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arbiter
judge
arbitrary
decided by judgment
arcade
archways connected by pillars
arcane
mysterious
archaic
ancient
archetype
the original model
archipelago
a group of islands
archival
pertaining to historical records
ardent
passionate
arduous
difficult
arid
very dry
aristocratic
noble
armada
a fleet of warships
armament
the process of arming for war
armistice
a truce
arraign
to accuse
arrant
complete
array
to place in an orderly arrangement for display
arrears
a debt that is late in being paid
arrogant
overbearing
arsenal
armory
arson
the malicious burning of a property
artful
sly
articulate
to express effectively
artifact
an object made by human work of archaeological interest
artifice
trickery
artisan
a worker skilled in craft
artless
having no skill
ascend
to go up
ascent
the act of going up
ascertain
to discover
ascetic
monk-like
ascribe
to attribute to a specific cause
asinine
stupid
askance
a lack of trust
askew
crooked
asperity
roughness
aspersion
an insulting remark about someone
aspirant
someone who aspires
aspiration
strong desire to achieve a goal
aspire
to seek ambitiously
assail
to attack violently
assay
to test
assent
to concur
asset
an object of value
assert
to state with confidence
assess
to judge the value of
assiduous
hardworking
assimilate
to learn completely
assuage
to soothe
astringent
harsh
astute
clever
asunder
widely separated
astringent
harsh
astute
clever
asunder
widely separated
asylum
a place of safety
atavistic
related to a throwback
atone
to make amends
atrophy
to wither away
attenuate
to weaken
attest
to confirm
attribute
to assign
attrition
a rubbing away
atypical
not typical
audacity
boldness
augment
to become greater
augur
to predict
auspices
encouragement
auspicious
favorable
austere
stern
authentic
original
authoritarian
someone who believes in total obedience to authority figures
autism
withdrawal
autocratic
ruling absolutely
autonomy
self-government
auxiliary
giving support
avail
to be useful
avant-garde
dealing in experimental methods
avarice
greed
aver
to state as true
averse
having a feeling of opposition
avert
to turn away
avid
characterized by great eagerness
avow
to claim
avuncular
generous
awe
the emotion of respect mixed with fear
awry
off course
axiom
widely held belief
babble
to talk foolishly
bacchanal
any drunken party
badger
annoy
bagatelle
something unimportant
baleful
threatening
balk
to stop short
ballad
a folk song
ballast
stabilizer
ballistics
the study of the dynamics of projectiles
ballyhoo
exaggerated advertising
balm
an ointment
bamboozle
to cheat
banal
ordinary
bandy
to trade
bane
cause of harm
banter
good-natured teasing
baritone
a male singer who has a voice level below tenor but higher than bass
barometer
any device that measures air pressure
baroque
extravagantly ornate