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Abase
to degrade
Abberation
departure from what is right
abeyance
a state of temporary suspension
abhor
to hate
abominate
to loathe
absolve
to forgive
abstemious
sparingly used
abstinence
the act of practice of voluntarily refraining from any action
abstract
not easy to understand
abstruse
hidden, concealed
acclaim
loud approval
accolade
approving or praising mention
accomplice
co-conspirator
accretion
growth in size by addition
accrue
collect; build up
acquiesce
agree or consent to an opinion
acrid
sharp; bitter
adamant
not yieding
adversary
an enemy
advocate
to plead in favor of
aesthetic
showing good taste
aghast
astonished; amazed
alacrity
enthusiasm
alleviate
to lessen or make easier
allocate
set aside; designate
allusion
an indirect reference to something
aloof
distant in interest
altercation
controversy; dispute
altruistic
unselfish
amass
to collect together
ambiguous
not clear
ambivalent
undecided
ameliorate
to make better
amiable
friendly
amophous
having no determinate form
analogy
similarity
anarchist
one who believes that a form of government is unnecessary
anomaly
abnormality
anonymous
nameless
antagonism
hostility
antipathy
intense dislike
antiseptic
preventing infection
apathy
lack of emotion
appease
to maek quiet
apprehensive
fearful
arbiter
one who is authorized to judge
arbitrary
based on one's preference
arduous
difficult
arid
dry; parched
arrogant
acting superior to others
articulate
to speak distinctly
assess
to estimate value of
astute
cunning;sly
atrophy
to waste away through lack of nutrition
audacious
fearless;bold
augment
to increase or add to
abaft
on or toward the rear ship
abandon
to leave behind
abbreviate
to shorten
abdicate
to reject
aberrant
abnormal
abnegation
a denial
abjure
to renounce upon oath
abridge
to shorten
abscond
to go away hastily or secretly
abysmal
bottomless
accede
to comply with
accomplice
co-conspirator
acerbity
harshness
acrimony
sharpness
addle
barren; confused
adept
skilled;practiced
adjure
to entreat earnestly, to bind, charge
adulation
praise in excess
adulterate
to corrupt
adverse
negative
affable
friendly
agrarian
relating to land and the equal divisions of land
alchemy
any imaginary power of transmitting one thing into another
allegory
symbolic narration or description
allure
to attract
amiss
wrong;awry
anachronism
representation of something existing at other than its proper time