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adjunct
a subordinate; an assistant
admonish
to warn, to caution
advocate
to recommend; to speak in favor of
affiliate
an associate, partner
affliction
anything causing great suffering
aghast
feeling great dismay or horror
alacrity
liveliness, willingness, eagerness
alienate
to make others unfriendly toward you
allude
to hint at, to refer to indirectly
aloof
reserved, distant
amalgamate
to combine
ambidextrous
equally skilled with either hand
anachronism
something or someone out of its proper time
animate
to give life or motion to
anthropormorphic
attributing human characteristics or qualities
antiquated
no longer used or useful;very old
aphorism
a concise statement of a truth or principle
aplomb
self-conidence
bandy
to give and take quickly in conversation; to toss back and forth
bane
to cause of ruin, harm or distress, death
beget
to produce; to be the parent oft
begrudge
to resent another's success; to give with reluctance
belated
delayed
beleaguer
to besiege by encircling (as with an army); to harass
benediction
a blessing
beneficiary
one who receives benefits
berate
to scold or rebuke severly and at length
berserk
in a state of ciolent or destructive rage
bias
a prejudice view (eother for or against) that inhibits impartial judgement
bibliophile
a lover for books
bilk
to cheat or swindle; to thwart or frustrate
blatant
offensively noisy; obvious,too conspicuous
blight
anything that destroys, prevents growth, or cause devaluation
cache
a hiding place; or things hidden, usually valuable
cadaverous
of or like a corpse;pale, gaunt, thin
calumny
a false and malicious accusation
careen
to lean sideways; to lurch from side to side while in motion
caricature
an exaggerated portrayal od one's features
carnage
a bloody and extensive murder
carp
to complain or to find fault in a petty or nagging way
catalyst
a person or thing or agent that speeds up or stimulates a result
catholic
universal;wide-ranging
cavort
to leap about in a sprightly manner; romp
chafe
to irritate as if by friction or rubbing
charisma
to possess a great appeal or attraction for others; personal magnetism
chauvinist
one who has a fanatical devotion to a country, sex, or religion, with contempt for other countries, the opposite sex or other beliefs
chicanery
trickery; the use of clever but tricky talk to deceive or evade
choleric
easily angered
dally
to waste time;dwadle
dastardly
mean and cowardly