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circuitous
long, round-about course or path
winsome
charming/pleasant
hapless
unfortunate
prevaricate
to lie
aberration
a deviation from what is normal or natural
corpulent
bulky
befuddle
confused state
paltry
spare
singular
wondrous
abbreviate
to make brief, to shorten
abeyance
a temporary lapse in activity, suspension
abjure
to renounce or reject, to officially disclaim
abrade
to irritate by rubbing, to wear down in spirit
abridge
to shorten, to reduce
abrogate
to nullify, to abolish
abscond
to make a secret departure, to elope
accretion
a gradual build-up or enlargement
adjunct
something added to another thing, but not a part of it, an associate or assistant
Adroit
skillful, adept
adulterate
to corrupt, to make impure
adversary
an enemy or opponent
aesthete
someone devoted to beauty and to beautiful tings
affability
the quality of being easy to talk to and gracious
affected
false, artificial
affinity
a feeling of shared attraction, kinship, a similarity
aggrandized
to make bigger or greater, to inflate
agitation
a disturbance, a disturbing feeling of upheavel and excitement
amalgamate
to blend thoroughly
ameliorate
to make something better or more tolerable
amortize
to pay off or reduce a debt gradually through periodic payments
anachronistic
out of the proper time
anomaly
something different or irregular
antipathy
a long-held feeling of dislike or aversion
ambiguous
doubtful/uncertain
abstruse
difficult to comprehend/obscure
amendment
improving
abjure
promise or swear to give up
acquisition
something acquired/acquiring
adhere
remain faithful/stick fast to
abacus
frame with balls with calculating
admonitory
containing warning
abysmal
bottomless/extreme
alacrity
eager and cheerful readiness
alloy
to debase by mixing with something inferior
accolade
praise/approval
antidote
medicine used against a poison or a disease
arabesque
a complex/ornate design
ascertain
get to know
apathetic
indifference
ascetic
practicing self-denial/austere/stark
apotheosis
deification/glorification to godliness
aplomb
self-confidence
astringent
substance that shrinks
apartheid
brutal racial discrimination
apprehensive
grasping/understanding/fear/unhappy feeling about future
attenuate
make thin/weaken/enervate
ascendary
a controlling influence/a domination
ardour
enthusiasm
apt
well-suited/quick-witted
annul
put an end to
aspersion
slander
appease
make quiet or calm
assiduous
diligent/hard-working/sedulous
ardently
with full of ardour
auspice
protections or support/patronage
bedizen
to adorn/especially in cheap/showy manner
austere
severely moral and strict/simple and plain
balk
obstacle/purposely to get on the way of
auspicious
favorable/successful/prosperous
baleful
harmful/ominous/causing evil
bewilder
puzzle/confuse
bilge
bulge/the protuberance of a cask
blithe
gay and joyous
banal
uninteresting
aversion
strong dislike
benefactor
person who has given help
benevolent
generous/charitable
blandishment
flattery/coaxing
be irreconcilable
cannot be brought into harmony
blandness
polite manner/comforting/uninteresting
benign
kind and gentle/mild (climate)
berate
scold sharply
chastisement
punishment