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A capella
singing without an instrumentle accompaniment
Abash
to shame;embarrass
Abate
to cease,subside;' reduce
Abscess
swollen,inflames tissue area
Abscond
to run away with and hide
Absolve
to free from blame,sin,or responsibility
Abstain
voluntarily hold back; refrain from doing something
Abstract
theoretical;at the idea level,not concrete
Abstruse
difficult to understand
Abjure
formaly swearing to give up; renounce; repudiate;reject
Abnegate
to deny oneself, to give up something desired of valuable
Abridge
shorten;condense
Acidulous
acid-like: sour
Acquiesce
Give in, surrender: go quietly
Acrid
harsh,sharp, offensive; pungent
A capella
singing without an instrumentle accompaniment
Abash
to shame;embarrass
Abate
to cease,subside;' reduce
Abscess
swollen,inflames tissue area
Abscond
to run away with and hide
Absolve
to free from blame,sin,or responsibility
Abstain
voluntarily hold back; refrain from doing something
Abstract
theoretical;at the idea level,not concrete
Abstruse
difficult to understand
Abjure
formaly swearing to give up; renounce; repudiate;reject
Abnegate
to deny oneself, to give up something desired of valuable
Abridge
shorten;condense
Acidulous
acid-like: sour
Acquiesce
Give in, surrender: go quietly
Acrid
harsh,sharp, offensive; pungent
Acrimonious
AH kruh MOH nee us
angry,nasty; bitter
Acrophobia
intense fear of heights
Acumen
AK u men
sharp insight;kneeness of the mind
Acute
sharp, keen; pointed
Ad hoc
ad HOCK
created on the spot;temporary
Adagio
ah DAH jee oh
in a slow tempo (music term)
Adamant
stubborn; completely inflexible; unyeilding
Addle
to confuse; mix up
Address
to speak to; or to face; to direct attention to
Adherent
follower; belever ; disciple
Adjudicate
to decide by judicial procedure; to settle a case in court
Admonish
to reprimand; to scold gently; to warn strongly
Abdicate
relinquish (give up) a postion of power
Abduct
take away by force; kidnap
Aberration
not typical; deviation from the norm
Adulation
excessive admiration, wroship, flattery
Adulterate
to soil;to contaminate;to taint
Adverse
unfavorable,difficult, unfortnate
Aesthetic
artistic; related to the sense of beauty
Affable
friendly; open; easygoing
Affectation
fake behavior;put on to impress others
Affinity
have feeling for; kinship; similarity;attraction
Affluent
rich; wealthy
Aficionado
a devoted follower, a fan
Aggregate
in total; the sum of things combined
Agrarian
having to do with the land;farming, agriculture
Alacrity
a cheerful readiness; eagerness
Alienist
a speacialist in the legal aspects of mental disease; psychiatrist
Allege
to assign wrong doing yet to be proven' accuse
Alleviate
lighten the load, make easier, relieve
Allocate
to distribute; parcel out
Allusion
indirect reference to; link; a hint
Alms
money,food, or clothing ,given to the poor
Aloof
removed; indifferent
Altercation
an angry dispute; quarrel
Altrusim
selfless giving;generosity
Amanuensis
secretary,letter writer
Ambidextrous
using both hands with equal ease
Ambience
the feeling of an environment; atmoshpere
Ambiguous
not clear in meaning
Ambivalent
caught in the middle; undecided;back and forth
Ameilorate
ease a situation;bring relief
Amenable
go along with the wishes of another; agreeable
Amenity
nicety;attractive feature
Amiable
friendly;likeable
Amicus Curiae
a friend of the court; one who advises the court on a legal matter
Amnesty
official pardon for those who have broken the law
Amoral
without and sense of right and wrong
Amorphous
lacking a distinct shape
Amplitude
bigness,greatness of exten