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Abash
Abash

V. - To make ashamed or uneasy.
Abhor
Abhor

V. - To view with horror or detest.
Accessory
Accessory

N. - 1. A supplementary item
2. Something not essential, but desirable for a certain effect or result.
3. One who aids or abets a lawbreaker in committing a crime but is not present at the time.
Accost
Accost

V. - To approach and speak to in an aggressive way.
Addle
Addle

V. - To confuse.
Adept
Adept

Adj. - Very skilled.
N. - A highly skilled person.
Affinity
Affinity

N. - 1. Natural attraction or feeling of kinship.
2. Marriage
Alleviate
Alleviate

V. - To make more bearable (pain).
Allusion
Allusion

N. - Implied or indirect reference (mostly in literature).
Ambulatory
Ambulatory

Adj. - Able to walk.
Anathema
Anathema

N. - 1. A curse.
2. An object of extreme dislike.
Ancillary
Ancillary

Adj. - Secondary importance.
Anomaly
Anomaly

N. - Different from the common or usual or average.
Anthropologist
Anthropologist

N. - A person that studies human beings.
Arbitrary
Arbitrary

Adj. - Determined without reason.
Artifacts
Artifacts

N. - An object produced by human beings, especially of historical significance.
Astringent
Astringent

Adj. - Tending to draw together or constrict organic tissues.
N. - A substance that modifies body tissues.
Atrophy
Atrophy

N. - A wasting away or deterioration of a body part.
Attrition
Attrition

N. - 1. A rubbing away or wearing down caused by friction.
2. A gradual reduction in membership or personnel due to retirement or death.
Authenticate
Authenticate

V. - To prove to be genuine.
Avid
Avid

Adj. - 1. Marked by keen desire or enthusiasm, e.g., "an avid sports fan."
2. Having a desire or craving.
Circumvent
Circumvent

V. - To go around or avoid.
Behoove
Behoove

V. - To be necessary for you or to be good for you.
Bereft
Bereft

V. - To be left alone (feeling of loss, especially by death).
Berserk
Berserk

Adj. 1. - Destructive or violent.
2. - Mentally or emotionally upset.
Bleak
Bleak

Adj. - Lacking warm and cheery qualities.
Bravado
Bravado

N. - A false show of bravery.
Burlesque
Burlesque

N. - A ludicrous or mocking imitation; a show or literary work or song that makes fun of something in a very open way through imitation.
Cacophony
Cacophony

N. - A collection of loud off sounds.
Cajole
Cajole

V. - To urge with gentle and repeated appeals, teasing or flattery.

Etymology: To lure into a cage or to chatter like a Jay (French).
Canny
Canny

Adj. - Careful and shrewd, especially in regard to one's own interests (for example, money)
Capacious
Capacious

Adj. - Large and roomy, able to hold a large amount.
Celestial
Celestial

Adj. - Heavenly and divine.
Chafe
Chafe

V. - To be worn and irritated by rubbing.
Chary
Chary

Adj. - Very cautious.
Chimerical
Chimerical

Adj. - Fanciful, highly improbable organism.
Circumscribe
Circumscribe

V. - 1. To surround by or draw a line around.
2. To limit narrowly, restrict
3. To determine the limits of
Circumspect
Circumspect

Adj. - One who brings awareness and looks over something.
Cognomen
Cognomen

N. - A known name such as a nickname or surname.
Clamber
Clamber
V. - to climb with difficulty, especially on all fours
N. - A difficult climb or scramble.
Commiserate
Commiserate

V. - To sympathize with.
Compliant
Compliant

Adj. - Willing to obey.
Confiscate
Confiscate

V. - To take an item away.
Conjugal
Conjugal

Adj. - Of or relating to marriage.
Consummate
Consummate

V. - To complete.
Adj. - Perfect
Copious
Copious

Adj. - Containing a large amount.
Corroborate
Corroborate

V. - To confirm or to make more certain.
Corrosive
Corrosive

Adj. - Gradually harmful, slowly destroying.
Craven
Craven

Adj. - Acting cowardly.
N. - A coward.
Cryptic
Cryptic

Adj. - Having hidden meaning.