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English Dictionary Cum Vocabulary Word List for GMAT, SAT, GRE, GATE, TOEFL, IELTS, TOEIC, CAT, LSAT, ACT, SSC, BANK PO & Other exams

A (Dictionary cum Vocabulary Word List for Exams)

Abandon: forsake desert
Example: [The match was abandoned because of rain]

Abase:
humiliate lower
Example: [he refused to abase himself in the eyes of his followers]

Abasement:
belittlement, humiliation, abjection, degradation, debasement
Example: [But the former understood in dismay that Anne was actually enjoying her valley of humiliation-was reveling in the thoroughness of her abasement]

Abash:
embarrass humiliate
Example: [he was not at all abashed by her open admiration]

Abbey:
monastery, priory, church, religious foundation
Example: [Henry’s body was carried home, and buried in the abbey of Hales]

Abbreviate:
shorten
Example: [Reader’s Digest prints abbreviated articles]

Abdicate:
give up power or position
Example: [the kings abdicated their thrones in 1947]

Abdomen:
belly
Example: [abdominal pain]

Abduct:
kidnap
Example: [abducted from his car]

Abduction:
seizure, kidnapping, the act of taking someone away from a place by force
Example: [Never before had Maria heard the history of Zra’s abduction and escape, and she was amazed at the girl’s endurance and bravery]

Aberration:
different from normal or usual
Example: [this was not normal, but an aberration]

Abettor:
encourager
Example: [an abettor in crime]

Abeyance:
temporary suspension postponement
Example: [being held in abeyance until]

Abeyant:
dormant, suspended, inactive, latent
Example: [abeyant software bugs]

Abhor:
loathe detest
Example: [I abhor all forms of racism]

Abhorrence:
Extreme hatred.
English Dictionary Cum Vocabulary Word List for GMAT, SAT, GRE, GATE, TOEFL, IELTS, TOEIC, CAT, LSAT, ACT, SSC, BANK PO& Other exams


Abidance: obedience, the condition of acting according to certain rules or decisions, conformity
Example: [They can become a model of law abidance and a guarantee of prosperity]

Abide:
endure submit
Example: [He abided in the jungle for forty days]

Abject:
horrible, miserable, hopeless, awful, unfortunate, submissive
Example: [to live in abject poverty]

Abjure:
to formally reject or abandon renounce
Example: [He abjured his religion]

Ablution:
washing cleansing
Example: [Ablution is part of some religious ceremonies]

Abnegate:
To renounce to a privilege.

Abnegation:
self-sacrifice repudiation
Example: [refusing the reward money was an act of abnegation]

Abnormal:
Not in-line with the standards.
Example: [The rainfall in the lower areas had not been abnormal and they had no way of knowing of the torrential rains higher up]

Abolish:
annul
Example: [abolish the old law]

Abominable:
extremely hateful.
Example: [Then I summarize the reasons for which it is an absolutely abominable film?]

Abominate:
to hate
Example: [He abominates cruelty of all kinds]

Aboriginal:
indigenous
Example: [aboriginal people]

Aborigines:
Original inhabitants of a country or land.

Abortive:
interruptive while incomplete unsuccessful
Example: [Over the years, I have made abortive attempts at almost every classified form of writing]

Aboveboard:
Without fraud.

Abrade:
to rub off a surface
Example: [the skin of her leg was abraded by sharp rocks]

Abrasive:
caustic, corrosive, harsh, scratchy, rough, coarse
Example: [a hard abrasive surface]
English Dictionary Cum Vocabulary Word List for GMAT, SAT, GRE, GATE, TOEFL, IELTS, TOEIC, CAT, LSAT, ACT, SSC, BANK PO& Other exams


Abreast: side-by-side
Example: [The motorcyclist came abreast of her car]

Abridge:
shorten to condense
Example: [Abridged version of a book]

Abroad:
overseas
Example: [going abroad for studies]

Abrogate:
to abolish by authority cancel
Example: [The treaty was finally abrogated]

Abrogation:
cancellation, annulment, termination, abolishment
Example: [Most important among them is the enactment, interpretation, suspension, and abrogation of all laws of the republic]

Abrupt:
unexpected sudden
Example: [the actor stopped abruptly]

Abscess:
eruption, inflamed swelling containing pus, inflammation
Example: [If the pus can be localized, an incision should be made and the abscess drained]

Abscise:
remove, shed flowers and leaves and fruit, separate, cut away
Example: [Lilium petals usually abscise when fully turgid]

Abscond:
to run away secretly
Example: [the accused was absconding]

Abscondment:
the act of departing secretly (as to avoid arrest)
Example: [The State party’s experience has been that unless detention is strictly controlled, there is a strong likelihood of abscondment]

Absolution:
Forgiveness of offenses.
Example: [This process involves confession to a priest, acts of contrition, receiving absolution, and performing works of satisfaction]

Absolve:
to forgive or free from blame acquit
Example: [absolved her from all blame]

Abstain:
to refrain deliberately from something
Example: [to abstain from alcohol]

Abstemious:
Characterized by self denial or abstinence
Example: [moderate in appetite]

Abstinence:
Self denial
Example: [observe abstinence]

Abstract:
intangible, theoretical, difficult complex
Example: [it is too abstract for me to understand]
English Dictionary Cum Vocabulary Word List for GMAT, SAT, GRE, GATE, TOEFL, IELTS, TOEIC, CAT, LSAT, ACT, SSC, BANK PO& Other exams


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