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abhor
to loathe, detest
abrasive
harsh and rough in manner
abridge
to condense, shorten
abrupt
sudden; curt
absolve
to forgive, free from blame
accelerate
to cause to develop or progress more quickly
accentuate
to stress or emphasize; intensify
accessible
attainable, available
accomplice
an associate in wrongdoing
accord
to bestow upon
acquire
to gain possession of
acrimony
bitterness, animosity
adept
very skilled
adorn
to enhance or decorate
adulation
excessive flattery
advantageous
favorable, useful
adversary
opponent, enemy
adversity
a state of hardship or misfortune
aerate
expose to air
aesthetic
pertaining to beauty or art
affectation
pretension; false display
affiliation
an association with a group or organization
agile
well-coordinated, nimble
agitate
upset, disturb
alacrity
cheerful willingness, eagerness; speed
allegation
claim without proof
alleviate
to relieve, improve partially
amalgamation
consolidation of smaller parts
ambiguous
uncertain; subject to multiple interpretations
ambivalent
uncertain; emotionally conflicted
amiable
friendly, pleasant, likable
amorphous
having no definite form
amplify
increase, intensify
anachronistic
outdated
anarchist
one who aims for the overthrow of government
anecdote
short, usually funny account of an event
anonymous
unknown
anthology
collection of literary works
anthropocentrism
interpreting reality entirely based on human values
antidote
a remedy, an agent used to counteract
apathetic
indifferent, unconcerned
appalling
causing dismay, frightful
appraise
evaluate, estimate the value
arable
suitable for cultivation
arbitration
settlement of a dispute by an outside party
archetypal
an ideal example of
archive
to place into storage
ardor
great emotion or passion
arid
extremely dry or deathly boring
ascetic
self-denying, abstinent