Words That Start With AB: Boost Your Vocabulary Easily

Discover a comprehensive list of words that start with “ab” and learn their meanings to enhance your vocabulary.

  1. Abandon- to leave completely and finally; forsake utterly.
  2. Abbreviate- to shorten (a word or phrase) by omitting letters.
  3. Abdicate- to renounce or relinquish a throne, right, power, claim, responsibility, or the like.
  4. Aberration- a deviation from the normal or typical.
  5. Abet- to encourage or support, typically in wrongdoing.
  6. Abhor- to regard with extreme repugnance or aversion; detest utterly.
  7. Abide- to remain; continue; stay.
  8. Abject- utterly hopeless, miserable, humiliating, or wretched.
  9. Abjure- to renounce, repudiate, or retract, especially with formal solemnity.
  10. Ablaze- burning fiercely; in a state of glowing excitement or ardent desire.
  11. Able- having the power, skill, means, or opportunity to do something.
  12. Abnormal- not normal, average, typical, or usual; deviating from a standard.
  13. Aboard- on board; into or within a ship or boat; aboard a train, an airplane, etc.
  14. Abolish- to do away with; put an end to; annul; make void.
  15. Abominable- repugnantly hateful; detestable; loathsome.
  16. Aboriginal- original or earliest known; native; indigenous.
  17. Abort- to terminate a process or activity before it is completed, often abortively.
  18. Abortive- failing to succeed; unsuccessful.
  19. Abound- to occur or exist in great quantities or numbers.
  20. About- on the subject of; concerning.
  21. Above- in, at, or to a higher place.
  22. Abrasive- any material or substance used for grinding, polishing, etc., like sandpaper.
  23. Abreast- side by side; beside one another in line.
  24. Abridge- to shorten by omissions while retaining the basic contents.
  25. Abrupt- sudden or unexpected.
  26. Absent- not in a certain place at a given time; away, missing.
  27. Absolve- to free from guilt or blame or their consequences.
  28. Absorb- to suck up or drink in (a liquid); soak up.
  29. Abstain- to hold oneself back voluntarily from something regarded as improper or unhealthy.
  30. Abstract- thought of apart from concrete realities, specific objects, or actual instances.
  31. Absurd- utterly or obviously senseless, illogical, or untrue; contrary to all reason.
  32. Abundance- an extremely plentiful or oversufficient quantity or supply.
  33. Abuse- to use wrongly or improperly; misuse.
  34. Abusive- using, containing, or characterized by harshly or coarsely insulting language.
  35. Abyss- a deep, immeasurable space, gulf, or cavity; vast chasm.
  36. Academic- of or relating to a college, academy, school, or other educational institution.
  37. Accelerate- to cause faster or greater activity, development, progress, advancement, etc.
  38. Accent- the prominence of a syllable in terms of differential loudness, pitch, length, or a combination of these.
  39. Accept- to take or receive (something offered); receive with approval or favor.
  40. Access- the ability, right, or permission to approach, enter, speak with, or use; admittance.
  41. Accident- an undesirable or unfortunate happening that occurs unintentionally and usually results in harm, injury, damage, or loss.
  42. Acclaim- enthusiastic and public praise.
  43. Accommodate- to do a kindness or a favor to; oblige.
  44. Accompany- to go along or in company with; join in action.
  45. Accomplish- to bring to its goal or conclusion; carry out; perform; finish.
  46. Accord- to be in agreement or harmony; agree.
  47. Account- a report or description of an event or experience.
  48. Accurate- free from error or defect; precise; exact.
  49. Accuse- to charge with the fault, offense, or crime.
  50. Accustom- to familiarize by custom or use; habituate.
  51. Acerbic- sour or astringent in taste; harsh or severe, as of temper or expression.
  52. Achieve- to bring to a successful end; carry through; accomplish.
  53. Acknowledge- to admit to be real or true; recognize the existence, truth, or fact of.
  54. Acquire- to come into possession or ownership of; get as one’s own.
  55. Acquit- to relieve from a charge of fault or crime; declare not guilty.
  56. Acrid- sharp or biting to the taste or smell; bitterly pungent; irritating to the eyes, nose, etc.
  57. Acrimonious- caustic, stinging, or bitter in nature, speech, behavior, etc.
  58. Acrobat- a skilled performer of gymnastic feats, as walking on a tightrope or swinging on a trapeze.
  59. Action- the process or state of acting or of being active.
  60. Active- engaged in action; characterized by energetic work, participation, etc.; busy.
  61. Actor- a person who acts in stage plays, motion pictures, television broadcasts, etc.
  62. Actually- as an actual or existing fact; really.
  63. Acumen- keen insight; shrewdness.
  64. Acute- sharp or severe; intense.
  65. Adapt- to make suitable to requirements or conditions; adjust or modify fittingly.
  66. Addict- a person who is addicted to an activity, habit, or substance.
  67. Address- a speech or written statement, usually formal, directed to a particular group of persons.
  68. Adept- very skilled; proficient; expert.
  69. Adequate- sufficient to satisfy a requirement or meet a need.
  70. Adhere- to stay attached; stick fast; cleave; cling.
  71. Adjacent- lying near, close, or contiguous; adjoining; neighboring.
  72. Adjust- to change (something) so that it fits, corresponds, or conforms; adapt; accommodate.
  73. Administer- to manage (affairs, a government, etc.); have executive charge of.
  74. Admire- to regard with wonder, pleasure, or approval.
  75. Admit- to allow to enter; grant or afford entrance to.
  76. Adopt- to choose or take as one’s own; make one’s own by selection or assent.
  77. Adorable- very attractive or delightful; charming.
  78. Adorn- to decorate or add beauty to, as by ornaments.
  79. Adroit- cleverly skillful, resourceful, or ingenious.
  80. Adult- a person who is fully grown or developed.
  81. Advance- to move or bring forward.
  82. Advantage- any state, circumstance, opportunity, or means specially favorable to success, interest, or any desired end.
  83. Adventure- an exciting or very unusual experience.
  84. Adverb- a word or phrase that modifies or qualifies an adjective, verb, other adverb, or word-group.
  85. Adversary- a person, group, or force that opposes or attacks; opponent; enemy; foe.
  86. Adverse- unfavorable or antagonistic in purpose or effect.
  87. Advice- an opinion or recommendation offered as a guide to action, conduct.
  88. Advise- to give counsel to; offer an opinion or suggestion as worth following.
  89. Advocate- to speak or write in favor of; support or urge by argument; recommend publicly.
  90. Aerial- of, in, or produced by the air.
  91. Aesthetic- concerned with beauty or the appreciation of beauty.
  92. Affable- pleasantly easy to approach and to talk to; friendly; cordial; warmly polite.
  93. Affect- to act on; produce an effect or change in.
  94. Affection- a fond or tender feeling.
  95. Affiliate- to bring into close association or connection.
  96. Affirm- to state or assert positively; maintain as true.
  97. Afflict- to distress with mental or bodily pain; trouble greatly or grievously.
  98. Affluent- having an abundance of wealth, property, or other material goods; prosperous; rich.
  99. Afford- to be able to do, manage, or bear without serious consequence.
  100. Afraid- feeling fear; filled with apprehension.

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