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To reduce in amount degree or severity
abate
to leave secretly
abscond
to choose not to do something
abstain
an extremely deep hole
abyss
to make impure
adulterate
to speak in favor of
advocate
concerning the appreciation of beauty
aesthetic
to increase in power influence and reputation
aggrandize
to make more bearable
alleviate
to combine to mix together
amalgamate
doubtful or uncertain; able to be interpreted several ways
ambiguious
to make better; to improve
ameliorate
something out of place in time
anachronism
similiar or alike in some way
analogous
deviation from what is normal
anomaly
to annoy or provoke to anger
antagonize
extreme dislike
antipathy
lack of interst or emtotion
apathy
to judge a dispute between 2 opposing parties
arbitrate
ancient old fashioned
archaic
intense and passionate feeling
ardor
able to speak clearly and expressively
articulate
to make something unpleasant less severe
assuage
to reduce in force or degree to weaken
attenuate
fearless and daring
audacious
severe or stern in appearance
austere
predictable, boring
banal
to support, to prop up
bolster
pompous in speech and manner
bombastic
harsh, jarring noise
cacophony