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abase

to humiliate; to lower in esteem or dignity; to humble

abet

to support or encourage someone especially someone who as done something wrong

abeyance

suspension; temporary cessation ; obey

abjure

to repudiate; to take back; to refrain from

abomination

something despised or abhorred; extreme loathing

aboriginal

native; dating back to the very beginning

abound

to be very numerous

abrogate

to abolish or repeal formally; to set aside; to nullify

accede

to give in; to yeild; to agree

accentuate

to emphasize; to accent; to highlight

access

the right or ability to approach enter or use

acclaim

to praise publicly and enthusiastically

accord

to agree; to be in harmony; to grant or bestow

accouterments

personal clothing accessories or equipment; trappings

accrue

to accumulate over time

acquisitive

seeking or tending to acquire;

acquit

to find not guilty; to bahave or conduct oneself

acronym

a word made up of the initials of other words adage a traditional saying; a proverb

adduce

to bring forward as an example or as proof; to cite

adjourn

to suspend until another time

adjunct

something added to or connected with something else; an assistant

ad-lib

to improvise; speak or act spontanesously

advent

arrival; coming; beginning

adventitious

accidnetal; connected to but nonetheless unrelated; irrelevant

advocate

a person who argues in favor of a position

affidavit

a sworn written statement made before an official

affiliate

to become closely associated with

affliction

misery; illness;great suffering; a source of misery or great suffering

afford

to give; to supply; to confer upon

affront

insult; a deliberate act of disrespect

aftermath

consequence; events following some occurrence or calamity

aggrandize

to exaggerate; to cause to appear greater; to increasesomething in power reputation wealth etc

aggrieve

to mistreat; to do grievous injury to; to distress

aghast

terrified shocked

alchemy

a seemingly magical process of transformation

alienate

to estrange; to cause to feel unwelcome or unloved; to make hostile

allegiance

loyalty

allegory

a story in which the characters are symbols with moral or spiritual meanings

allot

to apportion allocate or assign allocate

altercation

a heated fight argument or quarrel

amass

to pile up; to accumulate; to collect for one's own use

amid

in the middle of

anathema

something or someone loathe or detested

ancillary

subordinate; providing assistance

angst

anxiety; fear; dread

annex

to add or attach

annuity

an annual allowance or income; the annual interest payment on an investment; any regular allowance or income

antedate

to be older than; to have come before

anterior

situated in front

anthology

a collection especially of literary works

antipodal

situated on opposite sides of the earth; exactly opposite

antiquity

ancientness; ancient times

aperture

an opening chasm

apex

highest point

apogee

the most distant point in the orbit of the moon or of an artificial satellite

apoplexy

stroke that is numbness and paralysis resulting from the sudden loss of blood flow to the brain

apostasy

abandonment or rejection of faith or loyalty

appalling

causing horror or consternation ; appellate- compell-

apparition

a ghost or ghostly object

appellation

a name

appendage

something added on to something else; a supplement

apportion

to distribute properionally; to divide into portions

apposite

distinctly suitable; pertinent

appraise

to estimate the value or quality of; to judge

apprise

to give notice to; to inform

appurtenance

something extra; an appendage; an accessory

apropos

appropriate; coming at the right time

apt

appropriate; having a tendency to; likely apposite apropos

archipelago

a large group of islands

archives

a place where historical documents or materials are stored; the documents or materials them

arid

very dry; lacking life interest or imagination

armament

implement of war; the process of arming for war

armistice

truce

arraign

to bring to court to answer an indictment; to accuse

arrant

utter; unmitigated; very bad

arrears

the state of being in debt; unpaid debts

arsenal

a collection of armaments; a facility for storing or producing armament; a supply of anything useful

articulate

to pronounce clearly; to express clearly

artisan

a person skilled in a craft

ascertain

to determine with certainty; to find out definitely

ascribe

to credit to or assign; to attribute

askance

with suspicion or disapproval

aspersion

a slanderous or damning remark

assail

to attack vigorously

assert

to claim strongly; to affirm

assess

to evaluate; to estimate; to appraise

astringent

harsh; severe; withering stringent- contingent-

asylum

a mental hospital or similar institution; refuge; a place of safety

atone

to make amends

atrophy

to wither away; to decline from disuse

attest

to give proof of; to declare to be true or correct; to give testimony

attribute

to credit to or assign; to ascribe

augur

to serve as an omen or be a sign; to predict or foretell

august

inspiring admiration or awe

auspices

protection; support; sponsorship

auxiliary

secondary; additional; giving assistance of aid

avail

to help; to be of use; to serve

aversion

a strong feeling of dislike

avert

to turn away; to prevent

avid

eager; enthusiastic avarice; arid-

bacchanal

a party animal; a drunken reveler; a drunken revelry or orgy

baleful

menacing; threatening

balk

to abruptly refuse to do something; ti stop short

ballyhoo

sensational advertising or promotion; uproar

balm

something that heals or soothes

bandy

to toss back and forth; to exchange

banter

an exchange of good-humored or mildly teasing remarks

baroque

extravagantly ornate; flamboyant in style

barrage

a concentrated outpouring of artillery fire or of anything else

bauble

a gaudy trinket; a small inexpensive on ornament

bedlam

noisy uproar and chaos;

begrudge

to envy another's possession or enj0yment of something; to be reluctant to give or to give grudgingly ; wistful

behest

command; order

bemoan

to mourn about; to lament

benediction

a blessing; an utterance of good wishes

benighted

ignorant; unenlightened

bestow

to present as a gift; to confer

bilious

ill-tempered; cranky irasible choleric

bivouac

a temporary encampment especially of soldiers

blanch

to turn pale; to cause to turn pale

bland

mild; tasteless; dull; unlively

blandishment

flattery

bliss

perfect contentment; extreme joy

bluster

to roar; to be loud; to be tumultous

bombast

pompous or pretentious speech of writing

bon vivant

a person who enjoys good food good drink and luxirious living

bona fide

sincere done or made in good faith; authentic; genuine

boon

a blessing; a benefit

boor

a rude or churlish person

booty

goods taken from an enemy in war; plunder; stolen or confiscated goods

botch

to bungle; to ruin through poor of clumsy effort

bracing

invigorating galvanize

brandish

to wave or display threateningly

bravado

a false show or ostentatious show of bravery or defiance

brawn

big muscles; great strength

brazen

impudent; bold

breach

a violation; a gap or break

brink

edge

bristle

to stiffen with anger; to appear in some way similar to hair standing on end

bromide

a dull obvious overfamilar saying; a cliche

brouhaha

uproar; hubbub

brusque

abrupt in manner; blunt

buffoon

a joker especially one who is coarse of acts like an ass

bulwark

a wall used as a defensive fortification; anything used as the main defense against anything else

cabal

a group of conspirators; the acts of such a group; a clique

cache

a hiding place; the things hidden in a secret place

calamity

a disaster

callous

insensitive; emotionally hardened

calumny

slander; a maliciously false statement

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