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abate
grow weaker, lessen, die down
aberration
not normal, such as a ghost, defective or filled with flaws
accolade
praise,, approval, salutation
acquiesce
give in, agree to request or demand of others
acrimonious
to do evil or harm, bitter in language or tone of voice
alacrity
speed, eagerness, willingnesss
altercation
loud argument, fight
antipathy
strong feelings against, hatrid, strong dislike
aphorism
short statement of truth or principle that people live by
apocryphal
of unkown origin, something that happens out of nowhere
assuage
make less painful, soothe
aesthete
one who loves beauty
athiest
one who does not believe in god or a higher authority
attenuate
to weaken, make thinner, reduce, make smaller
auspicious
favorable, good circumstances
austerity
harshly plain, hash economy, no comfort, strictness
avarice
greed, seeks more money
avow
to state as the truth, profess, swear to
bellicose
warlike, pugnacious
capacious
big space with high ceiling, capable of storing a large amount
capricious
fanciful, empty headed
contempt
hatred, scorn, antipathy
contentious
wanting or liking to fight
corroborate
support, confirm
disparage
belittle, criticize
dubious
doubtful
effulgence
brilliance, radiance, shining
elucidate
make clear
elude
escape from, evade
emulate
imitate,
encroach
invade, intrude, push in where not wanted
engender
to bring into being, plant an idea and cause it to grow
epicurean
having good taste in fine foods
exacerbate
make worse
fathom
to measure, understand
fatuous
empty of meaning
fervent
passionate
fractious
breaking rules, making trouble
imperious
arrogant, domineering, demanding
incarnate
in the flesh, in human form
incogruous
not fitting together
incorrigible
unable to be corrected, obnoxious
indigemous
native to an area, born there or discovered there
inebriation
drunk from alchohol
inexorable
stubborn, unyielding
infallible
cannot fail, incapable of error or mistakes
ingenuous
honest, straightforward, unsophisticated
innate
born, inherited or possessed at birth
inordinate
not ordinary, unreasonable
insidious
snkeaing to do evil or harm, underhanded