Important English Words for competitive exams : List A1

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We have created master wordlist containing around 5000 important English words for competitive exams. Master list has been divided alphabetically into 100 small wordlist.
This list is the first part of the master wordlist, it contain words starting with "A" alphabet.[Part 1]

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Abase
Lower; degrade; humiliate; make humble; make (oneself) lose self-respect

Abashed
Embarrassed and ashamed because of sth that you have done

Abate
Subside or moderate

Abbreviate
Shorten

Abdicate
Renounce; give up (position, right, or responsibility)

Aberrant
Abnormal or deviant

Aberration
Deviation from the normal; mental disorder

Abet
Assist usually in doing something wrong; encourage

Abeyance
Suspended action

Abhor
Detest; hate

Abide
Dwell; abide by: comply with; put up with; tolerate; Ex. abide by the rules; Ex. I can't abide rude people.

Abject
(of a condition) wretched; as low as possible; lacking pride; very humble; showing lack of self-respect; Ex. abject apology

Abjure
Renounce upon oath

Ablution
Washing

Abnegation
Renunciation; self-sacrifice; self-abnegation

Abode
Dwelling place; home

Abolish
Cancel; put an end to

Abominable
Detestable; extremely unpleasant

Abominate
Loathe; hate

Aboriginal
Being the first of its kind in a region; primitive; native; indigenous; N. aborigine

Abortive
Unsuccessful; fruitless

Abrasive
Rubbing away; tending to grind down

Abridge
Condense or shorten

Abrogate
Abolish

Abscission
Cutting off; separation

Abscond
Depart secretly and hide

Absolute
Complete; totally unlimited; having complete power; certain; not relative; Ex. absolute honesty/ruler; CF. absolutism

Absolve
Pardon (an offense)

Abstain
Refrain; withhold from participation; intentionally not use one's vote;

Abstemious
Sparing in eating and drinking; temperate

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

Abstract
Theoretical; not concrete; nonrepresentational

Abstruse
Obscure; profound; difficult to understand

Abusive
Coarsely insulting; physically harmful

Abut
Border upon; adjoin

Abysmal
Bottomless

Abyss
Enormous chasm; vast bottomless pit

Academic
Related to a school; not practical or directly useful

Accede
Agree

Accelerate
Move faster

Accessible
Easy to approach; obtainable

Accessory
Additional object; useful but not essential thing

Acclaim
Applaud; praise; greet with great approval; announce with great approval; Ex. The new drung has been acclaimed as the most important discoveries for years; N: strong expression of approval and praise

Acclimate
Adjust to climate or environment; adapt

Acclivity
Sharp upslope of a hill; OP. declivity

Accolade
Award of merit; strong praise and approval

Accommodate
Oblige or help someone; adjust or bring into harmony; adapt; make enough space for; ADJ. accommodative; CF. accomodating: helpful and obliging

Accomplice
Partner in crime

Accord
Agreement

Accost
Approach and speak first to a person