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adulation
flattery; admiration
adulterate
make impure by adding inferior or tainted substances
advent
arrival
adventitious
accidental; casual
adversary
opponent; enemy
adverse
unfavorable; hostile
adversity
poverty; misfortune
advert
refer (to)
advocacy
support; active pleading on behalf of smth
advocate
urge; plead for
aegis
shield; defense
aerie
nest of a large bird of prey
aesthetic
artistic; dealing with or capable of appreciating the beautiful
affable
easily approachable
affected
artificial; pretended; assumed in order to impress
affidavit
written statement made under oath
affiliation
joining; associating with
affinity
kinship
affirmation
positive assertion; confirmation
affix
attach or add on; fasten
affliction
state of distress; cause of suffering
affluence
abundance; wealth
affront
insult; offense; intentional act of disrecpect
agape
openmouthed
agenda
items of business
agglomeration
collection; heap
aggrandize
increase or intensify; raise in power, wealth, rank or honor
aggregate
gather; accumulate
aggressor
attacker
aghast
horrified; dumbfounded
agility
nimbleness
agitate
stir up; disturb
agnostic
one who is skeptical of the existence of a god
agog
highly excited; intensely curious
agrarian
pertaining to land or its cultivation
alacrity
cheerful promptness; eagerness
alchemy
medieval chemistry
alcove
nook; recess
alias
an asumed name
alienate
make hostile; separate
alimentary
supplying nourishment
alimony
payments made to an ex-spouse after divorce
allay
calm; pacify
allege
state without proof
allegiance
loyalty
allegory
story in which characters are used as symbols; fable
alleviate
relieve
alliteration
repetition of beginning sound in poetry
allocate
assign
alloy
a mixture of metals
allude
refer indirectly
allure
entice; attract
allusion
indirect reference
alluvial
pertaining to soil deposits left by running water
aloof
apart; reserved
aloft
upward
altercation
noisy quarrel; heated dispute
altruistic
unselfishly generous; concerned for others
amalgamate
combine; unite in one body
amass
collect
amazon
female warrior
ambidextrous
capable of using either hand with equal ease
ambience
environment; atmosphere
ambiguous
unclear or doubtful in meaning
ambivalence
state of having contradictory or conflicting emotional attitudes
amble
moving at an easy pace
ambrosia
food of the gods
ambulatory
able to walk; not bedridden
ameliorate
improve
amenable
readily managed or willing to be led; answerable or accountable legally
amend
correct; change, generally for the better