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absentee a person who is absent from work, school, or other duty.
absent-minded tending to not pay attention to a task or event because one is thinking about other things.
absolute precise; exact. [4 definitions]
absolutely precisely; exactly. [2 definitions]
absorb to take in or soak up. [2 definitions]
absorbent able to soak up liquid or moisture. [2 definitions]
absorption the act of soaking up or absorbing. [2 definitions]
abstain to choose not to do something. [2 definitions]
abstract existing without physical shape or substance. [3 definitions]
absurd silly; foolish; not true.
absurdity the condition or quality of being absurd, of being completely contrary to logic or the normal order of things. [2 definitions]
abundance a very large amount; plentiful supply.
abundant large in amount or number; more than enough.
abuse to use in a way that is wrong or bad; misuse. [6 definitions]
abyss a vast pit, too deep to be measured.
academic having to do with a school. [3 definitions]
academy a private school or a school that offers special training.
accelerate to increase the speed or rate of. [2 definitions]
acceleration the act or process of accelerating or increasing speed.
accelerator a mechanical device that controls the speed of something, especially the gas pedal of a car.
accent the stress a speaker gives to one syllable in a word. [5 definitions]