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abate

to reduce in amount, degree or severity

abscond

to leave secretly

abstain

to choose not to do something

abyss

an extremely deep hole

adulterate

to make impure

advocate

to speak in favor of

aesthetic

concerning the appreciation of beauty

aggrandize

to increase in power, influence, and reputation

alleviate

to make more bearable

amalgamate

to combine; to mix together

ambiguous

doubtful, uncertain, able to be interpreted several ways

ameliorate

to make better, improve

anachronism

something out of place in time

analogous

similiar to, equivalent to

anomaly

deviation from whats normal

antagonize

to annoy or provoke to anger

antipathy

extreme dislike

apathy

lack of emotion or interest

arbitrate

to judge a dispute between two opposing parties

archaic

ancient, old fashioned

ardor

intense and passionate feeling

articulate

able to speak clearly and expressively

assauge

to make something unpleasant less severe

attenuate

to reduce in force or degree; to weaken

audacious

fearless and daring

austere

severe or stern in appearance

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