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avow
to state openly
aligned
precisely adjusted
attenuate
to make thin
anachronism
something chronologically inappropriate
arbitrator
mediator
affinity
liking
august
dignified
aspire
to have great hopes, to aim at a goal
auxiliary
reserve
aspersion
false rumor
authoritatin
extremely strict
assail
to attack
avert
to turn something away, prevent
assignation
appointment for lovers meeting
attain
to accomplish
amoral
unethical
attest
to testify
assnet
to express agreement
austere
stern
assert
to affirmm
aver
to declare to be true
accede
to express approval
audit
formal examination of financial records
aggrieve
to afflict, distress
autonomous
seperate, independent
appropriate
to take possession of
aversion
intense dislike
alacrity
cheeful willingness, eagerness, speed
asunder
into different parts
agnostic
one doubting that God exists
auspicious
having favorable prospects, promising
arduous
extremely difficult
autocrat
dictator
adverse
unfavorable, unlucky, harmful
augury
prediction of events
ablution
act of cleansing
astute
having good judgement
accost
to approach and speak to someone
atone
to make amends for a wrong
amalgam
mixture
assonance
resemblance in sound
arcane
secret, known only to a few
awry
crooked
antipathy
dislike
ugment
to expand
acme
highest point
auditory
having to do with dearing
absolve
to forgive, to free from blame
astringent
harsh, severe
aphorism
old saying or short pithy statement
aviary
large enclosure housing birds
allegory
symbolic representation
atrocious
monstrous, shockingly bad
antagonist
opponent
audible
capable of being heard
abjure
to reject
acrid
harsh, bitter
abortive
interrupted while imcomplete
amenable
aggreable
ascribe
to attribute to, assign
ample
abundant
abbrogate
to abolish by authority
ambivalence
attitude of uncerrainty
arsenal
ammunition storehouse
antiquity
ancient times
anoint
to apply oil to
adapt
to adjust
allay
to lessen, ease, or soothe
abase
to disgrace
abatement
decrease, reduction
anodyne
something that calms or soothes pain
atercation
noisy argument
aphasia
inability to speak or use words
ashen
resembling ashes, deathly pale
ascertain
to determind, discover
acuity
sharpness
anterior
preceding, previous
abstemious
moderate in appetite
abeyance
temporary suspension
assimilation
act of blending in, becoming similar
apostrophe
an address to the reader
affected
pretentious, phony
algorithm
mechanical problem-solving procedure
abscond
to depart secretly
abet
to aid
aggregate
collective mass or sum, total
allocation
allowance, portion, share
ancillary
accessory, helping
antiquated
outdated
allusiveness
quality of making many indirect references
aberration
something different from the usual or normal
acquital
release from blame
abstruse
difficult to comprehend
agitation
excitement, uneasiness
anthropomorphic
attributing human qualities to nonhumans
amend
to improve or correct flaws in
apathetic
indifferent
aloof
detached, indifferent
ascendancy
state of rising, power or control
alliteration
repetition of the beginning sounds of words
adage
old sayin
adversarial
competitive
acerbic
bitter, sharp in taste or temper
abject
miserable
ascend
to rise or climb
affront
personal offense, insult
accrue
to accumulate
aerie
nest built high in the air
anathema
ban, curse
adhere
to cling to
antediluvian
prehistoric, ancient
aerial
having to do with the air
arrogate
to demand
adumbrate
to sketch
apostate
one who renounces a religious faith
amulet
ornament worn as a charm against evil
archaic
from an earlier time, outdated
antepenultimate
third from the last
artisan
craftsperson, expert
alchemy
medieval chemical philosophy based on changing metal into gold
acrimony
bitterness
ascetic
self-denying
anachronistic
outdated
adroit
skillful
aphelion
point in the planet's orbit that is farthest from the sun
adulation
high praise
amenity
pleasantness
arraign
to call to court to answer an indictment
amity
friendship
amortize
to diminish by installment payments
antithesis
exact opposite
analogous
comparable
anomaly
irrefularity from the norm
apocryphal
not genuine
arable
suitable for cultivation
apotheosis
glorification
arbitrary
depending solely on individual will
approbation
praise
arbitrator
mediator
adjunct
something added, attached or joined
accretion
growth in size or increase in amount
arboreal
relating to trees
askew
crooked
arboretum
place where trees are displayed and studied