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adept
skilled, well-versed
adhere
to hold, stick to, cling
adipose
fatty
adjunct
to charge or command solemnly
admonish
to warn
adroit
skillful in use of the hands or mental faculties
adulation
praise, flattery, with element of servility
adumbration
a faint outline or foreshadowing
advent
coming, arrival
adventitious
coming from outside
adverse
opposing, contrary
adversity
misfortune, poverty
advocate
plead for or urge
aesthetic
pertaining to the beautiful as distinguished from the practical
affidavit
a sworn statement in writing
affinity
relationship, kinship
affirmation
solemn avowal, especially by one who will not take an oath
affluent
abundant, wealthy
agenda
list of things to be done
agglomerate
gather into one mass
aggregate
mass or sum
agitate
to stir up or disturb
agnomen
name added to refer to achievements or character
agnostic
one who does not think it is possible to know whether or not God exists
agrarian
having to do with land
agronomy
the science and practice of field crop production and soil management.
aigrette
feathers worn as head ornament
akimbo
position with hand on hip
alacrity
cheerful briskness
albino
white, without pigment
alchemy
medieval chemistry
alienate
to estrange, make inimical or indifferent
alienist
a legal term for a psychiatrist
aliquot
dividing an number without a remainder
allay
pacify, calm
allegation
assertion without proof
allegory
a story that teaches through symbols
alleviate
lessen, make easier
allocate
to distribute or assign
allude
to refer indirectly or by suggestion
alluvial
left by departing water
altercation
angry dispute
altruism
regard for interest of others
amalgamate
to make into a single unit
amatory
pertaining to sexual love
ambergris
intestinal secretion of sperm whale used in perfumery
ambidextrous
able to use both hands equally well
ambulatory
moving about, able to walk
ameliorate
make better, improve
amenable
open to suggestion
amenity
pleasantness, courteous act