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Abash
Meredith felt----by her inability to remember her lines the school chorus.

Ken handed in a term paper that he had-------copied from the Newspaper
Abate
George spilled a pot of hot coffe on his leg. It hurt quite a bit. Then, gradually, the agony-----
Abdicate
The king of England turned in his crown and ------
Aberration
Tom's behavior was an-------
Tom's behavior was------
Abhor
He----having anvils dropped on his head.
Abject
An---person is one who is crushed and without hope.
Abnegate
He (denied, rejected) deserts for one month after getting on the scale.
Abortive
Mary and Liz made an unsuccessful effort to bake a birthday cake.
Abridge
The thoughtful editor had (shortened, condense) the massive book by removing the boring parts.
Absolute
Death, for living things, is an ------. There isn't any way around it.
Absolve
The priest (forgive, free from blame, free from obligation) the sinner who had come to church to confess his sin.
Abstinent
Beulah used to be a chain-smoker; now she's ------.

Cynthia, who was dieting, tried to be-------
Abstruse
The professor's article was very abstruse
Abysmal
The nation's debt crises was-----, there seemed to be no possible solution to it.
Accolade
award, an honor
Accost
Amanda karate chopped the stranger who ----- her in the street.
Acerbic
Barry sat silently as our teacher read aloud her ----- comments on his paper.
Acquisesce
to comply passively; to accept; to assent; to agree
Acrid
The chili we had at the party had an ---- taste; it was harsh and unpleasant.

Mainly used with smells and tastes.
Acrimonious
George and Elizabeth's discussion turned (bitter, nasty, full of spite) when Elizabeth introduced the subject of George's perennial, incorrigible stupidity)
Perennial
1.lasting for an indefinitely long time; enduring: her perennial beauty.
2.(of plants) having a life cycle lasting more than two years.
3.lasting or continuing throughout the entire year, as a stream.
4.perpetual; everlasting; continuing; recurrent.
–noun
5.a perennial plant: Daffodils and tulips are perennials.
6.something that is continuing or recurrent.
Incorrigible
1. not corrigible; bad beyond correction or reform: incorrigible behavior; an incorrigible liar.
2.impervious to constraints or punishment; willful; unruly; uncontrollable: an incorrigible child; incorrigible hair.
3.firmly fixed; not easily changed: an incorrigible habit.
4.not easily swayed or influenced: an incorrigible optimist.
Acumen
A women who knows how to turn a dollar into a million dollars overnight might be said to have a lot of business------.
Acute
Acuity
A (sharp, shrewd) mind is a quick, intelligent one. You have mental------.
Adamant
Candice was (stubborn, unyielding; completely inflexible), she would never go out with Paul again.
Adherent
follower; supporter; believer
Admonish
The boys' mother ----- them not to eat the pie she had just baked.
Adroit
skillful; dexterous; clever; shrewd; socially at ease
Adulation
The boss thrived on the -----of his scheming secretary.

The rock star grew to abhor the ------ of his fans.
Adulterate
Vegetarians do not like their foods ------ with animal fats.

-----joy means joy untainted by sadness.
Aesthetic
Our art professor had a highly developed (artistic) sense.
Affable
Susan was an (friendly) girl.
Affectation
Becky's English accent is an (unnatural or artificial behavior).
Affinity
Children have an (attraction, kinship) for trouble, that is, they often find themselves in it.
Affluent
rich prosperous
Agrarian
Opposite of urban
Agnostic
one who believes that the existence of a god can be neither proven nor disproven.
Atheist
someone who does not believe in a god.
Aggregate
Chili is an (sum total) of meat and beans.

You would make chili by (summing up) meat and beans.
Aesthetic
Our art professor had a highly developed (artistic) sense.
Affable
Susan was an (friendly) girl.
Affectation
Becky's English accent is an (unnatural or artificial behavior).
Affinity
Children have an (attraction, kinship) for trouble, that is, they often find themselves in it.
Affluent
rich prosperous
Agrarian
Opposite of urban
Agnostic
one who believes that the existence of a god can be neither proven nor disproven.
Atheist
someone who does not believe in a god.
Aggregate
Chili is an (sum total) of meat and beans.

You would make chili by (summing up) meat and beans.
Alacrity
a cheerful eagerness or readiness to respond
Allege
to assert without proof
Alleviate
to relieve, usually temporarily or incompletely; to make bearable; to lessen
Allocate
to distribute, assign, allot
Alloy
combination of two or more things

Unalloyed love, Unalloyed love
Allusion
indirect reference

(not refering to specific thing)
Aloof
uninvolved, keeping one's distance
Altruism
selflessness; generosity; devotion to the interest of others
Ambience
mood, atomosphere, feeling
Ambiguous
unclear in meaning; confusing;
Ambivalent
undecided; having opposed feelings simultaneously
Ameliorate
to make better
Amenable
easily controlled, open to suggestions and advice
Amenity
a desirable feature or facility
Amiable
a
Amicable
a
Amnesty
Official Pardon
Amoral
a
Amorous
a
Amorphous
a
Anachronism
a
Anguish
a
Animosity
a
Anomaly
a
Antecedent
a
Antipathy
a
Antithesis
a
Apathy
a
Aphorism
a
Apocalypse
a
Apocryphal
a
Apotheosis
a
Appease
a
Appreciate
a
Apprehensive
a
Misapprehension
a
Approbation
a
Misappropriate
a
Expropriate
e
Aptitude
a
Arbiter
a
Arbitrate
A
Abitrary
a
Arcane
a
Archaic
a
Archetype
a
Ardent
A
Arduous
A
Aristocratic
A
Artful
A
Approbation
a
Appropriate
j
Misappropriate
a
Expropriate
e
Aptitude
a
Arbiter
a
Arbitrate
A
Abitrary
a
Arcane
a
Archaic
a
Archetype
a
Ardent
A
Arduous
A
Aristocratic
A
Artful
A
Assimilate
a
Assuage
a
Astute
a
Attrition
a
Audacity
a
augment
a
Auspicious
A
Austere
A
Autocratic
A
Autonomous
A
Avarice
A
Avow
A
Avuncular
A
Awry
a
Axiom
A
Atrophy
a
Amass
a
Abstemious
a
Arid
a
Abase
a
Abet
a
Abeyance
a
Abjure
a
Abomination
a
Aboriginal
a
Abound
a
Abrogate
a
Accede
a
Accentuate
a
Acclaim
a
Acclaim
a
Accord
a
Accouterments
a
Acquisitive
a
Acquit
a
Adage
a
Adduce
a
Adjourn
a
Adjunct
a
Ad-Lib
a
Advent
a
Adventitious
a
Affidavit
a
Afford
a
Affront
a
Aggrandize
a
Aggrieve
a
Aghast
a
Alchemy
a
Alienate
a
Allegory
a
Allot
a
Altercation
a
Anathema
a
Ancillary
k
angst
k
Annex
k
Annuity
a
Antedate
k
Anterior
Opposite of posterior
Anthology
k
Anthropomorphic
k
Antipodal
k
Antiquity
k
Aperture
k
Apex
k
Apogee
k
Apoplexy
k
Apostasy
k
Appalling
k
Apparition
k
Appellation
k
Appendage
k
Apportion
k
Appraise
k
Apprise
k
Appurtenance
k
Apropos
k
Apposite
k
Apt
k
Arcade
k
Archipelago
k
Archives
k
Armament
k
Armistice
k
Arraign
k
Arrant
k
Arrears
k
Arsenal
k
Ascribe
k
Askance
k
Aspersion
k
Assail
k
Assert
k
Astringent
k
Asylum
k
Attribute
k
Augur
k
August
k
Auspices
k
Auxiliary
k
Avail
k
Avant-garde
k
Aversion
k
Avert
k
Avid
k
Abscond
k
Acclimate
k
Acme
k
Aggrandize
k
Alias
k
Alimony
k
Amalgamate
k
Ambidextrous
k
Ambulatory
k
Amnesia
k
Analogous
k
Anonymity
k
Antagonistic
k
Antediluvian
k
Anticlimax
k
Antiseptic
k
Aplomb
k
Apocryphal
k
Appall
k
Apposite
k
Apprise
k
Approbation
k
Arbiter
k
Ardor
k
Ascendency
k
Asperity
k
Assuage
k
Atypical
k
Audacity
k
Authenticate
k
Avarice
k
Aversion
k
Avocation
k
Avow
k
Awe
k