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Abase
v. to humble; to disgrace
Abdicate
v. to give up a position,right,or power
Aberration
n. Something different from the usual
Abeyance
n. temporary suppression or suspension
Abject
adj. miserable
Abstruse
adj.difficult to comprehend
Acerbic
adj.bitter, sharp in taste or temper
Acquiesce
V.to agree
Acrimony
n.Bitterness
Adulterate
v.to corrupt
Aesthetic
adj.pertaining to beauty
Aggrandize
v. make bigger
Alacraty
n. Cheerful willingness
Allegory
n. symbolic representation
Amalgamate
v. to mix
Ameliorate
v. to make better
Amortize
v. to diminish by installment payments
Anachronism
n.something chronologically inappropriate
Anathema
n. ban
Ancillary
adj. helping
Antediluvian
adj. prehistoric
Anterior
adj. preceding
Antipathy
n. dislike
apocryphal
adj. not genuine
apotheosis
n.glorification
Approbation
n. praise
Ardent
adj. passionate
ardor
n. great emotion
Ardous
adj. extremely difficult
Ascetic
adj. self-denying
Aspersion
n. false rumor
Assiduous
adj. diligent
Assuage
v.to make less severe
Astringent
adj. harsh
atrocious
adj monstrous
Atrophy
n.to waste away
Attenuate
v to weaken.
Augury
n. prophecy
august
adj.dignified
Auspicious
adj. having favorable prospects
Avarice
n. greed
axiom
n. premise
baleful
adj.harmful
banal
adj. overly common
bastion
n. fortification
Belabor
V. to insist repeatedly
Beleaguer
v.to harass
Belie
V. to expose as false
Bellicose
adj.warlike
Belligerent
adj.hostile
Benighted
adj. unenlightened
Bequeath
v. to give
Beseech
v. to beg
Bilk
V. to cheat
Blandish
V. to coax with flattery
Blight
V. to destroy
Bonhomie
n. good-natured
Boon.
n.blessing
Bourgeois
adj. middle class
Breach
n.act of breaking
Brigand
n.bandit
Brusque
adj. rough in manner
Burgeon
v.to sprout
Buttress
v.to support
Cadence
n. rhythmic flow of poertry
Cajole
v. to flatter
callow
adj. immature
Capacious
adj.large
Capitulate
v. surrender
Capricious
adj. impulsive
Castigate
v. to punish
Catharsis
n. purification
Catholic
adj.universal
Cavalier
adj. carefree
Centripetal
adj. directed to the center
chagrin
n. shame
Charlatan
n. quack
chicanery
n. Trickery
choleric
adj. easily angered
Circumlocution
n.roundabout
Circumscribe
v. to encircle
Circumspect
adj.cautious
Clandestine
adj secretive
clemency
n.merciful leniency
Coalesce
v. to grow together
Collateral
adj. accompanying
colloquy
n. dialogue
collusion
n. collaboration
Comeliness
n. physical grace
Commensurate
adj. proportional
Commodious
spacious
complicity
knowing partnership in wrongdoing
compunction
feelling of uneasiness caused by guilt
conciliatory
overcoming distrust
congenital
existing since birth
congruity
harmony
conjecture
prediction
conjure
to evoke
consonant
consistent with
construe
explain
consummate
complete,perfect
continence
self-control
contravene
to contradict
convivial
sociable
convoke
to call together
convoluted
twisted
copious
plentiful
corporeal
tangible,material
corpulence
obesity
corroborate
verify
cosset
facial expression
countenance
to favor
countermand
to cancel
craven
cowardly
credence
acceptance to true or real
credulous
gullible
crescendo
gradually increase
culpable
guilty
cupidity
greed
curmudgeon
cranky person
cursory
hastily done
daunt
to discourage
debase
to degrade
debilitate
to weaken
debunk
to disprove
decidious
losing leaves in the fall;short-lived
declivity
downward slope
decorous
proper,socially correct
decry
to belittle
deferential
respectful and polite in a submissive way
deft
skillful
deleterious
harmful
delineation
depiction
deluge
to flood
demur
to express doubts