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aberrant
markedly different from an accepted norm.
aberration
deviation from a right, customary, or prescribed course.
abet
to aid, promote, or encourage the commission of (an offense).
abeyance
a state of suspension or temporary inaction.
abjure
to recant, renounce, repudiate under oath.
ablution
a washing or cleansing, especially of the body.
abrogate
to abolish, repeal.
abscond
to depart suddenly and secretly, as for the purpose of escaping arrest.
abstemious
characterized by self denial or abstinence, as in the use of drink, food.
abstruse
dealing with matters difficult to be understood.
abut
to touch at the end or boundary line.
accede
to agree.
acquiesce
to comply, submit.
acrid
harshly pungent or bitter.
acumen
quickness of intellectual insight, or discernment, keenness of discrimination.
adage
an old saying.
adamant
any substance or exceeding hardness or impenetrability.
admonition
gentle reproof.
adumbrate
to represent beforehand in outline or by emblem.
affable
easy to approach.
aggrandize
to cause to appear greatly.
aggravate
to make heavier, worse, or more burdensome.
agile
able to move or act quickly, physically, or mentally.
agog
in eager desire.
alacrity
cheerful willingness.
alcove
a covered recess connected with or at the side of a larger room.
alleviate
to make less burdensome or less hard to bear.
aloof
not in sympathy with or desiring to associate with others.
amalgamate
to mix or blend together in a homogeneous body.
ambidextrous
having the ability of using both hands with equal skill or ease.