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fetter
restrict
fecund
fertile
decadence
decline or decay
desultory
lacking connection
dogmatic
doctrinal, opinionated, making too many assertions
deleterious
harmful
salubrious
healthful
concupiscent
desirous, esp. lustful
deciduous
shedding leaves annually
defer
delay
coalesce
come together
delineate
outline
abase
degrade, humiliate
abjure
renounce
abnegation
denial of privilege to self
abrogate
abolish, esp. by athority
abscond
sneak off and hide
accede
agree
accolade
acclaim
accord (noun)
agreement
accretion
(n.)
slow growth in size or amount
(Stalactites are formed by the accretion of
minerals from the roofs of caves.)
acerbic
(adj.)
biting, bitter in tone or taste
(Jill became extremely acerbic and began to
cruelly make fun of all her friends.)
acquiesce
(v.)
to agree without protesting
acrimony
(n.)
bitterness, discord
(Though they vowed that no girl would ever come
between them, Biff and Trevor could not keep acrimony from overwhelming their
friendship after they both fell in love with the lovely Teresa.)
acumen
(n.)
keen insight
(Because of his mathematical acumen, Larry was able to figure
out in minutes problems that took other students hours.)
adroit
(adj.)
skillful, dexterous
affable (adj.)
friendly, amiable (People like to be around George because he is so affable
and good-natured.)
aggrandize (v.)
to increase or make greater
aggregate
a whole and total OR a sum mass of
alacrity (n.)
eagerness, speed
amalgamate (v.)
to bring together, unite (Because of his great charisma, the presidential
candidate was able to amalgamate all democrats and republicans under his banner.)
ameliorate (v.)
to improve (The tense situation was ameliorated when Sam proposed a
solution everyone could agree upon.)
amenable (adj.)
willing, compliant (Our father was amenable when we asked him to
drive us to the farm so we could go apple picking.)
amorous (adj.)
showing love, particularly sexual (Whenever Albert saw Mariah wear
her slinky red dress, he began to feel quite amorous.)
anachronistic (adj.)
being out of correct chronological order
analgesic (n.)
something that reduces pain
anathema (n.)
a cursed, detested person
antecedent (n.)
something that came before (The great tradition of Western culture had
its antecedent in the culture of Ancient Greece.)
antipathy (n.)
a strong dislike, repugnance
arcane (adj.)
obscure, secret, known only by a few (The professor is an expert in arcane
Lithuanian literature.)
aspersion (n.)
a curse, expression of ill-will (The rival politicians repeatedly cast
aspersions on each others’ integrity.)
assiduous (adj.)
hard-working, diligent
assuage (v.)
to ease, pacify (The mother held the baby to assuage its fears.)