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absolute
adj. total; unlimited; perfect
abstinent
adj. voluntarily not doing something
abstract
adj. theoretical; impersonal
acrimonious
adj. full of spite; bitter; nasty
acute
adj. sharp; shrewd
aggregate
n. sum total; a collection of separate things mixed together
agrarian
adj. relating to land; relating to the management or farming of land
allege
v. to assert without proof
anachronism
n. something out of place in time or history; an incongruity
apartheid
n. policy of racial segregation in South Africa
appease
v. to sooth; to pacify by giving in to
ascendancy
n. supremacy; domination
assiduous
adj. hardworking; busy; quite diligent
autonomous
adj. acting independently
autonomous
adj. acting independently
bane
n. poison; torment; cause of harm
blatant
adj. unpleasantly or offensively noisy
blight
n. disease in plants; anything that injures or destroys
bureaucracy
n. any large administrative system characterized by inefficiency lots of rules and red tape
burgeon
v. to expand; to flourish
capricious
adj. unpredictable; likely to change at any moment
cerebral
adj. brainy; intellectually refined
chastise
to inflict punishment on; to discipline
cogent
powerfully convincing
collusion
conspiracy
comprehensive
covering or including everything
comprise
to consist of
contiguous
side by side; adjoining
credulous
eager to believe; gullible
culpable
deserving blame; guilty