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treasurer
bursar
knowing partnership in wrongdoing
complicity
feeling of uneasiness caused by guilt or regret
compunction
to humble, disgrace
abase
something different from the usual or normal
aberration
to loathe, detest
abhor
the act of cleansing
ablution
to depart secretly
abscond
moderate in appetite
abstemious
difficult to comprehend
abstruse
praise, distinction
accolade
bitter, sharp in taste or temper
acerbic
harsh, bitter
acrid
sharpness of insight
acumen
uncompromising
adamant
friendly, easy to approach
affable
personal offense; insult
affront
to make larger or greater in power
aggrandize
one doubting that people can know god
agnostic
medieval chemical philosophy based on changing metal into gold
alchemy
distanced, estranged
alienated
noisy dispute
altercation
unselfish concern for others' welfare
altruism
mixture, compound, alloy
amalgam
attitude of uncertainty, conflicting emotions
ambivalence
to make better, improve
ameliorate
agreeable, cooperative
amenable
ornament worn as a charm against evil spirits
amulet
out-dated
anachronistic
ban, curse; something shunned or disabled
anathema
unregularity or deviation from the norm
anomaly
to demand or claim arrogantly
arrogate
to determine, discover, make certain of
ascertain
diligent, persistent, hardworking
assiduous
to make less severe, ease, relieve
assuage
to waste away, with from disease
atrophy
bold, daring, fearless
audacious
harmful, with evil intentions
baleful
huge creature
behemoth
warlike, aggressive
bellicose
to confuse, stupefy, plunge deep into thought
bemuse
unenlightened
benighted
booklover
bibliophile
to coax with flattery
blandish
using high-sounding but meaningless language
bombastic
good-natured geniality, atmosphere of good cheer
bonhomie
crude person, one lacking manners or taste
boor
middle-class
bourgeois
cow-like, relating to cows
bovine
bandit, outlaw
brigand
disastrous, catastrophic
calamitous
to sprout and flourish
burgeon
brawny, husky
burly
to polish, make smooth and bright
burnish
jarring, unpleasantly noisy
cacophonous
immature, lacking sophistication
callow
false and malicious accusation, misrepresentation, slander
calumny
smart, founded on common sense
canny
to find fault, complain constantly
carp
impulsive, whimsical, without much thought
capricious
of the flesh
carnal
to punish, chastise, criticize severely
castigate
universal, broad, and comprehensive
catholic
cause-and-effect relationship
causality
biting, sarcastic, able to burn
caustic
carefree, happy, with lordly disdain
cavalier
watchful, cautious, extremely shy
chary
trickery, fraud, deception
chicanery
fanciful, imaginary, visionary, impossible
chimerical
agreement
concord
to chuckle
chortle
physical grace and beauty
comeliness
roomy, spacious
commodious
defense wall; anything serving as a defense
bulwark
to evoke a spirit, cast a spell
conjure
big, destructive fire
conflagration
speculation, prediction
conjecture