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25 terms

500 Vocab List 1

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ameliorate
to make an unpleasant situation better; to improve
anarchy
lack of order; chaos
amorphous
without form or shape
ambivalence
indecision; feeling of being pulled in two directions
aloof
detached; apart; indifferent
analogous
similar
amity
friendship
abstract
theoretical; not concrete
accolade
an award, or praise
abstruse
hard to understand
acclaim
praise; applaud
acquiescent
reluctantly agreeable; compiant
adamant
refusing to change; stubborn; unyielding
adroit
skillful in physical activity, or in handling difficult situations
advocate
support; plead for; speak on behalf of
alienate
to push someone away, or cause him to separate from people
antagonistic
in hostile competition; opposing
acrimony
words or behavior filled with harshness or anger
anathema
a religious curse or the thing or person being cursed
ambiguous
unclear; vague; having several possible interpretations
ambidextrous
able to use both hands with equal skill
altruistic
unselfish; caring
affable
friendly; easygoing
affirmation
positive statement; assertion; agreement
antiquated
too old to be useful; outdated; obsolete