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abate
decrease
abdicate
give up a position, right or power
aberrant
deviant from the norm
abeyance
temporary suppression
abject
miserable
abjure
to reject
abcission
the act of cutting
abscond
depart secretly
abstemious
moderate in appetite
abstinence
give up certain pleasures
abysmal
very bad
accretion
growth in size or amount
accrue
to accumulate
adamant
uncompromising
adjunct
something added
admonish
to caution
adulterate
to corrupt
aesthetic
relating to art
affected
phony
affinity
similarity
aggrandize
to make larger
aggregate
total
alacrity
cheerful willingness
alchemy
medieval chemical philosophy
allay
to lessen
alleviate
to relieve
alloy
combination
allure
power to entice by charm
amalgamate
to combine into a unified whole
ambiguous
unclear or doubtful in meaning
ambivalence
having conflicted emotional attitudes
ambrosia
something delicious
ameliorate
to improve
amenable
agreeable
amenity
something that increases comfort
amulet
charm against evil spirits
anachronism
something out of the proper time
analgesic
medication the reduces pain
analogous
comparable
anarchy
absence of government
anodyne
something that soothes pain
anomalous
irregular
antecedent
something that comes before
antediluvian
prehistoric
antipathy
dislike
apathy
indifference
apex
the highest point
apogee
highest point or most distant point in an orbit
apothegm
terse, witty saying
appease
to calm
appelation
name
apposite
relavent
apprise
to inform
approbation
praise
appropriate
confiscate
apropos
relavent
arabesque
ornate curvy design
archeology
study of material evidence of past human life
ardor
great emotion
arduous
extremely difficult
argot
specialized vocabulary used by a group
arrest
to stop
artifact
item made by human craft
artless
natural
ascetic
one who practices self denial
asperity
severity
aspersion
slander
assiduous
diligent
assuage
to make less severe
astringent
severe
asylum
place of refuge
atavism
reappearance of a characteristic in an organsim after several generations of absence
attenuate
to weaken
audacious
bold
austere
unadorned,stern
autonomous
independent
avarice
greed
aver
declare to be true
avocation
secondary occupation
avuncular
like an uncle
axiomatic
taken for granted
bacchanalian
pertaining to drunken festivity
banal
commonplace
banter
playful conversation
bard
poet
bawdy
obscene
beatify
to sanctify
bedizen
to dress in a vulgar manner
behemoth
huge creature
belie
to contradict
beneficent
kindly
bifurcate
to divide into two parts
blandishment
flattery
blase
unconcerned
bolster
to give a boost to, support
bombastic
pompous
boorish
rude
bovine
cowlike
brazen
bold, shameless
broach
to mention for the first time