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a formal ban or curse by a church on a person or doctrine, a curse or renunciation, someone or something shunned
anathema
concernned with the welfare of others
altruistic
a departure from what is common or normal; anything irregular or abnormal
anomaly
open hatred; ill will; active dislike
animosity
a sentence expressing a wise or clever observation or truth; a maxim
aphorism
an indirect reference; a casual mention of something
allusion
the direct opposite; the contrast of two opposites
antithesis
to make or become better; to improve
ameliorate
an angry arguement
altercation
a person, thing, or event that is chronologically out of place, or out of its proper historical time
anachronism
a large group of islands; a sea having many islands in it
archipelago
one who practices extreme self-denial, especially for religious reasons (adj)extremely self-denying
ascetic
official approval; commendation; sanction
approbation
the automatic opperation of machinery, equipment, or a system; the condition of being controlled automatically
automation
a wasting away of a part or parts of the body (v) to waste away
atrophy
difficult; strenuous; requiring much labor or effort
arduous
of or like an eagle; curved like and eagle's beak
aquiline
marked by signs of success or good fortune; favorable
auspicious
a large merchant ship; a fleet of merchant ships
argosy
fit for plowing and planting; suitable for sultivation
arable