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ABATE
to lessen in intensity or degree,
ABERRANT
deviating from the norm,
ABJURE
to renounce or reject solemnly; to recant; to avoid,
ABROGATE
to abolish or annul by authority; put down,
ABSCISSION
act of cutting off or removing,
ABSCOND
to depart clandestinely; to steal off and hide,
ACCOLADE
an expression of priase; an award,
ACCRETION
growth, increase by succesive addition, building up,
ACERBIC
having a sour or bitter taste or character,
ACUMEN
quick, keen, or accurate knowledge or insight,
ADMONISH
to reprove; to express warning or disapproval,
ADROIT
adept, dexterous,
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ADULATION
excessive praise; intense adoration,
ADULTERATE
to reduce purity by combingin with inferior ingredients,
ADUMBRATE
to foreshadow vaguely, intimate, suggest, or outline sketchily,
AESTHETIC
dealing with, appreciative of, or responsive to art or the beautiful,
AGGRANDIZE
to increase in intensity, power, or prestige; to make appear greater,
ALACRITY
eager and enthusiastic willingness,
ALCHEMY
a medieval science aimed at transmutation of metals, especially base metals into gold; any magical or wonderful transformation,
ALLOY
to commingle; to debase by mixing with something inferior,
AMALGAMATE
to combine several elements into a whole,
AMELIORATE
to make better or more tolerable,
AMENABLE
agreeable; responsive to suggestion,
ANACHRONISM
something or someone out of place in terms of historical or chronological context,
ANATHEMA
a solemn or ecclesiastical (religious) curse; accursed or thoroughly loathed person or thing,
ANODYNE
soothing,
ANOMALY
deviation from the normal order, form, or rule; abnormality,
ANTIPATHY
aversion, dislike,
ANTITHETICAL
diametrically opposed, as in antithesis,
APOCRYPHAL
of dubious authenticity or origin; spurious,
APOGEE
farthest or highest point; culmination; zenith,
APOSTATE
one who abandons long-held religious or political convictions, a betrayer of a cause,
APOTHEOSIS
deification, glorification to godliness, the perfect example,
APPOSITE
appropriate, pertinent, relevant, apropos,
APPRISE
give notice to, inform,
APPROBATION
an expression of approval or praise,
APPROPRIATE
to take for ones own use, confiscate,
ARABESQUE
complex, ornate design,
ARCANE
mysterious, abstruse, esoteric, knowable only to initiates,
ARCHAIC
outdated; associated with an earlier, perhaps more primitive time,
ARDUOUS
strenuous, taxing, requiring significant effort,
ARRANT
impudent (insulting); in every way, being completely such, barefaced, utter,
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ARREST
to suspend; to engage,
ARTLESS
completely without guile; natural, without artificiality,
ASCETIC
one who practices rigid self-denail, especially as an act of religious devotion,
ASPERITY
severity, rigor; roughness, harshness; acrimony, irritability,
ASPERSION
an act of defamation or maligning,
ASSIDUOUS
diligent, hard-working,
ASSUAGE
to ease or lessen; to appease or pacify,
ASTRINGENT
having a tightening effect on living tissue; harsh; severe,
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ATTENUATE
to rarefy, weaken or make thinner, lessen,
AUDACIOUS
daring and fearless; recklessly bold,
AUGURY
omen, portent, the reading of omens,
AUGUST
majestic, venerable,
AUSPICE
protection or support, patronage,
AUSPICIOUS
favorable, propitious, successful, prosperous,
AUSTERE
without adornment; bare; severely simple; ascetic,
AVARICE
greed, especially for wealth,
AVER
to state as a fact; to confirm or support,
AXIOM
a universally recognized principle; a generally accepted or common saying,
AXIOMATIC
taken as a given; possessing self-evident truth,
BALEFUL
sinister, pernicious, ominous,
BANE
cause of injury, source of harm; source of persistent frustration,
BEATIFY
to bless, make happy, or ascribe a virtue to; to regard as saintly,
BEDIZEN
to adorn, especially in a cheap, showy manner; festoon, caparison,
BELIE
to give a false impression of, to misrepresent,
BELLICOSE
belligerent, pugnacious, warlike,
BENT
leaning, inclination, proclivity, tendency,
BLANDISH
to coax with flattery, toady or fawn,
BLITHE
carefree, merry,
BOISTEROUS
loud, noisy, rough, lacking restraint,
BOLSTER
to provide support or reinforcement,
BOMBASTIC
pompous; grandiloquent,high-sounding, inflated
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BOOR
a rude or insensitive person; lout; yokel,
BROACH
bring up, announce, begin to talk about,
BROOK
to tolerate, endure, countenance,
BUCOLIC
rustic and pastoral; characteristic of rural areas and their inhabitants,
BURGEON
to grow rapidly or flourish,
BURNISH
to polish, rub to a shine,
BYZANTINE
labyrinthine, complex,
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