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anachronism
an error in chronology; a chronological misplacing of persons or events
abstruse
difficult to understand, recondite, concealed
aggrandizement
increase, enlargement, enhancement
abyss
bottomless hole, a vast expanse or depth
abrasive
harsh, causes irritation, rough
acclaim
praise, salute, hail
abdicate
to renounce or give up a power
ambivalent
undecided, having contrary feelings or attitudes, uncertain as to course of action
abscond
to leave secretly and hide
ambulatory
able to walk or move around
abase
to degrade, humiliate
allusion
implied or indirect reference, hinting at
abate
to reduce in intensity or amount
adulterate
to make impure by adding lesser substances, to corrupt
abridge
to shorten, diminish
align
to arrange in a line
abode
a home
analgesic
causing insensitivity to pain while remaining away
abeyance
suspension of action
acrophobia
fear of heights
abrogate
to abolish, to do away with
addendum
something added, usually to a book
abstemious
sparing (usually in eating or drinking); temperate
anachist
one who believes in the absence of government or law and a state of disorder
a cappella
without accompaniment by an instrument
ambiguous
having more than one meaning, not a clear meaning
abet
to encourage or assist (usually an offense against justice or the law)
adjunct
something joined or added to a thing but not necessarily a part of it
abbreviate
to shorten
altruistic
unselfish concern for the welfare of others, generous
abstracted
removed in thought from the immediate situation, pleasantly lost in one's own mind
acquiesce
to give in, comply
abolish
to do away with
acrimonious
caustic
abandon (noun)
act of unrestrained behavior disregarding consequences
alchemist
one who practices medieval chemistry, attempting to change metals into gold
amorphous
shapeless, having no definite form
ameliorate
to make better, to relieve, to improve
amiable
friendly, sociable, and congenial: civil and urbane
adulation
extreme praise or admiration
afoot
something that is developing, or is in the process of happening
analogous
showing an analogy or a likeness permitting one to draw an analogy
alcove
a partly enclosed extension of a room or part of a room
accolade
praise, an award
adroit
skillful, adept
advent
a coming or arrival
adamant
inflexible, immovable, obstinate
aggregate
sum total, whole amount
accord
agreement, state of harmony
adage
a wise saying
amalgam
combination of different elements
advocacy
supporting an idea or cause
air
to make a public utterance
adherent
a follower of something such as a leader, party, philosophy, or profession
acument
having mental sharpness
amulet
a charm or ornament of some form worn to protect against evil
amenable
open to or willing to follow advice or suggestion, tractable, malleable
alacrity
prompt and cheerful response
agile
characterized by ready ability to move quickly and easily with suppleness and grace
allure
to influence, sway, or entice with some tempting appeal
amity
friendhip (the name of the town in "Jaws")
acuity
sharpness of perception
aesthetic
relating or pertaining to a sense of beauty or art
accent
to stress, to give prominence
amass
to collect, gather, accumulate
adaptable
willing to conform or adjust
altruistic
unselfish concern for the welfare of others, generous
aloof
apart, indifferent
alloy
a substance that is a mixture of metals
affable
friendly, courteous, amiable
affinity
likeness, a natural relationship, kinship
ambience
a surrounding or pervading atmosphere
acerbic
sour or bitter in mood or tone
adversity
misfortune, unfavorable happening
acrid
caustic, bitter, harsh (relates sometimes to taste and smell)