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Abash
to make ashamed; to embarass
Abate
to subside; to reduce
Abdicate
to step down from a position of power or responsibility
Abhor
to hate very very much; to detest
Abject
hopeless; extremely sad and servile; defeated
Abnegate
to deny oneself things; to reject; to renounce
Abortive
unsuccessful
Abridge
to shorten; to condense
Absolute
total, unlimited; perfect
Absolve
to forgive or free from blame; to free from sin; to free from an obligation
Abstinent
abstaining; voluntarily not doing something, especially something pleasant but is bad for you or has a bad reputation
Abstract
theoretical; impersonal
Abstruse
hard to understand
Abysmal
extremely hopeless or wretched; bottomless
Accolade
an award; an honor
Accost
to approach and speak to someone aggressively
Acerbic
bitter sour; severe
Acquiesce
to comply passively; to accept; to assent; to agree
Acrid
harsh, like acid
Acrimonious
full of spite, bitter, nasty
Acumen
keenness of judgement; mental sharpness
Acute
sharp; shrewd
Adamant
stubborn, unyielding; completely inflexible
Address
to speak to; to direct one's attention to
Adherent
follower, supporter; believer
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 w/ artistic beauty; artistic
Affable
easy to talk to; friendly
Affectation
artificial or unnatural behavior; usually intended to impress
Affinity
sympathy; attraction; kinship; similarity
Affluent
rich; prosperous
Agenda
program; the things to be done
Agrarian
relating to land; relating to the management or farming of land
Agnostic
one who believes that the existence of a god can be neither proven nor disproven
Aggregate
a collection of separate things mixed together
Alacrity
cheerful eagerness of readiness to respond
Allege
to assert w/out proof
Alleviate
to relieve; usually temporarily or incompletely; to make bearable; to lessen
Allocate
to distribute; to assign; to allot
Alloy
a combination of two or more things, usually metals
Allusion
an indirect reference (often to a literary work); a hint
Aloof
uninvolved; standing off; keeping one's distance
Altruism
selflessness; generosity; devotion to the interest of others
Ambience
atmosphere; mood; feeling
Ambiguous
unclear in meaning; confusing; capable of being interpreted in different ways
Ambivalent
undecided; having opposed feelings simultaneously
to make better or more tolerable
Ameliorate
Amenable
obedient; willing to give in to the wishes of others; agreeable
pleasantness; attractive or comfortable feature
Amenity
friendly; agreeable
Amiable
an official pardon for a group of people who have violated a law or policy
Amnesty
lacking a sense of right or wrong; neither
Amoral
feeling loving, especially in a sexually sense; in love; relating to love
Amorous
shapeless, without a regular or stable shape; bloblike
Amorphous
Anachronism
something out of place in time or history; an incongruity