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abjure
v to renounce or reject solemnly; to recnat; to avoid
abrogate
v to abolish or annul by authority; to put down
abcission
n the act of cutting off or removing
acarpous
adj effete; no longer fertile; worn out
accretion
n growth; increase by successive addition; building up
admonish
v to reprove; to express warning or disapproval
adroit
adj dexterous; adept
adumbrate
v to foreshoadow or intimate; to suggest sketchily; to obscure
anathema
n a solemn or ecclesiastical (religious) curse; accursed or thoroughly loathed person or thing
anodyne
adj/noun soothing;something that assuages or allays pain
antipathy
n aversion:dislike
antithetical
adj diametrically opposed, as in antithesis
apocryphal
adj of dubious authenticity or origin; spurious
apogee
n farthest or highest point; zenith; culmination
apostate
n one who abandons long held religious or political convictions
apotheosis
n deification; glorification to godliness
apposite
adj appropriate; relevant; apropos
apprise
v to give notice; inform
arabesque
n a complex, ornate design
arrant
adj impudent; being notoriously without moderation; cocky
artless
adj without guile or artificiality
asperity
n severity; rigor; harshness
aspersion
n an act calumniating-uttering maliciously false impressions
asseverate
v to aver; allege; to assert
aver
v to declare positively; to affirm or assert
assiduous
adj diligent; hardworkin; sedulous
augury
n omen; portent
recalcitrant
adj stubbornly resistant
auspice
n protection or support; patronage
baleful
adj sinister; pernicios; ominous