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Adulation (N)
Flattery;admiration
Adulterate (V)
Make impure by adding inferior or tainted substances
Adventitious (ADJ)
Accidental;causaul
Adversary (N)
Opponent;enemy
Adverse (ADJ)
Unfavorable;hostile
Adversity (N)
Poverty;misfortune
Advert (V)
Refer to
Advocacy (N)
Support;active pleading on behalf of someone or something
Advocate (V)
Urge;plead for
Aegis (N)
Shield;defense
Aerie (N)
Nest of a large bird of prey (eagle,hawk)
Aesthetic (ADJ)
Artistic;dealing with or capable of appreciating the beautiful
Affable (ADJ)
Easily approachable; warmly friendly
Affected (ADJ)
Artificial;pretended;assumed in order to impress
Affidavit (N)
Written statement made under oath
Advent (N)
Arrival
Affiliation (N)
Joining;associating with
Affinity (N)
Kinship
Affirmation (N)
Positive assertion; confirmation;solemn pledge by one who refuses to take an oath
Affix (V)
Attach or add on;fasten
Affliction (N)
State of distress;causing of suffering
Affluence (N)
Abundance;wealth
Affront (N)
Insult;offense;intentional act of disrespect
Agape (ADJ)
Openmouthed
Agenda (N)
Items of business at a meeting
Agglomeration (N)
Collection;heap
Aggrandize (V)
Increase or intensify;raise in power,wealth,rank or honor
Aggregate (V)
Gather;accumulate
Aggressor (N)
Attacker
Aghast (ADJ)
Horrified;dumbfounded
Agility (N)
Nimbleness
Agitate (V)
Stir up;disturb
Agnostic (N)
One who is skeptical of the existence of a God or any ultimate reality
Agog (ADJ)
Highly excited;intensely curious
Agrarian (ADJ)
Pertaining to land or its cultivation
Alacrity (N)
Cheerful promptness;eagerness
Alchemy (N)
Medieval form of speculative thought that aimed to transform base metals (lead or copper) into silver or gold and to discover a means of prolonging life
Alcove (N)
Nook;recess
Alias (N)
An assumed name
Alienate (V)
Make hostile;separate
Alimentary (ADJ)
Supplying nourishment
Alimony (N)
Payments made to an ex-spouse ater divorce
Allay (V)
Calm;pacify
Allege (V)
State without proof
Allegiance (N)
Loyalty
Allegory (N)
Story in which characters are used as symbols;fable
Alleviate (V)
Relieve
Alliteration (N)
Repetition of beginning sound in poetry
Allocate (V)
Assign
Alloy (N, V)
A mixture as of metals (N)
Mix;make less pure;lessen or moderate (V)
Allude (V)
Refer indirectly
Allure (V)
Entice;attract
Allusion (N)
Indirect reference
Alluvial (ADJ)
Pertaining to soil deposits left by running water
Aloof (ADJ)
Apart;reserved
Aloft (ADV)
Upward
Altercation (N)
Noisy quarrel;heated dispute
Altruistic (ADJ)
Unselfishly generous; concerned for others
Amalgamate (V)
Combine;unite in one body
Amass (V)
Collect
Amazon (N)
Female warrior
Ambidextrous (ADJ)
Capable of using either hand with equal ease
Ambience (N)
Environment;atmosphere
Ambiguous (ADJ)
Unclear or doubtful in meaning
Ambivalence (N)
The state of having contradictory or conflicting emotional attitudes
Amble (N)
Moving at an easy pace
Ambrosia (N)
Food of the Gods
Ambulatory (ADJ)
Able to walk;not bedridden