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abacus a device used for counting or calculating. An abacus has beads or other counters that slide along rods or in grooves.
abalone a large sea snail that has several shiny colors on the inside of its shell. Abalone are mollusks. People eat abalone meat and make decorations from the shells.
abandon to leave behind with no plan to return or take possession of again; desert. [3 definitions]
abandoned left forever; deserted.
abate to make less in amount or intensity. [2 definitions]
abbey a religious place or building where monks or nuns live.
abbreviate to shorten the time or length of. [2 definitions]
abbreviation a shortened form of a word or phrase used in writing.
abdicate to officially give up a position of power or a right.
abdomen the part of the body between the chest and the hips. The abdomen contains the stomach, intestines, and liver. [2 definitions]
abduct to carry off or lead away by force; kidnap.
abide to continue. [3 definitions]
abide by to obey; agree to.
ability the power to do something; the quality of being able. [2 definitions]
ablaze on fire. [2 definitions]
-able a suffix that means capable or worthy of being the object of a certain action. [3 definitions]
able having the skill or power needed to do a thing. [2 definitions]
abnormal not normal or usual.
aboard on or into a ship, plane, bus, or plane; on board. [2 definitions]
abolish to get rid of or do away with; end.
abolition the act of doing away with or putting an end to; the act of abolishing. [2 definitions]