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aberrant
markedly different from an accepted norm
aberration
deviation from a right, customary, or prescribed course
abet
to aid, promote, or encourage the commission of (an offense)
abeyance
a state of suspension or temporary inaction
abjure
to recant, renounce, repudiate under oath
ablution
a washing or cleansing, especially of the body
abrogate
to abolish, repeal
abscond
to depart suddenly and secretly, as for the purpose of escaping arrest
abut
to touch at the end or boundary line
accede
to agree
acquiesce
to comply; submit
adamant
any substance of exceeding hardness or impenetrability
admonition
gentle reproof
adumbrate
to represent beforehand in outline or by emblemb
affable
easy to approach
aggrandize
to cause to appear greatly
agog
in eager desire
alacrity
cheerful willingness
alcove
a covered recess connected with or at the side of a larger room
aloof
not in sympathy with or desiring to associate with others
amalgamate
to mix or blend together in a homogeneous body
ambiguous
having a double meaning
anathema
anything forbidden, as by social usage
animadversion
the utterance of criticism or censure
apogee
the climax
apostate
false
apotheosis
deification
appease
to soothe by quieting anger or indignation
apposite
appropriate
apprise
to give notice to; inform
arboreal
of or pertaining to a tree or trees
ardor
intensity of passion of affection
argot
a specialized vocabulary peculiar to a particular group
arrant
notoriously bad
ascetic
given to severe self-denial and practicing excessive abstinence and devotion
asperity
harshness or roughness of temper
assuage
to cause to be less harsh, violent, or severe, as excitement, appetite, pain, or disease
astringent
harsh in disposition or character
astute
keen in discernment
audacious
fearless
augury
omen
auspicious
favorable omen
austere
severely simple, unadorned
auxiliary
one who or that which aids or helps, especially when regarded as subsidiary or accessory
aver
to avouch, justify or prove
baleful
malignant
banal
commonplace
bask
to make warm by genial heat
beatify
to make supremely happy
bedaub
to smear over, as with something oily or sticky
bellicose
warlike
berate
to scold severely
blandisment
flattery intended to persuade
blatant
noisily or offensibely loud or clamouous
boisterous
unchecked merriment or animal spirits
bombast
inflated or extravagant language, especially on unimportant subjects
boorish
rude
breach
the violation of official duty, lawful right, or a legal obligation
bumptious
full of offensive and aggressive self-conceit
burnish
to make brilliant or shining
cabal
a number of persons secretly united for effecting by intrigue some private purpose
cacophony
a disagreeable, harsh, or discordant sound of combination of sounds or tones
cajole
to impose on or dupe by flattering speech
callow
without experience or the world
calumny
slander
cant
to talk in a singsong, preaching tone with affected solemnity
capacious
roomy
capitulate
to surrender or stipulate terms
captious
hypercritical