500 Vocab List 2

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asperity

roughness; harshness; irritability

assuage

relieve; ease; pacify

arrogant

acting superior, obnoxious, smug, or rude

assiduous

persistent; hard-working; diligent; attentive to detail

assail

attack with words or force

articulate

able to speak clearly and effectively

ascendance

domination; controlling power

ascetic

person who rejects physical comfort and luxury for self-discipline

archaic

old; antiquated

arcane

secret; mysterious

arbitrary

selected by random choice and without solid reason

appease

calm; pacify

apex

top; highest point; summit

apathy

lack of interest or concern

antithesis

opposite

averse

feeling repelled; wanting to avoid

avarice

greed

austere

stern; plain; without luxuries

auspicious

taking place under promising conditions; likely to succeed

augment

make larger; increase

audacious

brazen; brash; nervy

atrophy

waste away; wither

astute

wise; insightfully clever, shrewd

baleful

harmful; menacing

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