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aseptic
surgically clean
Abacus
frame with balls for calculating
abate
to lesson / to subside
abdication
to give up control or authority
aberration
straying away from what is normal
abet
help or encourage (in something wrong)
abeyance
suspend action
abhor
to hate / to detest
abide
be faithful / to endure
abjure
promise or swear to give up
abraded
rubbed off / worn away by friction
abrogate
repeal or annul by authority
abscond
to go away suddenly
abstruse
difficult to comprehend (obscure)
abut
border on
acarpous
effete
no longer fertile
worn out
accolade
praise
approval
accretion
the growing of separate things into one
admonitory
containing warning
adamant
inflexible
kind of stone
adorn
add beauty
decorate
adulteration
making unpure
poorer in quality
affable
polite and friendly
agog
eager
excited
ail
to be ill
alacrity
eager and cheerful readiness
alloy
to debase by mixing with something inferior
aloof
reserved
indifferent
amalgamate
mix
combine
unite societies
ameliorate
improve
make better
amortize
end a debt by setting aside money
anguish
severe suffering
aplomb
self-confidence
apostate
one who abandons long-held religious or political convictions
apotheosis
defecation
glorification to godliness
apprise
give notice
to inform
approbation
approval
apropos
appropriate to the situation
apt
apt
well suited
quick-witted
arabesque
a complex ornate design
arboreal
of connected with trees
ardor
enthusiasm
arduous
steep
difficult ascent
laborious
argot
jargon
slang
arrant
in the highest degree
ascertain
get to know
ascetic
practicing self-denial
austere stark
ascribe
to determine origin or where something belongs to
asperity
roughness
harshness
ill temper
irritability
aspersion
slander
assail
with attack violently
assiduous
diligent
hard-working
sedulous
assuage
to make (desire) less
astringent
substance that shrinks
attenuate
make thin
weaken
enervate
attune
bring into harmony
audacious
daring
foolishly bold
impudent
augury
omen
sign
august
majestic
venerable
auspicious
favorable, successful, prosperous
austere
severely moral and strict
simple and plain
auxiliary
helping
supporting
aver
affirm
assert
prove
justify
avid
eager
greedy
avow
admit
declare openly