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abridge

shorten

abstract

apart from concrete realities

accessible

applaud

acknowledge

to recognize the rights

acquiesce

agree without protest

acrid

sharp or bitter

adversary

opponent

adverse

unfavorable

advocate (v.)

to plead in favor of

affirmation

a positive assertion

agenda

a plan or program

aggregate (v.)

gather, accumulate

altruistic

unselfishly generous

ambiguous

capable of being understood in two or more ways

ambivalence

the state of having contradictory

amorphous

lacking shape

analogous

comparable

anarchist

a person who rebels against authority

antagonism

actively expressed opposition or hostility

antediluvian

extremely primitive or outmoded

antidote

something that relieves

antiquated

outmoded or discredited by reason of age

apathy

lack of caring

appease

pacify

apprehension

suspicion or fear

archaic

characteristic of an earlier time

artifact

an object remaining from a particular period

artisan

craftsperson

ascendance

domination

aspire

seek to attain

authoritarian

relating to a concentration of power in a leader

autonomous

self-governing

aversion

firm dislike

avert

to turn away

aviary

a place for keeping birds confined

belie

give a false impression

benevolent

marked by or disposed to doing good

bequeath

to hand down, especially by a will

braggart

a loud arrogant boaster

brevity

shortness of duration

buttress

support

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