10 WORDS A DAY/WORD MEANING SERIES STARTING WITH A/A-Z

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  1. ABASE(verb)
    uh·beis
    behave in a way that belittles or degrades (someone).

  2. ABASH(verb)
    uh·bash
    make (someone) feel embarrassed, disconcerted, or ashamed.

  3. ABATE(verb)
    uh·beit
    (of something unpleasant or severe) become less intense or widespread.

  4. ABDICATE(verb)
    ab·duh·keit
    (of a monarch) renounce one's throne/fail to fulfill or undertake (a responsibility or duty).

  5. ABERRANT(adjective)
    uh·beh·ruhnt
    departing from an accepted standard/diverging from the normal type.

  6. ABERRATION(noun)
    a·buh·rei·shn
    a departure from what is normal, usual, or expected, typically an unwelcome one.

  7. ABET(verb)
    uh·bet
    encourage or assist (someone) to do something wrong, in particular to commit a crime.

  8. ABEYANCE(noun)
    uh·bei·uhns
    a state of temporary disuse or suspension.

  9. ABHOR(verb)
    uhb·haw
    regard with disgust and hatred.

  10. ABJECT(adjective)
    ab·jekt
    (of something bad) experienced or present to the maximum degree/(of a person or their behaviour) completely without pride or dignity; self-abasing.

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