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abdicate
To give up (royal power or the like).
abhor
to hate to detest
abominable
Very hateful.
abridge
To make shorter in words, keeping the essential features, leaning out minor particles.
absolve
To free from sin or its penalties.
abstinence
Self denial.
abyss
Bottomless gulf.
academic
Of or pertaining to an academy, college, or university.
accord
agreement
adage
wise saying; proverb
adamant
Any substance of exceeding hardness or impenetrability.
adept
expert at; very skilled
adjunct
Something joined to or connected with another thing, but holding a subordinate place.
admiring
appreciative; full of admiration
adverse
Opposing or opposed.
aggravate
To make heavier, worse, or more burdensome.
ail
trouble be ill
akin
Of similar nature or qualities.
allege
To assert to be true, especially in a formal manner, as in court.
aloof
Not in sympathy with or desiring to associate with others.
altruistic
unselfishly generous; concerned for others; N. altiruism: unselfish concern for the welfare of others; unselfishness; OP. egoism
ambiguous
Having a double meaning.
ambivalent
having both of two contrary meanings
amiable
agreeable; lovable; warmly friendly
amorphous
Without determinate shape.