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51 Cards in this Set

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adroit
skillful
adulation
flattery; admiration that is more than is necessary or deserved
adulteration
making impure, poorer in quality
advent
arrival
adventitious
accidental; casual
adversary
opponent; enemy
adverse
unfavorable; hostile
adversity
great hardship or affliction; misfortune; calamitous event
advert
refer
advocacy
support; active pleading on behalf of someone or something
advocate
speak in favor of; support (an idea or plan); urge; plead for
aegis
shield; protection; defense
aerie
nest of a large bird of prey
aesthetic
artistic; dealing with or capable off appreciation of the beautiful
affable
polite and friendly
affected
artificial; pretended
affidavit
written statement made under oath (for use as proof in a court of law)
affiliation
joining; associating with
affinity
close connection, relationship
affirmation
positive assertion; confirmation; solemn pledge by one who refuses to take an oath
affliction
state of distress; trial; cause of distress or suffering
affluence
abundance; wealth
affront
insult; offense; intentional act of disrespect
afterlife
life after death; later part of one's life
agape
openmouthed
agenda
items of business at a meeting
agglomeration
collection; heap
aggrandize
make greater; increase in power, wealth, rank, or honor
aggravate
make worse; irritate
aggregate
sum; total
aghast
horrified
agile
active, quick-moving
agility
nimbleness; ability to move quickly
agitate
stir up; disturb
agnostic
one who is skeptical of the existence or know ability of a god or any ultimate reality
agog
eager/excited
agrarian
pertaining to land or its cultivation
ail
trouble; be ill
airy
of air; high in the air; lofty; immaterial; unreal
alacrity
eager and cheerful readiness
albeit
although
alchemy
medieval chemistry
alcove
recess/partially enclosed place
alias
an assumed name esp. by a criminal (usually to mislead people)
alienate
estrange
alimentary
supplying nourishment
alimony
payments made regularly to an ex-spouse after divorce
allay
calm; pacify
allege
state without proof
allegiance
duty, support, loyalty
allegory
story, play, or picture in which characters are used as symbols; fable