GRE Top "A" Words

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Approbation

approval and praise

Articulate

able to speak clearly and expressively

Archaic

ancient, old-fashioned

Ardor

intense and passionate feeling

Arbitrate

to judge a dispute between two opposing parties

Attenuate

reduce in force or degree, weaken

Assuage

to make something unpleasant or less severe

Austere

severe or stern in appearance, undecorated

Audacious

fearless or daring

Arbitrary

determined by chance or impulse

Apathy

lack of interest or emotion

Apocryphal

of questionable authority or authenticity

Antagonize

to annoy or provoke to anger

Antipathy

extreme dislike

Anomaly

deviation from what is normal

Analogous

similar or alike in some way, equivalent to

Aggrandize

to increase in power, influence and reputation

Aesthetic

concerning the appreciation of beauty

Alleviate

to make more bearable

Alacrity

speed or quickness

Ambiguous

doubtful or uncertain, can be interpreted in several ways

Amalgamate

to combine or mix together

Ameliorate

to make better, to improve

Anachronism

something out of place in time

Abate

to reduce in amount, degree, or severity

Abscond

to leave secretly

Aberrant

deviating from what is normal or expected

Abyss

an extremely deep hole

Abstain

to choose not to do something

Advocate

to speak in favor of

Adulterate

to make impure

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