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alleviate
make (pain) easier to bear
alliteration
repetition of beginning sound in poetry
allocate
assign; set apart for a particular purpose
alloy
to debase by mixing with something inferior
allude
refer indirectly
allure
entice; attract; tempt
alluvial
pertaining to soil deposits left by rivers, etc.
alms
money or goods given to the poor
aloft
upward; high up in the air
aloof
reserved, indifferent
altercation
noisy quarrel
altruistic
unselfishly generous; concerned for others
amalgam
combination of different things; mixture of metals (containing mercury) used for filling holes in teeth
amalgamate
mix, combine, unite societies
amass
collect (gradually, in a very large amount)
Amazon
female warrior
ambidextrous
able to use the left hand or the right equally well
ambience
environment; atmosphere
ambiguous
doubtful, uncertain
ambivalent
having both of two contrary meanings
amble
walking at an easy unhurried pace
ambrosia
food of the gods
ambulatory
able to walk
ambush
act of lying in wait to attack by surprise; sudden attack made from a concealed position
ameliorate
improve, make better
amenable
readily managed; willing to be led
amend
correct; change ; generally for the better
amendment
improving
amenities
convenient features that helps to make life pleasant; social courtesies
amiable
agreeable; lovable
amicable
friendly
amiss
wrong; faulty
amity
friendship; peaceful relationship as between nations
amnesia
loss of memory
amnesty
pardon (allowed by government to political criminals)
amok (amuck)
in a state of rage
amoral
nonmoral; having no understanding of right and wrong
amorous
moved by sexual love; loving; of sexual love
amorphous
shapeless
amortize
end (a debt) by setting aside money
amphibian
able to live both on land in water
amphitheater
oval building with tiers of seats
ample
abundant
amplify
make large or fuller, increase the strength
amputate
cut off part of body; prune (a limb)
amuck
in a state of rage
amulet
charm; talisman; an object worn believed to protect against evil, bad luck
anachronism
an error involving time in a story; something or someone misplaced in time
analgesia
condition of being unable to feel pain
analgesic
causing insensitivity to pain