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Abolish
Abrogate
Abscond
Depart secretly and hide
Absolve
Pardon(an offense)
Obscure
Abstruse
Bottomless
Abysmal
Accede
agree
accost
approach and speak first to a person
acerbity
bitterness of speech and temper
pinnacle
acme
deliverance from a charge
acquittal
sharp; bitterly pungent
acrid
fear of heights
acrophobia
acumen
mental keenness
hard; inflexible
adamant
addendum
an addition or supplement
Adroit
skillful
agglomeration
collection
increase or intensify
aggrandize
gather
aggregate
aghast
horrified
one who is skeptical of the existence or knowability of a god or any ultimate reality
agnostic
cheerful promptness
alacrity
medieval chemistry
alchemy
small,recessed section of a room
alcove
payment by a husband to his divorced wife
alimony
allude
refer indiectly
entice
allure
heated dispute
altercation
combine
amalgamate
convenient features
amenities
Wrong
amiss
pardon
amnesty
moved by sexual love; loving
amorous
causing insensitivity to pain
analgesic
serving as a n aid or accessory
ancillary
conditon in which blood lacks red corpuscles
anemia
angular
stiff in manner
hostile feeling or intent
animus
records
annals
annex
attach
annotate
comment
yearly allowance
annuity
make void
annul
consecrate
anoint
anomalous
abnormal
sparing in eating and drinking; temperate
abstemious
antecede
precede
antiquated; extremely ancient
antediluvian
regarding human beings as the center of the universe
anthropocentric
letdown in thought or emotion
anticlimax
old-fashioned
antiquated
direct opposite of or to
antithesis
imitate or mimic
ape
aperture
opening
loss of speech due to illness or injury
aphasia
a place where bees are kept
apiary
one who abandons his religious faith or political beliefs
apostate
estimate value of
appraise
approbation
approval
arable
fit for growing crops
secret
arcane
prototype
archetype
ardent
intense
charge in court; indict
arraign
effective; distinct
articulate
trickery
artifice
ascendancy
controlling influence; domination
ascertain
findout for certain
ascribe
refer; attribute; assign
aseptic
preventing infection
ashen
ash-colored
askance
with a sideways or indirect look
aspire
seek to attain; long for
assay
analyze; evaluate
assimilate
absorb; cause to become homogeneous
attain
achieve or accomplish; gain
attest
testify, bear witness
audit
exmination of accounts
authenticate
prove genuine
auxiliary
helper, additional or subsidiary
averse
reluctant; disinclined
awry
distorted; crooked
axiom
self-evident truth requiring no proof
balk
foil or thwart; stop short; refuse to go on
hackneyed
banal
bane
cause of ruin; curse
bantering
good-natured ridiculing
bastion
fortress; defense
bauble
trinket
bawdy
indecent; obscene
beguile
mislead or delude; pass time
belaetd
delayed
bemoan
lament; express disapproval of
bemused
confused; lost in thought; preoccupied
bequeath
leave to someone by a will; hand down
berate
scold strongly
bereavement
state of being deprived of something valuble or beloved
bereft
deprived of; lacking; desolate because of a loss
beseeech
beg; plead with
bigotry
stubborn intolerance
bilk
swindle; cheat
blatant
flagrant; conspicuously obvious
blighted
suffering from a disease; destroyed
blithe
joyous
bode
foreshadow
bombastic
pompous
boon
blessing
boorish
rude; clumsy
bravado
swagger; asssumed air of defiance
capricious
unpredictable
breach
breaking of contract or duty
breadth
width
brindled
tawny or grayish with streaks or spots
bristling
rising like bristles; showing irriation
brittle
easily broken; difficult
broach
introduce
browbeat
bully; intimidate
brunt
main impact or shock
brusque
abrupt; blunt
bucolic
pastoral; rustic
bulwak
person who defends
bumptious
self-assertive
bungalow
small cottage
bungle
mismanage; blunder
burgeon
grow forth
burlesque
give an imitation that ridicules
burnish
make shiny by rubbing
cabal
small groupo f persons secretly united to promote their own interests
cadaver
corpse
cadaverous
like a corpse
calamity
disaster; misery
callous
hardened; unfeeling
callow
youthful; immature; inexperienced
calumny
malicious misrepresentation; slander
cant
insincere expressions of piety
canny
shrewed; thrifty
cantankerous
irritable
canter
slow gallop
capacious
spacious
caprice
sudden, unexpected fancy; whim
cardinal
chief
careen
sway
carnage
destruction of life
carnal
fleshly
carping
finding fault
castigate
punish severely
cataclysm
violent upheavel; deluge
cataract
great waterfall; big cascade
catcall
shout of disapproval
catechism
book for religious instruction
categorical
without exceptions; unqualified; absolute
cater to
supply something desired
catharsis
purging or cleansing of any passage of the body
caustic
burning
cavalcade
procession; parade
cavalier
offhand or casual; haughty
cavil
make frivolous objections
cede
yield to; surrender
celerity
speed; rapidity
censorious
critical
centrifugal
radiating; departing from the center
centripetal
tending toward the center
cerebral
pertaining to the mind
cerebration
thought
ceremonious
marked by formality
certitidue
certainty
charisma
divine gift
chary
cautious
chaste
pure; virginal; modest
chasten
discipline; punish in order to correct
chastise
punish
check
stop motion; curb or restrain
cherubic
innocent looking
chicanery
trickery; deception
chide
scold
chimerical
highly unrealistic
chisel
swindle;cheat
chivalrous
courtoues; faithful; brave
choleric
hot-tempered
churlish
boorish; rud
cipher
secret code;

nonentity; worthless person or thing
circuitous
roundabout
circumlocution
indirect or roundabout expression
circumscribe
limit; confie
circumspect
prudent;cautious
circumvent
outwit; baffle
cistern
reservoir or water tank
clairvoyant
having foresight; fortuneteller
clangor
loud, resounding noise
claustrophia
fear of being locked in
cleave
split; sever
cleft
split
clemency
disposition to be lenient
climactic
relating to the highest point
clime
region; climate
cloister
monstary or convent
clout
great influence
cloying
distasteful
coagulate
thicken; congeal; clot
coalesce
combine
coddle
to treat gently
codify
to arrange laws, rules as a code
cogent
convincing
cogitate
think over
cognitive
having to do with knowing or perceiving; related to the mental processes
cognizance
knowledge
collate
examine in order to verify authenticity; arrangein order
collateral
security given for a loan
collusion
conspiring in fraudulent scheme
comely
attractive; agreeable
comeuppance
rebuke; deserts
commensurate
equal in extent
commiserate
feel or express pity or sympathy for
commodious
spacious
communal
held in common
compact
agreement; contract
complaisant
trying to please
complicity
participation; involvement
compunction
remorse
concede
admit; yield
concerted
mutually agreed on; done together
concession
an act of yielding
concurrent
happening all the time
condole
express symathetic sorrow
condone
overlook; forgive; give tacit approval
lconducive
contributive
conduit
aqueduct; passageway for fluids
congeal
freeze
congenial
pleasant; friendly
congenital
existing at birth
conglomeration
mass of matierla sticking together
conjecture
surmise; guess
conjugal
pertaining to marriage
connivance
assistance; pretense of ignorance of something wrong; permission to offend
conscientious
careful; scrupulous
consecrate
dedicate; sanctify
consequential
pompous; important; self-important
conservatory
school of the fine arts
consign
entrust; set apart; deliver officially
consolidation
unification; process of becoming firmer or stronger
consonance
harmony; agreement
consort
husband or wife
conspicuous
easily seen; noticeable
construe
explain; interpret
consummate
complete
contagion
infection
contend
compete;struggle
contention
claim
contiguous
adjacent to; touching upon
continence
self-restraint;
group that makes up part of a gathering
contraband
illegal trade; smuggling
contravene
condtradict; oppose; infringe on or transress
contrite
penitent
ubiquitous
omnipresent
perpetuated
To prolong the existence
Disconcerting
Frustrating
Upbraiding
Disapprove severely
Reprehensible
Deserving blame
Fractious
troublesome
Repudiate
to reject as true
lucrative
producing wealth
facetious
humorous
Asinine
Stupid;silly
rescind
repeal or annul
imprecation
curse
ensconce
To place or conceal in a secure place
avow
confess
excoriate
to tear or wear off the skin
criticize strongly
obfuscate
to make so confused so that something is hard to understand or perceive
prepossessing
influence in advance
inculpable
free of guilt
lambasted
to scold sharply
chartered
hired
crepuscular
twilight
acclimate
adapt
rife
abundant or numerous
tenable
defensible(argument/war)
indubitable
unquestionable
specious
having the ring of truth but is actually false; deceptively attractive
inscrutable
difficult to understand
nebulous
vague
effusive
profuse; overflowing
pander
to act as a go between
speechify
to give a speech
elliptically
marked by deliberate obscurity of style
engenders
give rise to
propagate
transmit characteristics from one generation to another
farcical
relating to farce; clumsy; absurb
effervescent
to show high spirits of emotion
saccharine
sweet(smile, candy)
beleaguered
surround with troops; harass
serendipitous
make a discovery by accident
canonical
of or required by canon law (church law)
abrogate
abolish
remote
slight (possibility)
salient
protruding; prominent
seedy
worn and shabby
unctuous
slippery; insincere
earnest
Marked by or showing deep sincerity or seriousness
dessicated
dryed out thoroughly
variegated
varied
contingency
uncertain; something based on luck
fatalism
doctrine that everything is decided by fate
skittish
moving quickly
stymie
to thwart;stump
succor
assistance