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adulation
n. flattery; admiration
adulterate
v. make inferior by adding inferior or tainted substances
advent
n. arrival
adventitious
adj. accidental; casual
adversary
n. opponent
adverse
adj. unfavorable; hostile
adversity
n. poverty; misfortune
advocacy
n. support; active pleading on someone's behalf
advocate
v. urge; plead for
aerie
n. nest of a large bird of prey (eagle, hawk)
aesthetic
adj. artistic; dealing with or capable of appreciation of the beauty
affable
adj. easily approachable; warmly friendly
affected
adj. artificial; pretended; assumed in order to impress
affidavit
n. written statement made under oath
affiliation
n. joining; associating with
affinity
n. kinship
affirmation
n. positive assertion; confirmation; solemn pledge by one who refuses to take an oath
affix
v. fasten; attach; add on
affliction
n. state of disstress; cause of suffering
affluence
n. abundance; wealth
affront
n. insult; offense; intentional act of disrespect
aftermath
n. consequences; outcome; upshot
agenda
n. items of business at a meeting
agent
n. means or instrument; personal representative; person acting in an official capacity
agglomeration
n. collection; heap
aggrandize
v. increase or intensify
aggregate
v. gather; accumulate
aggressor
n. attacker
aghast
adj. horrified
agility
n. nimbleness
agitate
v. stir up; disturb
agnostic
n. one who is skeptical of the existence or knowability of a god or any ultimate reality
agrarian
adj. pertaining to land or its cultivation
alacrity
n. cheerful promptness
alchemy
n. medieval chemistry
alcove
n. nook; small, recessed section of a room
alias
n. an assumed name
alienate
v. make hostile; separate
alimentary
adj. supplying nourishment
alimony
n. payment by a husband to his divorced wife (or vice versa)
allay
v. calm; pacify
allege
v. state without proof
allegiance
n. loyalty
allegory
n. story in which characters are used as symbols
alleviate
v. relieve
alliteration
n. repitition of beginning sound in poetry
allocate
v. assign
alloy
n. a mixture as of metals
alloy
v. mix; make less pure
allude
v. refer indirectly
allure
v. entice; attract
allusion
n. indirect reference
aloft
adv. upward
aloof
adj. apart; reserved
altercation
n. noisy quarrel; heated dispute
altruistic
adj. unselfishly generous; concerned for others
amalgamate
v. combine; unite in one body
amass
v. collect
ambidextrous
adj. capable of using either hand with equal ease
ambience
n. environment; atmosphere
ambiguous
adj. unclear or doubtful in meaning
ambivalence
n. the state of having contradictory or conflicting emotional attitudes
amble
n. moving at an easy pace
ambulatory
adj. able to walk; not beridden
ameliorate
v. improve
amenable
adj. readily managed; willing to be led
amend
v. correct; change, generally for the better