Abandon The match was abandoned because of bad weather.
ban abolish abort cancel cross out wipe out put off delay
desert/forsake/ leave / cease / depart / discard / relinquish / surrender /quit/ withdraw /give up
abide We have to abide by the rules of the game. (abide observe discover adapt)
Her fame will abide for sure. Last/endure/ continue/persist/remain/stay
You have to keep ______ with the times.
Abreast/up catch up with go along with fit in with
absorb He was absorbed in a book and didn’t hear you call.
engage/occupy/bend over/involve/be busy with
Abundant/rich The rivers and forests of the New World were abundant in fish and game
access In many schools, students don’t have sufficient access to the library.
His words are never in _____ with his deeds. (situation accordance according fit)
I’m in agreement with Mr. Moore. in agreement with/ be compatible with /comply with /conform to/be in proportion to
account He asked no one’s advice; he did it on his own (account).independently
You have to take everything into account/consideration. Attention/regard/respect/mind
Give us an account of what happened. Story/reason/information/description/tale/statement
He has been asked to account for his absence. ( describe tell relate answer for say explain explicate)
acquire to acquire a good knowledge of English. Attain/obtain/gain/earn/secure
active He is very active in politics.
adapt To our delight, she quickly adapted (herself) to the situation.
accustom She is ______to living in comfort. (accustomed/used addict be familiar with)
admit It will take you half an hour to get to the station, allowing for traffic delays.
adequate Their earnings are barely adequate to their needs.
advantage The great advantage we have over them is that they are short of money.