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57 Cards in this Set

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Abate
To decrease; diminish; put an end to

Verb
Abolish
To do away with; annul

Verb
Abridge
To shorten in duration

Verb
Abscond
To depart secretly

Noun
Absolve
To free from blam or ppenaalty; to pardon

Verb
Abstruse
Difficult to understand; recondite

Adj
Accent
To emphasize; distinctive manner of pronunciation

Noun
Accolade
A honor; a praise; or an award

Noun
Acerbic
Sour or bitter tasting; acid

Adj
Acuiescent
Agree; accept an agreement silently

Adj
Acrimony
Bitterness of speech or manner; ill feeling

Noun
Adamant
Resistant to change; firm in purpose

Adj
Adorn
Add beauty or ornament to something

Verb
Adroit
Clever; skillful

Adj
Adversary
An opponent; a foe; an enemy

Noun
Affable
Easy to take to; kind and polite

Adj
Aggregate
Formed into a mass; a college or group

Adj
Allusion
Illusion (misleading visual image such as in magic tricks)
Aloof
Not friendly or forthcoming; cool and distant

adj
Altruistic
Concerned the well being and happiness of other
Amass
Accumulate; pile up

verb
Ambidextrous
Able to use both hands well with equal skill

adj
Ambivalence
Presence of two opposing at the same time; contradicting values

noun
Ameliorate
To make or become better
Amicable
Characterized by or exhibiting friendliness or goodwill; friendly
Amity
Peaceful or friendly relations

noun
Amorphous
Formless and shapeless

adj
Anarchy
Absense of government; disorder

noun
Animosity
Hostility; enmity; strong dislike

noun
Anonymous
Nameles, without a disclosed identity

adj
Antagonistic
Hostile; acting against each other

adj
Antiquated
Out-of-date; old-fashioned

adj
Antithesis
Exact opposite; contrast of ideas

noun
Apathy
Absence of sympathy or interest

noun
Apex
Highest point; a high point of achievement; a climax
Appease
Calm, pacify

verb
Apprise
To inform, to tell

verb
Arcane
Mysterious; understood by few

adj
Archaic
Of ancient time; old; obsolete

adj
Ardor
Warmth of feeling

noun
Arrogant
Behaving in a proud, superior manner, overestimating one's importance or ability

adj
Articulate
Speak clearly and effectively

adj
Ascendancy
Having power; moving upward

noun
Ascetic
A person who practices self-denial

noun
Asperity
Roughness or unevenness of surface; sharpness of temper

adj
Assail
Attack violently with force or words

verbs
Assiduous
Persistent; persevering; hard-working

adj
Assuage
To lessen suffering or pain

verb
Astute
Shrewd; cunning; craft; clever

adj
Atrophy
Cause to waste

verb
Audacious
Daring; foolishly bold; impudent

adj
Augment
Make larger; increase

verb
Auspicious
Showing signs or promise of future success

adj
Austere
Rigidly strict in manner of living or thinking; severely simple; stern

adj
Avarice
The passion for hoarding wealth or possession

noun
Averse
Unwilling; reluctant; resistant

adj
Aversion
Strong dislike

adj