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aberration
a change from the usual
abstinence
giving up of certain pleasures
abstract
hard to understand
acclaim
loud applause
acquiesce
to accept arrangements of others
admonish
to warn
advocate
to support
aesthetic
artistic
affinity
natural attraction
aggrandizement
growth in power or wealth
alienate
to turn away the normal feeligns of fondness
alleviate
to relieve
aloof
indifferent
altruistic
thoughtful of the welfare of others
ambiguous
not clearly defined
ambivalence
having conflicting attitudes
ameliorate
to make better
analogous
comparable
animosity
active dislike
anonymity
being nameless or unknown
antagonism
active opposition
antithesis
direct opposite
apocryphal
counterfeit
arduous
hard to do
articulate
able to put into words easily
assuage
to calm
atrophy
to waste away
augment
to increase
austere
stern
authoritarian
someone who believes in absolute authority instead of individual freedom
autonomy
independence
aversion
strong dislike
belittle
to make something seem less important
bequeath
to leave money or property by a will
bizarre
odd
blithe
happy
bombastic
high-sounding
buffoon
clown
cache
hiding place
cacophony
harsh sounding
cajole
to persuade by pleasant words or false promises
callous
insensitive
capitulate
to surrender
capricious
fickle
carping
complaining
catalyst
someone or something that brings a change
catharsis
emotional purging
caustic
stinging
celestial
divine, god-like
censure
to blame
chastise
to criticize
chimerical
absurd
chronic
lasting a long time
circumspect
careful
clairvoyant
insightful
clandestine
secret
clemency
mercy
coalesce
to combine
colloquial
talkative
commiserate
to sympathize
compatible
agreeing
composure
calmness
conciliatory
tending to soothe
concise
abbreviated
condone
to allow
conspicuous
visible
copious
abundant
corroborate
to confirm
crass
dumb
criterion
a test
cryptic
secret
cursory
without attention to detials
dearth
shortage
debilitate
to weaken
decadence
decay or decline
deference
great respect
deflate
to let the air out of
delineate
to describe in words
demeanor
behavior
denunciation
expressing strong disapproval of
deprecate
to express strong disapproval of
derogatory
degrading
desecrate
to treat w/ disrespect
despot
monarch w/ unlimited power
deter
to discourage
devious
lying
devoid
lacking
diatribe
denunciation
didactic
intended to instruct
diffuse
to spread out
compatible
agreeing
composure
calmness
conciliatory
tending to soothe
concise
abbreviated
condone
to allow
conspicuous
visible
copious
abundant
corroborate
to confirm
crass
dumb
criterion
a test
cryptic
secret
cursory
without attention to detials
dearth
shortage
debilitate
to weaken
decadence
decay or decline