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Abortive

unsuccessful; fruitless

Usage

An abortive attempt to prevent the current President from taking office

abortive
Mnemonic

Abort to stop: think of abortion

Abrasive

rubbing away; tending to grind down

Usage

A new all purpose, non-abrasive cleaner.

abrasive
Mnemonic

A erase ive: Eraser is abrasive

Abridge

condense or shorten

Usage

This is an abridged version of her new novel ‘The Queen and I’

abridge
Mnemonic

A bridge is made to abridge travelling distance

Abrogate

abolish

Usage

The next Prime Minister could abrogate the treaty.

abrogate
Mnemonic

Abolish rally at the gate

Abscission

cutting off; separation

Usage

The doctor had to perform an abscission of the inflamed appendix

abscission
Mnemonic

Abscission with scissor

Abscond

depart secretly and hide

Usage

Two of the three criminals absconded.

abscond
Mnemonic

abscond in the pond

Absolute

complete; totally unlimited; having complete power; certain; not relative

Usage

Absolute zero temperature.

absolute
Mnemonic

A salute to an absolute power

Absolve

pardon (an offense)

Usage

A police investigation absolved the police of all blame in the incident.

absolve
Mnemonic

He was absolved (freed from blame) as case was solved

Abstain

refrain; withhold from participation; intentionally not use one's vote;

Usage

Three Conservative MPs abstained in the vote.

abstain
Mnemonic

Moms try to abstain from stains

Abstemious

sparing in eating and drinking; temperate

Usage

The athlete's abstemious diet did not give her enough energy.

abstemious
Mnemonic

Abs tummy: to get abs from tummy u need abstemious diet

Abstinence

restraint from pleasant things, esp. eating or drinking; CF. abstention: act of abstaining from vote

Usage

act of abstaining from vote; total abstinence from alcohol.

abstinence
Mnemonic

Abs thin and see

Abstract

theoretical; not concrete; nonrepresentational

Usage

Make sure you submit your project abstract by Monday.

abstract
Mnemonic

Project abstract

Abstruse

obscure; profound; difficult to understand

Usage

fruitless discussions about abstruse resolutions.

abstruse
Mnemonic

Its abstruse but true

Abusive

coarsely insulting; physically harmful

Usage

Abusive in nature we have chosen not to sanitize this.

abusive
Mnemonic

Abusive person, one who abuse

Abut

border upon; adjoin

Usage

His land abuts on to a road

abut
Mnemonic

A Butt is a abut

Abysmal

bottomless

Usage

The general standard of racing was abysmal.

abysmal
Mnemonic

Abis Mal(Aladdin) was abysmal in nature

Abyss

enormous chasm; vast bottomless pit

Usage

Ahead of them was a gaping Abyss.

abyss
Mnemonic

A Bye's (good byes) give you abyss feeling

Accede

agree

Usage

Britain would not accede to France’s request.

accede
Mnemonic

Accede? Agreed!

Accelerate

move faster

Usage

You should accelerate or we will loose the race.

accelerate
Mnemonic

Excel rate.

Accessible

easy to approach; obtainable

Usage

More information is easily accessible via web.

accessible
Mnemonic

access granted for accessible person

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