Translation glossary: Collegiate Words A

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abomination n.A very detestable act or practice. 
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abomination n.A very detestable act or practice. 
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aboriginal adj.Primitive; unsophisticated. 
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aboriginal adj.Primitive; unsophisticated. 
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aborigines n.The original of earliest known inhabitants of a country. 
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aborigines n.The original of earliest known inhabitants of a country. 
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aboveboard adj.Without concealment, fraud, or trickery. 
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aboveboard adj.Without concealment, fraud, or trickery. 
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aboveboard adj.Without concealment, fraud, or trickery. 
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aboveboard adj.Without concealment, fraud, or trickery. 
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abrade v.To wear away the surface or some part of by friction. 
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abrade v.To wear away the surface or some part of by friction. 
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abrasion n.That which is rubbed off. 
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abrasion n.That which is rubbed off. 
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abridge v.To make shorter in words, keeping the essential features, leaning out minor particles. 
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abridge v.To make shorter in words, keeping the essential features, leaning out minor particles. 
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abridgment n.A condensed form as of a book or play. 
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abridgment n.A condensed form as of a book or play. 
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abrogate v.To abolish, repeal. 
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abrogate v.To abolish, repeal. 
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abrupt adj.Beginning, ending, or changing suddenly or with a break. 
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abrupt adj.Beginning, ending, or changing suddenly or with a break. 
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abscess n.A Collection of pus in a cavity formed within some tissue of the body. 
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abscess n.A Collection of pus in a cavity formed within some tissue of the body. 
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abscission n.The act of cutting off, as in a surgical operation. 
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abscission n.The act of cutting off, as in a surgical operation. 
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abscond v.To depart suddenly and secretly, as for the purpose of escaping arrest. 
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abscond v.To depart suddenly and secretly, as for the purpose of escaping arrest. 
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absence n.The fact of not being present or available. 
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absence n.The fact of not being present or available. 
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absent-minded adj.Lacking in attention to immediate surroundings or business. 
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absent-minded adj.Lacking in attention to immediate surroundings or business. 
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absent-minded adj.Lacking in attention to immediate surroundings or business. 
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absent-minded adj.Lacking in attention to immediate surroundings or business. 
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absolution n.Forgiveness, or passing over of offenses. 
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absolution n.Forgiveness, or passing over of offenses. 
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absolve v.To free from sin or its penalties. 
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absolve v.To free from sin or its penalties. 
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absorb v.To drink in or suck up, as a sponge absorbs water. 
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absorb v.To drink in or suck up, as a sponge absorbs water. 
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absorption n.The act or process of absorbing. 
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absorption n.The act or process of absorbing. 
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abstain v.To keep oneself back (from doing or using something). 
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abstain v.To keep oneself back (from doing or using something). 
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abstemious adj.Characterized by self denial or abstinence, as in the use of drink, food. 
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abstemious adj.Characterized by self denial or abstinence, as in the use of drink, food. 
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abstemious adj.Characterized by self denial or abstinence, as in the use of drink, food. 
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abstemious adj.Characterized by self denial or abstinence, as in the use of drink, food. 
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abstinence n.Self denial. 
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abstinence n.Self denial. 
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