"A" Words

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abjure

retract or shun/avoid

abrogate

to abolish formally or put an end to

abstemious

sparing (usually in eating)

acumen

keen insight, shrewdness

antebellum

before or existing before the war (civil war)

auspicious

promising success or favored by fortune

arcane

known or understood by very few, mysterious

attenuate

to weaken or reduce in force (biuology, technology)

axiomatic

self evident

antediluvian

of or beloning to the period before the flood or someone very old/outdated (someone before the flood)

alacrity

cheerful readiness, promptness, briskness

autodidact

a self-taught person

aphorism

a saying embodying a general truth

addle

to make or become confused, or to become rotten (eggs)

asperity

harshness (tone, surface) or hardships

ameliorate

to make or become better, more satisfactory

acrimonious

caustic, stinging, or bitter in nature, tone, temperment

allegory

a representative of something abstract

anachronism

something or someone that is not in chronological order

aesthetic

pertaining to the sense of beauty

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