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alimony
n. payment by a husband to his divorced wife
alienate
vb. make hostile vb. separate
alimentary
adj. supplying nourishment
allege
vb. state without proof
allegory
n. story in which characters are used as symblos n. fable
alias
n. an assumed name
alleviate
vb. relieve
alchemy
n. medieval chemistry
advent
n. arrival
adversity
n. poverty n. misfortune
affected
adj. artificial adj. not original
adverse
adj. unfavorable adj. hostile
adventitious
adj. accidental adj. casual
aegis
n. shield n. defense
affable
adj. polite
advert
vb. refer to
allay
vb. calm vb. pacify
advocate
vb. urge vb. plead for
aesthetic
adj. artistic adj. dealing with or capable of appreciation of the beautiful
aeon
n. long period of time n. an age
alacrity
n. cheerful promptness
agape
adj. openmouthed
affidavit
n. written statement made under oath
affiliation
n. joining n. associating with
affirmation
n. solemn pledge by one who refuses to take an oath
affray
n. public fight
alliteration
n. repetition of beginning sound in poetry
affluence
n. abundance n. wealth
affinity
n. connection
agenda
n. item of business at a meeting
agility
n. nimbleness
aghast
adj. horrified
agglomeration
n. collection n. heap
aggregate
adj. sum adj. total
aggrandize
vb. increase or intensify
agitate
vb. stir up vb. disturb
agrarian
adj. pertaining to land or its cultivation
agitation
n. strong feeling n. excitement
agronomist
n. scientist engatged in the management of land
agnostic
n. one who is skeptical of the existence or knowability of a god or any ultimate reality