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abase to bring down the rank, status, or reputation of; degrade.
abasement the act of bringing down or the state of being brought down in rank, status, or reputation.
abash to cause to feel embarrassed, uneasy, or ashamed.
abate to become less in amount, degree, or intensity; subside. [3 definitions]
abatement the act of lessening or reducing, or the condition of being lessened or reduced. [2 definitions]
abatis an obstacle constructed by bending and sharpening the branches of trees or implanting sharpened limbs in a soil barricade, sometimes interlaced with barbed wire.
abattoir a place where animals are killed and cut up for food; slaughterhouse.
abbacy the authority, term of office, or rights of an abbot.
abbé a title of respect for any clergyman, esp. in France.
abbess the female superior of a convent of nuns.
abbey a monastery or convent, or the buildings that compose it.
abbot the male superior of a monastery.
abbr. abbreviation of "abbreviation" or "abbreviated."
abbreviate to reduce in length or duration. [2 definitions]
abbreviation a shortened form of a word or phrase used in writing. [2 definitions]
ABC abbreviation of "American Broadcasting Company."
ABC's the alphabet. [2 definitions]
ABC soil a soil made up of three distinct layers, the A or top layer being humus and organic matter, the B layer being clay and oxidized material, and the C layer being loose rock and mineral materials.
abdicate to formally relinquish a position of power, a claim, or a right. [3 definitions]
abdomen in vertebrates, the part of the body between the chest and the pelvis, where most of the digestive organs are located. [2 definitions]
abduct to carry off or lead away, esp. by force; kidnap. [2 definitions]