Word list 1
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Word list 1
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lower; degrade; humiliate
Anna expected to have to curtsy to the king of siam, but when told to cast herself down on the ground before him, she refused to abase herself.
He was not at all abashed by her open admiration.
subsidise or moderate
Rather than leaving immediately, they waited for the storm to abate.
renounce; give up
When the king abdicated the throne, he surprised the country.
abnormal or deviant
Given the aberrant nature of the data, we came to doubt the validity of the entire experiment.
abnormality; departure from the norm; mental irregularity or disorder
assist or encourage, usually in doing something wrong
The deal was held in abeyance until her arrival.
wretched; lacking pride
On the street of New York the homeless live in abject poverty, huddling in doorways to find shelter from the wind.
renounce upon oath; disvow a formerly held belief, usually under pressure
The ritual washing of a priest's hands or of sacred vessels
Renunciation of your own interests in favour of the interests of others
cancel; put to an end
; extremely displeasing; very bad
being the first of its kind in a region; primitive;
rubbing away; tending to grind down
abolish; revoke formally; get rid of
The king intended to abrogate the decree issued by his predecessor.
1. removal by cutting off, as in surgery;
When a flower or leaf separates naturally from the parent plant, this process is called abscission or leaf fall.
depart secretly and hide
complete; totally unlimited; certain
pardon (an offense)
absolved him of his sins
refrain; withhold from participation
sparing in eating and drinking; temperate (=not extreme)
Concerned whether her vegetarian son's abstemious diet provided him with sufficient protein, the worried mother pressed food on him.
restraint from eating or drinking
theoretical; not concrete; non-representational
1. Existing only in the mind; separated from embodiment
abstract words like 'truth' and 'justice'
2. Not representing or imitating external reality or the objects of nature
a large abstract painting
3. Dealing with a subject in the abstract without practical purpose or intention
obscure (=unclear); profound; difficult to understand
The professor's lectures were so abstruse that students tended to avoid them.
(=adjacent to one another)
His arrogance is exceeded only by his abysmal ignorance.
enormous chasm (=A deep opening in the earth's surface); vast;
related to a school; not practical or directly useful
Hypothetical or theoretical and not expected to produce an immediate or practical result
an academic discussion
; yield to another's wish or opinion
easy to approach; obtainable
additional object; useful but not an essential thing
applaud; announce with great approval
adjust to climate or environment; adapt
sharp upslope of a hill
award of merit
In Hollywood, an "Oscar" is the highest accolade.
oblige or help someone; adapt; adjust or bring into harmony
partner in crime
approach and speak first to a person
accoutre (=accouter) (v.)
come about by addition
You must pay the interest accrued on your debt as well as the principal sum.
bitter or sour in nature; sharp and cutting (in tone)
bitterness of speech and temper
The salad has an exceedingly acetic flavour.
slightly sour; sharp; caustic (=Harsh or corrosive in tone)
sarcastic and acidulous remarks
; pinnacle; highest point
science of sound; quality that makes a room easy or hard to hear in
acquiesce (akwee'es) (v.)
assent (=agreement); agree passively
deliverance from a charge
sharp; bitterly pungent
bitter in words or manner
fear of heights
calculating; pertaining to insurance statistics
I fail to understand what actuate you to reply to this letter so nastily.
mental keenness; shrewdness shown by keen insight
quickly perceptive; keen; brief and severe
wise saying; proverb
addition; appendix of a book
compulsive; habitual need
muddle (=confuse); drive crazy; become rotten
The idiotic plan is confusing enough to addle anyone.
direct a speech to; deal with or discuss
She was adept at the fine art of irritating people.
I will adhere to this opinion until proof that I am wrong is presented.
adjoining; neighbouring; close by
something added or attached to another thing but not an essential part of it
Her adjuration to tell the truth did not change the witness' testimony.
staff officer assisting the commander; assistant
warn; reprove (=take to task)
When her friends questioned her religious beliefs, she admonished then, declaring that she would worship as she pleased.
Wall paintings adorned her house.
Her adroit handling of the delicate situation pleased her employers.