Abacus; An instrument used in counting; often consisting of a
framework with colored balls strung on wires.
Ablation: Removal; cutting out.
Abortion: Figuratively, an undeveloped object.
Abortive: Fruitless; imperfect; undeveloped,
Absolute: Supreme; all-powerful. — Perfect; complete.
Absolution: Forgiveness; pardon; removal of penalties.
Absolve: To free; liberate.
Abstract thought: Thought that regards relations between
things; thought not primarily concerned with material
Abstraction.: Inattention; absence of mind.
Acceleration: A quickening in motion.
Accentuation: The marking of the accented syllables in a word;
the act of emphasizing.
Accessorial: Same as accessory,
,Accessory: (adjective) Contributing; additional; holding a sec-
Aocwsoty: (mm) An accessory object.
1 Words that have been defined when introduced in the body of the
book are, with a few exceptions, not included in the glossary. Such
words should be sought in the index. The definitions given are not
Intended to be lexicographically exhaustive and accurate; they are
framed merely to give practical assistance where occasion may re-
quire. The definitions are written for both English and American