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aberration
(n)a deviating from right path or usual course of action; a mental disorder; especially of a minor or temporary nature
aesthetic
(adj) showing an appreciation of beauty in nature or art; artisitc
abstinence
(n) the giving up of certain pleasures such as food or drink.
ameliorate
(v) to make better or more tolerable; to improve
abstract
(adj) theoretical, not applied or practical; not concrete; hard to understand
acquiesce
(v) to accept the conclusions or arrangements of others; to accede; to give consent by keeping silent
advocate
(v) to support; to be in favor of
admonish
(v) to advise against something; to warn; to scold gently; to urge strongly
ambivalence
(n) condition of having conflicting attitudes
analogous
(adj) similar in certain qualities; comparable
aloof
(adj) indifferent; unsympathetic; not interested; apart
animosity
(n) active dislike; ill will
affinity
(n) natural attraction to a person or liking for a thing; relation; connection
ambiguous
(adj) permitting more than one interpretation; not clearly defined
alleviate
(v) to make easier to endure; to relieve; to diminish
altruistic
(adj) thoughtful of welfare of others
anonymity
(n) condition of being nameless or unkown
aggrandizement
(n) an increase in rank or wealth; growth in power
acclaim
(n) loud applause; approval
alienate
(v) to turn away the normal feelings of fondness toward anyone; to estrange