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acute
Having a sharp point or tip.
Keenly perceptive or discerning: “a raw, chilling and psychologically acute novel of human passions reduced to their deadliest essence” (Literary Guild Magazine). See Synonyms at sharp.
Reacting readily to stimuli or impressions; sensitive: His hearing was unusually acute.
adapt
To make suitable to or fit for a specific use or situation.
adept
A highly skilled person; an expert: “The adepts in Washington mean to give rather than to take” (Lewis H. Lapham).
adjourn
To suspend until a later stated time.
adversary
An opponent; an enemy.
Adversary The Devil; Satan. Often used with the.
advisable
Worthy of being recommended or suggested; prudent.
advise
To offer advice to; counsel.
To recommend; suggest: advised patience.
Usage Problem. To inform; notify.
affirm
To declare positively or firmly; maintain to be true.
To support or uphold the validity of; confirm.
aggression
The act of initiating hostilities or invasion.
The practice or habit of launching attacks.
Hostile or destructive behavior or actions.
alias
An assumed name: The swindler worked under various aliases.
Electronics. A false signal in telecommunication links from beats between signal frequency and sampling frequency.
allegiance
Loyalty or the obligation of loyalty, as to a nation, sovereign, or cause. See Synonyms at fidelity.
The obligations of a vassal to a lord.
alliance
A close association of nations or other groups, formed to advance common interests or causes: an alliance of labor unions opposing the bill.
A formal agreement establishing such an association, especially an international treaty of friendship.
A connection based on kinship, marriage, or common interest; a bond or tie: the shifting alliances within a large family.
allow
To let do or happen; permit: We allow smoking only in restricted areas.
To permit the presence of: No pets are allowed inside.
To permit to have: allow oneself a little treat.
ally
To place in a friendly association, as by treaty: Italy allied itself with Germany during World War II.
To unite or connect in a personal relationship, as in friendship or marriage.
amend
To change for the better; improve: amended the earlier proposal so as to make it more comprehensive.
To remove the faults or errors in; correct. See Synonyms at correct.
To alter (a legislative measure, for example) formally by adding, deleting, or rephrasing.