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abdicate
to give up as in office
abet
to encourage or assist especially in wrong doing
abhor
horrifying
abject
wretched, mean, humiliating; complete and unrelieved
absolve
to clear of guilt or blame
abstain
to refrain from completely
academic
unrealitic; pertaining to academia
accede
to yield or agree to
acclimate
to get used to
addiction
habit forming
adjourn
to close formally
adverse
unfavorable
advocate
to speak in favor of
aesthetic
artistic beauty
affable
friendly manner
affectation
addopted behavior
affluent
wealthy
agenda
schedule
aggregate
total amount
agile
swift and light in action
alientate
to cause hostility where friendliness used to be
allege
to claim something as true without proof
allude
to refer to indirectly
ambience
atmosphere, environment
ambivalent
wavering between two view-points
amnesty
an official pardon
anachronism
misplacing an object in proper time frame
anarchy
absence of government
anathema
curse
anecdote
a brief story
anomaly
deviation from what is normal
apathy
lack of feeling
appall
to fill with intense horror
apprehend
to arrest or take into custody; to perceive or understand
arbitrary
random; subject to personal preference
arbitrate
to settle an argument
array
to line up
articulate
to pronounce distinctly
askew
out of position; disapprovingly
assimilate
to adapt fully
astute
keen of mind
asylum
place of protection
atone
to make up for
atrocity
monstrosity
atrophy
to waste away
attrition
gradual wearing down
augment
to make greater
augur
to predice the future
austere
rigidly severe
authentic
genuine
avarice
greed and stinginess
avid
enthusiastic
badger
to tease
baffle
to puzzle completely
banal
to make stale by repetition
belligerent
war-like
benign
gentle and kindly
bicker
to fight
bizarre
weird or fantastic
bland
milk or gentle; flat
bleak
bare; unpromising
blight
to destroy the growth of
blithe
merry and carefree
boisterous
noisy and rowdy
bombastic
popous or inflated language
boorish
rude or unrefined
boycott
to refuse something
brash
hasty, thoughtless
bravado
false courage
brusque
abrupt
bungle
to make a mess of
bureaucracy
complicated system of agencies
buttress
support
cajole
to persuade by flattery
callous
unfeeling
calumny
a false statement to injure someone
candid
frank, fair
cantankerous
quarrelsome
captious
overly fussy; intended to trap
catholic
worldwide
caustic
sharp and biting
censor
to examine for removable material
censure
to strongly disapprove
chagrin
embarrassment from frustration
charlatan
a fake
chronic
recurring often
circuitous
roundabout
circumspect
cautious
circumvent
to avoid usually by trickery
clandestine
concealed from view to hide one's purpose
coerce
to force someone to do something
cogent
convincing, to the point
cohere
to stick together
collaborate
to work together
compatible
getting along
complacent
overly self-satisfied
concise
saying a lot in a few words
condone
to overlook an offense
confrontation
face to face encounter
conjecture
a guess
connoisseur
someone with high judgment in art, literature, or taste
consensus
general agreement or opinion on something
construe
to analyze
consummate
complete
copious
large in number; full
corpulent
fat and bulky
corroborate
to confirm the truth of
counsel
advice
credibility
ability to inspire belief or trust
criterion
a standard or principle to base a judgement on
crucial
point that determines the final outcome
culpable
blameworthy
cursory
hasty and superficial
curtail
to shorten or reduce
cynical
bitter and negative
dapper
stylishly dressed
defect
flaw
defer
to put off or postpone
dejected
very low spirits
delete
to strike out or remove
delineate
to portray or describe in detail
delinquent
an offender
delude
to mislead or deceive
demure
modest and reserved
denouncement
solved part of a novel; complex sequence of events
desultory
random
deviate
to move away
devoid
lacking
devout
deeply relgious
dexterous
skillful with hands or mind; clever
delapidated
fallen into ruin
dilatory
inclined to postpone
diligent
hardworking
dire
urgent
discomfit
to defeat or frustrate completely
discourse
lengthy discussion
discriminate
prejudism
disparge
to undervalue
disparity
inequality
distraught
deeply distressed
divulge
to make known
docile
easy to manage
dormant
inactive
drastic
extreme
duplicity
deliberate deception
eclectic
choosing what seems best from various sources
effete
worn out or exhausted
efficacious
capable of producing the desired effect
effrontery
shameless boldness
elicit
to draw out or call forth
elite
superior
emaciated
wasted or reduced by starvation or disease
emanate
to flow out
embellish
to decorate or enhance
eminent
high in rank
empathy
sympathetic understanding
emulate
to try to equal or excel the excellence of
enclave
a small group within a large group
endemic
peculiar
enigma
a riddle
entice
to lead on by arousing hope or desire
entreat
to ask or petition earnestly
envisage
to have a mental image of something
epithet
used to describe someone or something
equanimity
calmness or evenness in temper
equitable
fair or just
erudite
deeply learned, specialist
esoteric
difficult to understand
ethical
knows right and wrong
ethnic
distinct social group
euphemism
substitution of too mean a term
exacerbate
to irritate more
exalt
to elevate in power
exemplary
worthy of imitation
exigency
state of urgency