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Abase GRE Vocabulary Flashcard

Abase GRE Vocabulary Flashcard

/əˈbeɪs/ (verb)


to belittle or humiliate someone, humble, disgrace, degrade, lower, subjugate, look down on, denigrate, debase, demean


We come across as quiet, easy going, emotional or “soft.” Seemingly easy targets for those who belittle or abase others to feel empowered.

And because we internalize negativity so strongly, those belittling comments can sink in deeply. If we’re not careful, we can turn someone’s demeaning remarks into our internalized truths.

Like most of us, I’ve been faced with belittling remarks. In the past, I allowed these remarks to infiltrate my self-worth. My intuition would tell me not to trust the words I heard, but my soul would ache with shame and insecurity. Without consciously realizing, I’d eventually accept the words I heard as true. And what you accept as true, you live out.



respect, look up to, venerate

Parts of speech

Noun: abasement

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