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abacus
frame with balls for calculating
abate
to lessen to subside
aberration
straying away from what is normal
abet
help/encourage smb (in doing wrong)
abeyance
suspended action
abhor
to hate to detest
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 (to avoid arrest)
abstruse
difficult to comprehend obscure
abut
border on
abysmal
bottomless extreme
acarpous
effete no longer fertile worn out
accolade
praise approval
accretion
the growing of separate things into one
adamant
kind of stone inflexible
admonitory
containing warning
affable
polite and friendly
affinity
close connection relationship
agog
eager/excited
alacrity
eager and cheerful readiness
alcove
recess
alloy
make inferior
amalgamate
mix combine unite societies
ambivalent
having both of two contrary meanings
ameliorate
improve make better
amortize
end (a debt) by setting aside money
antithetical
direct opposing
aplomb
self-confidence
apostate
one who abandons long-held religious or political convictions
apotheosis
deification glorification to godliness
apprise
give notice to inform
approbation
approval
apropos
appropriate to the situation apt
arabesque
a complex ornate design
arboreal
of connected with trees
ardor
enthusiasm
argot
slang
arrant
in the highest degree
ascertain
get to know
ascetic
practicing self-denial austere stark
ascribe
consider to be the origin of or belonging to
aseptic
surgically clean
asperity
roughness harshness ill temper irritability
aspersion
slander
assiduous
diligent hard-working sedulous
astringent
shrinks
astute
clever
attenuate
make thin
attune
bring into harmony
audacious
daring foolishly bold impudent
augury
omen sign
august
majesty
auspicious
favorable successful prosperous
austere
severely moral and strict simple and plain
aver
affirm assert prove justify
aversion
strong dislike
avow
admit. declare openly