field|
(adjective satellite) having or showing knowledge and skill and aptitude; "adept in handicrafts"; "an adept juggler"; "an expert job"; "a good mechanic"; "a practiced marksman"; "a proficient engineer"; "a lesser-known but no less skillful composer"; "the effect was achieved b
|36||adjure||(verb) command solemnly|
(verb) ask for or request earnestly; "The prophet bid all people to become good persons"
|37||adroit||(adjective) quick or skillful or adept in action or thought; "an exceptionally adroit pianist"; "an adroit technician"; "his adroit replies to hecklers won him many followers"; "an adroit negotiator"|
(adjective satellite) skillful (or showing skill) in adapting means to ends; "cool prudence and sensitive selfishness along with quick perception of what is possible--these distinguish an adroit politician"; "came up with a clever story"; "an ingenious press agent"; "an ingeni
|38||adulation||(noun) servile flattery; exaggerated and hypocritical praise|
|39||adulterate||(verb) corrupt, debase, or make impure by adding a foreign or inferior substance; often by replacing valuable ingredients with inferior ones; "adulterate liquor"|
(adjective satellite) mixed with impurities
|40||adversary||(noun) someone who offers opposition|
|41||adverse||(adjective satellite) in an opposing direction; "adverse currents"; "a contrary wind"|
(adjective satellite) contrary to your interests or welfare; "adverse circumstances"; "made a place for themselves under the most untoward conditions"
|42||advocate||(noun) a person who pleads for a cause or propounds an idea|
(noun) a lawyer who pleads cases in court
(verb) speak, plead, or argue in favour of; "The doctor advocated a smoking ban in the entire house"
(verb) push for something; "The travel agent recommended strongly that we not travel on Thanksgiving Day"
|43||aesthetic||(noun) (philosophy) a philosophical theory as to what is beautiful; "he despised the esthetic of minimalism"|
(adjective) concerning or characterized by an appreciation of beauty or good taste; "the aesthetic faculties"; "an aesthetic person"; "aesthetic feeling"; "the illustrations made the book an aesthetic success"
(adjective satellite) aesthetically pleasing; "an artistic flower arrangement"
(adjective) relating to or dealing with the subject of aesthetics; "aesthetic values"
|44||affable||(adjective satellite) diffusing warmth and friendliness; "an affable smile"; "an amiable gathering"; "cordial relations"; "a cordial greeting"; "a genial host"|
|45||affiliate||(noun) a subsidiary or subordinate organization that is affiliated with another organization; "network affiliates"|
(noun) a subordinate or subsidiary associate; a person who is affiliated with another or with an organization
(verb) join in an affiliation; "The two colleges affiliated"
(verb) keep company with; hang out with; "He associates with strange people"; "She affiliates with her colleagues"
(verb) join in an affiliation; "They affiliated themselves with the organization"
|46||affinity||(noun) a natural attraction or feeling of kinship; "an affinity for politics"; "the mysterious affinity between them"; "James's affinity with Sam"|
(noun) inherent resemblance between persons or things
(noun) the force attracting atoms to each other and binding them together in a molecule; "basic dyes have an affinity for wool and silk"
(noun) (immunology) the attraction between an antigen and an antibody
(noun) a close connection marked by community of interests or similarity in nature or character; "found a natural affinity with the immigrants"; "felt a deep kinship with the other students"; "anthropology's kinship with the humanities"
(noun) (biology) state of relationship between organisms or groups of organisms resulting in resemblance in structure or structural parts; "in anatomical structure prehistoric man shows close affinity with modern humans"
(noun) kinship by marriage or adoption; not a blood relationship
|47||aggrandize||(verb) add details to|
|48||agrarian||(adjective satellite) relating to rural matters; "an agrarian (or agricultural) society"; "farming communities"|
|49||alacrity||(noun) liveliness and eagerness; "he accepted with alacrity"|