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  • 1. Business English Vocabulary Part 1 Presented by Maxim Achkasoff www.achkasoff.com
  • 2. abaft
    • (adv.) on or toward the rear of a ship
    • The passengers moved abaft of the ship so as to escape the fire in the front of the ship.
  • 3. abase
    • (v.) to degrade; humiliate; disgrace
    • The insecure father, after failing to achieve his own life-long goals, abased his children whenever they failed.
  • 4. abdicate
    • (v.) to reject, renounce, or abandon
    • Due to his poor payment record, it may be necessary to abdicate our relationship with the client.
  • 5. aberrant
    • (adj.) abnormal; straying from the normal or usual path
    • His aberrant behavior led his friends to worry the divorce had taken its toll.
  • 6. abeyance
    • (n.) a state of temporary suspension or inactivity
    • Since the power failure, the town has been in abeyance.
  • 7. abhor
    • (v.) to hate
    • By the way her jaw tensed when he walked in, it is easy to see that she abhors him.
  • 8. abject
    • (adj.) of the worst or lowest degree
    • The Haldemans lived in abject poverty, with barely a roof over their heads.
  • 9. abjure
    • (v.) to give up
    • The losing team may abjure to the team that is winning.
  • 10. abnegation
    • (n.) a denial
    • The woman's abnegation of her loss was apparent when she began to laugh.
  • 11. abominate
    • (v.) to loathe; to hate
    • Please do not abominate the guilty person until you hear the complete explanation.