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alliteration
repetition of the beginning sound of words
allocation
allowance, portion, share
allure
to entice by charm; attract
allusion
indirect reference
allusiveness
quality of making many indirect references
aloof
detached, indifferent
altercation
noisy dispute
altruism
unselfish concern for others' welfare
amalgam
mixture, combination, alloy
ambidextrous
able to use both hands equally well
ambiguous
uncertain; subject to multiple interpretations
ambivalence
attitude of uncertainty' conflicting emotions.
ameliorate
to make better, improve
amenable
agreeable, cooperative
amend
to improve or correct flaws in
amenity
pleasantness; something increasing in comfort
amiable
friendly, pleasant, likable
amicable
friendly, agreeable
amity
friendship
amoral
unprincipled, unethical
amorous
strongly attracted to love; showing love
amorphous
having no definite form
amortize
to diminish by installment payments
amphibian
creature equally at home in water or land
amphitheater
arena theater with rising tiers around a central opening space
ample
abundant, plentiful
amplify
to increase,, intensify
amulet
ornament worn as a charm against evil spirits
anachronism
something chronologically inappropiate
anachronistic
outdated
analogous
comparable, parallel
anarchy
absence of government or laws, chaos
anathema
ban, curse; somethign sunned or disliked
ancillary
accessory, subordinate, helping
anecdote
short, usually funny account of an event
angular
characterized by sharp angles; lean and gaunt
animation
enthusiasm, excitement
animosity
hatred, hostility
annul
to cancel, nullify, declare void, or make legally invalid
anodyne
something that calms or soothe pain
anoint
to apply oil, esp. as a sacred rite
anomaly
irregularity or deviation from the norm
anonymity
condition of having no name or unknown name
antagonist
foe, opponent, adversary
antecedent
coming before in place or time
antediluvian
prehistoric, ancient beyond measure
antepenultimate
third from last
anterior
preceding, previous, before, prior
anthology
collection of literary works
anthropomorphic
attributing human qualitied to non-humans