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accolade
n.
award of merit
In the world of public relations, a "Clio" is the highest accolade an advertising campaign can receive.
acknowledge
v.
recognize; admit
Although I acknowledge that the Beatles' tunes sound pretty dated nowadays, I still prefer them to the "gansta" rap songs my brothers play.
acquiesce
v.
assent; agree without protesting.

acquiescence, n.
acquiescent, adj.
When we asked her to participate in the play, she immediately acquiesced.
acrimonious
adj.
bitter in words or manner.

acrimony, n.
The candidate attacked his opponent in highly acrimonious terms.
acute
adj.
quickly perceptive; keen; brief and severe,
The acute young doctor realized immediately that the gradual deterioration of her patient's once-acute hearing was due to a chronic illness, not an acute one.
address
v.
direct a speech to; deal with or discuss
Due to address the convention in July, Brown planned to address the issue of low-income housing in his speech.
adherent
n.
supporter; follower.
In the wake of the scandal, the senator's one-time adherents quietly deserted him.
adjacent
adj.
neighboring; adjoining.
You will find questions based on this reading passage located on the adjacent page.
adroit
adj.
skillful; nimble.
The juggler's admirers particularly enjoyed his adroit handling of difficult balancing tricks.
adulation
n.
flattery; admiration.
The rock star relished the adulation she received from her groupies and yes-men.