- Abate - To reduce or lessen
The government has decided to abate the taxes on the people.
- Aberration - A deviation or departure from the norm
Because of the aberration the reading of the microscope could not be taken properly.
- Abeyance - A temporary inactivity or suspension
My computer was in a state of abeyance when I overloaded it with programs.
- Abjure - To forswear or abstain from; to give up
The company abjured the effort to get the contract after it realized that it was not worth it.
- Abrade - To wear down or erode
The iron piece started to abrade as soon as it came in contact with the liquid.
- Abrogate - To end or do away with something
Because of health problems my friend abrogated non vegetarian food.
- Abridge - To shorten or reduce
The teacher gave an abridged version of the story when she felt that the students would not be able to read it entirely in time.
- Abscond - To withdraw and hide, typically to avoid arrest
The criminal absconded after he killed an old man.
- Absurd - Extremely ridiculous or completely lacking reason
The student gave an absurd reason, when the teacher asked him a reason why he didn’t come the previous day.
- Abysmal - Very profound or deep; very bad
My performance in the internals was abysmal.