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adjourn
to suspend until another time
adjunct
something added to or connected with something else; an assistant
ad-lib
to improvise; speak or act spontaneously
advent
arrival; coming; beginning
adventitious
accidental; connected to but nonetheless unrelated; irrelevant
advocate
a person who argues in favor of a position
affidavit
a sworn written statement made before an official
affiliate
to become closely associated with
affliction
misery; illness; great suffering; a source of misery, illness, or great suffering
afford
to give; to supply; to confer upon
affront
insult; a deliberate act of disrespect
aftermath
consequence, events following some occurence or calamity
aggrandize
to exxagerate; to cause to appear greater; to increase something) in power, reputation, wealth, etc.
aggrieve
to mistreat; to do grevous injury to; to distress
aghast
terrified; shocked
alchemy
a seemingly magical process of transformation
alienate
to estrange; to cause to feel unwelcome or unloved; to make hostile
allegiance
loyalty
allegory
a story in which the charactors are symbols with moral or spiritual meanings
allot
to apportion, allocate, or assign
altercation
a hearted fight, argument or quarrel
amass
to pile up, to accumulate, to collect for one's own use
amid
in the middle of
anathema
something or someone loathed or detested
ancillary
subordinate; providing assistance
angst
anxiety; fear; dread
annex
to add or attach
annuity
an annual allowance or income; the annual interest payment on an investment; any regular allowance or income
antedate
to be older than; to have come before
anterior
situated in front