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abate
to reduce in intensity or amount
abstracted
removed in thought from the immediate situation, lost in one's own mind
abyss
bottomless hole, a vast expanse or depth
accord
agreement, state of harmony
acquiesce
to give in, to comply
adherent
a follower of something such as a leader, party, philosophy, or profession
advent
a coming or arrival
advocacy
support of an idea or cause
affinity
a natural attraction or feeling of kinship
alacrity
prompt and cheerful response
aloof
apart, indifferent
ambiguous
having more than one possible meaning
anachronism
error in chronology or time order, unclear,uncertain
anchor
secure or fasten firmly; be fixed in place; N. anchorage
antecedent
a preceding occurrence or cause or event
antediluvian
a very old (or old fashioned) person
antiquity
quality of being very old; ancient times;
apathy
lack of emotion or interest
append
To add in a supplementary manner
arable
fit for plowing, tillable
articulate
express or state clearly
ascend
to move upward, to rise from a lower station
ascetic
One who leads a life of self-denial and contemplation; absent of luxury
astute
shrewd; clever
atrophy
to waste away, to wither
audacity
excessive boldness, rashness, daring
barbarism
the incorrect usage of words or forms of language
bestow
to grant or to give
betoken
to give a sign of
bland
mild, affable, insipid
blasphemous
irreverent, profane
boisterous
rowdy,rough, and stormy
buoyant
capable of floating; cheerful
burnish
make shiny by rubbing; polish
cataclysm
an event or situation that causes a momentous change or upheaval
celestial
pertaining to the sky or heavens
certitudes
Things that are inevitable or certain, certainties
chronic
being long-lasting and recurrent or characterized by long suffering
circumvent
to get around, outwit; defeat by behaving more cleverly; outsmart; baffle; avoid; get around
clandestine
secret
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