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aberrant
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aberrant
abnormal;deviant
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deviation from normal;mental disorder
abet;accomplice
assist;usually doing in something wrong;encourage
abject
wretched;lacking pride
ablution
washing
abnegation
self-denial;renunciation;self-sacrifice
abominable
[hint:abominable-abnormal ie not normal and bad]
detestable;unpleasant;very bad
abominate
loath;hate
absolve
pardon[an offense] forgive
abstemious
sparring in eating and drinking;
satisfied eating and drinking
abstruse
obscure;profound;difficult to understand
abut
border upon;adjoin
accost
to approach and 1st speak to a person
accoutre
equip
acrophobia
FEAR OF HEIGHTS
acturial
calculating;pertaining to insurance statistics
actuate
motivate
acumen
mental keenness
adapt
alter;modify
addle
muddle;drive crazy;become rotten
adjuration
solemn/serious urging
adjutant
assistant;staff officer assisting the commander
admonish
warn;reprove
advert
refer
aegis
shield;defense
affected
artificial;pretended;assumed in order to impress
affliction
state of distress;cause of suffering
affront
insult;offense;intentional act of disrespect
agape
openmouthed
aghast
horrified;dumbfounded
agility
nimbleness;not moving
agnostic
1 who is skeptical about the presence of GOD;or ultimate reality
agrarian
cultivating land
alacrity
cheerful promptness;eagerness
alcove
recess;nook
alimentary
supplying nourishments
allegiance
loyalty
allegory
story in which character are used as symbols;fable
allude
/
allusion
refer indirectly
/
indirect reference
altercation
noisy quarrel;heated dispute
amazon
women warrior
amble
ant:-alacrity
moving slowly at easy pace
ambrosia
food for GODS
ambulatory
able to walk not bedridden
amiss
wrong;faulty
amphitheater
oval building with tiers of seats
amok[amuck]
in state of rage
amulet
charm;talisman
analogous-analogy
/
anomalous-anomaly
comparable;similarity;parallelism
/
abnormal;irregular
anarchist
/anarchy
a person against or abolishing the existing government
/
absence of governing body;state of disorder
anathema
solemn curse;some1 or something regarded as curse
ancillary
serving aid/accessory;auxillary
anecdote
short account of amusing or interesting event
animadversion
critical remark
annals
/
annul
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anneal
records;history
/
to make void
/
reduce brittleness improve toughness by heating and cooling
annuity
yearly allowance
anodyne
drug that relieves pains;opiate
anoint
sacred;consecrate
antagonism
hostility;active resistance
ante cede
/
antediluvian
precede
/
old fashioned;ancient;antiquated
anthology
book of literary selections by authors
anthropoid
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anthropologist
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anthropomorphic
manlike
/
student of history and science of humankind
/
having human form or characteristics
aphasia
loss of speech due to injury
aphorism
/
apothegm
pithy maxim or saying
/
pithy;compact saying
aplomb
poise ; assurance;balanced
apocalyptic
prophetic;pertaining to revelation/disclosure
apologist
1 who writes in defense of institution or a cause
apothecary
druggist
apotheosis
/
apparition
elevation to GODHOOD;perfect example
/
ghost;phantom
application
diligent attention
apprehend
arrest
appurtenances
subordinate possesion
apropos
with reference to;regarding
aquiline
curved;hooked;shaped like an eagles beak
arbitrate
act as a judge
arboretum
place where different varieties of tress or shrubs are studies and exhibited
archaelogy
study of artifacts and relics of humankind
archaic
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archetype
antiquated;ancient
/
prototype;primitive pattern
archipelago
group of islands located closely
armada
fleet of warships
arraign
charge in court;indict
arrears
being in debt
arroyo
gully
arsenal
storage place for military
artifice
deception;trickery
ascendary
controlling influence
ascetic
self denial;austere
askance
with sideways or indirect look
askew
crookedly;slanted at an angle
asperity
sharpness of temper
assail
assault
atavism
resemblance to remote ancestors rather than parents;reversion to earlier type
atrocity
/
atrophy
brutal deed
/
wasting away
attrition
gradual decrease in numbers;reduction in workforce without firing the employees;wearing away of opposition by means of harassment
aureole
sun's corona
automation
mechanism that imitates actions of humans
auxiliary
offering or providing help
averse
/
avert
reluctant;disinclined
/
prevent turn away
avid
greedy;eager for;avarice
awe
/
awl
/
awry
solemn/sincere wonder
/
pointed tool used for piercing
/
distorted;crooked
badinage
teasing conversation
balk
stop short also foil
bantering
good natured ridiculing
barb
sharp projection from fishhook or other object;openly cutting mark
avocation
secondary occupation
avuncular
like an uncle
bard
poet
bate
let down;restrain
bauble
trifle;trinket;toy
bedizen
showy;tawdry;dress with vulger finery
bedraggle
throughly wet
beeline
direct;quick route
befuddle
confuse thoroughly
beget
father;produce;to give rise
begrudge
envy
behoove
to be suited;be incumbent upon
belabor
explain or go on excessively or to a ridiculous degree;assail verbally
beleaguer
harass;besiege or attack
beamon
lament;express disapproval
benign
kindly;favorable;not malignant
benison
blessing
bent
determined;natural talent or inclination
bequeath
leave to some1 by means of will;hand down
bereavement
state of being deprived of something valuable or beloved
berserk
frenzied;angry
beset
harass;trouble;hem in
beseige
surround with armed force
besmirch
soil;defile
bestial
beast like;brutal;inhuman
betoken
signify;indicate
betroth
become engaged;marry
bevy
large group
bicker
quarrel
bigotry
stubborn intolerence
bilious
suffering from indigestion;irritate
bilk
swindle;cheat
billowing
swelling out in waves;surging
bivouac
temporary encampment
blase
bored with pleasure;dissipation
blasphemy
irreverence;sacrilege;cursing
blatant
loudly offensive;extremely obvious
bleak
cold cheerless;unlikely to be favourable
blighted
suffering from disease;destroyed
blithe
gay;joyous
bludgeon
club;heavy headed weapon
bluff
deception;high cliff;pretense [of strength] ; rough but good natured