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Letter A Words List

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Letter A Words List

Letter A Words List

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This article is a collection of all important words starting with letter A. The letter A words list is a good resource for individuals working towards enhancing their vocabulary. Also the letter A words list is a splendid read for the candidates pursuing different competitive exams including but not limited to GRE, TOEFL, GMAT, CAT, etc. Below presented is the letter A words list along with synonyms and antonyms.


Word Meaning Synonyms Antonyms Usage of Word
Abase
(verb)
  • Lower
  • Degrade
  • Humiliate
  • Make humble
  • Make (oneself)
  • Lose self-respect
  • Humble
  • Chagrin
  • Humiliate
  • Mortify
  • Buildup
  • Compliment
  • Elevate
  • Enhance
  • Esteem
Abase intends to cut somebody down regularly either in their employment or their self-regard.

Example:
“I reviewed my partners abasing themselves before the leading body of trustees”
Abash
(verb)
  • Embarrass
    • Embarrass
    • Abash
    • Disconcert
    • Rattle
    • Calm
    • Comfort
    • Console
    • Relieve
    • Soothe
    When something has a shaming
    effectabash can be used.

    Example:
    “I was abashed by the extension of the others’
    generosity so I donated fifty thousand more”
    Abate
    (verb)
  • Subside
    or moderate
    • Decrease
    • Decline
    • De-escalate
    • Die (away or down or out)
    • Diminish drain (away)
    • Drop (off)
    • Dwindle
    • Accumulate
    • Balloon
    • Build
    • Burgeon (also bourgeon)
    • Enlarge
    • Escalate
    • Expand
    Abate means to decrease or become less numerous or intense.
    It is most often used with emotionally, or figuratively violent.

    Example:
    Paracetemol should abate the pain
    Abbreviate
    (verb)
  • Shorten
    • Abridge
    • Curtail
    • Cut back
    • Dock
    • Elide
    • Syncopate
    • Elongate
    • Extend
    • Lengthen
    • Prolong
    • Protract
    Abbreviate is to make less in extent or duration.

    Example:
    He have to abbreviate his vacation in Australia
    in order to travel to India to receive the Award.
    Abdicate
    (verb)
    • Renounce
    • give up
      (position right
      or responsibility)
    • Abnegate
    • Cede
    • Relinquish
    • Renounce
    • Resign
    • Appropriate
    • Arrogate
    • Assume
    • Claim
    Abdicate is not to do what
    is required by
    (a duty or responsibility)

    Example:
    The king was made to abdicate the throne
    Aberrant
    (adj)
    • Abnormal
    • Deviant
    • Exceptional
    • Aberrated
    • Abnormal
    • Anomalous
    • Atypical
    • Especial
    • Exceeding
    • Common
    • Customary
    • Normal
    • Ordinary
    • Typical
    • Unexceptional
    • Unextraordinary
    • Usual
    Aberrant is to deviate from
    the right or normal path.

    Example:
    The diamond, silvered in the moon’s
    aberrant light, shining like a spectral tomb.
    Aberration
    (noun)
    • Deviation from
      the normal
    • Mental disorder
    • Insanity
    • Dementia
    • Derangement
    • Lunacy
    • Madness
    • Mania
    • Rage
    • Mind
    • Saneness
    • Sanity
    Aberration is a behavior which is unexpected.

    Example:
    Genetic aberration was previously considered
    rare but recently geneticists have taken a closer look.
    Abet
    (verb)
    • Assist usually in
      doing something wrong
    • Encourage
    • Incite
    • Brew
    • Ferment
    • Foment
    • Hinder
    Abet is helping or giving a support to someone to do a criminal act.

    Example:
    Their actions are like they abet terrorism.
    Abeyance
    (noun)
  • Suspended action
    • Cold storage
    • Deep freeze
    • Doldrums
    • Dormancy
    • Holding pattern
    • Latency
    • Continuance
    • Continuation
    Abeyance is a state of temporary inactivity

    Example:
    The plan was holded in abeyance until we could get a weather forecast
    Abhor
    (verb)
    • Detest
    • Hate
    • Hate
    • Abominate
    • Despise
    • Detest
    • Execrate
    • Loathe
    • Love
    Abhor is showing very much dislike towards someone or something

    Example:
    Some people abhor extreme and mistrust ideology of others.
    Abide
    (verb)
    • Dwell
    • Abide by
    • Comply with
    • Put up with
    • Tolerate
      Ex. abide by the rules;
      Ex. I can’t abide rude people.
    • Stay
    • Dwell
    • Hang around
    • Remain
    • Stick around
    • Tarry
    • Bail
    • Bail out
    • Bug out
    • Buzz (off)
    • Clear off
    Abide is to stay without any objection

    Example:
    He could not abide Terrorists,
    and hence supported freedom of the press
    Abject
    (adj)
    • (of a condition) Wretched
    • As low as possible
    • Lacking pride
    • Very humble
    • Showing lack of
      self-respect
      Ex. abject apology
    • Base
    • Humble
    • Menial
    • Servile
    • Slavish
    • Hangdog
    • Lamblike
    • Sheepish
    • Demure
    • Lowly
    • Meek
    Abject is to feel extremely bad or severe.

    Example:
    There comes a time that no human
    should be humiliated or be made abject.
    Abjure
    (verb)
  • Renounce
    upon oath
    • Abnegate
    • Forswear (also foreswear)
    • Recant
    • Renege
    • Renounce
    • Repeal
    • Adhere (to)
    Abjure is to reject or abandon often made under oath.

    Example:
    One of the religious section abjures all the comforts of the modern world.
    Ablution
    (noun)
  • Washing
    • Bathstar
    • Cleansingstar
    • Decontaminationstar
    • Lavationstar
    • Purificationstar
    • Showerstar
      Ablution is to wash one’s body or a part of it.

      Example:
      All the major religions performs ablution during festive season.
      Abnegation
      (noun)
      • Renunciation
      • Self-sacrifice
      • Self-abnegation
      • Renunciation
      • Renouncement
      • Repudiation
      • Self-denial
      • Indulgence
      • Self-indulgence
      Abnegation is definitely has the sense of
      self-choice and is having own
      interests in favor of the interests of others

      Example:
      When parents don’t let to stay out all night it’s not abnegation.
      Abode
      (noun)
      • Dwelling place
      • Home
      • Home
      • Diggings
      • Domicile
      • Dwelling
      • Fireside
      • Habitation
      • Hearth
      • Hearthstone
      • House
      • Annex
      • Office
      Abode is something like place which allows to live.

      Example:
      She welcomed all of us to her humble abode.
      Abolish
      (verb)
      • Cancel
      • Put an end to
      • Abate
      • Abrogate
      • Annul
      • Avoid
      • Cancel
      • Disannul
      • Dissolve
      • Invalidate
      • Negate
      • Enact
      • Lay down
      • Legislate
      • Establish
      • Found
      • Institute
      • Formalize
      • Legalize
      • Legitimate
      Abolish is to give an end or stop
      (something such as a law) officially.

      Example:
      Jury systemwas abolished looking
      at the demerits it offers.
      Abominable
      (adj)
      • Detestable
      • Extremely unpleasant
      • Abhorrent
      • Offensive
      • Appalling
      • Awful
      • Disgusting
      • Distasteful
      • Dreadful
      • Evil
      • Foul
      • Innocuous
      • Inoffensive
      Abdominable is hatred or unpleasant.

      Example:
      That situation was abominable.
      Abominate
      (verb)
      • Loathe
      • Hate
      • Abhor
      • Hate
      • Despise
      • Detest
      • Execrate
      • Loathe
      • Love
      Abominate is to hate intensely.

      Example:
      we abominate jokes that make fun of people
      who have mental or physical disabilities

      Aboriginal

      (adj)
      • Being the first of its kind in a region
      • Primitive
      • Native
      • Indigenous
      • N. Aborigine
      • Native
      • Autochthonous
      • Born
      • Domestic
      • Endemic
      • Indigenous
      • Nonindigenous
      • Nonnative
      Aboriginal is something related to the
      people and things that have been in a
      particular region from long time.

      Example:
      Northern Alaska have the aboriginal
      peoples who of are known as Inupiats

      Abortive

      (adj)
      • Unsuccessful
      • Fruitless
      • Futile
      • Barren
      • Bootless
      • Empty
      • Fruitless
      • Ineffective
      • Ineffectual
      • Deadly
      • Effective
      • Effectual
      • Efficacious
      • Efficient
      • Fruitful
      • Potent
      Abortive is not succeeded
      in achieving the desired result.

      Example:
      An abortive attempt to recover the stolen money.
      Abrasive
      (adj)
      • Rubbing away
      • Tending to grind down
      • Annoying
      • Aggravating
      • Bothersome
      • Carking
      • Chafing
      • Disturbing
      • Delightful
      • Pleasing
      Abrasive is to cause damage
      by grinding, rubbing or scraping.

      Example:
      The oceanic waves had an abrasive
      action on the boats residing near beach.
      Abridge
      (verb)
    • Condense
      or shorten
      • Abbreviate
      • Shorten
      • Curtail
      • Cut back
      • Dock
      • Elide
      • Elongate
      • Extend
      • Lengthen
      • Prolong
      • Protract
      Abridge is to reduce
      (a book, a play, etc.)
      by removing some of the parts.

      Example:
      The cost of that book was
      abridged to increase the sales.
      Abrogate
      (verb)
    • Abolish
      • Abate
      • Abolish
      • Annul
      • Avoid
      • Cancel
      • Disannul
      • Enact
      • Lay down
      • Legislate
      • Establish
      • Found
      • Institute
      Abrogate is to stop
      something in a professional manner.

      Abscond
      (verb)
    • Depart secretly
      and hide
      • Escape
      • Break out (of)
      • Clear out
      • Flee
      • Abide
      • Dwell
      • Hang around
      • Linger
      • Remain
      Abscond is to steal
      and escape from a place silently.

      Example:
      TheThief absconded from the jail.