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abeyance

temporary cessation or suspension

abrogate

put aside, put an end to

acerbity

a sharp sour taste

acrimonious

Stinging, bitter in temper or tone

aegis

protection, support

agrarian

rural, agricultural

amortization

payment of an obligation in a series of installments or transfers

anathema

a cursed, detested person

animadversion

criticism

apotheosis

elevation to godhood; an ideal example of something

apropos

Fitting the occasion; suitable or apt., opportunely

arrears

being in debt; money that should have been paid; work that should have been done

asperity

harshness of temper, tone, or manner

atavism

a reappearance of an earlier characteristic

attenuate

become weaker, in strength, value, or magnitude

axiom

self-evident truth requiring no proof

arable

fit for plowing, tillable

animus

hostile feeling or intent

anagram

a word or phrase spelled by rearranging the letters of another word or phrase

abstemious

sparing in eating and drinking; temperate

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