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anonymous
not named or identified; lacking interesting or unusual characteristics
anticipate
to think of something before it happens; to look forward to
antipathy
a strong felling of dislike
appall
to cause to feel fear, shock, or disgust
apparition
a strange appearance, especially of a ghost or spirit
appreciate
to understand the worth or importance of; to increase in value
apprehensive
afraid that something bad or unpleasant may happen
appropriate
to set aside for a particular use; to take or use without permission
apt
appropriate or suitable; likely to do something; skillful or quick to learn
arcade
a row of arches supported by columns; a passageway with many shops; a place with coin-operated games
archive
a place in which records or historical materials are kept; the materials stored in such a place
arduous
requiring great effort; very difficult
aristocracy
a class of people who have high rank and special titles; a system of government ruled by such a class
articulate
to express clearly in words
artifice
behavior or speech that is meant to deceive; a clever trick
ascendant
becoming more popular, powerful, or successful
assert
to state in a strong and definite way; to demand that others recognize or accept
assess
to make a judgment about; to estimate the value of; to require a payment
asunder
into separate parts
attain
to succeed in getting or doing; to grow to reach an age, time, size, etc.
attribute
to think of something as the cause of another thing; to think of something as having a specific quality
austere
very simple or plain; severe or serious in manner
authentic
real and genuine in quality rather than copied or false
authority
the power to give orders or make decisions; the confident quality of someone who knows a lot or who is respected and obeyed; a person with expert knowledge
autocrat
a person who rules with total power
avail
to offer something useful or helpful to someone
averse
having a strong feeling of dislike or opposition
balk
to suddenly refuse or stop doing what is wanted
barren
unable to support the growth of plants or fruit; not productive; lacking of interest or excitement
benefactor
someone who helps others; especially by giving money
besiege
to surround with soldiers; to gather around and overwhelm
brazen
acting in a very open and shocking way without shame or embarrassment
brevity
shortness of time; use of few words
brink
the edge before a steep drop; a critical point beyond which something will happen, usually bad
broach
to introduce or bring up a topic for discussion
cache
a hiding place or a group of things hidden there
calibrate
to check the settings or measurements of an instrument; to adjust for accuracy