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acclimate

to become accustomed to a new environment or situation; to adapt

aeon

an indefinetely long period of time; an age

affectation

behavior that is assumed rather than natural; artificially

affluent

wealthy

amalgam

mixture

ambivalent

having opposing attitude or feelings about something

anachronistic

describing someone that is out of its proper order or time

anguish

torment

antecedent

one that precedes another

antipathy

strong dislike

aplomb

self confidence

apropos

to the point

archaic

characteristics of words and language that were once common but now are used to suggest and early style or period

arrest

to stop

augment

to increase

auspicious

favorable

austere

bare

automation

a robot

automony

independence

avant-garde

a group active in invention of arts

bane

fatal injury

beleaguered

to harass

belie

to be counter to

belligerent

aggresive

bipartisan

supported by 2 political parties

bog

a wetland

bolster

to support

boon

a benefit bestowed

bowdlerwize

to remove offensive portions of a book

burgeon

to grow and fluorish

castigate

to criticize severely

chagrin

dissapointment

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