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A-Series February 17, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — annusuba @ 2:05 am

1. Abate

  • Subside, Allay,Alleviate
  • Moderate
  • Reduce, Lessen,Slacken,Mitigate

Eg: Abate , Alleviate and allay have the same meaning

Eg: The storm abated after causing enough damage.

Even before the pain caused by Mumbai blasts has  allayed/alleviated, there was again a bomb explosion in Pune


Focus on ‘ate’ part of abate. (eat, ate, eaten). When you eat anything, you reduce it’s quantity

Abate and rebate or rhyming —- Rebate means discount…meaning reduce


  • Debase,Degrade,Lower
  • Humiliate,Demean


Many scientists were abased by critics before their invention saw the light of the day.

He abased himself by behaving in an indecent way in the public

The student was abased by the teacher as he was disturbing the class.

3. Abhor,Abominate

  • Detest
  • Hate,Loathe

I abhor people who orphan their children

4. Abet

  • Sustain,Co-operate
  • Aid,assist – fcan be for a wrong thing also

5. Abeyance

  • Temporary Suspension

Eg: Since the power failure, the town has been in abeyance.

6. Abnegation, Abnegate,Abjure

  • Sacrifice
  • Renunciation, Give up
  • Reject,deny

Mother teresa lead a life of abnegation, to look into the needs of the poor and the needy.

7. Abash

  • Embarrass
  • Shame
  • Mortify
  • Eg:

The girl has an abashed expression on her face.

8. Abdicate

  • Renounce
  • Relinquish
  • Abandon,Resign

Buddha abdicated all his luxuries to serve the poor.


  • Miserable
  • Wretched,pitiable,base,cringing

Eg: People in some parts of India are still living in abject poverty.

The student felt abjected after the exam results was announced.


  • Wear off
  • Scrounge

The maid abraded the floor for cleaning it well.

11. Abridge

  • Shorten
  • Compress,COndense
  • Lessen

Eg: Abridged version of books are sometimes helpful when the original version is too lengthy.

12. Abrogate/Annul

  • Cancel
  • Quash
  • Repeal,Rescind
  • Invalidate,Countermand

The only way to abrogate the ill effects of smoking is not to smoke.

13. Absorbed

  • Engrossed
  • Interested
  • Incorporate
  • Assimilate

He became so much absorbed by her acting in the play that he missed his meeting.

14. Absolve

  • Acquit
  • Liberate
  • Forgive,Exonerate
  • excuse,vindicate,pardon,shrive

The suspects of the case were absolved after conducting the required tests.

15. Abstinence

  • Temperance
  • Continent
  • Abstemious
  • Teetotaler
  • Temperate

Teetotalism is the practice and promotion of complete abstinence from alcoholic beverage.

Abstinence is a voluntary restraint from indulging in bodily activities that are widely experienced as giving pleasure.



One Response to “A-Series”

  1. Annu Says:

    very neat work sis
    presentation awesome…even i will try to correct

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