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19 Cards in this Set

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abeyance
suspension:temporary inactivity
ablution
thorough washing: a cleansing
abstruse
difficult to understand: profound
adage
old saying: proverb
adroit
skillful:clever
aegis
a sheild:protecting influence or power
affront
treat with disrepect: insult
allegory
in literature, a use of images or actions
altrusim
intrest in, or devtion, or others welfare
ameliorate
improve
amnesty
official pardon for past offenses: act of overlooking
animosity
ill will: hostility
antipathy
feeling of intense dislike
apex
high point
aquiline
prominent and curved like a eagle beak: hooked
arbiter
a judge: one who has the authority to decide to decide a dispute.
archetype
a model: prototype
arduous
difficult: strenuous
artifice
clever trick:contrivance