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- subside, moderate.
- They waited for the storm to abate.
Given the aberrant nature of the data...
The deal was held in abeyance until her arrival.
depart secretly and hide
The teller who absconded with the bonds went uncaptured.
sparing in eating and drinking, temperate.
She was concerned with her son's abstemious diet.
- make impure by adding inferior or tainted substances
- It is a crime to adulterate foods w/o informing the buyer.
cheerful promptness, eagerness.
They packed up their gear and climbed into the van with alacrity.
state of having contradictory emotional attitudes
She was confused by the ambivalence of her feelings of simultaneous love and hate for her parents.
Many social workers have tried to ameliorate the conditions of people living in the slums.
Tom's extreme antipathy for disputes keeps him from getting into arguments.
NASA was apprised of the dangerous weather conditions.
She looked for some sign of their approbation.
without guile, open and honest
She made an artless comment in front of the movie's director.
practicing self-denial, austere
The wealthy, self-indulgent young man felt oddly drawn to the ascetic life-style of monks.
It took Rembrandt weeks of assiduous labor
ease or lessen
Dick tried to assuage his heartache by eating ice cream.