Synonyms & Antonyms Part: 1

ABANDON: To give up completely - abandoned the sinking ship.
Synonyms: relinquish, forgo, forsake

ABASH: To lose self-confidence; to confuse, put to shame – abashed before the assembled dignitaries.
Synonyms: fluster, disconcert, discomfit, discompose.
Antonym: (adj.) self-possessed

ABDICATE: To give up claim to - abdicated the throne.
Synonyms: renounce, abandon, relinquish

ABET: To encourage -or support - treacherously abetted the enemy.
Synonyms: spur, incite.
Antonym: deter

ABRIDGE: To shorten - abridged his lengthy speech.
Synonyms: curtail, diminish, retrench.
Antonyms: protract, elongate, amplify

ABROGATE: To abolish or render void - a treaty abrogated by mutual consent.
Synonyms: annul, nullify, rescind, void.

ABSTEMIOUS: Moderate in the use of food or drink - abstemious in his habits.
Synonym: temperate

ACADEMIC: Pertaining to school; theoretical academic interests; an academic discussion, with no practical implications.
Synonym: scholastic

ACCEDE: To agree to - accede to a request.
Synonym: assent.
Antonym: demur

ACCELERATE: - To quicken, speed tip - took an accelerated course in order to graduate early.
Synonym: expedite (adj. expeditious).
Antonym: retard.

ACCOLADE: An award or salute - a tremendous accolade for a returning hero.
Synonyms: tribute, ovation

ACCORD: Agreement or harmony - in full accord with his view.
Synonyms: concord, concurrence.
Antonyms: dissension, discord