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Abdicate
to surrender; to formally give up throne, high office, responsibility, or function.
Abet
To encourage or support; to urge on in the achievement of a purpose; especially to help especially in wrongdoing.
Abrige
To shorten in duration or extent; to shorten by omission of words without sacrificing the sence of the text.
Accolade
A ceremony marking the recognition of special merit; an award or sulute
Acrimonious
Bitter or harsh in temper, manner, or speech
Admonish
To warn or criticize mildly
Affable
Easy to approach and talk to; agreeable in manner
Affinity
A natural attraction; kinship; similarity
Affluent
Prosperous, wealthy, rich
Altercation
To argue vehemently; a heated quarrel
Ambiance
Mood, feeling, general atmosphere
Ambiguous
Unclear; vague; capable of being interpreted in more then one way
Amenable
Willing to yield or submit; easily led
Amiable
Having a friendly, pleasent disposition; sociable
Animosity
A feeling of strong dislike or hatred
Antecedent
Going before; preceding; an occurence or event preceding another
Antithesis
A contrast; the direct opposite
Archaic
Belonging to an earlier time; ancient; outdated
Adruous
Hard, difficult, tiresome
Articulate
To speak clearly or distinctly
Assuage
To sooth; to make less severe; to satisfy, ease, lessen
Atrophy
To wither away
Austere
Stern, as in manner; without excess, unadorned, severly simple plain
Avarice
Excessive greed; insatiable desire for wealth
Belittle
To speak of or think of as unimportent; to put someone down
Bellicose
Inclined to quarrel; warlike
Benevolent
Kindly; charitable
Blithe
gay and lighthearted in spirit or mood
Cache
A hiding place, or the objects hidden in a hiding place
Cacophonous
Unharmonious sounding; harsh sounding
Callous
Unfeeling or insensitive; hardend and thinkened
Candid
Free from bias, prejudice, or malice; frank
Capricious
Inclined through some whim, to change one's mind, purpose, or actions suddenly
Castigate
To criticize harshly, usually with the intention of correcting wrongdoing
Catharsis
An emotional or phychological cleansing that brings relief or renewal
Caucus
A meeting of a political party to make decisions; to assemble in/hold a caucus
Chattel
An item of personal, movable property; slave
Chronic
Continuing for a long time; habitual; always present
Circumspect
Cauctious; careful to consider all circumstances and consequences
Circumvent
To gain an advantage by trickery; to evade by deception; to go around
Clandestine
Secret; Stealthy
Coercion
Compelling a person by actual or threatend violence or pressure to do something against his will
Collusion
Working together secretly for an evil purpose
Commodious
Roomy; Compfortably or convienently spacious
Complacent
Self-satisfied; narrowly contented with one's own accomplishments, beliefs
Comprise
To consist of; to include, to contain, to be made up of
Condone
To forgive or overlook, voluntarily
Congenial
Possessing similar temperament and tastes; able to get along with others; agreeable
Conjecture
To guess, based on incomplete information
Consecrate
To set apart as sacred; to devote or dedicate to some aim
Consensus
General agreement; collective opinion
Consternation
Great fear or shock that makes one feel helpless or bewiledered
Construe
To interprete; to explain the sense of, or analyze
Coup
The violent overthrow of a government by a small group; a victorious accomplisment
Craven
A thorough coward
Credible
Worthy of belief
Culpable
Deserve blame or condemnation
Curtail
To truncate or abridge; to lessen, usually by cutting away from
Cynical
Denying the sincerity of people's motives and actions
Dearth
Scarcity; a lack of