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72 Cards in this Set

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Abject
(adj) dire
Abjure
(v) to renounce
Abnegation
(n) act of self denial
Acclivity
(n) steep incline of a hill
Accretion
(v) to increase
Acme
(adv) peak
Actuate
(v) to motivate
Addle
(v) to confuse
Adjuration
(n) solemn urging
Adjutant
(n) assistant
Adventitious
(adj) accidental
Advert
(v) to refer (to)
Aegis
(n) shield, defense, support
Aerie
(n) nest of a powerful bird
Aggrandize
(v) to increase power, make more wealthy
Agog
(adj) highly excited, curious
Alacrity
(adj) cheerful speed
Alimentary
(adj) supplying nourishment
Alloy
(v) to reduce, lessen, mix
Alluvial
(adj) pertaining to soil deposits left by running water
Amenable
(adj) readily managed or willing to be lead, answerable or accountable legally
Amorphous
(adj) having no shape
Amok
(adj) in a state of rage
Anachronism
(n) something misplaced in time
Animadversion
(n) critical remark
Animus
(adj) hostile feeling or intent
Anneal
(v) to reduce brittleness through heating and cooling process
Anodyne
(adj) deliberately inoffensive
(n) painkiller
Antecedents
(n) precedents
Anticlimax
(n) letdown in thought or emotion
Aphasia
(n) loss of speech due to injury or illness
Aphorism
(n) a concise saying, philosophical/scientific, not homey like an adage
Apiary
(n) a place where bees are kept
Aplomb
(adj) grace, poise, assurance
Apocryphal
(adj) spurious, not authentic, fake
Apogee
(n) peak, highest point, apotheosis
Antediluvian
(adj) extremely antiquated
Anthropoid
(adj) manlike
Anthropomorphic
(adj) having human form or characteristics
Antic
(adj) extravagantly odd, bizarre, grotesque
Apothegm
(n) pithy, compact saying
Apellation
(n) name, title
Application
(n) dilligent attention
Apposite
(adj) appropriateness
Appurtenances
(n) subordinate possessions
Apropos
(adj) to the point and timely
Aquiline
(adj) curved, hooked
Arbiter
(n) person with the power to decide a matter; judge
Arcane
(adj) secret, mysterious
Archetype
(n) prototype, primitive pattern
Argot
(n) slang
Array
(v) to draw up in order
(v) to clothe
Arrears
(n) being in debt
Arroyo
(n) gully
Ascendancy
(n) controlling influence
Ascribe
(n) refer, attribute, assign
Aseptic
(adj) preventing infection
Askance
(adj) with a sideways, indirect look
Assay
(v) analyze, evaluate (think lab test)
Assiduous
(adj) diligent
Astringent
(adj) binding, causing contraction
Asunder
(adv) into parts, apart
Atavism
(n) resembling remote ancesters rather than parents; throwback
Attenuate
(v) make thinner
Augery
(n) omen, prophecy
August
(adj) impressive, majestic
Aureole
(n) the sun's halo
Auroral
(adj) pertaining to the aurora borealis
Aver
(v) to declare confidently
Avocation
(n) secondary occupation
Avuncular
(adj) like an uncle
Axiom
(n) self evident truth requiring no proof