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aberration
n-deviation from what is correct or right
abeyance
n-suspension of an activity; postponement
abstemious
adj-sparing in use of food or drink; moderate
abstruse
adj-concealed; difficult to comprehend; obscure
accolade
n-embrace; award; commendation
acerbic
adj-bitter; harsh; caustic
acrimonious
adj-sarcastic; caustic; angry; mordant
acuity
n-sharpness; acuteness; keenness
acute
adj-(1)perceptive. (2)excruciating
adept
adj-proficient; masterful; expert
adherent
n-believer; supporter; devotee
adjunct
n-(1)attachment; appendage. (2)subordinate or auxiliary capacity.
admonish
v-caution; reprove mildly; reprimand
adroit
adj-dexterous; proficient; skillful
adulation
n-excessive flattery; adoration; idolization
adulterate
v-make impure or inferior by adding improper ingredients; contaminate; pollute
advocate
v-argue for a cause; defend (2)support; uphold
aesthete
n-person who cultivates beauty or art; connoisseur
aggrandize
v-make more powerful; amplify; increase
alacrity
n-eagerness; zeal; speed
altruistic
adj-concerned about the general welfare of others; charitable; generous
ambivalence
n-uncertainty; doubt; indecisiveness
ambulatory
adj-able to walk; not stationary
ameliorate
v-make better; improve
amiable
adj-cordial; of pleasant disposition; friendly
amorphous
adj-without structure; shapeless; nebulous
animate
v-energize; enliven
anomaly
n-abnormality; deviation from the general rule; irregularity
antediluvian
adj-ancient; antiquated; obsolete
antipathy
n-feeling of opposition or repugnance; aversion; dislike
apathy
n-lack of concern, emotion or interest; indifference
aperture
n-gap; opening; orifice
apocryphal
adj-false; unauthenticated; disputed
apotheosis
n-(1)essence; epitome (2)canonization
appease
v-satisfy; make peace; placate
approbatory
adj-expressing approval
arable
adj-suitable for cultivation or plowing
arrogant
adj-feeling superior to other people; egotistical
ascetic
adj-strict; austere
assuage
v-ease; make less burdensome; mitigate
atrophy
v-waste away from lack of use; degenerate
audacity
n-boldness or adventurousness; gall
authoritarian
n-(1)person who acts like a dictator; tyrant (2)disciplinarian
avarice
n-extreme desire for wealth; greed; acquisitveness
aviary
n-large enclosure confining birds
avouch
v-guarantee; take responsibility for; affirm
avow
v-affirm; assert; declare; acknowledge