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aquiline
curved, hooked
arable
fit for plowing
arbiter
person with power to decide a dispute; judge
arbitary
fixed or decided; despotic
arcade
covered passageway, usually line with shops.
archaeolohy
study of artifacts and relics of early mankind
archaic
antiqated
archipelago
group of closely located islands
ardor
heat; passopn; zeal
arduous
strenuous
argot
slang
aromatic
fragrant
arraign
charge in court; indict
arrant
thorough; complete; unmitigated
arrogance
haughtiness
artifacts
products of primitive culture
artifice
deception; trickery
artisan
manually skilled worker
ascertain
find out for certain
ascetic
practicing self-denial
asceticism
doctrine of self-denial
ascribe
refer; attrubute; assign
ashen
ash-colored
asinie
stupid
askance
with a side ways or indirect look
askew
crookedly; slanted at an angle
asperity
sharpness (of temper)
aspersion
slanderous remark
aspirant
seeker after position or status
aspiration
noble ambition
assail
assault
assay
analyze; evalute
asseverate
make a positive statement or solemn declaration
assiduous
diligent
assuage
ease; lessen (pain)
asteroid
small planet
astral
relating to the stars
astringent
binding; causing contraction
astute
wise; shrewd
atheistic
denying the existence of God
athwart
across; in opposition
atrocity
brutal deed
atrophy
wasting away
attenuate
make thin; weaken
attest
testify, bear witness
attribute
essential quality
attrition
gradual wearing down
atypical
not normal
audacity
boldness
audit
examination of accounts
augment
increase
augury
omen; prophecey
auspocopus
favoring success
austere
strict, stern
austerity
sternness; severity
authenticate
prove genuine
autocrat
monarch with supreme power
automaton
mechaism which imitates action of humans
autonomous
self-governing
autopsy
examination of a dead body; postmortem
auxiliary
helper, additional or subsidiary
avarice
greediness for wealth
aver
state confidently
averse
reluctant
avid
greedy; eager for
avouch
affirm; proclaim
avow
declare openly
avuncular
like an uncle
awe
solemn wonder
awry
distorted; crooked
axiom
self-evident truth requiring no proof
azure
sky blue
babble
chatter idly
bacchanalian
drunken
badger
pester; annoy
baffle
frustrate; perplex
baleful
deadly; destructive
balk
foil
balmy
mild; fragrant
banal
hackneyed; commonplace; trite
bandanna
large, bright colored handkerchief
baneful
ruinous; poisonous
bantering
good-natured ridiculing