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adorn
lend beauty to; decorate
aeon
an indefinitely long period of time; an age
affectation
behavior that is assumed rather than natural; artificiality
aloof
distant physically of emotionally; reserved and remote
amalgam
combination of diverse elements; a mixture
ambivalent
having opposing attitude of feelings about something
anguish
agonizing physical or mental pain;torment
antecedent
one that precedes another;before
apathy
indifference
aplomb
self-confident assurance; poise
appall
to fill with consternation or dismay
apropos
to the point
archaic
of, relating to, or characteristic of words and language that were once common but are not used chiefly to suggest an earlier style or period
arduous
testing severely the powers of endurance; strenuous
assertive
inclined to bold or confident assertion; aggressively self assured
auspicious
favorable
automaton
something that behaves like a robot
avant-garde
a group active in the invention and application of new techniques in a given field, especially in the arts (advanced guard)
avarice
greed
banality
something that is trite, obvious, or predictable; a commonplace
bane
fatal injury or ruin
beleaguered
to harass; beset
belie
to picture falsely; misrepresent
belligerent
inclined or eager to fight;l hostile or aggressive
bipartisan
supported by two political parties
blight
any of numerous plant diseases resulting in sudden conspicuous wilting and dying of affected parts, especially young, growing tissues
bog
wetland
bolster
to support
boon
benefit bestowed
bowdlerize
to remove offensive portions form a book
celerity
swiftness of action or motion;speed
burgeon
to grow and flourish