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abstruse
obscure, hard or difficult to understand, profound
accelerate
move faster
accessory
additional object; useful but not essential thing
acclivity
sharp, upslope of a hill
accolade
award of merit, an expression of praise
adoration, adulation, laud, approbation
accomplice
partner in a crime
accord
agreement
accost
approach and speak first to a person
accoutre
equip
accretion
increase; growth
accrue
come about by addition
acetic
vinegary
think: acid
acidulous
slightly sour; sharp, caustic
acknowledge
recognize, admit
acme
top; pinnacle
acoustics
science of sound, the quality that makes a room easy or hard to hear in
acquittal
diliverance from a charge
acrid
sharp, bitterly pungent
acrimonious
stinging, caustic
actuarial
calculating, pertaining to insurance statistics
actuate
motivate
acumen
keen, accurate judgment
adapt
modify, alter
addle
rotten, muddled, crazy
putrefy/ putrid
adduce
present as evidence
adept
expert at
adhere
stick to
adipose
fatty
adroit
skillful
dexterous
adulation
flattery, admiration
adulterate
make impure by mixing with inferior ingredients
alloy, commingle
adumberation
foreshadowing; outlining
to foreshadow vaguely ot intimate; to suggest or outline sketchily, to obscure or overshadow
adumberate
adventitious
accidential, casual
adverse
hostile; unfavorable
adversity
poverty, misfortune
advocate
urge; plead for
aesthetic
dealing with, appreciative of art or anything beautiful; artistic
affected
artificial; pretended
opposite: ingenuous
affiliation
joinning, associating with
affinity
kinship
affluence
abundance
extravegent
affray
public brawl
agape
open mouthed
agglomeration
collection, heap
aggrandize
to increase in intensity, influence, power
aggregate
sum, total, collection of miscallenous things
aghast
terrified, shocked, horrified
agitate
stir up, disturb
agnostic
one who is skeptical of the existence of a God or any ultimate reality
alacrity
eager and enthusiastic willingness; cheerful promptness
albeit
although
alchemy
medieval science dealing with the transmutation of metals, esp. base metals into gold
alchemist
alias
another, assumed name
alienate
to make hostile, separate
alimentary
supplying nourishment
alimony
the payment the husband gives to his wife at divorce
alloy
commingle, make impure by mixing with inferior ingredients
adulterate
(opposite) unalloyed: pure
allege
state without proof
aver, asseverate
allegory
a story with characters used as symbols; fable
abrade
wear out by friction (rubbing)
abrasion
acquiscent
accepting passively
inured (accostumed to accepting unfavorable conditions)
adage
wise saying, proverb
adamant
hard, inflexible
intractable, implacable
adjuration
solemn urging
admonish
warn, reprove
affirmation
pledge by one who refuses to take an oath
agility
nimbleness
fast movement
abeyance
suspended action
table
allay
calm; pacify
assuage