- Subside, Allay,Alleviate
- 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
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.
I abhor people who orphan their children
- Aid,assist – fcan be for a wrong thing also
Eg: Since the power failure, the town has been in abeyance.
6. Abnegation, Abnegate,Abjure
- Renunciation, Give up
Mother teresa lead a life of abnegation, to look into the needs of the poor and the needy.
The girl has an abashed expression on her face.
Buddha abdicated all his luxuries to serve the poor.
Eg: People in some parts of India are still living in abject poverty.
The student felt abjected after the exam results was announced.
The maid abraded the floor for cleaning it well.
Eg: Abridged version of books are sometimes helpful when the original version is too lengthy.
The only way to abrogate the ill effects of smoking is not to smoke.
He became so much absorbed by her acting in the play that he missed his meeting.
The suspects of the case were absolved after conducting the required tests.
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.