abrasion n. 擦伤；磨损
The automobile was a total wreck, but the driver, luckily, escaped with minor cuts and abrasions.
avocation n. 副业；业余爱好
My uncle, an accountant, composes music as an avocation.
abdicate vt. 放弃
The aging king abdicated his throne and went into retirement.
abduct vt. 绑架
The Greeks attacked Troy to recover Helen, who had been abducted by the Trojan prince Paris.
abhor vt. 僧恶
Janet is doing her best to pass English because she abhors the thought of having to repeat it in summer school.
abscond vt. 潜逃
A wide search is under way for the manager who absconded with $10000 of his employer's funds.
absolve vt. 1. 免除责任 2. 宣布赦免罪过
This cannot absolve you from all responsibility.
The court absolved him of all responsibility for the accident.
abstain vt. 禁止；戒绝
Do you drink alcohol, smoke, or abstain?
avert vt. 避免
Talks with the teachers' union over the weekend have averted a strike.
abnormal adj. 反常的
Traumatising a child with an abnormal fear of strangers probably won't do much good.
Rosie's idyllic world came to an abrupt end when her parents' marriage broke up.
absorbing adj. 极有趣的
Historically speaking, colonial writing is of absorbing value.
averse adj. 反对的
I mentioned it to Kate and she wasn't averse to the idea.