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aberration
n. a deviating from the right path or usual course of action; a mental disorder, especially of a minor or temporary nature.
abstinence
n. the giving up of certain pleasures such as food or drink
abstract
adj. theoretical, not applied or practical; not concrete; hard to understand

(As a noun, abstract means "a summary")
acclaim
n. loud applause; approval.

(When used as a verb, acclaim means "to applaud; to praise.)
acquiesce
v. to accept the conclusions or arrangements of others; to accede; to give consent by keeping silent.
admonish
v. to advise against something; to warn; to scold gently; to urge strongly
advocate
v. to support; to be in favor of.

(When used as a noun, advocate refers to someone who supports a particular cause.)
aesthetic
adj. showing an appreciation of beauty in nature or art, artistic.
affinity
n. natural attraction to a person or liking for a thing; relation; connection.
aggrandizement
n. an increase in rank or wealth; growth in power