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Abeyance
Suspended Action
Abjure
Renounce Upon Oath
Ablution
Washing
Abnegation
renunciation, self sacrifice
Abrogate
Abolish
Abscond
leave secretly and hide
Abstemious
sparing in eating and drinking
Abstruse
Profound, difficult to understand
Abut
border upon, adjoin
Abysmal
bottomless
Accede
agree
Acclivity
sharp upslope of hill
Accouter
equip
Accretion
growth, increase
Acerbity
bitterness of speech and temperament
Acidulous
sour, sharp, caustic
Acme
peak
Actuarial
pertaining to insurance statistics
Actuate
motivate
Acumen
mental savvy
Adventitious
accidental, casual
Adjunct
added on, attached, lesser
Adjuration
solemn urging
Admonish
warn, reprove
Adroit
skillful
Advert
refer
Aegis
the shield, the defense
Aerie
nest of bird of prey
Affected
artificial, pretended
Agape
openmouthed
Agog
highly excited, intensely curious
Alacrity
cheerful promptness, eagerness
Alimentary
supplying nourishment
Alloy
mix with less pure, lessen
Alluvial
soil deposits left by water
Altercation
noisy quarrel, heated dispute
Ambulatory
able to walk, not bedridden
Amity
friendship
Amok
state of rage
Anachronism
something misplaced in time
Analgesic
numbing against pain
Anathema
solemn curse
Ancillary
serving as an aid
Animadversion
critical remark
Animus
hostile feeling or intent
Anneal
improve strength by heating and cooling
Anodyne
anesthetic
Anomalous
abnormal
Anomaly
irregularity
Antecede
precede
Antediluvian
extremely ancient
Anthropoid
manlike
Anthropomorphic
having human form
Antipathy
aversion, dislike
Aperture
opening, hole
Aphasia
loss of speech
Aphorism
pithy maxim or saying, philosophic not concrete like an adage
Apiary
where bees are kept
Aplomb
poise, assurance
Apogee
high point
Apothegm
pithy, compact saying
Apotheosis
elevation to godhood, ideal example
Appellation
name, title
Apposite
appropriate, fitting
Approbation
approval
Appropriate
acquire, take possession of
Appurtenances
subordinate possessions
Apropos
referring to, regarding
Aquiline
curved, hooked
Aboretum
tree greenhouse
Arcade
covered passageway of shops
Archetype
primitive pattern or prototype
Argot
slang
Armada
fleet of warships
Arraign
charge in court
Array
rally, gather
Arrears
being in debt
Arroyo
gully
Artifice
trickery, deception
Artless
without guile, open and honest
Ascetic
practicing self denial
Aseptic
disinfecting, prevent infection
Asperity
sharpness of temper
Aspersion
slanderous remark
Assay
analyze, evaluate
Astringent
causing contraction, harsh or severe
Atavism
resemblance to remote ancestors, not parents
Augury
omen, prophecy
August
impressive, magestic
Autocratic
having absolute, unchecked power
Automaton
robot imitating humans
Auxiliary
offering help in addition
Avarice
greediness for wealth
Aver
state confidently
Avocation
secondary minor occupation
Avow
declare openly
Avuncular
like an uncle
Axiom
self evident truth requiring no proof