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Abase

lower; degrade; humiliate; make humble; make (oneself) lose self-respect

Abate

to lessen

Abet

to encourage, assist, aid, support

Abhor

to hate

Abominate

to loathe

Abrogate

to abolish

Abscond

To leave secretly

Abstruse

difficult to understand

Accrue

to accumulate

Absolve

to pardon

Aggrandize

to enlarge

Agility

quickness; nimbleness

Agnostic

one who believes that the existence of a god can be neither proven nor disproven

Agrarian

pertaining to farming

Alacrity

liveliness

Allay

to reduce intensity of; to calm

Allegory

narrative using figurative language

Allocate

Set aside

Allude

to refer to indirectly

Altercation

angry dispute

Altruism

unselfish devotion

Ameliorate

to improve

Amiable

pleasant; kind

Amnesty

to grant pardon

Acerbity

bitterness; severity

Acrimony

acerbity; bitterness

Adamant

immovable; unyielding

Adjudicate

to decide

Adjunct

assistant

Admonish

to warn

Adroit

skillful

Adulation

praise

Advocate

to recommend

Aesthetic

pertaining to visual beauty

Affable

friendly; courteous

Affinity

attraction

Affluence

wealth

Affront

insult

Anachronism

something out of proper time

Anarchy

absense of government

Anathema

ban; curse

Animosity

hatred towards

Anomaly

irregularity

Antipathy

dislike

Antipodes

opposite side of earth

Antithesis

direct opposite

Apathy

indifference; lack of interest

Aphorism

consise statement of truth; proverb

Aplomb

self confidence

Appall

to terrify; shock

Archaic

no longer in use

Arduous

difficult

Arrears

in debt

Articulate

express clearly and distinctly

Artifice

trickery

Ascendant

rising

Aspersion

slanderous remark

Assay

to test

Assiduous

careful; diligent

Assuase

to make less severe

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