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abase
lower; humiliate
abash
to embarrass
abate
to lessen
abominate
to loathe; hate
abstruse
profound; difficult to understand
accentuate
to stress; emphasize
acclivity
sharp incline of a hill
accolade
award; honor
accost
to approach and speak to
adroit
skilled
adulate
to flatter and praise so much that it's sickening
adulterate
to make impure
adumbrate
to foreshadow by disclosing only partially
adverse
hostile; opposed; unfavorable
advocate
to urge; recommend
aesthetic
artistic; pertaining to a sense of what it beautiful
affected
fake
affinity
attraction
affluent
rich
affray
public brawl
agape
open-mouthed
aghast
horrified
agile
able to move ina quick and easy fashion
alacrity
cheerful promptness
alias
a false name
alimentary
supplying nourishment
allay/alleviate/appease/assuage
to soothe; to make more bearable; to placate; to ease; to pacify
alleged
stated without proof
allude
to refer indirectly
allusion
a reference to something
altercation
a violent dispute
amass
to collect; to get a bunch of
ambulatory
able to walk
ameliorate
to improve a bad situation
amity
peaceful relations; friendship
amorphous
shapeless
amok
freaked out and violently pissed off
amnesia
loss of memory
anthropoid
humanlike
antipathy
hatred; aversion; dislike
apathetic/apathy
indifferent;showing lack of interest/inddiference; lack of interest
apex
tip; peak; summit
arbitrary
chosen at random or without apparent reason
ardor
heat; passion; zeal
askew
crooked; off to one side
astute
shrewd; wise; observing
attribute
a characterstic, usually a good one
OR
to explain by indicating a cause
atypical
not typical
audacity
boldness
august
majestic; awe-inspiring
austerity
severity; strictness
averse
opposed; unwilling
avuncular
like an uncle
awry
twisted; crooked; out of whack; askew; wrong