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abberation
depature from the normal
abrasive
harsh and rough in manner
absorbed
full of interest
accentuate
to put emphasis on
accolade
an expression of approval; praise
acerbic
mean in tone
adaptation
a composition that has been recast into a new form
addendum
sth inteneded to supplement
(fu luc; fan them vao)
admonish
to show disapprove of
adulation
praise
aeronautics
the theory and pratice of flight
aesthetic
beautiful; roger-like
alacrity
speed or quicknessl celerity
allay
to lessen fear
altercation
a small quarrel
ambidextrous
skillful with two hands
ambiguous
not certain
amble
to walk slowly and leisurely; stroll
anachronism
one that is out of its proper or chronological order, especially a person or practice that belongs to an earlier time
anarchist
someone who does not follow order
anecdote
a short account of an interesting or humorous incident; a short story.
anesthetic
causing numbness (thuoc gay me)
antecedents
ancestors
antiquated
old-fashioned
aplomb
self-confident assurance; poise
appease
to deal with a demand
appendix
sth appended at the end of the book
appraise
to determine worth
archipelago
a group of islands
ardent
passionate
ardor
strong enthusiasm or devotion; zeal
aromatic
pleasing smell
aspiring
showing ambition
assuage
to pacify or calm
astounded
to be really surprised
atrophy
wasting away of muscle
audacious
bold; laking timidity
audible
able to hear
aural
pertaining to hearing
autocrat
a despotic ruler; a mean ruler
automaton
one that behaves or responds in a mechanical way ( thiet bi tu dong)
aviary
a large enclosure for holding birds in confinement
balked
to stop and refuse to go on
balm
sth that soothes
banality
being trite, obvious, predictable, commonplace
banter
casual conversation( gieu cot)
bask
to expose to warmth ( foi nang, tam nang)
belying
contradict
benign
kind
bilingual
skillful with two languages