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52 Cards in this Set

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Abash
Shameful embarrassed
Abate
Lessen
Abject
Miserable, wretched
Aboveboard
Honest open frank
Abrogate
Abolish
Abut
To rest against
Accede
Agree
Acclivity
Upward slope
Accost
To go up and speak to
Accoutrement
Equipment, outfit
Acrophobia
Fear of heights
Actuate
To put into motion or action
Addled
Confused
Adduce
To give an example of
Ado
Fuss, trouble
Adonis
Handsome man
Affront
Insult
Ague
Fever, plague
Alacrity
Lively
Albatross
A seabird, burden
Alimentary
Giving food and nutrients
Allegro
Rapid, quick
Alluvial
Sand deposit made by water
Amalgamate
Combine, gather
Ambient
Surrounded on all sides
Ambuscade
Hidden secret attack
Amenities
Pleasantries
Anent
Regarding concerning
Animadversion
Criticism, opposing comment
Annals
Historical records
Anneal
Heat and cool, to toughen
Anomalous
Deviation, abnormal
Aphasia
Unable to speak
Apocryphal
Doubtful, not real
Apoplexy
Paralysis, sudden loss of consciousness
Apostate
Giving up beliefs
Apothegm
Brief instructive saying
Apotheosis
Holding someone to the rank of God
Appellation
A name
Apposite
Appropriate
Appurtenance
Adding to something important
Arrant
Completely bad
Arrears
In debt
Arroyo
Deep ditch caused by running water
Askance
To look suspicious
Atavistic
Going back to primitive behavior
Au courant
Knowledgeable, well informed
Avarice
Greed
Aver
To state firmly
Averse
Reluctant, unwilling
Avoirdupois
Heaviness, weight
Avuncular
Like an uncle