5 New Words Everyday (A,B,C)

Everyday, I am learning five new words that corresponds to each letter of the English alphabet. To avoid flooding the forums, I will post every 3 days with 15 new words. The letters being used are in the topic subject. after I get to Z, I will create a new post and try my hand at reciting all 130 words and their definitions. the words and definitions you will be reading are typed from memory, you have my word that I will not cheat. Here we go!

Abase- To speak in a manner that belittles or degrades others
Aberration- To derive from the norm of what is generally acceptable
Accentuate- To play importance on a single point
Acerbic- To speak in a harsh or corrosive tone
Acrimonious- A strong feeling of resentment or cynicism

Banality- Regarded as trite or common knowledge
Bemoan- A strong feeling of regret
Blanderment- To use flattery in an attempt to persuade
Brackish- Slightly salty
Boorish- Ill mannered in behavior or appearance

Callow- Young or inexperienced
Consternation-Sudden shock that creates confusion
Clemency- To be lenient or compassionate towards repeating offenders
Conundrum- A difficult problem
Cursory- Lacking attention to detail; not thorough

I think this would be a good way to engage with other members of this community. I dont expect this to take off immediately, but maybe over time it will. The next letters are D, E & F, so if you want to participate, give me 1 word from each letter that I could learn the definition of and maybe a mnemonic device you came up with to help tie the word and definition together. Thank you for reading my entry