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ABATE
To reduce or lessen
ABERRATION
A deviation or departure from the norm
ABEYANCE
Temporary inactivity or suspension
ABJURE
To forswear or abstain from; to give up
ABRADE
To wear down or rub away the surface of something
ABRIDGE
To reduce the length of or diminish in scope (for example, written text)
ABROGATE
To end or do away with something
ABSCOND
To withdraw and hide, typically to avoid arrest
ABSURD
Extremely ridiculous or completely lacking reason
ABYSMAL
Very profound or deep; very bad
ACCRETION
A gradual increase in the amount or size of something
ACQUISITIVE
Characterized by a strong desire to gain or retain information or objects
ACRID
Harsh or bitter taste or smell
ACUTE
Quick and precise, intense; sharp, keen
ADHERE
To stick fast; to remain in support of
ADJACENT
In the nearest position; next to
ADROIT
Showing skill and experience
AESTHETIC
Appealing to the senses because its beautiful
AFFINITY
Natural attraction; inherent similarity
ALIENATE
To isolate oneself from others or another person from oneself
AMBIGUOUS
Unclear or capable of having more than one meaning
AMBIVALENT
Characterized by uncertainty; unable to decide between opposites
AMENABLE
Responsive to suggestion; willing
AMIABLE
Friendly and pleasant
ANACHRONISM
Something existing or happening out of its time in historical order
ANNOTATE
To provide with extra notes or comments
ANOMALY
Something that is different from the norm
APATHY
A lack of any emotion or concern
ARDOR
Intense feelings; passion
ARTICULATE
To clearly explain (v)
The quality of being able to speak clearly (adj)