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abdicate
to formally give up
abolish
to do away with; to put an end to
abstract
not concrete or specific
abyss
anything so deep that it is immeasurable; an unfathomable emotional void
acoustics
the qualities of a space that pertain to how well that space transmits sound
acquiesce
to agree;to accept; to give in
acute
extremely sharp or intense; very perceptive
adamant
firm in purpose or opinion; a hard or inpenetrable substance
adept
highly skilled (adj)

an expert (noun) (...an adept at chess...)
adjunct
someone connected to another person or establishment in a subordinate position
adulation
extreme praise or flattery
aeronautics
the science of aircraft design, construction and operation
aesthetic
relating to beauty and art
affiliation
connection with a group, club, or other organization
agronomist
one who applies soil and plant sciences to farm and soil management
aggregate
gathered together to be considered a whole
agile
able to move quickly and easily; mentally quick
akin
related; similar in quality or character
alienate
to estrange; to transfer ownership
alleged
called by a particular term but without proof
alleviate
to lessen pain or suffering
aloof
reserved; cool; distant
altruistic
motivated by the desire to help others before oneself
ambivalent
undecided; having mixed emotiions about something
amiable
good-natured; lovable
amorphous
shapeless; without definite form; vague
amphibian
any organism that begins life in the water breathing with gills and as an adult develops air-breathing lungs
androgynous
having female and male characteristics in one entity
animosity
extreme hatered or hostility
antagonist
some one who competes or opposes another
antipathy
strong dislike or opposition
apathy
indifference; lack of emption
apiary
a place where bees are raised so their honey can be harvested
archaic
outdated;belonging to an earlier time
ardent
passionate; extremely devoted or enthusiastic
ascertain
to determine with certainty
aspirant
some one who aspire to honors, a powerful position or the like
assail
to attack violently
assimilant
to make similar; to incorporate
austere
stern or somber; severe in moral discipline: without decoration
aviary
a large cage or enclosure for birds
banal
dull, ordinary, predictable, lacking originality
barrage
a curtain of missles and/or artillery fire; a rabid outpouring
beguile
to cheat, or decieve
beleaguer
to surround with troops to prevent escape
belligerent
hostile or aggressive in attitude; waging war
benevolent
charitable or kindly
biased
not neutral; prejudiced; leaning to one side
blunder
to make a stupid mistake; to move unsteadily
bough
a branch of a tree
brash
offensively bold; rash
brig
the prison of a navy ship
browbeat
to bully or intimidate
brusque
rough and curt in manner or speech
buffoon
a clown; a stupid person
buoyant
having the capacity to float
burly
strong, heavy, and muscular in build
burnish
to polish
cacophonous
jarring or harsh sounding;discordant sounding language
candid
honest, straightforward, or open
capricious
impulsive; erratic; flighty
caustic
able to burn or corrode; biting or cutting in comment
celestial
pertaining to the heavens and sky
certify
to confirm the truth' accuracy, or authenticity of
chasm
a deep crack in the surface of the earth; a pointed difference of opinions, loyalties, etc.
chide
to scold or reprimand; to angrily speak out against
choleric
bad-tempered
clandestine
done or held in secrecy
cloister
a monastery or convent

to seclude
coalesce
to grow or come together to form a whole
combative
to enjoy fighting or arguing
commiseration
a feeling or expression of sympathy
compel
to constrain or force
complacent
self-satisfied; unconcerned
compliant
submissive; agreeable to a request or demand
concise
able to express much in a few words
concur
to agree; to cooperate; to coincide
condescend
to talk down to; to patronize
confide
to tell someone a secret
confiscate
to take possession of private property by government authority
confound
to confuse or mix up; to defeat
congenial
friendly; sympathetic; having the same tastes
conifer
a cone bearing tree or shrub
conspicuous
easily noticed; obvious
contaminate
to make inpure or corrupt by contact or association
contiguous
having physical contact
contrivance
something that is planned
conventional
conforming to accepted rules or standards
converge
to come together; to meet; to unite for a common interest
convex
curved or rounded like the exterior of a sphere
convoy
a group traveling together for protection
cornet
a three-valve brass instrument resembling a trumpet
corpulent
fat; stout
corroborate
to support with evidence; to confirm
corroded
worn away, as by rust or chemicals
counsel
advice; guidance
credulous
believing; gullible
creed
a short statement of religious belief and faith
cryptic
concealed; secret; mysterious
cunning
skillful in deception; shrewd