GRE Word List


to decrease in force or intensity

The meaning of the word abate is to decrease in force or intensity.

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vagaryan erratic, unpredictable, or extravagant manifestation, action, or notion
rifeprevalent especially to an increasing degree
tractablecapable of being easily led, taught, or controlled : docile
incorrigibleincapable of being corrected or amended: such as
salutaryproducing a beneficial effect : remedial
capacitylegal competency (see competence
penologya branch of criminology dealing with prison management and the treatment of offenders
serpentineof or resembling a serpent (as in form or movement)
grandeurthe quality or state of being grand : magnificence