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adulation
flattery; admiration
adulterate
make umpure by adding inferior or tainted substances
advent
arrival
adventitious
accidental; casual
advert
refer (to)
advocacy
support; active pleading on behalf of someone or something
advocate
urge; plead for
aegis
shield; defense
aerie
nest of a large bird of prey
aesthetic
artistic; dealing with or capable of appreicating the beautiful.
affable
easily approachable; warmly friendly
affected
artifical; pretended; assumed in order to impress
affidavit
written statement made under oath
affiliation
joining; associating with
affinity
kinship
affirmation
positive assertion; confirmation; solemn pledge by one who refuses to take an oath
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
aghast
horrified; dumbfounded
agitate
stir up; distrub
agnostic
one who is skeptical of the existence of a god or any ultimate reality
agog
highly excited; intensely curious
agrarian
pertaining to land or its cultivation
alacrity
cheerful promptness; eagerness
alchemy
medieval form of speculative though that aimed to transform
alcove
nook; recess
alimentary
supplying nourishment
allay
calm; pacify
allege
state without proof
allegory
story in which characters are used as symbols
alleviate
relieve
alliteration
repetition of beginning sound in poetry
allocate
assign
alloy
n. mixture of metals; v. mix; make less pure; lessen or moderate
allude
refer indirectly
allusion
indirect reference
alluvial
pertaining to soil deposits left by running water
aloof
apart; reserved
aloft
upward
altercation
noisy quarrel; heated dispute
altruistic
unselfishly generous; concerned for others
amalgamate
combine; unite in one body
amazon
female warrior
ambiguous
unclear or doubtful in meaing
ambivalence
the state of having contradictory or conflicting emotional attitudes
ambrosia
food of the Gods
ameliorate
improve
amenable
readily managed or willing to be led; answerable or accountable legally
amend
correct or change; generally for the better