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Adulation
flattery, admiration
The rock star thrived on the adulation of his groupies.
Adulterate
to make impure by adding inferior or tainted substances.
It is a crime to adulterate foods without telling the buyer.
Advent
Arrival
Adventitious
accidental; casual
She found this adventitious meeting fortunate.
Advert
refer to
Since you advert to this matter frequently it must be important to you.
aegis
shield, defense
aerie
nest of a large bird of prey
affable
easily approachable; warmly friendly
affected
artificial; pretended; assumed, in order to impress
affidavit
written statement made under oath
affinity
kinship
affluence
abundance; wealth
affront
insult; offense, intentional act of disrespect
agape
openmouthed
agglomeration
collection; heap
aggrandize
increase or intensify; raise in power, wealth, rank or honor
aggregate
gather; accumulate
agnostic
one skeptical of the existence of God or any ultimate reality
agog
highly excited; intensely curious
agrarian
pertaining to land and its cultivation
alacrity
cheerful promptness; eagerness
alchemy
medieval form of speculate though aimed to transform (lead to copper)
alimentary
supplying nourishment
allay
calm; pacify
allegory
story in which characters are used as symbols; fable
alluvial
pertaining to soil deposits left by running water
aloft
upward
altruistic
unselfishly generous; concerned for others
amalgamate
combine; unite in one body
amass
collect
amass
collect
amazon
female warrior
amble
moving at an easy pace
ambrosia
food of the gods
ambulatory
able to walk; not bedridden
ameliorate
improve
amenable
readily managed or willing to be led; answerable or accountalbe in lengths
amity
friendship
amnesty
pardon
amoral
not moral
amorous
moved by sexual love; loving
amorphous
formless; lacking shape or definition
ample
abundant
amulet
charm; talisman
anachromism
something or someone misplaced in time
analgesic
causing insensitivity to pain
analogous
similarity; parallelism
anarchy
absence of governing body
anathema
solemn curse
ancillary
serving as an aid or accesory
animadversion
crictical remark
animus
hostile feeling or intent
annals
records; history
anneal
reduce bitterness and improve toughness by heating and cooling
annuity
yearly allowance
annul
make void
anodyne
durg that relieves pain; opiate
anoint
consecrate
anomalous; anomaly
abnormal; irregular- irregularity
antecede
precede
antediluvian
antiquated; extemely ancient
anthropoid
manlike
antiquated
outdated
antithesis
contrast; direct opposite to
aperture
opening; hole
apex
climax; tip; summit
aphasia
loss of speech due to injury or illness
aphorism
pithy maxim or saying
apiary
a place where bees are kept
aplomb
poise; assurance
apocryphal
spurious; not authentic; invented rather than true
apogee
highest point
apostate
one who abandons his religious faith or political beliefs
apothegm
pity; compact saying
apotheosis
elevation to godhood; an ideal example of something
appellation
name; title
apposite
filling; appropriate
apprise
inform
approbation
approval
appurtenances
subordinate possessions
apropos
regarding; with reference to
aquiline
curved; hooked