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abdicate
to give up (formally)
I hereby abdicate my presidency
abhor
hate, loathe, detest
I abhor Jordan
abstruse
profound, difficult to understand
some great literary genius's works are abstruse
absolve
pardon, free from responsibility, or consequences of guilt
acrimony
bitterness, characterized by feelings of ill-will
Hannah felt great acrimony towards Kyle for hurting her best friend
adept
skillful
adroit
adept, skillful, clever, dexterouos with one's hands
the mechanic is extremely adroit
adulate
to admire excessively, to flatter and praise excessively
i adulate Idina Menzel and various other broadway stars
adverse
hostile, opposed, unfavorable
a hurricane can be considered an adverse weather condition
adversary
opponent, rival
Killian is Palmetto's main adversary
adversity
hardship, unfavorable conditions
Jews and women have had to overcome many adversities
advocate
urge, recommend
I am an advocate for saving the environment and gay marriage rights
aesthetic
beautiful, artistic
Vermeer's paintings are aesthetically pleasing
affable, amiable, amicable
friendly, sociable
affinity
attraction
I have an affinity to one of my closest male friends
affront
to insult, an insult
an example of an affront - "Jordan is a gross, lying, skank"
agile
ability to move quickly and easily
the runner is extremely agile
alacrity
cheerful promptness
the empty auditorium was the result of a lack of alacrity among the sleep deprived students
alleviate
to make more bearable, to soothe
I tried to alleviate tensions between Kyle and my family
altercation
a noisy or angry dispute, fight
I have had many altercations with Levi
altruism
unselfish interest in the welfare of others
Angelina Jolie is known for her altruism, especially when dealing with Cambodia
amalgam
mixture
Palmetto students are quite an amalgam
ambiguous
unclear, capable of supporting different interpretations
often times, Ms. Falagan's explanations are ambiguous
ambivalent
having mixed feelings
ameliorate
to improve a bad situation
our generator really ameliorated our no-power situation
amenable
easily managed, obedient
Carmelo is far from amenable
amenity
a comfort or convenience
without power we lacked many amenities that we were used to, like being able to wash our clothes
amorphous
shapeless
gas is amorphous
anachronistic
out of place, existing in the wrong time period
a computer in the middle ages can be considered anachronistic
anomaly
something abnormal, an irregularity
getting a D on an enviro test is quite an anomaly for me
antipathy
hatred, aversion
I have an antipathy towards shots
apathetic
indifferent, showing lack of interest
it is sad how many people are apathetic about politics and the environment
archetypal
representing a recurring pattern or type
white and black representing good and evil are arechetypal
arable
able to be cultivated
I grew up on arable land
arboreal
of or relating to trees; living in trees
my dad loves all things arboreal
arcane
mysterious, understood only by a few
sort of like jargon or certain dialects, hannah and i have soooo many arcane languages and jokes
archaic
outdated, ancient
Latin is an archaic language
archipelago
group of islands
the explorer discovered an uncharted archipelago
ardor
passion, heat, zeal
brian kinney and christian bale create a lot of ardor in me
arrest
stop, halt
ARREST! you will back into me!
ascetic
practicing a lifestyle of simplicity or self-denial
monks are ascetic
askew
crooked, off to one side
your hat is askew
assiduous
hardworking, diligent
assiduous people work their ASS off
astute
shrewd, wise, observant
Taylor is extremely astute
asylum
a place offering protection and safety, haven
my closet is an asylum for me
atypical
not typical, unusual
meditation at my age is atypical
audacious
bold, gutsy
Jackie has audacious fashion
augment
increase, supplement
Pamela Anderson has augmented breasts
auspicious
beginning in a favorable way, promising
only a few small businesses are auspicious
austere
severe, strict, self-depriving
ascetic monks are austere
autonomous
independent, self-sufficient
I have been autonomous from a young age, my autonomy increased even more when I obtained my license
avarice
greed
7 deadly sins - thieves are avaricious
avert
to turn aside or away, to ward off
I averted my eyes when I saw David from a distance at Publix
avian
of or relating to birds
aviary
awry
twisted, crooked, askew, wrong
the party with no supervision went awry