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abberant
deviating from the norm
abjure
to renounce or reject solemnly; to recant; to avoid
abrogate
to abolish or annul by authority; put down
abscission
act of cutting off or removing
abscond
to depart clandestinely; to steal off and hide
accolade
an expression of praise; an award
accretion
growth, increase by successive addition, building up
adulation
excessive praise; intense adoration
adumbrate
to foreshadow vaguely; intiimate, suggest, or outline sketchily
aggrandize
to increase in intensity, power, or prestige; to make appear greater
alacrity
eager and enthusiastic willingness
amalgamate
to combine several elements into a whole
anathema
a solemn or ecclesiastical(religious) curse; accursed or thoroughly loathed person or thing
anodyne
soothing
apogee
farthest or highest point; culmination; zenith
apostate
one who abandons long-held religious or political convictions, a betrayer of a cause
apotheosis
deification, glorification to godliness, the perfect example
apposite
appropriate, pertinent, relevant, apropos
apprise
give notice to, inform
approbation
an expression of approval or praise
arabesque
complex, ornate design
arduous
strenuous, taxing, requiring significant effort
arrant
impudent; in every way, being completely such, bare faced, utter
arrest
to suspend; to engage
artless
completely without guile; natural, without artificiality
asperity
harshness or sharpness of tone, temper, or manner
aspersion
an act of defamation or maligning
assiduous
diligent, hard-working
astringent
having a tightening effect on living tissue; harsh; severe
attenuate
to rarefy, weaken or make thinner, lessen
audacious
daring and fearless; recklessly bold
augury
omen, portent, the reading of omens
august
majestic, venerable
auspice
protection or support, patronage
auspicious
favorable, propitious, successful, prosperous
austere
without adornment; bare; severely simple; ascetic
aver
to state as fact; to confirm or support
axiomatic
taken as a given; possessing self-evident truth
baleful
sinister, pernicious, ominous
beatify
to bless, make happy, or ascribe a virtue to; to regard as saintly
bedizen
to adorn, especially in a cheap, showy manner; festoon, caparison
belie
to give a false impression of, to misrepresent
bellicose
belligerent, pugnacious, warlike
bent
leaning, inclination, proclivity, tendency
blandish
to coax with flattery, toady or fawn
blithe
carefree, merry
boisterous
loud, noisy, rough, lacking restraint
bolster
to provide support or reinforcement
bombastic
pompous; grandiloquent
boor
a rude or insensitive person; lout; yokel