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abase
humble, degrade
abate
end, decrease in amount or intensity
abstruse
hard to understand, recondite
(little known; obscure)
abyss
immeasurable depth
acuity
keenness of perception
affinity
attraction, kinship
alacrity
cheerful readiness, briskness
alchemist
a chemist or one who seeks to turn metal into gold
alloy
a substance composed of two or more metals melted together
amenable
compliant, answerably (willing to answer)
antipathy
repugnance, aversion, dislike
append
attach something additonal; affix
arduous
laborious, difficult
ascend
move upward, succeed to
ascetic
self denial, often religious; austere
audacity
boldness or daring, insolent
augury
omen/portent (divination)
auspicious
prosperous, fortunate, propitious
austere
ascetic, abstinent, stern, severe
balm
fragrant lotion that heals and soothes
benevolence
kindness
benign
gentle disposition
blighted
caused decay
buoyant
resillience
burnish
polish, make shiny
calamity
a great misfortune
capricious
fickle
credible
believable, trustworthy
dearth
scarcity, lack
decorum
conformity to accepted standards
deleterious
harmful
depravity
corrupt
derision
ridicule
despondency
dejection
despotic
ruling oppressively
discern
discriminate
duplicity
hypocrisy
edifice
large building
effervescent
bubbly, to show high spirits
enmity
ill will, deep-seated mutual hatred