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arabesque
n. complex design
arcane
adj. mysterious, secrets
archaic
adj. outdated
arrant
adj. completely
asperity
adj. severe, harsh, acrimony
aspersion
n. unfavorable remark
astringent
adj. tightening effect on skin, harsh, severe
augury
n. omen, reading of omens
auspice
n. protection, patronage
In order to have a vocation of artist during the renaissance, you must have had an auspice with someone of money
auspicious
adj. favoring success
aver
v. state as fact, confirm, support
axiom
n. universal principle, common saying
axiomatic
adj. taken as given, possessing self-evident truth
appease
v. pacify, soothe, relieve
baleful
adj. sinister, deadly
bane
adj. cause of injury/frustration
beatify
v. bless, make happy, regard as saintly
bedizen
v. adorn
bent
n. leaning, tendency
blandish
v. flatter
blithe
adj. carefree, merry
broach
v. announce, bring up
brook
v. tolerate
bucolic
adj. rustic, pastoral, rural
burgeon
v. rapid growth, flourish
burnish
v. polish
byzantine
adj. complex
banal
adj. commonplace, unoriginal
beneficent
adj. kindly, doing good
buttress
v. support