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artifice
deception
accoutrement
equipment or accesories
avow
to declare openly
abolition
doing away with
assess
to estimate the value of; measure
accost
to approach or speak to aggresively
assuage
to calm; to soothe
accredit
to certify or endorse
austere
severe; self-disciplined
accord
agreement
audacity
boldness
accretion
an addition or increase
ascendant
rising; dominant
abet
to aid; to encourage
aural
pertaining to the sense of hearing
abyss
a bottomless pit; vast
aseptic
without bacteria
abstemious
to show moderation in eating or drinking
autonomy
self-rule
abscond
to leave secretly
augur
to predict
abide
to remain or to put up with
assay
to test
accomodate
to make fit; to help
authenticate
to confirm
abdicate
to give up
avenge
to get revenge
aback
surprised; startled
astute
very smart; clever
abominate
to dislike strongly
atrocious
cruel; awful
abhor
to hate
articulate
to speak clearly
abortive
unsuccessful
attribute
to assign to; a characteristic
acclaim
to greet with approval; praise
artful
cunning; crafty
acclivity
an upward slope
assimilate
to absorb
abeyance
a postponement
auroral
rosy
ablution
cleansing
atypical
not usual
absolve
to free from responsibility
awry
in the wrong direction
academic
theoritacal or pertaining to school
askance
to look at suspicously
abridge
to shorten or diminish
attest
to confirm
abstinence
self-denial; voluntary restraint
attrition
a wearing down
abut
to border on; adjoin
ascertain
to find out
abrogate
to abolish
assertive
confident
abrade
to wear or scrape away
audible
capable of being heard
abysmal
extremely bad
assail
to attack
abstract
lacking substance; theoretical
astray
in the wrong direction
accede
to agree to; accept
askew
crooked; out of position
aborigine
original inhabitant
ascetic
self-denial
abate
to lessen; to decrease
aspersion
a damaging remark
acclimate
to get used to
artifact
a simple, handmade object
accessible
easy to approach
asunder
into seperate parts
aberration
abnormality
atrophy
to become useless; waste away
accolade
honor or award
attenuated
weakened
abjure
to give up (rights); to deny
augment
to increase or enlarge
abject
miserable
asylum
a refuge
abduct
to take away; to kidnap
astringent
substance that contracts blood vessels
anticlimax
something unimportant coming after somethin special
ascribe
to attribute
aphasia
loss of the abality to speak
auspicious
favorable; fortunate
appease
to satisfy
atone
to make up for
arrogant
haught; concieted; snooty
authoritarian
bossy, like a dictator
arid
dry
aura
a glow
archives
public records and documents
assent
to agree
apprehensive
fearful; anxious
asinine
stupid or silly
appropriate
to take possesion of; satisfactory
avocation
a hobby
apropos
appropriate; fitting
avid
enthusiastic
array
an orderly arrangement
avarice
greed; money hungry
aperture
an opening
audit
to examine accounts or records
antipathy
strongly dislike
aspire
to have an ambition
anticipate
to prepare for in advance
assiduous
diligence; care
aplomb
self-confidence
autocratic
unlimited authority
antithesis
an exact opposite
authoritative
trustworthy; having power
apathy
indifference; lack of interest or emotion
avert
to prevent; to turn away
apocryphal
mythical; doubtful in origin
aversion
intent dislike
arcane
mysterious or secret
august
majestic; worthy of respect
antic
playful or silly act
aggregate
to collect or gather together
apprise
to inform
ambient
surrounding
anthropoid
resembling man
anecdote
a short, entertaining story
apoplexy
sudden loss of conciousness; paralysis
amend
to change
apostate
one who gives up his beliefs
adhere
to stick; to support
approbation
approval
acute
sharp; intense
arrears
in debt
affix
to attach or add
arbiter
a judge; referee
amalgamate
to combine or unite
apprehend
to catch; to understand
alienate
to make others unfriendly to you
apparition
a ghost
alleviate
to lessen, lighten, or relieve
append
to add to
ambivalence
conflicting feelings toward something
apex
the highest point
altruism
concern for others
archetype
original
anoxia
lack of oxygen
arbitrary
biased or at random
allege
to charge without proof
arduous
difficult
amity
friendship
arbor
a shaded area
ambulatory
able to walk
appall
to frighten; dismay
amiable
friendly
appellation
a name
ancillary
subordinate
archipelago
qroup of islands
annul
to cancel
antidote
a remedy
annuity
income paid at stated intervals
archaic
out-dated
addend
something added to another
antiquated
extremely old
amoral
no sense of right or wrong
ardent
strongly enthusiastic
aloof
cool; indifferent
aphorism
brief saying; a short proverb
amenity
courtesyor agreeableness
amplify
to make greater
agnostic
one who doubts the existence of God
adduce
something offered as proof
advent
a coming or arrival
acquit
to find not guilty
aggravate
to irritate
acrid
bitter; irritating
affirmative
positive
alacrity
willingness
anent
concerning
analgesic
drug that reduces pain
anarchy
abdence of government or order
amiss
wrong; improper
altercation
an arguement
antagonistic
hostile
affable
agreeable
agrarian
pertaining to farmers and agriculture
agitate
to stir up
animosity
hostility
agenda
list of things to be done
anomalous
abnormal; irregular
amicable
agreeable
agape
open-mouthed; sign of surprise
aesthetic
pertaining to beauty
acerbic
sharp; bitter; sour
anthology
collection of literary works
antecedent
that which goes before something else in time
aghast
shocked
acronym
word formed from initials of other words
affinity
any attraction to
annals
historical records
ample
abundant
amorous
loving
adulterate
to make impure
adversary
enemy; an opponent
adventitious
accidental; incidental
annihilate
to totally destroy
anachronism
something out of place or time
allay
to calm
affiliation
to associate with
adjunct
an assistant or in addition to
adage
a familiar saying
anathema
a curse; a person strongly disliked
amass
to accumulate
aggrandize
to make greater
acoustic
dealing with sound
aloft
high in the air
accrue
to accumulate
amorphous
shapeless
alias
an assumed name
acrimonious
harsh speech or action
adjudicate
to judge
amenable
agreeable
addled
confused; muddled
acquiesce
to agree; accept
adulation
praise or flattery
allude
to hint at
amazon
strong, masculine woman
amnesty
official pardon for an offense
adroit
akillful; shrewd
allocate
to assign for a specific purpose
agile
to move quickly
ambiguous
unclear, vague
affluence
wealth
admonish
to warn
amulet
a charm worn to keep evil away
amphibous
able to live on both land and water
ameliorate
to improve; make better
actuate
to put into action
adept
highly skilled
advocate
to support; to defend another
affectation
phony attitude or behavior
acuity
sharp perception
adamant
unyielding
acumen
mental insight
aegis
protection