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30 Cards in this Set

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ABATE
To reduce in amount or severity
ABSCOND
To leave secretly
ABSTAIN
To choose not to do something
ABYSS
An extremely deep hole
ADULTERATE
To make impure
ADVOCATE
To speak in favor of
AESTHETIC
Concerning the appreciation of beauty
AGGRANDIZE
To increase in power, influence, and reputation
ALLEVIATE
To make more bearable
AMALGAMATE
To combine, mix together
AMBIGUOUS
Doubtful or uncertain; able to be interpreted several ways
AMELIORATE
To make better; to improve
ANACHRONISM
Something out of place in time
ANALOGOUS
Similar or alike in some way; equivalent in some way
ANOMALY
Deviation from what is normal
ANTAGONIZE
to annoy or provoke to anger
ANTIPATHY
extreme dislike
APATHY
lack of interest or emotion
ARBITRATE
to judge a dispute between two opposing parties
ARCHAIC
ancient, old-fashioned
ARDOR
intense and passionate feeling
ARTICULATE
able to speak clearly and expressively
ASSUAGE
to make something unpleasant less severe
ATTENUATE
to reduce in force or degree; to weaken
AUDACIOUS
fearless and daring
AUSTERE
severe or stern in appearance; undecorated
BANAL
predictable, cliched, boring
BOLSTER
to support, to prop up
BOMBASTIC
pompous in speech and manner
CACOPHONY
harsh, jarring noise