Essential words 3400 list

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Essential words 3400 list
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  1. Abate
    lessen or reduce in intensity or degree

    syn. decrease
  2. admonish
    express disapproval or caution

    syn. warning
  3. apocryphal
    of dubious authencity or origin

    syn. spurious
  4. abase
    to humiliate, to lower
  5. abash
    ashamed, embarassed
  6. abdicate
    to yield, give up
  7. abet
    to aid, to encourage
  8. abeyance
    a temporary postponement
  9. abject
    miserable, wretched
  10. abjure
    • renounce, reject solemnly
    • (to give up)

    syn. recant
  11. ablution
    washing, cleansing
  12. abnegate
    to deny, to reject
  13. abolition
    putting an end to, doing away with
  14. abominate
    • to detest
    • to dislike strongly
  15. aborigine
    original inhabitant
  16. abortive
    • unsuccessful
    • terminate
  17. abound
    to be large in number

    (sounds like abundant)
  18. aboveboard
    • honest
    • frank
    • open
  19. abrade
    to wear away
  20. abrogate
    • to repeal
    • to revoke
    • to abolish

    syn. annul
  21. absolve
    • to free from responsibility
    • to absolve him of all responsibilities
  22. abstinence
    • self-denial
    • resistance to temptation
  23. abstruse
    hard to understand
  24. abut
    • to rest on or against
    • to touch
  25. abysmal
    extremely bad

    syn. abysmally low scores
  26. abyss
    • a bottomless pit
    • anything infinite
  27. accede, accord
    to agree to, agreement
  28. acclaim
    to greet with approval
  29. acclivity
    upward slope
  30. accost
    to approach and speak to
  31. accoutrement
    • equipment
    • outfit
  32. accredit
    • to approve
    • to certify
  33. accretion
    • an addition
    • an increase
  34. accrue
    • to gather
    • to accumulate
  35. acerbic
    • bitter or sour in taste or character
    • sharp or bitter in smell or taste
    • sharpness of temper or words

    • syn.
    • acrid
    • sarcastic
  36. Achilles' heel
    a weakness
  37. acme
    • highest point
    • peak
  38. acoustics
    physics dealing with sound
  39. acquiesce
    • to agree
    • to consent
  40. acrimonious
    harsh in speech or behavior
  41. acrophobia
    fear of heights
  42. actuate
    to put into motion or action
  43. acumen
    • accurate insight or knowlegde
    • mental keenness
    • shrewdness
    • perspicacity
  44. ad infinitum
    • endlessly
    • forever
  45. adage
    a familiar saying

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