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amass
to accumulate, to collect
alias
an assumed name
alluvial
pertaining to a deposit of sand formed by flowing water
albatross
a seabird, a constant burden
ambidextrous
equally skillful with either hand
alacrity
liveliness, willingness
allude
to hint at, to refer to indirectly
agoraphobia
fear of open places
ambient
surround, on all sides
alchemy
chemistry of the Middle Ages
aloft
up in the air, high
agnostic
one who doubts the existence of God
ambuscade
hidden or secret attack
affiliate
to associate or to unite with
allocate
to set aside for a specific purpose
agape
open-mouthed, surprised
alluring
tempting, fascinating, charming
aggrandize
to enlarge or to expand
ambulatory
moving about, capable of walking
affinity
attraction to
ambivalence
conflicting feelings toward something or someone
aggregate
to collect, to gather together
altercation
an argument, a disagreement
agrarian
pertaining to farmers and agriculture
allegory
a symbolic work of literature
ague
a fever, plague
aloof
reserved, cool, indifferent
albeit
although
alleged
so-called, supposed
allay
to relieve or to calm
amenable
agreeable, responsive
altruism
unselfishness, concern for others
ameliorate
to improve, to make better
amalgamate
to combine, to unite, to blend