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to step down from a position of power
abdicate
to shorten, condense, or lessen in length
abridge
to forgive or free from blame
absolve
extremely wretches, bottomless
abysmal
to comply passively, to give in
acquiesce
to support or be in favor of
advocate
concerned with or appreciative of beauty
aesthetic
sympathy attraction kinship
affinty
program, things to be done
agenda
to make great
aggrandize
an indirect reference
allusion
unselfish concern with the welfare of others
altruistic
an official pardon for a group of people who violate a law
amnesty
ill will, active dislike
animosity
irregular, abnormal, unusual
anomalous
difficult to do, laborious
arduous
to increase or enlarge
augment
stern in manner or appearance, strict in morals
austere
strong or fixed dislike, a feeling or repugnance
aversion
commonplace, trite unoriginal
banal
extravagantly ornate, flamboyant, characterized by bold ornamentation
baroque
to envy another's possessions, to concede reluctantly
begrudege
a blessing, a good wish
benediction
gentle, not harmful, kind
benign
to turn pale
blance
happily, lighthearted, joyful
blithe
to bungle, to foul up
botch
invigorating, to prepare
bracing
to open up a subject for discussion
broach
clown or fool
buffoon