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acrophobia
fear of heights
actuate
to put into motion or action
acumen
mental keenness; shrewdness
acute
sharp; keen
ad infinitum
endlessly; forever
ad lib
to act or speak without preparation
adage
a famililar saying
adamant
stubborn; unyeilding
adapt
to adjust; to change
addendum
something added as a supplement
addled
confused
adduce
to give an example in proving something
adept
highly skilled
adherent
sticking fast; a follower or a supporter
adipose
fatty
adjacent
near; close; adjoining
adjudicate
to judge
adjunct
a subordinate; an assistant
admonish
to warn
ado
fuss; trouble
adonis
a very handsome man
adorn
to dress up; to decorate
adroit
skillful; clever
adulation
excessive praise or flattery
adulterate
to make impure
advent
an arrival; a coming
adventitious
accidental; nonessential
adversary
enemy; opponent
adversity
a misfortune; distress
advocate
to recomment; to defend
aegis
a shield; protection; sponsorship
aesthetic
pertaining to beauty
affable
friendly; agreeable
affectation
a phony attitude; insincerity
affliate
to associate or to unite with
affinity
attraction to
affirmation
a statement that something is true
affix
to attach
affliction
great suffering; hardship
affluence
wealth
affront
an insult
aftermath
outcome; result
agape
open-mouthed; surprised
agenda
a list or program of things to be done
aggrandize
to enlarge or to expand
aggravate
to worsen an already bad situation; to intensify
aggregate
to collect; to gather together
aghast
shocked; terrified
agile
able to move quickly
agitate
to upset; to stir up
agnostic
one who doubts the existence of God
agoraphobia
fear of open places
agrarian
pertaining to farmers and agriculture
ague
a fever; plague
alacrity
liveness; willingness
albatross
a seabird; a constant burden
albeit
although
alchemy
chemistry of the middle ages
alias
an assumed name
alien
strange; foreign
alienate
to make others unfriendly to you
alimentary
furnishing food or nourishment
allay
to relieve or to calm
alleged
so-called; supposed
allegory
a symbolic work of literature
allegro
rapid; quick
alleviate
to lessen; to relieve
allocate
to set aside for a specific purpose
allude
to hint at; to refer to indirectly
alluring
tempting; fascinating; charming
alluvial
pertaining to a deposit of sand formed by flowing water
aloft
up in the air; high
aloof
reserved; cool; indifferent
alter
to change
altercation
an argument; a dissagreement
altruism
unselfishness; concern for others
amalgamate
to combine; to unite; to blend
amass
to accumulate; to collect
amazon
a big, strong, masculine women
ambidextrous
equally skillful with either hand
ambient
surrounded; on all sides
ambiguous
unclear; open to more than on interpretation
ambivalence
conflicting feelings toward something or someone
ambrosial
pleasing to the taste or smell
ambulatory
moving about; capable of walking
ambuscade
hidden or secret attacks
ameliorate
to improve; to make better
amenable
agreeable; responsive
amend
to change; to alter