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Animosity
n. a feeling of ill will arousing active hostility
Annul
v. Declare invalid
Antithetical
adj. sharply contrasted in character or purpose
Abacus
(noun) a calculator that performs arithmetic functions by manually sliding counters on rods or in grooves
Abate
(verb) become less in amount or intensity
Abdication
(noun) a formal resignation and renunciation of powers
Aberration
(noun) a state or condition markedly different from the norm
Abeyance
(noun) temporary cessation or suspension
Abhor
(verb) find repugnant
Abjur
(verb) formally reject or disavow a formerly held belief, usually under pressure;
Abraded
(adjective satellite) having the skin scraped off
Abrasion
(noun) the wearing down of rock particles by friction due to water or wind or ice
Abrogate
(verb) revoke formally
Abscond
(verb) run away; usually includes taking something or somebody along
Abstruse
(adjective satellite) difficult to penetrate; incomprehensible to one of ordinary understanding or knowledge;
Abut
(verb) lie adjacent to another or share a boundary
Abysmal
(adjective satellite) very great; limitless
Acarpous
(adjective satellite) producing no fruit
Accentuate
(verb) to stress, single out as important
Accolade
(noun) a tangible symbol signifying approval or distinction
Accretion
(noun) an increase by natural growth or addition
Acquisition
(noun) the act of contracting or assuming or acquiring possession of something
Adamant
(noun) the act of contracting or assuming or acquiring possession of something;
Adhere
(verb) follow through or carry out a plan without deviation
Adhesion
(noun) the property of sticking together
Admonitory
adj. Serving to warn
Adorn
(verb) make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc
Adulterate
v. To make impure by adding extraneous, improper, or inferior ingredients.
Affinity
(noun) a natural attraction or feeling of kinship
Aggravate
(verb) make worse
Agile
(adjective satellite) moving quickly and lightly
Ail
(verb) be unwell, ill, or ill disposed
Alacrity
(noun) liveliness and eagerness; Speed or quickness; celerity
Allegiance
(noun) the act of binding yourself (intellectually or emotionally) to a course of action
Alleviate
v. To make (pain, for example) more bearable
Alloy
(noun) the state of impairing the quality or reducing the value of something
Aloof
Distant physically or emotionally; reserved and remote
Amalgamate
v. To combine into a unified or integrated whole; unite
Ambiguous
(adjective) open to two or more interpretations; or of uncertain nature or significance
Ambivalent
(adjective satellite) uncertain or unable to decide about what course to follow
Ameliorate
verb) to make better; to improve
Amicable
(adjective) characterized by friendship and good will
Amortize
(verb) liquidate gradually
Amplify
(verb) increase in size, volume or significance