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Abeyance
A temporary lapse in activity; suspension
Abjure
To renounce or reject; officially disclaim
Abrade
To irritate by rubbing; to wear down in spirit
Abridge
To shorten, reduce
Abrogate
To nullify, abolish
Abscond
To make a secret departure, 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 things
Affability
The quality of being easy to talk to and gracious
Affected
False, artificial
Affinity
A feeling of shared attraction, kinship; a similarity
Aggrandize
To make bigger or greater; to inflate
Agitation
A disturbance; a disturbing feeling of upheaval and excitement
Alias
An assumed name
Allegiance
Loyalty or devotion shown to one's government or to a person, group or cause
Allocate
To apportion for a specific purpose; to distribute
Amalgamate
To blend thoroughly
Ameliorate
To make something better or more tolerable
Amortize
To pay off or reduce a debt gradually through periodic payments
Amplify
To enlarge, expand, or increase
Anachronistic
Out of the proper time
Anarchy
Absence of law or order
Animosity
Hostility, resentment
Anomaly
Something different or irregular
Antagonism
Hostility, conflict, opposition
Antipathy
A long-held feeling of dislike or aversion