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Apartheid
n. a social policy or racial segregation involving political and economic and legal discrimination against non-whites; policy or practice of separating or segregating groups.
Apathetic
adj. shoing little or no emotion; lack of interest
Apathy
n. Absence of emotion or enthusiasm
Aplomb
n. Great coolness and composure under strain; self confidence, assurance, poise
Apostate
n. A disloyal person who betrays or deserts his cause or religion or political party
Apotheosis
n. The elevation of a person(as to the status of god); model of excellence or perfection of a kind, having no equal
Appease
v. To bring peace, quiet or calm to; To satisfy or relieve
Apprise
v. To give notice to, inform; increase the value of
Approbation
n. official recognition or approval; warm approval, praise
Appropriate
v. To set apart for a specific use; take possession of or make use of exclusively for oneself, often without permission
Apropos
adj. of an approriate or pertinent nature
Apt
adj. Suitable, appropriate; having a natural tendency, inclined
Arabesque
n. A complex, ornate design of intertwined floral, foliate, and geometric figures
Arbitrate
v. act between parties with a view to reconciling differences
Arboreal
adj. of or relating to or formed by trees
Ardent
Expressing or characterized by warmth of feeling; passionate;
characterized by strong enthusiasm or devotion; fervent