20 terms

McMaster Power Words List 3

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aberrant
one whose behavior departs substantially from the norm of a group
abeyance
temporary cessation or suspension
abstemious
sparing in consumption of especially food and drink
benefactor
a person who helps people or institutions (especially with financial help)
auspicious
attended by favorable circumstances
audacity
fearless daring
axiom
a saying that widely accepted on its own merits
belie
represent falsely
aboriginal
having existed from the beginning
acumen
shrewdness shown by keen insight
aesthetic
concerning or characterized by an appreciation of beauty or good taste
anathema
a detested person or thing
anachronistic
chronologically misplaced
amorphous
having no definite form or distinct shape
antipathy
a feeling of intense dislike
alacrity
liveliness and eagerness
boisterous
noisy and lacking in restraint or discipline
boor
a crude uncouth ill-bred person lacking culture or refinement
appease
make peace with
ascetic
practices self denial as spiritual discipline