|1||abacus||(noun) a calculator that performs arithmetic functions by manually sliding counters on rods or in grooves|
(noun) a tablet placed horizontally on top of the capital of a column as an aid in supporting the architrave
|2||abate||(verb) become less in amount or intensity; "The storm abated"; "The rain let up after a few hours"|
(verb) make less active or intense
|3||abdication||(noun) the act of abdicating|
(noun) a formal resignation and renunciation of powers
|4||abdomen||(noun) the region of the body of a vertebrate between the thorax and the pelvis|
(noun) the cavity containing the major viscera; in mammals it is separated from the thorax by the diaphragm
|5||aberration||(noun) an optical phenomenon resulting from the failure of a lens or mirror to produce a good image|
(noun) a disorder in one's mental state
(noun) a state or condition markedly different from the norm
|6||abeyance||(noun) temporary cessation or suspension|
|7||abhor||(verb) find repugnant; "I loathe that man"; "She abhors cats"|
|8||abide||(verb) put up with something or somebody unpleasant; "I cannot bear his constant criticism"; "The new secretary had to endure a lot of unprofessional remarks"; "he learned to tolerate the heat"; "She stuck out two years in a miserable marriage"|
(verb) dwell; "You can stay with me while you are in town"; "stay a bit longer--the day is still young"
|9||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"|
|10||abraded||(adjective satellite) having the skin scraped off; "skinned knees and scraped elbows"|
|11||abrasion||(noun) the wearing down of rock particles by friction due to water or wind or ice|
(noun) erosion by friction
(noun) an abraded area where the skin is torn or worn off
|12||abrogate||(verb) revoke formally|
|13||abscond||(verb) run away; usually includes taking something or somebody along|
|14||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"|
|15||abundant||(adjective) present in great quantity; "an abundant supply of water"|
|16||abut||(verb) lie adjacent to another or share a boundary; "Canada adjoins the U.S."; "England marches with Scotland"|
|17||abysmal||(adjective satellite) so deep as to be unmeasurable; "the abyssal depths of the ocean"|
(adjective satellite) very great; limitless; "abysmal misery"; "abysmal stupidity"
|18||acarpous||(adjective satellite) producing no fruit|
|19||accentuate||(verb) put stress on; utter with an accent; "In Farsi, you accent the last syllable of each word"|
(verb) to stress, single out as important; "Dr. Jones emphasizes exercise in addition to a change in diet"
|20||accolade||(noun) a tangible symbol signifying approval or distinction; "an award for bravery"|
|21||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"
|22||acquisition||(noun) the act of contracting or assuming or acquiring possession of something; "the acquisition of wealth"; "the acquisition of one company by another"|
(noun) an ability that has been acquired by training
(noun) the cognitive process of acquiring skill or knowledge; "the child's acquisition of language"
(noun) something acquired; "a recent acquisition by the museum"
|23||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
|24||adhere||(verb) follow through or carry out a plan without deviation; "They adhered to their plan"|
(verb) come or be in close contact with; stick or hold together and resist separation; "The dress clings to her body"; "The label stuck to the box"; "The sushi rice grains cohere"
(verb) stick to firmly; "Will this wallpaper adhere to the wall?"
(verb) be loyal to; "She stood by her husband in times of trouble"; "The friends stuck together through the war"
(verb) be a devoted follower or supporter; "The residents of this village adhered to Catholicism"; "She sticks to her principles"
(verb) be compatible or in accordance with; "You must adhere to the rules"
|25||adhesion||(noun) faithful support for a religion or cause or political party|
(noun) the property of sticking together (as of glue and wood) or the joining of surfaces of different composition
(noun) a fibrous band of scar tissue that binds together normally separate anatomical structures
(noun) abnormal union of bodily tissues; most common in the abdomen
|26||adjacent||(adjective satellite) near or close to but not necessarily touching; "lands adjacent to the mountains"; "New York and adjacent cities"|
(adjective satellite) nearest in space or position; immediately adjoining without intervening space; "had adjacent rooms"; "in the next room"; "the person sitting next to me"; "our rooms were side by side"
(adjective satellite) having a common boundary or edge; touching; "abutting lots"; "adjoining rooms"; "Rhode Island has two bordering states; Massachusetts and Conncecticut"; "the side of Germany conterminous with France"; "Utah and the contiguous state of Idaho"; "neighboring
|27||admonitory||(adjective satellite) expressing reproof or reproach especially as a corrective|
(adjective satellite) serving to warn; "shook a monitory finger at him"; "an exemplary jail sentence"
|28||adorn||(verb) make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc.; "Decorate the room for the party"; "beautify yourself for the special day"|
(verb) furnish with power or authority; of kings or emperors
(verb) be beautiful to look at; "Flowers adorned the tables everywhere"
|29||adulteration||(noun) the act of adulterating (especially the illicit substitution of one substance for another)|
(noun) being mixed with extraneous material; the product of adultering
|30||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
|31||aggravate||(verb) make worse; "This drug aggravates the pain"|
(verb) exasperate or irritate
|32||agile||(adjective satellite) moving quickly and lightly; "sleek and agile as a gymnast"; "as nimble as a deer"; "nimble fingers"; "quick of foot"; "the old dog was so spry it was halfway up the stairs before we could stop it"|
(adjective satellite) mentally quick; "an agile mind"; "nimble wits"
|33||ail||(noun) aromatic bulb used as seasoning|
(verb) cause bodily suffering to
(verb) be unwell, ill, or ill disposed
|34||alacrity||(noun) liveliness and eagerness; "he accepted with alacrity"|
|35||alienate||(verb) arouse hostility or indifference in where there had formerly been love, affection, or friendliness|
(verb) transfer property or ownership; "The will aliened the property to the heirs"
|36||allegiance||(noun) the act of binding yourself (intellectually or emotionally) to a course of action; "his long commitment to public service"; "they felt no loyalty to a losing team"|
(noun) the loyalty that citizens owe to their country (or subjects to their sovereign)
|37||alleviate||(verb) provide physical relief, as from pain; "This pill will relieve your headaches"|
(verb) make easier; "you could facilitate the process by sharing your knowledge"
|38||alloy||(noun) the state of impairing the quality or reducing the value of something|
(noun) a mixture containing two or more metallic elements or metallic and nonmetallic elements usually fused together or dissolving into each other when molten; "brass is an alloy of zinc and copper"
(verb) make an alloy of
(verb) lower in value by increasing the base-metal content
|39||aloof||(adjective satellite) remote in manner; "stood apart with aloof dignity"; "a distant smile"; "he was upstage with strangers"|
(adverb) in an aloof manner; "the local gentry and professional classes had held aloof for the school had accepted their sons readily enough"
|40||amalgamate||(verb) to bring or combine together or with something else; "resourcefully he mingled music and dance"|
(adjective satellite) joined together into a whole; "United Industries"; "the amalgamated colleges constituted a university"; "a consolidated school"
|41||ambiguous||(adjective) having more than one possible meaning; "ambiguous words"; "frustrated by ambiguous instructions, the parents were unable to assemble the toy"|
(adjective) open to two or more interpretations; or of uncertain nature or significance; or (often) intended to mislead; "an equivocal statement"; "the polling had a complex and equivocal (or ambiguous) message for potential female candidates"; "the officer's equivo
(adjective satellite) having no intrinsic or objective meaning; not organized in conventional patterns; "an ambiguous situation with no frame of reference"; "ambiguous inkblots"
|42||ambivalent||(adjective satellite) uncertain or unable to decide about what course to follow; "was ambivalent about having children"|
(adjective satellite) characterized by a mixture of opposite feelings or attitudes; "she felt ambivalent about his proposal"; "an ambivalent position on rent control"
|43||ameliorate||(verb) get better; "The weather improved toward evening"|
(verb) to make better; "The editor improved the manuscript with his changes"
|44||amendment||(noun) the act of amending or correcting|
(noun) a statement that is added to or revises or improves a proposal or document (a bill or constitution etc.)
|45||amicable||(adjective) characterized by friendship and good will|
|46||amortize||(verb) liquidate gradually|
|47||amplify||(verb) increase the volume of; "amplify sound"|
(verb) exaggerate or make bigger; "The charges were inflated"
(verb) increase in size, volume or significance; "Her terror was magnified in her mind"
(verb) to enlarge beyond bounds or the truth; "tended to romanticize and exaggerate this `gracious Old South' imagery"