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abet
to aid
abeyance
temporary suspension
abhor
to loathe, hate
abject
miserable
abjure
to formally abandon
ablution
cleansing
abnegate
to renounce
abolish
to eliminate
abortive
not complete
abridge
to shorten
abandon
total lack of inhibition
abase
to disgrace, humble
abscond
to depart secretly
abash
to make ashamed
abate
decrease
abattoir
slaughterhouse
abstemious
exercising self-restraint
abdicate
to give up a right
accede
to agree
accessible
attainable
accessory
attachment, ornament
accommodate
to allow
acme
the highest point
acrimony
bitterness
acuity
sharpness
adapt
to adjust
adhere
to cling to
adjacent
next to
adjunct
attached
adroit
skillful
adulatrion
praise
advantageous
favorable
adversarial
competitive
adverse
unfavorable
aerial
of the air
aesthetic
relating to beauty
affable
friendly
affinity
relationship
affluent
wealthy
affront
insult
agenda
plan, schedule
aggrandize
the increase
aggrieve
to distress
agrarian
related to farming
alias
assumed name
alienated
distanced
alight
to land
align
to join
allure
power to attract
aloof
detached, indifferent
amalgamate
to combine
ambidextrous
skilled with both hands
ambiguous
having multiple meanings
ameliorate
to improve
amenable
agreeable
amend
to correct
amenity
comfort
amorous
romantic
amorphous
having no definite shape
amplify
to increase
analogous
comparable
anarchy
chaos
animation
enthusiasm, liveliness
annul
to cancel
anonymity
having no name
anthology
collection of literary works
antithesis
exact opposite
apparatus
machine, tool
apparition
ghost, unusual sight
applicable
related
apprise
to inform
aquatic
related to water
arbitrate
to negotiate
arboreal
related to trees
arcane
hidden
archetype
ideal example
archipelago
group of islands
ardent
passionate
arduous
extremely difficult
arid
extremely dry
arraign
to charge with a crime
arsenal
ammunition storehouse
articulate
to express clearly
artisan
crafts-person
ascertain
to determine
ascetic
self-denying
ashen
resemling ashes, gray
askew
titled
aspersion
false rumor
aspire
to have great hopes
assail
to attack
assent
to express agreement
assiduous
diligent, hard-working
assimilation
process of becoming similar
assuage
to relieve, ease
antipodes
two points on opposite sides of the earth
amulet
ornament worn as a charm
alacrity
eagerness, speed
abrogate
to annul (cancel)
accretion
growth by addition
atone
to make amends for a wrong
atrocious
shockingly bad
attain
to accomplish
attenuate
to weaken
audacious
bold, daring
auditory
related to hearing
augment
to expand
augury
prediction of events
august
inspiring
auspicious
favorable
authoritarian
extremely strict
autocrat
dictator
autonomous
independent
auxiliary
reserve, supplementary
avarice
greed
aversion
intense dislike
avert
to turn away, prevent
avian
related to birds
avow
to declare openly
awry
twisted, askew