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annals
a record of events in chronological order
anneal
strengthen, toughen
anomaly
irregularity
antipathy
settled aversion or dislike
antipode
the parts of the earth diametrically opposite
antithesis
the opposition or contrast of ideas
apathy
lack of emotion or interest
aphorism
a short saying stating a general truth
aplomb
complete composure of self-assurance
apoplexy
loss of conciousness
apostasy
a renunciation of a former loyalty
apothecary
druggist; pharmacist
appall
to overcome with horror; dismay
arabesque
ornate design; ballet position
arable
fit for or used for the growing of crops
archive
a place for keeping public records
arduous
difficult; laborious
arrears
overdue debts
articulate
expressing oneself readily and effectively
ascendant
a dominant position; rising
aspersion
a slanderous or defamatory remark
assay
to test; to analyze
assiduous
steadily attentive: diligent
assuage
to make (as pain or grief)less: ease
astute
shrewd
atheist
one who denies the existence of god
atoll
island which encloses a lagoon
atrophy
wasting away of a bodily part or tissue
attest
to confirm
audacious
daring, bold
augment
enlarge; increase
augur
soothsayer; to predict
august
marked by magestic dignity or grandeur
auspice
protection
auspicious
promising success; favorable
austere
stern, severe, strict
authoritative
commanding
autocracy
government by one person having unlimited power
autonomy
self-government
auxiliary
providing help
avarice
excessive desire for wealth: greed
avoirdupois
bodily weight
avow
to declare openly
awry
askew, amiss; off the right course
badger
to harrass or annoy persistently
balk
to stop short and refuse to go on
balm
something that comforts or soothes
banal
commonplace; meaningless
bandy
to exchange (as words)
bane
woe, harm; curse