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audit
n. examination of accounts
audacity
n. courage
atrophy
n. wasting away
asperity
n. sharpness (of temper)
atrocity
n. cruel deed
arroyo
n. gully
aspiration
n. strong wish or desire
ascetic
adj. practicing self-denial adj. austere
aureole
n. the ring around the sun n. halo
ashen
adj. ash-colored
autonomous
adj. self-governing
ascertain
vb. find out for certain
atheistic
adj. denying the existence of God
artifact
n. product of primitive culture
atypical
adj. not normal
articulate
adj. effective adj. distinct
attest
vb. testify vb. supply or be evidence of
arrogate
vb. claim without reasonable grounds
atelier
n. workshop n. studio
arrogance
n. conceitedness
atavism
n. resemblance to distant ancestors rather than to parents n. deformity returning after passage of two or more generations
artifice
n. deception n. trickery
astral
adj. relating to the stars
ascendancy
n. controlling influence
asteroid
n. small planet
asceticism
n. doctrine of self-denial
automaton
n. mechanism which imitates actions of humans
artisan
n. a manually skilled worker
assiduous
adj. done with great care and focus
askew
adv. crookedly adv. slanted adv. at an angle
autocrat
n. monarch with supreme power
arrears
n. being in debt
astronomical
ADJ. ENORMOUSLY LARGE OR EXTENSIVE
aseptic
adj. preventing putrefaction or blood poisoning by killing bacteria
augment
vb. increase
askance
adv. with a sideways or indirect look
austerity
n. strictness n. severity
ascribe
vb. refer vb. attribute vb. assign
assuage
vb. ease vb. lessen (pain)
array
vb. clothe vb. adorn
auroral
adj. pertaining to the aurora borealis
asinine
adj. stupid
auspicious
adj. favoring success
assimilate
vb. absorb vb. cause to become all the same
assessment
n. estimation n. estimation of the price of something
aspirant
n. seeker after position or status
attribute
n. essential quality
ASTUTE
adj. wise adj. sly
authoritative
adj. having the weight of authority adj. tending to command or rule
atenuate
vb. make thin vb. weaken
aspersion
n. hateful and false remark
assay
vb. to closely examine vb. evaluate
astringent
adj. binding adj. cuasing the bending of the muscles
augury
n. sign that serves as a warning n. prediction of the future
authenticate
vb. prove genuine
assail
vb. attack
attrition
n. gradual wearing down
astigmatism
n. eye defect whcih prevents proper focus
austere
adj. strict adj. severe