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51 Cards in this Set

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abate
subside; lessen; decrease
abridge
condense or shorten
abstemious
sparing in eating and drinking
abstract
theoretical; not concrete
abstruse
obscure; profound; difficult to understand
accessible
easy to approach; obtainable
acclaim
applaud; announce with great approval
accolade
award of merit
acrid
sharp; bitterly pungent
acrimonious
bitter in words or manner
adulation
flattery; admiration
adversary
opponent
adversity
poverty; misfortune
affable
easily approachable; warmly friendly
affirmation
positive assertion; confirmation; solemn pledge by one who refuses to take an oath
aggregate
gather; accumulate
alleviate
relieve
aloof
apart; reserved
altruistic
unselfishly generous; concerned for others
ambiguous
unclear or doubtful in meaning
ambivalence
the state of having contradictory or conflicting emotional attitudes
amorphous
formless; lacking gin shape or definition
anacrhonistic
having an error involving time in a story
analogous
comparable
animosity
active enmity
anomaly
irregularity
antagonism
hostility; active resistance
antediluvian
antiquated; extremely ancient
antipathy
aversion; dislike
apathy
lack of caring
apocryphal
untrue; made up
appease
pacify or soothe; relieve
apprehension
fear
arable
fit for growing crops
arbitrary
capricious; randomly chosen; tyrannical
archaic
antiquated
ardent
intense; passionate; zealous
arrogance
pride; haughtiness
articulate
effective; distinct
artifact
object made by human beings
artisan
manually skilled worker
ascendancy
controlling influence; domination
ascetic
practicing self-denial; austere
aspire
seek to attain
assiduous
diligent
assuage
ease or lessen; satisfy; soothe
astute
wise; shrewd; keen
atrophy
waste away
avarice
greediness for wealth
aversion
firm dislike
avert
prevent; turn away