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abandon
total lack of inhibition
abase
disgrace
abate
decrease
abdicate
to give up power
aberration
something different from usual
abet
to aid; accomplice
abhor
to loathe
abject
miserable; pitiful
abolitionist
one who opposes slavery
abortive
interruptes while incomplete
abridge
to condense, shorten
abrogate
to put an end to; abolish by authority
abscond
to depart secretly
absolve
to forgive; free of blame
abstain
to choose not to do something
accolade
praise, distinction
accrue
to accumulate, grow by additions
acerbic
bitter, sharp on taste or temper
acme
highest point
acquiesce
to agree; to comply with
acrid
harsh, bitter
acrimony
bitterness, animosity
acuity
sharpness
acumen
sharpness of insight
adage
old saying or proverb
adamant
uncompromising; unyeilding
adapt
to accomodate; to adjust
adhere
to cling or follow without deviation
admonish
to caution or reprimand
adroit
skillful, accomplished, highly competent
adulation
high praise
adumbrate
to sketch; outline in a shodowy way
adversarial
antagonistic, competetive
aerie
nook/nest built high in the air
aesthetic
pertaining to beauty or art
affable
friendly
affected
pretentious, phony
affluent
rich, abundant
affront
personal offense, insult
agile
well coordinated, nimble
agitation
commotion, excitement, uneasiness
agrarian
pertaining to farm or rural matters
alacrity
cheerful willingness, eagerness, speed
alias
assumed name
alienated
distanced, estranged
allegory
symbolic representation
alleviate
to relieve, improve partially
allure
to entice by charm, attract
allusion
indirect refrence
aloof
indifferent, detached
altruism
unselfish concern for others' welfare
ambiguous
uncertain; subject to multiple interpretations
ambivalence
attitude of uncertainty; conflicting emotions
ameliorate
relieve, make better, improve
amenable
agreeable, cooperative
amend
to improve or correct flaws
amenity
pleasantness, something increasing comfort
amiable
friendly, likable
amicable
friendly, agreeable
amoral
inprincipled, unethical
amorphous
having no definate form
amphibian
creature equally at home on land or in water