500 Vocab List 1

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ameliorate

to make an unpleasant situation better; to improve

anarchy

lack of order; chaos

amorphous

without form or shape

ambivalence

indecision; feeling of being pulled in two directions

aloof

detached; apart; indifferent

analogous

similar

amity

friendship

abstract

theoretical; not concrete

accolade

an award, or praise

abstruse

hard to understand

acclaim

praise; applaud

acquiescent

reluctantly agreeable; compiant

adamant

refusing to change; stubborn; unyielding

adroit

skillful in physical activity, or in handling difficult situations

advocate

support; plead for; speak on behalf of

alienate

to push someone away, or cause him to separate from people

antagonistic

in hostile competition; opposing

acrimony

words or behavior filled with harshness or anger

anathema

a religious curse or the thing or person being cursed

ambiguous

unclear; vague; having several possible interpretations

ambidextrous

able to use both hands with equal skill

altruistic

unselfish; caring

affable

friendly; easygoing

affirmation

positive statement; assertion; agreement

antiquated

too old to be useful; outdated; obsolete

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