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Peak Vocab List Words 1-65

abashed

ashamed

abate

diminish

aberration

abnormality

abolition

to officially end something

abrupt

1. sudden
2. curt

abstract

theoretical

abstruse

complex

absurd

ridiculous

accentuate

emphasize

accessible

1. easy to find
2. easy to understand

accolade

award

accord

agreement

account

explain

accustomed

used to

acknowledge

1. recognize
2. to tell someone that you have received something they sent you

acquaint

familiarize

acquire

1. to get something
2. to learn something

acumen

wisdom

adage

proverb

address

1. deal with
2. speak to

adept

skillful

adhere

stick

administer

1. manage
2. give

admonish

reprove

adolescent

preadult; teenager

adopt

accept and use

adorn

decorate

adroit

skillful

adversary

opponent

advocate

support

aesthete

beauty lover

aesthetic

beautiful or artful

affable

friendly

affected

fake

afflicted

hurt

affluent

wealthy

afoot

current

aggregate

total

agile

nimble

agitated

disturbed; bothered

agnostic

someone who believes that we cannot know if God exists or not

alacrity

quickness & eagerness

alcove

nook; secluded spot

alienate

1. to make someone stop liking you
2. to make someone feel that they are different and do not belong to a group

align

1. line up
2. support

allege

assert; claim

alleviate

ease

allude

refer

alluring

attractive

allusion

reference

aloof

distant; remote

alter

change

altruism

unselfishness

alumnus

graduate

amalgam

mixture

amalgamate

merge

ambiguous

1. has different meanings
2. not clearly stated or defined

ambivalent

mixed feelings

ameliorate

improve

amiable

likeable

anachronistic

1. a person, custom, or idea that seems old-fashioned and does not belong to the present
2. something that is placed, for example in a book or play, in the wrong period of history

analogy

comparison

analytical

examining

ancillary

extra

anecdote

short story

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