aardvark an African mammal with a long snout for eating insects
abalone a large edible marine gastropod with an ear-shaped shell
abandon forsake; leave behind
abash cause to be embarrassed
abate become less in amount or intensity
abbess the superior of a group of nuns
abbot the superior of an abbey of monks
abbreviate shorten
abbreviation shortening something by omitting parts of it
abdicate give up, such as power, as of monarchs and emperors

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