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abstract expressionism (sometimes cap.) a school of painting that arose after World War II and that was marked by expressive but nonrepresentational images formed by an apparently random and often unconventional application of paint.
abstraction the act of removing or separating. [4 definitions]
abstruse difficult to comprehend or understand; esoteric; arcane.
absurd contrary to rational thought; illogical; ridiculous. [2 definitions]
absurdist having or expressing the belief that human existence and behavior are meaningless or absurd. [3 definitions]
absurdity the condition or quality of being absurd. [2 definitions]
Abu Dhabi the capital of the United Arab Emirates.
abuelita (Spanish; informal) grandmother; grandma.
abuelito (Spanish; informal) grandfather; grandpa.
abundance an amount that is more than ample; very plentiful quantity. [2 definitions]
abundant large in amount or number; plentiful. [2 definitions]
abuse to use in an improper or incorrect manner; misuse. [7 definitions]
abusive characterized by offensive or unfair language. [4 definitions]
abut to adjoin or press against; be next to; border on. [2 definitions]
abutment an architectural component that supports an arch, vault, or the like, as of a bridge. [2 definitions]
abutter one whose land abuts another's.
abuzz filled with buzzing. [2 definitions]
abysm a vast, unmeasurable space; bottomless pit; abyss.
abysmal of vast extent; unmeasurable; extreme. [2 definitions]
abyss a vast, unmeasurable space; bottomless pit. [2 definitions]
-ac of, relating to, or resembling. [2 definitions]