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abjure
(verb) to renounce or reject solemnly; to recant to avoid
adumbrate
(verb) to foreshadow vaguely or intimate; to suggest or outline sketchily; to obscure or overshadow
anathema
(noun) a solemn or ecclesiastical (religious) curse; accursed or thoroughly loathed person or thing
anodyne
(adj/noun) soothing, something that assuages or allays pain or comforts
apogee
(noun) farthest or highest point; culmination; zenith
apostate
(noun) one who abandons long-held religious or political conventions
apotheosis
(noun) deification, glorification to godliness, an exalted example, a model of excellence or perfection
asperity
(noun) severity, rigor; roughness, harshness, acrimony, irritability
asseverate
(verb) to aver, allege, assert
assiduous
(adj) diligent, hard-working, sedulous
augury
(noun) omen, portent
bellicose
(adj) belligerent, pugnacious, warlike
calumniate
(verb) to slander, make a false accusation; calumny means slander, aspersion
captious
(adj) disposed to point out trivial faults; calculated to confuse or entrap in argument
cavil
(verb) to find fault without good reason
celerity
(noun) speed, alacrity; think accelerate