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Adulterate
verb:
to contaminate; to make impure
Agrarian
adjective:
relating to land; relating to the management or farming of land
Affluent
adjective:
rich; prosperous
Accost
verb:
to approcach and speak to someone
Accolade
noun:
an award; an honor
Adverse
adjective:
unfavorable; antagonistic
Admonish
verb:
to scold gently; to warn
Acumen
noun:
keenness of judgement; mental sharpness
Abortive
adjective:
unsuccessful
Adulation
noun:
wild or excessive admiration; flattery
Acquiesce
verb:
to comply passively; to accept; to assent; to agree
Affinity
noun:
sympathy; attraction; kinship; similarity
Abdicate
verb:
to step down from a position of power or responsibility
Aesthetic
adjective:
having to do with artistic beauty; artistic
Abstract
adjective:
theoretical; impersonal
Acerbic
adjective:
bitter; sour; severe
Abhor
verb:
to hate very, very much; to detest
Adherent
noun:
follower; supporter; believer
Abstinent
adjective:
abstaining; voluntarily not doing something, especially something pleasant that is bad for you or has a bad reputation
Abysmal
adjective:
extremely hopeless or wretched; bottomless
Affable
adjective:
easy to talk to; friendly
Abject
adjective:
hopeless; extremely sad and servile; defeated; utterly bummed out
Address
verb:
to speak to; to direct one's attention to
Acute
adjective:
sharp; shrewd
Abnegate
verb:
to deny oneself things; to reject; to renounce
Abridge
verb:
to shorten; to condense
Abate
verb:
to subside; to reduce
Acrid
adjective:
harsh; like acid
Aberration
noun:
something not typical; a deviation from the standard
Abash
verb:
to make ashamed; to embarrass
Adroit
adjective:
skillfull; desterious; celver; shrewd; socially at ease
Affectation
noun:
unnatural or artificial behavior, usually intened to impress
Abstruse
adjective:
hard to understand
Agenda
noun:
program; the things to be done
Acrimonious
adjective:
full of spite; bitter; nasty
Absolve
verb:
to forgive or free from blame; to free from sin; to free from an obligation
Adamant
adjective:
stubborn; unyielding; completely inflexible
Absolute
adjective:
total; unlimited; perfect