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ascetic
austere; self-denying
ascribe
to refer to; to attribute or assign to
apathetic
indifferent; unconcerned; unemotional
asinine
stupid; silly; like an ass or donkey
assuage
to ease; to satisfy; to lessen
astute
shrewd; wily; keen in judgement
astute
shrewd; wily; keen in judgement
animated
lively; spirited
Abeyance
held in waiting; suspension
archaic
no longer used except in special context; old-fashioned
abortive
coming to naught; failing
anathema
a solemn ban or curse
acquiesce
to accept; to agree; to assent
abridged
reduced; shortened by use of fewer words
abscond
to steal off and hide; to depart secretly
acrimonious
sharp and bitter of speech or temper
adroit
dexterous; with skillful us of body or mind
adamant
hard-hearted; firm; inflexible; uncompromising
amorphous
shapeless; w/ no special form
aesthetic
of or pertaining to the beautiful; artistic
anachronism
something out of place by time
antipathy
dislike; hatred; strong aversion
alleviate
to soften; to ease; to lighten; to relieve
altruistic
unselfish; intersted in the welfare of others
ambigous
vague; indefinite; uncertain; having multiple meanings
analogy
partial agreement or resemblance between things somewhat different; similarity in certain aspects; likeness