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abate
make less
aberrant
departing from the norm
aberration
deviation form correct way
abnegate
renounce
abolish
to put an end to
abomination
object of disgust
aboriginal
first of its kind
abortive
unsuccessful
abrasion
something rubbed off
abrasive
harsh and offensive
abrogate
abolish
absolve
to release from blame
abstemious
avoiding excess
abstentation
not using one's vote
abstract
existing in theory, not practive
abstruse
hard to understand
accede
to agree to
accord
harmony
acerbic
bitter
acknowlege
to show that one has noticed something
acquaint
to get to know
acquittal
deliverance from criminal charges
acrimonious
bitter
actionable
giving grounds for prosecution
acuity
mental sharpness
acumen
insight
addendum
appendix
addle
to make ineffective or muddle
adjunct
something subordinate to another
admissable
appropriate for consideration
admonish
warn
adroit
skillful
adulation
servile flattery
adulterate
to make impure by adding something
aerial
like air
aesthete
someone who appreciates beauty
affable
likeable
affectation
showing off
affirmative
statement that something is so
agglomerate
collect into mass
alacrity
enthusiastic willingness
alight
to get down from or off of
alliance
union for specific purpose
ally
person or state cooperation with another for a specific purpose
altercation
querrel
altruism
kindness without self-interest
amatory
tending to love
amble
to walk at a leisurely pace
ambulate
walk
amenable
can be pursuaded
amiss
inappropriate
amity
friendship
amorous
having romantic feelings
amorphous
shapeless
anachronistic
doesn't occur at its proper time
analogous
similar
analogy
reasoning from similar things or situation
anchorite
hermit
ancillary
addition designed to aid
annalist
historian
antecedent
something coming or happening before
antediluvian
so old as to pre-date the flood
antiquate
make out of date
aphorism
short pithy expression
aplomp
self-confidence
apocryphal
of doubtful authenticity
apoplogist
one who defends something with logical argumentation
apostate
one who renounces former belief
append
to attach
approbation
approval
arbitrary
done according to whim
arboreal
connected with trees
arraign
call into court
ascribe
to assign a quality
assiduous
diligent
assuage
make less harsh
atrophy
waste away
audacious
fearless
auspicious
indicating good results
aver
to state as a fact
aversion
strong dislike
avuncular
like an uncle