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45 Cards in this Set

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Astringent
binding, causing contraction
Astute
wise, shrewd, keen
Asunder
into parts, apart
Atavism
resembalance to remote ancestors not to parents
Atheist
one who denies existence of god
Atone
make amends for, pay for
atrophy
wasting away
ATTENUATE
make weaker, lessen, thinner
Attribute (N.)
essential quality
Attribute (V.)
ascribe, explain
Attrition
gradual decrease in numbers
AUDACIOUS
daring, bold
Augment
add to or increase
Augury
omen, prohecy
August
impressive, majestic
Aureole
suns corona, halo
Auspicious
favoring success
AUSTERE
forbiddingly stern, severely simple and unornamented
Autocratic
having authority, like a dictator
Automaton
mechanism that imitates actions if humans
Autonomous
self-governing
Avarice
greediness for wealth
AVER
assert something confidently or declare, state as a fact, used in law
Averse
reluctant, disinclined
Aversion
firm dislike
Avid
greedy, eager for
Avocation
secondary or minor occupation
Avow
declare opening
Avuncular
like and uncle
Awe
solemn worker
Awry
crooked, distorted
Axiom
self evident truth requiring no proof
Azure
blue sky
Bacchanalian
drunken
Badinage
teasing conversation
Bait
harass, tease
Baleful
threatening, menacing, sinister, foreshadowing evil
Balk
Short stop
Ballast
heavy substance used to add stability
Balmy
mild, fragrant
BANAL
hackneyed, commonplace, trite, lacking orginality
Bandy
discuss lightly (glibly), exchane words (heatedly)
Bane
curse, cause to ruin
Baneful
destructive, causing ruin or death
Bantering
good-natured ridiculing