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abstain to choose to refrain from something, esp. from actions or things considered to be unhealthy or unwise. [2 definitions]
abstemious exercising restraint or moderation in eating and drinking. [2 definitions]
abstention the act or practice, or an instance, of abstaining. [2 definitions]
abstinence the denial of satisfaction of one's appetites, esp. the appetite for certain foods, drugs, or sexual activity. [2 definitions]
abstract existing as something without material form or substance. [13 definitions]
abstractable combined form of abstract.
abstracted preoccupied; engrossed.
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 extremely contrary to rational thought; illogical; ridiculous. [3 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 enough; a 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]