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Abdicate
to give up a position, right, or power
Abhor
to hate or detest
Acclaim
to praise
Acute
sharp in some way (as in acute angle) or sharp in intellect; crucial
Adage
an old saying or proverb
Adhere
to stick fast or hold to
Adjourn
to postpone or suspend
Adjunct
something or someone associated with another but in a defendant or secondary position
Admonish
to scold
Adorn
to decorate or add beauty to
Adversary
an opponent or enemy
Aeronautic
of or relating to an aircraft
Affable
easy to get a long with; friendly
Affection
to attempt to be what one is not in order to impress others
Aghast
overcome by surprise, disgust, or amazement
Agitate
to shake or to disturb or excite emotionally
Aimless
lacking purpose or goals
Alleviate
to make easier to bear; lessen
Allure
fascination or appeal
Aloof
distant in relations with other people
Altruistic
concerned for the welfare of others
Amateur
someone who is not paid to engage in a hobby or sport
Amorphous
lacking a specific shape
Amphibian
animal who lives on land and water
Angular
having clear angles or thin and bony facial features
Animosity
resentment
Annihlate
to destroy completely
Aperture
an opening
Aqueous
of or relating to water
Ardent
characterized by passion or desire
Artifice
trickery or cleverness
Ascertain
to find out or discover by examination
Assailable
able to be attacked or assaulted by words or blows
Astute
shrewd and perceptive
Atrocity
a horrible brutal act
Audacity
boldness or daring, especially with disregard for personal saftey
Banal
borigly predictable
Belligerence
aggressive hostility
Benefactor
someone giving finacial or general assistance
Benevolence
inclination to do good deeds
Bile
ill temper
Bliss
supreme happiness
Boisterous
loud and unrestrained
Botanist
scientist who specializes in the study of plants
Bounty
generosity in giving
Bravado
displaying courage
Brevity
state of being brief
Brig
ship's prison
Burnish
to make shine by rubbing
Cajole
to persuade with promises or flattery
Candor
sincerity and fairness
Cantankerous
quarrelsome and grouchy
Cascade
a waterfall
Celestial
of or relating to the heavens
Censor
to remove material from a book, play, magazine, etc. for moral, political, or religious reasons
Chasm
a deep canyon or gorge
Choleric
bad tempered
Chorus
group acting together
Chronic
continuing over a long period of time
Circumscribe
to encircle with a line; to limit in any way
Compassion
a deep feeling of pity or sympathy for others
Competent
having enough skill for some purpose, but not exceptional
Concise
brief and compact
Condone
to pardon, forgive, or overlook
Contentious
eager to quarrel
Convene
to assemble or meet
Conventional
established or approved by general usage
Copious
an abundance
Countenance
the face or facial expression of someone
Couplet
unit of poetry with two rhyming lines
Courier
person who carries messages, news, or information
Cue
a hint or guiding suggestion