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abate
moderate, subside
aberrant
abnormal
Given the aberrant nature of the data, we came to doubt the validity of the entire experiment.
abeyance
suspended actions
The deal was held in abeyance until her arrival.
aesthetic
artistic; dealing with or capable of appreciating beauty
The beauty of Tiffany's stained glass appealed to Alice's aesthetic sense.
acumen
quick, keen
Her business acumen help her succeed where others had failed.
austere
extremely simple
aggregate
gather; accumulate
ambivalence
the state of having contradictory or conflicting emotional attitudes.
...ambivalence of her feelings
amalgamate
combine; unite in one body
The unions will attempt to amalgamate their groups into one national body
analogous
comparable
She called our attention to the things that had been done in an analogous situation and recommended that we do the same.
anachronism
something or someone misplaced in time
Shakespere's reference to clocks in Julius Caesar is an anachronism; no clocks existed in Caesar's time
anomalous
abnormal; irregular
She was placed in the anomalous position of seeming to approve procedures that she despised
antipathy
aversion; dislike
Tom's extreme antipathy for disputes....
appease
pacify or relieve
Tom and Jody tried to appease the crying baby...
apprise
inform
When NASA was apprised of the dangerous weather conditions, the head of the space agency decided to postpone the shuttle launch.