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alleviate
relieve
allocate
assign
alloy
mixture of metals
allude
refer indirectly
allusion
indirect reference
alluvial
pertaining to soil deposits left by rivers, etc
aloof
apart; reserved
altercation
wordly quarrel
altruism
unselfish aid to others; generosity
amalagmate
combine; unite in one body
amass
collect
ambigious
doubtful in meaning
amble
moving at an easy pase
ambrosia
food of the gods
ambulatory
able to walk
ameliorate
improve
amenable
readily managed
amenities
agreeable manners; courtesies
amiable
agreeable; loveable
amicable
friendly
amnesia
loss of memory
amnesty
pardon
amorphous
shapeless
amphibian
able to live both on land and in water
amphitheater
oval building with tiers of seats
ample
abundant
amplify
enlarge
amputate
cut off part of body; prune
amuck
in a state of rage
amulet
charm; talisman
analogous
comparable
analogy
similarity; parallelism
anarchy
absence of governing body; state of disorder
anathema
solemn curse
ancillary
serving as an aid or accessory; auxiliary
andirons
metal supports in a fireplace for cooking utensils or logs
anemia
condition in which blood lacks red corpuscles
anesthetic
substance that removes sensation with or without loss of consciousness
animadversion
critical remark
animated
lively
animosity
active enmity
annals
records; history
annihilate
destroy
annuity
yearly allowance
annul
make void
anomalous
abnormal; irregular
anomaly
irregularity
anonymous
having no name
antagonism
active resistance
antediluvian
antiquated; ancient
anthropoid
manlike
anthropologist
student of the history and science of mankind
anticlimax
letdown in thought or emotion
antipathy
aversion; dislike
antiseptic
substance that prevents infection
antithesis
contrast; direct opposite of to
apathetic
indifferent
aperture
opening; hole
apex
summit; climax
aphorism
pithy maxim
aplomb
poise
apocryphal
not genuine; sham
apogee
highest point
apostate
one who abandons his religious faith or political beliefs
apothecary
druggist
apothegm
pithy, compact saying
apotheosis
deification; glorification
apparition
ghost; phantom
appease
pacify; soothe
appellation
name; title
append
attach
apposite
appropriate; fitting
appraise
estimate value of
apprehend
arrest(a criminal); dread; perceive
apprehensive
fearful; discerning
apprise
inform
appurtenances
subordinate possessions
aptitude
fitness; talent