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adulation
n. flattery; admiration
adulterate
v. make impure by adding inferior or tainted substances
advent
n. arrival
adventitious
adj. accidental,; casual
advert
v. refer (to)
aegis
n. shield; defense
aerie
n. nest of a large bird of prey (eagle, hawk)
affable
adj. easily approachable; warmly friendly
affected
adj. artificial; pretended; assumed in order to impress
affidavit
n. written statement made under oath
affinity
n. kinship. She felt an affinity with all who suffered; their pains were her pains.
affliction
n. state of distress; cause of suffering
affluence
n. abundance; wealth
affront
n. insult; offense; intentional act of disrespect
agape
adj. openmouthed
agglomeration
n. collection; heap
aggrandize
v. increase or intensify; raise in power, wealth, rank or honor
aggregate
v. gather; accumulate
aghast
adj. horrified; dumbfounded
agnostic
n. one who is skeptical of the existence of a god or any ultimate reality
agog
adj. highly excited; intensely curious
agrarian
adj. pertaining to land or its cultivation
alacrity
n. cheerful promptness; eagerness
alchemy
n. medieval form of speculative thought that aimed to transform base metals (lead or copper) into silver or gold and to discover a means of prolonging life
alcove
n. nook; recess
alimentary
adj. supplying nourishment
alimony
n. payments made to an ex-spouse after divorce
allay
v. calm; pacify
allegory
n. story in which characters are used as symbols; fable.
alloy
n. a mixture as of metals
agglomeration
n. collection; heap
aggrandize
v. increase or intensify; raise in power, wealth, rank or honor
aggregate
v. gather; accumulate
aghast
adj. horrified; dumbfounded
agnostic
n. one who is skeptical of the existence of a god or any ultimate reality
agog
adj. highly excited; intensely curious
agrarian
adj. pertaining to land or its cultivation
alacrity
n. cheerful promptness; eagerness
alchemy
n. medieval form of speculative thought that aimed to transform base metals (lead or copper) into silver or gold and to discover a means of prolonging life
alcove
n. nook; recess
alimentary
adj. supplying nourishment
alimony
n. payments made to an ex-spouse after divorce
allay
v. calm; pacify
allegory
n. story in which characters are used as symbols; fable.
alloy
n. a mixture as of metals
alloy
v. mix; make less pure; lessen or moderate
allusion
n. an implied or indirect reference especially in literature
alluvial
adj. pertaining to soil deposists left by running water
aloof
adj. apart; reserved
aloft
adv. upward
amazon
n. female warrior
ambivalence
1 : simultaneous and contradictory attitudes or feelings (as attraction and repulsion) toward an object, person, or action
2 a : continual fluctuation (as between one thing and its opposite)
amble
n. moving at an easy pace
ambrosia
n. food of the gods
ambulatory
adj. able to walk; not bedridden
amenable
adj. readily managed or willing to be led; answerable or accountable legally