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abase
to humiliate, degrade
abdicate
to give up a position, usually one of leadership
aberration
something that differs from the norm
abide
to put up with; to remain
abject
wretched, pitiful
abnegation
denial of comfort to oneself
absolution
freedom from blame, guilt, sin
abstruse
hard to comprehend
accede
to agree
accentuate
to stress, highlight
accolade
high praise, special distinction
accost
to confront verbally
accretion
slow growth in size or amount
acerbic
biting, bitter in tone or taste
adamant
impervious, immovable, unyielding
admonish
to caution, criticize, reprove
adroit
skillful, dexterous
adumbrate
to sketch out in a vague way
affinity
a spontaneous feeling of closeness
affluent
rich, wealthy
affront
an insult
aggrandize
to increase or make greater
aggregate
a whole total; to gather in mass
aggrieve
distressed, wronged, injured
alias
a false name or identity
allay
to soothe, ease
aloof
reserved, distant
altercation
a dispute, fight
ameliorate
to improve
analgesic
something that reduces pain
anathema
a cursed, detested person
antecedent
something that came before
antediluvian
ancient
antithesis
the absolute opposite
approbation
praise
appropriate
to take, make use of
arable
suitable for growing crops
arbitration
the process or act of resolving a dispute
arcane
obscure, secret, known only by a few
archetypal
the most representative or typical example of something
ardor
extreme vigor, energy, enthusiasm
arrogate
to take without justification
ascertain
to perceive, learn
ascribe
to assign, credit, attribute to
aspersion
a curse, expression of ill-will
assail
to attack
assuage
to ease, pacify
atone
to repent, make amends
audacious
excessively bold
augment
to add to, expand
austere
very bare, bleak
avarice
excessive greed
aversion
a particular dislike for something