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abate (+)
to subside, decrease; lessen
abet (+)
encourage, aid
abject (-)
hopeless and crushed; servile and spiritless; wretched
abrade (-)
wear away by friction; scrape; erode
abscond (-)
depart secretly to avoid capture
absolve (+)
pardon an offense; free drom blame
acclaim (+)
applaud; announce with great approval
accolade (+)
award of merti
acquittal (+)
declaration of innocence; deliverance from a charge
acumen
mental keenness
acrimony
bitterness of words or manner
adamant
hard; inflexible
adhere
stick faast to
adjudicate
pass legal judgment on; sit in judgment
admonish
warn; scold
adroit
skillful; nimble
adulation
flattery; admiration
adversary
oppoent
adverse
unfavorable; hostile
adversity
poverty; misfortune
affable
easily apporachable; armly friendly
affinity
kinship; attraction to
affix
add on; fasten; attach
affluence
wealth; prosperity; abundance
affront
an insult; offense
aggregate
father; accumulate
alloy
mix; make less pure; lessen or moderate
allude
refer indirectly
allure
entice; attract
altercation
noisy quarrel; heated dispute
altruistic
unselfishly generous; concerned for others
amalgam
mixture of different elements; alloy
amenable
readily managed; willing to give in; agreeable; submissive
amorous
moved by sexual love; loving
amorphous
formless; lacking shape or definition
ancillary
serving as an aid or accessory; auxilary
anticlimax
letdown in thought or emotion
antiquated
obsolete; outdated
antithesis
contrast; direct opposite of or to
apathy
lack of caring; indifference
aplomb
poise; assurance
apostate
one who abandon's one's faith or religion
append
attach
apprehension
fear; discernment; capture
arable
fit for growing crops
arbiter
person w/ the power to decide a dispute; judge
archipelago
closely grouped islands
aria
operatic solo
ascendancy
controlling influence
aspire
to long for