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abate
grow weaker, lessen, die down
aberration
not normal, such as a ghost, defective or filled with flaws
accolade
praise, approval, salutation (wishing good health)
acquiesce
give in, agree to request or demand of others
acrimonious
means to do evil or harm, bitter in language or tone of voice
alacrity
speed, eagerness, willingness
altercation
loud argument, fight
antipathy
strong feelings against, hatred, strong dislike
aphorism
short statement of truth or principle that people live by
apocryphal
of unknown origin; something that happens out of nowhere
assuage
make less painful, soothe
asthete
one who loves beauty
atheist
one who does not believe in God or a higher authority
attenuate
to weaken; make thinner; reduce; make smaller
auspicious
favourable; good crimcumstances
austerity
harshly plain; harsh economy (little money); no comfort; strictness
avarice
greed; seeks more money, more possessions
avow
to state as the truth; profess; to swear to
bellicose
warlike; pugnacious; fighting
capacious
big space with high ceiling; capable of holding a large amounts
capricious
fanciful; empty-headed; fickle; whimsical
contempt
hatred; scorn; antipathy
contentious
wanting or likeing to fight; likeing to quarrel or argue
corroborate
support, confirm or prove the truht, usually with new information
disparage
belittle; criticize; "put down", degrade
dubious
doubtful
effulgence
shining; brilliance; radiance such as the night sky, effulgent with stars
elucidate
make clear; shed light on for better understanding; explain
elude
escape from; evade
emulate
imitate; try to equal someone else by imitating his or her actions
assuage
make less painful, soothe
asthete
one who loves beauty
atheist
one who does not believe in God or a higher authority
attenuate
to weaken; make thinner; reduce; make smaller
auspicious
favourable; good crimcumstances
austerity
harshly plain; harsh economy (little money); no comfort; strictness
avarice
greed; seeks more money, more possessions
avow
to state as the truth; profess; to swear to
bellicose
warlike; pugnacious; fighting
capacious
big space with high ceiling; capable of holding a large amounts
incongrous
not fitting together; illogical; senseless
incorrigible
unable to be corrected; reprehensible; obnoxious
indigenous
native to an area; born there or discovered there, as a plant might be
inebriation
drunk from alcohol
inexorable
cannot be talked out of someting; implacable; stubborn; unyielding
infallible
cannot fail; incapable of error or mistakes
ingenuous
honest; straightforward; unsophisticated
innate
born; inherited or possessed at birht; genetic
inordinate
not ordinary; unreasonable; going beyond the limit
insidious
sneaking to do harm or evil; underhanded