1. obsolete no longer in use
  2. absolute magnitude (astronomy) the magnitude that a star would have if it were viewed from a distance of 10 parsecs (32.62 light years) from the earth
  3. assortment the act of distributing things into classes of the same type
  4. abatement the act of making less active or intense
  5. absolutely totally and definitely; without question
  6. absolutist pertaining to the principle of unrestricted government power
  7. absoluteness the quality of being absolute
  8. abutment a masonry support that touches and directly receives thrust or pressure of an arch or bridge
  9. appointment a meeting arranged in advance
  10. allotment distribution according to a plan
  11. obsolescent becoming disused or outdated
  12. abscondment the act of running away secretly (as to avoid arrest)
  13. absolute perfect or complete or pure
  14. absolute majority (elections) more than half of the votes
  15. ballottement a palpatory technique for feeling a floating object in the body (especially for determining the position of a fetus by feeling the rebound of the fetus after a quick digital tap on the wall of the uterus)
  16. absentminded lost in thought; showing preoccupation
  17. absolution the act of being formally forgiven
  18. abetment the verbal act of urging on
  19. apartment a suite of rooms of a house divided into separate dwellings
  20. abasement depriving one of self-esteem

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