Vocabulary 1 & 2

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adroit

skillful, clever

adulterate

to make impure; impure

adventitious

accidental; nonessential

aegis

a shield; protection; sponsorship

aesthetic

pertaining to beauty

affectation

a phony attitude; pose

affinity

an attraction to

affluence

wealth, richness

agape

open-mouthed; surprised; agog

aggrandize

to enlarge; to expand

altruism

a concern for others; generosity

ambiguous

open to more than one interpretation

amoral

lacking sense of right and wrong

amorphous

shapeless, formless, vague

animosity

hatred

antipathy

an intense dislike

antithesis

an exact opposite; an opposite extreme

badinage

playful, teasing talk; to banter; to tease with playful talk

banal

common, ordinary

baroque

overly decorated

bauble

a showy but useless thing

bedlam

a noisy uproar; a scene of wild confusion

beguile

to deceive; to charm; to enchant

besiege

to overwhelm; to surround and attack

besmirch

to make dirty; to stain

bestial

savage, brutal

bilious

bad tempered; cross

blanch

to whiten, to make pale

bland

mild, tasteless, dull

blandishment

flattery

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