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to give consent without protest and without enthusiasm
acquiesce
a natural attraction of liking for a person or thing; a close relationship
affinity
to increase in power, prestige or wealth
aggrandize
self-denial; a giving up or renunciation
abnegation
overly high praise; excessive flattery
adulation
to emphasize; to stress
accentuate
a story in which people, setting, and actions represent ideas or moral qualities
allegory
eager to acquire; grasping
acquisitive
temporary inactivity; a state of being set aside; suspension
abeyance
at annul; to repeal by authority
abrogate
a formal ban or curse by the church on a person or doctrine
anathema
concerned with the welfare of others; unselfish
altruistic
a departure from what is common or normal; anything irregular or abnormal
anomaly
open hatred; ill will
animosity
a sentence to express a wise or clever observation
aphorism
an indirect reference; a casual mention
allusion
the direct opposite; the contrast of two opposites
antithesis
to make better; to improve
ameliorate
an angry arguement
altercation
a person or thing that is chronologically out of place, or out of its proper historical time
anachronism
a false statement made to injure someone's reputation; slander
calumny
fanatical patriotism
chauvinism
substance that burns; sharp and biting wit
caustic
a government run by many departments
bureaucracy
easily angered; bad tempered
choleric
to criticize severely; to punish; to berate
castigate
to draw a line around
circumscribe
pushy; crudely and unpleasantly forward
bumptious
swiftness in acting; speed; rapidity
celerity
corpselike; pale and ghostly
cadaverous