vocabulary booster 1-5

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abash
make bashful or embarrassd
aboriginal
original
abridge
to shorten something
abstain
to hold back from
acrimonious
bitter or vengeful
acrid
bitter or pungent
acute
sharp or perceptive
adept
skillful
adhere
to stick to
adorn
to ornament or to decorate
adroit
skillful or adept
adulation
admiration or adoration
aesthetic
pertaining to a sense of beauty
affable
friendly personable easy to get along with
agrarian
having to do with agriculture
aloof
shy reserved removed or attending to remain apart
altruistic
unselfish generous concerned about the well being of others
amend
to change revise fix
amiable
friendly personable
allure
pull or attraction
amass
to gather accumulate
ambidextrous
able to use both hands equally well
ample
sufficient enough or more than enough
anarchy
breakdown or lack of rule
anathema
a curse something hated
annul
to cancel to make void
anoint
to officially approve consecrate
antagonist
a person with determined opposition or hatred toward something or someone
antiquated
old fashioned or like an antique
appease
to soothe calm or put at ease
apprise
to notify or inform
arduous
hard difficult exhausting
ascertain
to uncover and verify to make certaon
ascetic
self denying devoted to simple and austere living