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Accrue
To come to one as a gain, addition, or increment. "Interest Accrued in my savings account.
Acquiescent
Disposed or willing to acquiesce.
Acumen
Quickness, accuracy and keeness of judgement
adage
An old saying that sets forth a general truth.
Adipose
of, relating to, or composed of animal fat. Fatty
aesthetic
Of or concerning the appreciation of beauty or good taste.

A set of principles brought by outward appearance.
Agape
In a state of wonder or amazement

open
Alchemy
Turning metal into gold, Midieval chemical philosophy
Altruism
Unselfish concern for the welfare of others. Selflessness
Ambiguous
Open to more than one interpretation
Ambrosia
Something with an especially delicious flavor.

Food of the Greek Gods
Amenable
Responsive to advice. susceptible or open to critiscism
Amuck
In a frenzy to do violence or kill. "The plans went amuck when santa did not show up to christmas dinner.
Animadversion
Strong critiscism
Annul
To make or declare void or invalid
Aphorism
A tersely phrased statement of a truth or opinion
Arable
Fit for cultivation or plowing
Artifice
Trickery, Cleverness or skill.
Artisan
A skilled manual worker. Craftsperson
Asinine
utterly stupid or silly
Assay
An attempt at something, an anaylysis
Athwart
From side to side, contrary to, against
Attentuate
To make slender, fine, or small.
Audit
An examination of records or financial accounts to check their accuracy
Barrister
A lawyer admitted to plead at the bar in superior courts
Bauble
A small trinket
Beguile
To decieve by guile, delude. Trick
Belated
Having been delayed.
Benevolent
Suggestive of doing good.
Brevity
the quality or state of being brief in duration
Bullion
Gold or silver considered with respect to quantity rahter than value.

Heavy lace trimming made of twisted gold or silver thread
Burnish
TO make smooth or glossy as if by rubbing; polish
callous
Having callouses, toughened.

Emotionally hardened, unfeeling
Cameo
A brief appearance or portrayal
capricous
charecterized by or subject to whim. Impulsive and unpredictable
caricature
A depiction or representation, usually pictorial, when the subject are changed or exagerated to produce a comic effect
carte blanch
Unrestricted power to act at ones own will
canvass
To examine carefully or discuss thoroughly.
centrifugal
Moving or directed away from a center or axis
champion
to fight for, defend, or support as champion
circuitout
Being or taking a roundabout, lengthy course.
clavicle
collarbone.
Clique
A small exclusive group of friends or assosciates
Cohorts
A group or band of people
Collate
To examine and compare carefully in order to note points of disagreement.
Compact
AN agreement or covenant
Conceit
An ingenious or witty turn of phrase or thought
conciliate
TO overcome the distrust or animosity of; appease
concoct
to prepare by mixing ingredients
contingent
An event or condition that is likely but not inevitable