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abate
to subside; to reduce
Abject
Hopeless; extremely sad and servile; defeated
Abnegate
to deny oneself things; to reject; to renounce
Abortive
Unsuccessful
Absolve
to forgive or free from blame; to free from sin; to free from an obligation
Abstinent
Abstaining; voluntarily not doing something, esp. something pleasant that is bad for you or has a bad reputation
Acumen
Keeness of judgement; mental sharpness
Acute
Sharp, shrewd(figuratively)
Admonish
to scold gently; to warn
Adroit
skillful; dexterous; clever; shrewd; socially at ease
Adulation
wild or excessive admiration; flattery
Adulterate
to contaminate; to make impure
Adverse
Unfavorable; antagonistic
Aesthetic
having to do with artistic beauty; artistic
Affectation
unnatural or artificial behavior, usu. intended to impress
Affinity
sympathy; attraction; kinship; similarity
Affluent
rich; prosperous
Aggregate
sum total; collection of separate things mixed together
Alacrity
cheerful eageness or readiness to respond
Allege
to assert without proof
Aloof
uninvolved; standing off; keeping one's distance
Altruism
selflessness; generosity; devotion to the interests of others
Ambience
atmosphere; mood; feeling
Ambiguous
unclear in meaning; confusing; capable of being interpreted in different ways
Ambivalent
undecided; having opposed feelings simultaneously
Ameliorate
to make better or more tolerable
Amenable
obedient; willing to give in to the wishes of another; agreeable
Anecdote
a short account of a humorous or revealing incident