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Abate
v. subside or moderate
Aberrant
adj. abnormal or deviant
Abrasive
adj. rubbing away; tending to grind down
Abridge
v. condense or shorten
Absolute
adj. complete; totally unlimited; certain
Abstemious
adj. sparing in eating and drinking; temperate
Abstract
adj. Theoretical; not concrete; nonrepresentational
Abstruse
adj. obscure; profound; difficult to understand
Accessible
adj. easy to approach; obtainable
Acclaim
v. applaud; announce with great approval
Accolade
n. award of merit
Acknowledge
v. recognize; admit
Acquiesce
v. assent; agree without protesting
Acrimonious
adj. bitter in words or manner
Acute
adj. quickly perceptive; keen; brief and severe
Address
v. direct a speech to; deal with or discuss
Adherent
n. supporter; follower
Adjacent
adj. neighboring; adjoining
Adroit
adj. skillful; nimble
Adulation
n. flattery; admiration
Adversary
n. opponent
Adverse
adj. unfavorable; hostile
Advocate
v. urge; plead for
Aesthetic
adj. artistic; dealing with or capable of appreciation of the beautiful
Affable
adj. easily approachable; warmly friendly
Affinity
n. natural liking; kinship; similarity
Affirmation
n. positive assertion; confirmation; solemn pledge by one who refuses to take an oath
Aggressor
n. attacker
Alienate
v. make hostile; separate
Alleviate
v. relieve