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abdicate
to give up formally, as an office, duty, power, or claim
resign
abet
to encourage or assist, especially in wrongdoing
promote
abhor
to regard with horror and loathing; to hate intensely
loathe
abject
A.wretched, miserable; degrading, humiliating
B. mean-spirted, base; despicable, contemptible
C. complete and unrelieved
hopeless
absolve
to clear of guilt or blame
acquit
abstain
to refrain completely and voluntarily
avoid
academic
A.pertaining to a college or other institution of learning; scholarly
B.theoretical rather than pratical; unrealistic
academy
accede
A.to yeild to; to agree to
B.to enter upon an office or dignity
agree
acclimate
to get used to(usuallu an environment or situation)
adapt
addiction
A habit-forming practice or pursuit, usually one that is bad for a person's health or morally objectionable; habitual use of, or devotion to, something
adjourn
A.to close formally
B.to put off to another time; to move to another place
conclude
adverse
hostile in purpose or effect; unfavorable
negative
advocate
A.to speak or argue in favor of; to give active public active support to
B.a person who pleads in the interest of a cause or individual
support
aesthetic
pertaining to a sense of beauty; artistic
affable
courteous and agreeable in manner; easy to talk to or approach
sociable
affectation
a pertentious display of manners or sentiments that are not genuine; a peculiar habit of dress or behavior that has been adopted to impress others
pose
affluent
prosperous, wealthy
flourishing
agenda
a list or program of things to be done or acted upon
schedule
aggregate
A.the total amount or sum total of the individual parts
B.to gather or merge into a single whole; to amount to
C.total, collective
mass
agile
swift and light in action, movement, or thought
alert
alienate
to cause hostility or indifference where love, friendliness, or interest formerly existed
estrange
allege
to claim that something ie true but without offering any proff
claim
allude
to refer to indirectly
suggest
ambience
the surrounding or pervading atmosphere; the tone and spirt of an environment
flavor
ambivalent
wavering or uncertain because of an inability to make a choice between two contradictory feelings or viewpoints in regard to a person, thing, or a course of action
firm
amnesty
an official pardon granted to offenders against the government, especially for political offenses
forgiveness
anachronism
the misplacing of an object or event in a period to which it cannot possibly belong; anything out of its proper time frame
throwback
anarchy
absence of governmental authority; general political and social disorder
disorder
anathema
A.a curse or strong denunciation
B.the person or thing cursed; more generally, any object of intense dislike
abomination
anecdote
a breif account of some interesting or amusing incident, especially one containing biographical or historical details
story