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46 Cards in this Set

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abate
to reduce
abet
to aid; to act as an accomplice
abjure
to renounce under oath; to abstain from
abnegate
to give up
abrogate
to annul; abolish by authortative behavior
abstemious
done sparingly
accede
ecpress approval
acclivity
incline or upward slope
accretion
growth in size
actuate
to activate; put into motion
acumen
sharpness of insight, mind
adamant
stubbornly unyielding
adept
extremely skilled
adjudicate
act as a judge, settle a matter
adjure
to appeal to
admonish
to caution or warn gently to correct something
adroit
skillful
adulation
excessive flattery or admiration
adumbrate
to give a hint of something to come
aggregate
collective mass; sum total
algorithm
an established precedure for solving a problem or equation
alimentary
pertaining to food, or digestion
allay
to lessen, ease
amity
friendship
amorphous
having no definite form
animus
a feeling of animosity or ill will
anodyne
a scource of comfort, a medicine that relieves pain
anomaly
a deviation from the common rule, something that is difficult to classify
anthropomorphic
suggesting human characteristics for animals and inanimate things
antiquated
too old to be fashionable or useful
aphorism
a short statement of a principle
aplomb
self-confident assurance; poise
apostate
one who renounces a religious faith
apposite
strikingly appropriate or well adapted
apprise
to give notice to; inform
appropriate
to assign to a particular purpose
arcane
secret, obscure
arrears
unpaid, overdue debts or bills
arrogate
to claim without justification
askance
with disapproval
assent
to agree, as to a proposal
atavistic
characteristic of a formal era, ancient
autocrat
a dictator
aver
to declare to be true, to affirm
avuncular
like an uncle in behavior, especially in kindness and warmth
awry
crooked, askew, amiss