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24 terms

500 Vocab List 2

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asperity
roughness; harshness; irritability
assuage
relieve; ease; pacify
arrogant
acting superior, obnoxious, smug, or rude
assiduous
persistent; hard-working; diligent; attentive to detail
assail
attack with words or force
articulate
able to speak clearly and effectively
ascendance
domination; controlling power
ascetic
person who rejects physical comfort and luxury for self-discipline
archaic
old; antiquated
arcane
secret; mysterious
arbitrary
selected by random choice and without solid reason
appease
calm; pacify
apex
top; highest point; summit
apathy
lack of interest or concern
antithesis
opposite
averse
feeling repelled; wanting to avoid
avarice
greed
austere
stern; plain; without luxuries
auspicious
taking place under promising conditions; likely to succeed
augment
make larger; increase
audacious
brazen; brash; nervy
atrophy
waste away; wither
astute
wise; insightfully clever, shrewd
baleful
harmful; menacing