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ALL YOU WANT TO KNOW
LANGUAGE, HISTORY, GOVERNMENT,
BUSINESS AND SOCIAL FORMS,
A THOUSAND AND ONE OTHER USEFUL SUBJECTS.
WILLIAM RALSTON BALCH,
Author of “Life of J. A. Garfield,” "Life of W. S. Hancock," " Garfield's Words,"
"A Message from the Sea," etc.
Copyrighted by F. Oldach, Sr., 1896.
COMPENDIUM PUBLISHING CO.
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a person by force. Ab-al'ien-ate, v. To alienate.
Ab-dictor, n. A muscle; one guil. A-bắn'don, r. i. To give up entirely. ty of abduction,
10r. A-bån'doned (a-båu'dund); p. a. For. A-bear'ance (a-bar'ans), n. Bebay. saken.
(dons. A-be-ce-dā'ri-an, 1. A teacher or Abằndon-er, m. One who aban- a learner of the alphabet. A-băn'don-ing,n. Act of forsaking. A-běd', ad. In or on bed. Abản’don'tient, 3, Act of aban. A béle, n. The white poplar. doning;
Ab-er'rance, 16. A deviation from A-base', v.t. To humble.
ting A-base'ment, n. Act of abasing. Ab-er-ra'tion, n. The act of deviaA-båsh', v. t. To confuse.
A-bět', v. t. To encourage.
A-bět'ter, n. One who abets; alettor.
A-bey'ance (a-bā'ans), n. A stato
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Ab-hor'rently, ad. In an abhor
Yarn for the warp. [father. rent manner.
A-bide', t'. i. To dwell: to reside.
A-bid'er,n. One who abides or dwells. Ab'bess, n. The governess of a nun- A-bil'i-ty, n. Power to do any thing; nery.
capacity Ab'bey, n. A convent:-a church at Ab'jěct, a. Mean; low; base. tached to a convent.
Ab-jěc'tion, n. Want of spirit.
(ration. Ab-brē'vi-a-to-ry, a. Shortening. Ab-jū'ra-to-ry, a. Relating io ubjeAb-brė'vi-a-tūre, 'n. Abbrevintion. Ab-jūre', v. t. To deny upon oath. Ab'di-cint, a. Abdicating; renoun- | Ab-lac-tă'tion, n. Act of weaning. cing:
-a method of grafting by approach. Ab'di-côte, v. t. To abandon or re- Ab-lā-que-ātion (ab-la-kwc-a'shun).
linquish. v. i. To resign an office. n. Act of opening the ground about Ab-di-cā'tion, n.
Act of abdica- the roots of trees. ting:
Ab'la-tive, a. That takes away. Ab'di-cā-tive, a. Abdicating. (in. A'ble (åbl), a. Having power or skill. Ab'di-to-ry, n. A place to hide goods A ble-bodied (-bód'iu), a. Strong of Ab-dö'men, n. The belly.
(ness. Ab-dóm'ional, a. Relating to the Ab'lep-sy, n. Want of sight; blindabdomen.
(arate. Ak-lū’tion (ab-lü’shun), . Act of Ab-dice', v. To draw from; to ser- cleansing with water,