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ab- away from. abrupt (adj.) an unexpected change syn. – fast, hurried ant. – lazy, slow the bus came to an abrupt halt grover leaned over and whispered nervously percy dont make a sound. abduct (v.) to forcibly take someone away syn. – kidnap, snatch ant. – release, let go

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ab- away from

abrupt (adj.) an unexpected change

syn. – fast, hurried

ant. – lazy, slow

the bus came to an abrupt halt grover leaned over and whispered nervously percydont make a sound

  • abduct (v.) to forcibly take someone away
  • syn. – kidnap, snatch
  • ant. – release, let go

mrsdodds drug me into the museum after abducting me from my group of friends

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absolve (v.) to set free from guilt or obligation

syn. – acquit, clear

ant. – blame

grover absolved me of any blame when he stated percy had absolutely nothing to do with pushing nancybobofit it was me

  • absent (adj.) not present; gone
  • syn. – out, off
  • ant. – present

while smelly gabe was absent from the house mom and me made our plans for the weekend

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abstain (v.) to refrain or turn away from participating

syn. – cease

ant. – indulge

grover pleaded please abstain from getting involved percy I can protect myself

  • absorb (v.) to soak up moisture from an area
  • syn. – consume

after I pushed nancy into the fountain her hair seemed to absorb all the water making her look like a drowned rat

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absurd (adj.) ridiculous, unbelievable

syn. – foolish, idiotic

ant. – certain, sensible

the majority of the stories he was telling me sounded absurd I wasnt sure how much to believe

  • abstract (adj.) not obvious
  • syn. – hypothetical
  • ant. - real

mrbrunners ideas were so abstract from the way I was used to thinking there is a whole other world I never knew about

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adhere (v.) to connect/

stick one item to another

when nancy tossed the sticky peanut butter and jelly sandwich pieces at grover they adhered to his hair so he yelled stop it that stuff is sticking to me

ant. – detach, disconnect

syn. – affix, connect

  • adapt (v.) to change for a new purpose, often times in order to survive

percy angrily replied grover i cant adapt to life at yancey i am done trying to change for everyone else!

ant. – dislocate

  • syn. – conform, acclimate
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ad- toward, to

adjacent (adj.) next to or near something

ant. – distant

syn. – touching

adjacent from grover was nancys desk when she got up I handed him adhesive to put in her seat boy was she in for a surprise

  • adhesive (adj.) sticky
  • ant. - dry
  • syn. – tacky

i slowly picked up the glue and handed it to grover put this adhesive in nancys chair I giggled

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ad- toward, to

advance (v.) move closer to something

ant. – progress

syn. - retreat

the minotaur advanced quickly I screamed watch out groverdidnt hear me in time to react

  • admission (n.) entrance; the right to go into/enter something
  • ant. – expulsion
  • syn. – entrance, access

icouldnt believe that I had admission to enter half blood camp but my mom didnt

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ad- toward, to

adjourn (v.) to change the place and time of an event or session; to draw to a close

ant. – delay, discontinue

syn. – begin, convene

mrdadjorned our card game by saying grover I think its time we had a little talk.

  • address (v.) to speak to someone; to focus on or pay attention to the needs of something
  • syn. – approach, call

the way grover addressed mrd made me suspicious so I kept my eye on him while we played cards