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1. abacus n.

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Abacus, the instrument, and the art of calculating with it.

2. abbicion n.

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Deviation, disagreement.

3. ab(b)reviāciǒun n.

Additional spellings: abbreviacioun
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(a) Shortness; (b) abridgement (of a story, etc.); an abstract or summary.

4. abbreviāten v.

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Shorten or abstract (a story, a set of plays, etc.); shorten (a period of time).

5. ā̆becẹ̄ n.

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An alphabet, esp. the Latin alphabet of 22 letters (lacking k and w, and distinct characters for j and v) arranged in fixed sequence; abece of Grew, abece of Hebru, abece of Latine men.

6. abhomināble adj.

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Of a thing, a sight, a disease, an action, etc.: physically loathsome, disgusting, repulsive; abhominable to the stomak, nauseating.

7. abhomināciǒun n.

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(a) Physical loathing, disgust, nausea; abhominacioun of wlatsomnesse, nausea; haven abhominacioun of, to be disgusted or nauseated by (sth.); abhominacioun of stomak; (b) moral abhorrence; haven

8. abhorren v.

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(a) To shrink from (sth.) physically, loathe, dislike; (b) to shrink from or dread (death, adversity, etc.); (c) to regard (sth.) with repugnance, detest, abhor.

9. abissus n.

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(a) The depths of the earth or the sea; (b) the primordial chaos, amorphous matter; (c) hell.

10. abjecciǒun n.

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(a) Humbleness, lowliness; an abject position; (b) one who is utterly degraded, the lowest (of the lowly).

11. abject ppl.

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Outcast, rejected; wretched; expelled (from a place, an office, society); abject to regnen, deposed.

12. abjūrāciǒun n.

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Solemn renunciation of heresy or idolatry.

13. abjūren v.

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(a) To renounce or recant (a heresy) under oath; ben abjured, be subjected to solemn recantation; (b) to give up or renounce (sth.); surrender (a right) under oath; swear to leave (a place).

14. ablāciǒun n.

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Med. and surg. (a) Removal, amputation; ablacioun of blod, bloodletting; also, removal (of the cause of a disease); (b) loss of function (in a part of the body).

15. ablaqueāciǒun n.

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Removal of soil from the roots of vines.

16. ablaqueāten v.

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To expose the roots of (vines).

17. ablāt ppl.

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Taken away.

18. ablā̆tī̆f, -ī̆ve adj. & n.

Additional spellings: ablative
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(a) The ablative (case) of Latin; a noun or adjective in the ablative case; (b) in a pun (with ref. to L ablātiō a taking away & ablāt-um taken away, stolen): carried off, stolen; ablatif cas, the…

19. āble adj.

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(a) Of persons: capable of doing something, expert in an art or science, qualified to practice a trade or profession, skilful, competent; able maister, able werkman; of a woman: old enough to marry…

20. -āble adj. suf.

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In words taken from OF (& L): (a) derived from verbs, with 'passive' meaning: accept-able, agre-able, am-able, blam-able, chaunge-able, forfet-able, fortun-able, honor-able, etc.; (b) derived from…