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abysmal
bottomless; immeasurably great; profound; wretched
accolade
award of merit; praise; greeting
acquiescence
submission; compliance; to consent without protest
acrimonious
bitter in language and manner; stinging; caustic; sharp or biting
acumen
mental keenness; quickness and accuracy of judgment
admonition
mild criticism; gentle scolding; advice or warning
advent
arrival, especially of something momentous or awaited
aesthetic
artistic; dealing with or capable of appreciation of beauty
affected
artificial; pretended
affluence
abundance; wealth
agnostic
one who is skeptical of the existence of a god or any ultimate reality, but does not deny it
alchemy
medieval chemistry
allude
to refer to indirectly
allusion
indirect reference
ambiguous
unclear in meaning; vague, having two or more possible meanings; equivocal
amorous
moved by sexual love; loving
amphitheater
oval building with tiers of seats
analogy
a similarity in some ways between things otherwise unlike; parallelism
annotate
to comment; to make explanatory notes
antithesis
contrast; direct opposite of or to