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assail
assault
assiduous
diligent
assuage
to lessen
astute
wise; shrewd; keen
attribute
essential quality
attrition
gradual decrease in numbers; reduction in the work force w/o firing employees
augment
increase
aura
distinctive atmosphere; luminous glow
auspicious
favoring success; fortunate
austere
forbiddingly stern; severely simple and unornamented
averse
reluctant
aversion
firm dislike
avid
greedy; eager for
balk
foil or thwart
banal
hackneyed; commonplace; trite; lacking originality
bane
cause of ruin; curse
begrudge
resent
beguile
mislead or delude, ceat; pass time
belie
contradict, give a false impression, misrepresent
blandishment
flattery
blare
loud, harsh roar; screech
blasphemy
irreverence; sacrileg; cursing
blatant
flagrant; conspicuously obvious; loudly offensive
blithe
gay; joyous; carefree
brackish
somewhat salty
brandish
wave around; flourish
brevity
conciseness
brine
salt water; sea water (as opposed to fresh)
bungle
mismanage; blunder
cajole
coax; wheedle
camaraderie
good-fellowship
candor
frankness; open honestry
cant
insincere, hypocritical speech; "pious" talk; jargon of thieves
capricious
unpredictable; fickle, labile
carping
finding fault
castigation
punishment, severe criticism
caustic
burning; sarcastically biting
cessation
stopping
chaff
husks and stems left over when grain has been threshed; worthless, leftover by-products
chagrin
vexation; disappointment
chary
cautious; sparing or restrained about giving
chasm
abyss
chauvinist
blindly devoted patriot
chicanery
trickery; deception
circumscribe
limit; confine
circumspect
prudent, discrete, cafeful to consider all cirumstances and consequences
clemency
disposition to be lenient; mildness, as of the weather
coalesce
combine; fuse
cogitate
think over
collosal
huge