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abate
to lessen in force or intensity

Ex.: The hurricane began to abate when it came on land.
abet
aid or approve in doing something wrong

Ex.: She tried to abet the bank robbery by giving a false description of the robber.
abeyance
temporary inactivity

Ex.: His account was put into abeyance while he was hospitalized.
aberration
deviation from the right path, or from normal.

Ex.: Conjoined twins are an abberation.
abstemious
showing restraint in eating or drinking

Ex.: The abstemious gentleman refused his supper.
abstruse
hard to understand

Ex.: The science text seemed abstruse to the student.
acrimonious
bitter and irritating in disposition

Ex.: The jilted lover was most acrimonious towards her cheating boyfriend.
acumen
sharpness, quickness in understanding

Ex.: The speaker demonstrated his acumen about world events in his talk.
adamant
not giving in readily

Ex.: I am adamant that you will not be out past 11 PM on Friday!
aesthetic
based on beauty rather than practical use

Ex.: The aesthetic layout of the room pleased her.
affable
friendly and approachable

Ex.: He was an affable gentlemen, friend to all.
agnostic
person who does not know if God exists

Ex.: Mary was not a church-goer; she was an agnostic.
alacrity
brisk action

Ex.: The firemen responded to the call with alacrity.
allegory
story with an underlying meaning different from surface meaning

Ex.: Henry Miller's play is an allegory for the McCarthy Senate hearings.
alleviate
to make easier to endure

Ex.: The cold compress helped to alleviate the pain.
altercation
an angry dispute

Ex.: The two men had a brief altercation over a parking spot.
altruistic
thoughtful of the welfare of others

Ex.: Bill was extremely altruistic, and therefore, well-liked.
amity
peace and friendship

Ex.: The amity between Canada and the U.S. continues today.
anachronism
something out of place in time

Ex.: Horse-drawn buggies are an anachronism in today's world.