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abate
to reduce in amount, degree, or intensity; lessen
abberation
a deviation from the normal or expected course; a disorder in one's mental state
abet
to approve, encourage, or support
abeyance
the condition of temporarily being set aside
abstemious
eating and drinking in moderation
abstruse
difficult to understand
acrimonious
bitter and sharp in the language or tone
acumen
quickness and keeness or judgement or insight.
adamant
impervious to pleas or reaoning; stubbornily unyielding
aesthetic
of or concerning the appreciation of beauty or good taste
affable
easy and pleasant to speak to.
aggravate
to make worse or more troublesome
agnostic
one who believes taht there is no proof of the existence of God but does not deny the possibilty that God exists
alacrity
cheerful willingness; eagerness
allegory
the representation of abstract ideas or principles by characters, figures, or events in narrative, dramatic, or pictorial form
alleviate
to make more bearable
altercation
a vehement quarrel
altruistic
selfless; unselfish concern for the welfare of others
amity
peaceful relationships; friendship
anachronism
one that is out of its proper or chronological order
analogy
similarity in some respects between things that are otherwise dissimilar, a comparison based on such similarity
anathema
one that is cursed or banned
apathy
lack of interest or concern especially in matters of general importance or appeal; indifference
apostate
one who has abandoned one's beliefs, such as one's religion or cause
apropos
at an appropriate time; opportune
arbitary
determined by chance, whim or impulse
aroma
a pleasant characteristic odor, as of a plan, spice or good; smell
ascetic
leading a life or self discipline and self denial, especially for spiritual improvement
askance
with disapproval, suspicion, or distrust
askew
to oen side, awry