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bolster
verb; to provide support or reinforcement
axiom/axiomatic
noun/adjective; a universally recognized principle; taken as a given; possessing self-evident truth
aesthetic
adjective; dealing with, appreciative of, or responsive to art or the beautiful
alchemy
noun; a medieval science aimed at the transmutation of metals, expecially base metals into gold
amenable
adjective; agreeable; responsive to suggestion
amalgamate
verb; to combine several elements into a whole
alacrity
noun; eager and enthusiastic willingness
aver
verb; to state as a fact; to confirm or support
avarice
noun; greed, expecially for wealth
arduous
adjective; strenuous, taxing, requiring significant effort
anachronism
noun; something or someone out of place in terms of its historical or chronological context
ameliorate
verb; to make better or more tolerable
anomaly
noun; deviation from the normal order, form, or rule; abnormality
aggrandize
verb; to increase in intensity, power, or prestige
archaic
adjective; outdated; associated with an earlier, perhaps more primitive, time
audacious
adjective; daring and fearless; recklessly bold
approbation
noun; an expression of approval or praise
austere
adjective; without adornment; bare; severely simple; ascetic
astringent
adjective; having a tightening effect on living tissue; harsh; severe
ascetic
noun; one who practices rigid self-denial, especially as an act of religious devotion
assuage
verb; to ease or lessen; to appease or pacify