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abate
"v. make or become less strong
antipathy
n. dislike
object of dislike
None
antipathy
object of dislike
None
abysmal
adj. limitless
ambience
n. the atmosphere of a place
aesthetic
adj. dealing with or capable of appreciating beauty
accretion
n. growth in size by gradual external addition
anathema
n. someone or something regarded as a curse
appall
v. dismay, shock
aperture
n. opening, hole
avarice
n. greediness of wealth
animus
n. animosity
abnegation
n. self-denial
abscond
v. depart hurriedly and secretly
anomaly
n. an irregularity
affliction
n. state of suffering and distress due to adversity or illness
abstemious
adj. moderate in eating or drinking
amiable
adj. friendly
antediluvian
adj. very old
arbiter
n. one with power to decide a dispute
atrophy
v. waste away
agglomeration
n. collection or heap
aseptic
adj. preventing infection
animosity
n. a spirit or feeling of strong hostility
abrogate
v. abolish
abstinence
n. restraint from food or alcohol
august
adj. majestic
adversity
n. misfortune
abstruse
adj. hard to understand
abeyance
n. a state of temporary disuse or suspension
austere
adj. stern, simple
acclivity
n. an upward slope
apparatus
n. equipment
abrade
v. wear away by rubbing
accord
n. agreement
antecede
v. precede
augury
n. omen
allude
n. refer indirectly
antithesis
n. the direct opposite of
alacrity
n. cheerful readiness
ascertain
v. discover with certainty
affront
n. an open insult
antiquated
adj. old-fashioned
attrition
n. act of wearing out
averse
adj. strongly disinclined
accede
v. submit or yield to another's wish or opinion
ardent
adj. intense, passionate
abet
v. encourage or assist (an offender or offense)
aver
v. assert strongly
affiliate
v. connect with a larger organization
arcane
adj. mysterious, secret; known by few
arid
adj. dry
auspicious
adj. favoring success
acrophobia
n. fear of heights
affable
adj. friendly
amass
v. gather
arboretum
n. a garden devoted to trees
adventitious
adj. accidental
apprehension
n. fear
accrue
v. accumulate
amalgamate
v. combine into one body
amiss
adj. wrong
faulty
annotate
v. add explanatory notes to (a document etc...)
arduous
adj. difficult
abject
adj. wretched
accost
v. approach and address a person
appropriate
v. proper
take possession of
abridge
v. condense or shorten
askance
adv. with suspicion and disapproval
archetype
n. prototype
automaton
n. robot
one who behaves or responds in a mechanical way
adamant
adj. stubbornly unyeilding
acidulous
adj. sour
addle
v. confuse, become rotten
attribute
n. essential quality
anthropomorphic
adj. having human form or characteristics
asunder
adv. apart
ample
adj. more than enough in size or capacity
amoral
adj. lacking any sense of moral standards or principles
anthropocentric
adj. regarding humankind as the center of existence
arroyo
n. gully
apocalyptic
adj. prophetic
acrid
adj. bitterly sharp
acumen
n. mental keenness
abjure
v. renounce upon oath
adulterate
v. make impure by adding inferior or tainted substances
apocryphal
adj. doubtful, made up
archaic
adj. old, ancient
assay
v. analyze, evaluate
assent
v. agree, accept
amend
v. improve; correct
affluence
n. abundance; wealth
aberrant
adj. abnormal
aloft
adv. upward
aghast
adj. struck by shock, terror, or amazement
apathy
n. lack of interest or feeling
acclaim
v. applaud
amicable
adj. characterized by friendship and good will
adherent
n. supporter
alimentary
adj. supplying nourishment
adulation
n. excessive flattery or admiration
admonition
n. warning
ancillary
adj. serving as an aid
auxiliary
apolitical
adj. not interested in or concerned with politics
anecdote
n. a short account of an interesting event
annuity
n. yearly allowance
acquiesce
v. agree without protesting
amble
n. moving at an easy pace
attest
v. testify
affirm to be correct, true, or genuine
astringent
adj. pungent or severe
annul
v. make void
audacious
adj. bold
assiduous
adj. hard-working
augment
v. increase
appellation
n. name, title
actuate
v. motivate
amorphous
adj. shapeless
ill organized
adroit
adj. skillful
acrimonious
adj. bitter in language or tone
analgesic
adj. pain relieving
annals
n. records, history
anthropologist
n. a student of the history and science of mankind
apotheosis
n. elevation to divine status
appraise
v. estimate the value or quality of
adage
n. wise saying
abase
v. humiliate
atrocity
n. brutal deed
arousal
n. awakening
absolve
v. pronounce free from blame or obligation
abhor
v. regard with disgust or hatred
ape
v. imitate
append
v. attach
approbation
n. approval
aspersion
v. attack the integrity of
aplomb
n. composure
self-assurance
acme
n. the highest point of achievement, success, etc...
anthropologist
n. a student of the history and science of mankind
apotheosis
n. elevation to divine status
appraise
v. estimate the value or quality of
adage
n. wise saying
abase
v. humiliate
atrocity
n. brutal deed
arousal
n. awakening
absolve
v. pronounce free from blame or obligation
abhor
v. regard with disgust or hatred
ape
v. imitate
append
v. attach
approbation
n. approval
aspersion
v. attack the integrity of
aplomb
n. composure
self-assurance
acme
n. the highest point of achievement, success, etc...
altercation
n. dispute
advent
n. arrival of an important person or thing
atone
v. make amends
artifice
n. deception, trickery
apex
n. top, climax
antagonism
n. hostility
active resistance
ambivalence
n. the state of having contradictory feelings
allege
v. state without proof
acuity
n. sharpness
atavism
n. a resemblance to remote ancestors rather than to parents
apparition
n. a sudden or dramatic appearance of (a ghost etc...)
aspire
v. have strong desire
accessible
adj. easy to get along with, approach, obtain, or influence
artless
adj. open and honest
apprise
v. inform
arbitrator
n. judge
apogee
n. the highest point
arrears
n. state where work is undone or debt is unpaid
acerbity
n. bitterness in speech or manner
ascetic
adj. one who refrains from all forms of pleasure
abortive
adj. unsuccessful
assuage
v. soothe
relieve
accomplice
n. partner in crime
anthropoid
adj. manlike
abash
v. embarrass
accentuate
v. emphasize
anguish
n. torment
arbitrary
adj. tyrannical
randomly chosen
aphasia
n. loss of speech due to injury or illness
abut
v. border upon
amity
n. friendship
assail
v. assault physically or verbally
accolade
n. award of merit
abominable
adj. detestable
archipelago
n. group of closely located islands
anomalous
adj. having an irregular or deviant feature
asinine
adj. stupid
affix
v. attach
attenuate
v. make thin
reduce in force, value, amount, or degree
abyss
n. an immeasurable chasm or depth
amplify
v. expand upon or add detail
abstain
v. restrain oneself
astral
adj. relating to the stars
aloof
adj. reserved
ascendancy
n. decisive advantage or superiority
ameliorate
v. improve
aphorism
n. a brief statement of a principle
aggregate
v. gather
apologist
n. one who argues to defend something
acclimate
v. accustom to a new environment or conditon