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abdicate
abandon
aberration
atypical
abhorrence
detest
abjure
renounce under oath
abnegation
self-denial
abrogate
break (legal)
abscond
hide
absolve
set free from guilt
abstain
refrain
abstemious
moderate (gluttonous antonym)
antonym
opposite
abstruse
hard to understand
esoteric
hard to understand
abut
boundary
abysmal
immeasurable; bottomless
accolade
praise; honor
acquiesce
agree silently
acrophobia
fear heights
acumen
keenness
adamant
stubborn
addle
confound
adjure
advise; beg
adroit
skill, resourcefulness
adulation
excessive praise
adumbrate
obscure
aestivate
lazy summer
agglomeration
collection in cluster
agoraphobia
fear open spaces
alacrity
readiness/eagerness
lassitude
lack of readiness/eagerness
allegory
symbolic expression
allusion
hint; indirect reference
alms
charity
alpinism
mountain climbing
altruistic
unselfish
ambergris
product sperm whale/perfume
amphora
greek jar (two handles)
anathema
curse/ban
andiron
metal support logs fire
androphobia
fear men
anneal
toughen
anodyne
pain reliever
anomaly
irregularity
antipathy
hatred
antipathy (antonym)
sympathy
antiseptic
free germs
antithesis
direct opposite
aphelion
point in planet orbit, furthest sun
apocalyptic
discovery/ revelation
apocryphal
doubtful authenticity
apogee
point satellite orbit furthest from center earth
aquiline
hooked, like eagle
arachnophobia
spiders
archon
magistrate ancient athens; ruler
arid
dull, unimaginative; dry
arrogate
seize without justification; usurp
artifice
cleverness; ingenuity
assiduous
diligent
assuage
pacify; ease intensity; appease
assuage (antonym)
exacerbate
astraphobia
fear lightening
atrophy
degeneration
attenuate
weaken
austral
southern
austral (antonym)
boreal
axiom
self-evident rule or truth; widely accepted
azure
sky blue
baleful
menacing; harmful
balmy
soothing; mild
banal
trite; commonplace
bellicose
start wars or fights
bellicose (antonym)
pacific
beneficent
beneficial
beneficent (antonym)
deleterious
benign
gracious; not threatening to health