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aberrant
adj.- abnormal; straying from the normal or usual path
abstemious
adj.- sparing in use of food or drinks
acerbic
adj.- sour or bitter in taste or manner
alacrity
n.- cheerful promptness or speed
allude
v.- to refer indirectly to something
allusion
n.- an indirect reference (often literary); a hint
altruism
n.- unselfish devotion to the welfare of others rather than self
amalgam
n.- a mixture or combonation (often of metals)
amalgamate
v.- to mix, merge, combine
ameliorate
v.- to impriove or make better
anachronism
n.- something out of place in time (e.g., an airplane in 1492)
anomaly
n.- an oddity, inconsistency; a deviation from the norm
antipathy
b.- a natural dislike or repugnance
apposite
adj.- suitable; apt; relevant
arcane
adj.- obscure; secret; mysterious