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abhorrent feeling extreme loathing or horror (usu. fol. by "of"). [2/3 definitions]
abide to tolerate (usu. used in negative construction). [1/6 definitions]
ablaut a pattern of changes in sounds, usually vowels, that indicate variations in tense, number, person, or the like, as in "sink," "sank," and "sunk".
abort of a program or operation, to end prematurely, usu. in failure. [1/6 definitions]
abound to be full; teem (usu. fol. by "with" or "in"). [1/2 definitions]
abreast in full awareness; up to date (usu. fol. by "of"). [2/4 definitions]
abscess a collection of pus in body tissue, usu. surrounded by an inflamed area. [1/2 definitions]
accede to come into possession of an office, title, or the like (usu. fol. by "to"). [1/2 definitions]
accessible susceptible to; open (usu. fol. by "to"). [1/3 definitions]
accommodation (usu. pl.) food and lodging, or lodging alone. [1/6 definitions]
account to explain (usually followed by "for"). [3/16 definitions]
accountable responsible for providing a credible and respectable explanation or justification, esp. of one's own actions (usu. fol. by "for" or "to"). [1/2 definitions]
account payable an amount owed to a creditor by a business, usu. for goods and services received.
account receivable an amount owed to a business by a debtor, usu. for goods and services received.
accusative denoting, relating to, or in a grammatical case that usu. marks direct objects of verbs or objects of prepositions; objective. [1/3 definitions]
accustomed adapted to or in the habit of (usu. fol. by "to"). [1/2 definitions]
acid in chemistry, any of a group of substances that usu. dissolve in water, have a sour taste, and form salts in reaction with bases. (Cf. base.) [1/7 definitions]
acne a skin disorder caused by inflammation of the oil glands, resulting in pimples, usu. on the face.
acquaint to introduce, or to make familiar or accustomed to (usu. fol. by "with"). [2 definitions]
acromegaly a chronic disease causing abnormal enlargement of the hands, feet, and parts of the face, usu. caused by a tumor of the pituitary gland.
acrostic a sequence of written lines in which particular letters, usu. the first letter of every line, form an independent word or phrase. [1/2 definitions]