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Affinity
1)a natural attraction, liking, or feeling of kinship
2)relationship by marriage (noun)
Aesthetic
1) relating to the enjoyment or study of beauty
2) describes an object or work of art that shows great beauty (adj)
Affable
1) easy and pleasant to speak to
2)gentle and gracious (adj)
Agape
1)in a state of wonder or amazement, as with the mouth wide open (adv & adj)
Aggregate
something formed by adding together several amounts; a total (noun)
Aghast
struck by shock, terror, or amazement (adj)
Agnostic
one who is doubtful or noncommittal about something/skeptical about the existence of God
Alacrity
cheerful willingness; speed or quickness (noun)
Alimentary
concerned with food, nutrition, or digestion/providing nourishment
Allegory
a story, play, poem, picture, etc. where the characters and events represent particular qualities or ideas related to morality, religion, or politics (noun)
Allude
to make an indirect reference (verb)
Aloof
distant physically or emotionally: reserved and remote (adj)
Altruistic
willingness to do things which benefit other people; selfless (noun)
Amalgamate
to join or unite to form a larger organization or group, or to make separate organizations do this (verb)
Ambidextrous
able to use both hands with equal facility (adj)
Ameliorate
to make or become better; improve (verb)
Amicable
characterized by or exhibiting friendliness or goodwill; friendly (adj)
Amity
peaceful relations as between nations; friendship (noun)
Amorphous
lacking definite form; shapeless (adj)
Amuck
in a frenzy to do violence or kill (adv)
Analgesic
a medication that reduces or eliminates pain (noun)
Anathema
something that is greatly disliked or disapproved of (noun)
Ancillary
providing support or help; additional; extra (adj)
Animus
1) a feeling or display of animosity
2) disposition (noun)
Annotate
to add a brief explanation or opinion to a text or drawing (verb)
Anomaly
a person or thing that is different from what is usual or not in agreement with something else and therefore not satisfactory
Agglomeration
a large group of many different things grouped together (noun)
Alliteration
the repetition of the same sound/same kind of sound at beginning of words (noun)
Ambrosia
a dessert containing primarily oranges and faked coconut (noun)