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agitate
1) to stir up or shake up
2) to excite or disturb
agile
1) quick and easy movement
2) deft
3) active
agnostic
contesting or combative
agrarian
relating to ownership of land
agrestic
rural or rustic
alacrity
cheerfulness, a readiness or promptness to act or serve
alienate
to estrange
alleviate
1) to mitigate
2) to lessen
alloy
1) to reduce the purity of a metal by mixing with one less valuable
2) to debase by mixing with something inferior
allude
to refer to something in a casual or indirect way
allure
1) to tempt with something desireable
2) attract
aloof
1) reserved
2) apart
3) distant in sympathy or interest
alms
money, food, or clothes given to poor people
amalgamate
to mix, blend, to unite, to alloy with mercury
ambivalent
having simultaneous conflicting feelings toward a person or thing
ameliorate
to improve or make better
amenable
1) responsible or anwerable
2) able to be controlled or influenced
amends
something done or given to make up for injury or loss
amoral
incapable of distinguishing between right and wrong
amorphous
1) having no shape or form
2) vague or unorganized
amortize
1) to put money aside in intervals
2) to write off
anachronistic
1) erroneous in date, characterized by being out of its historical time
2) antediluvian
anagram
a word or phrase made from another by rearranging its letters
anathema
a ban or curse, a person accursed, damned, or detested
anhydrous
without water, specifically, water of crystallization
animate
1) to give life
2) to bring to life
3) to make happy or energetic
animus
1) an animating force or underlying reason
2) hate or ill-will
anneal
1) to heat and then cool slowly to prevent brittleness
2) to strengthen
3) to toughen
annex
1) to add on or attach
2) take or appropriate without permission
annotate
to provide critical or explanatory notes for literary work