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Group A

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Abandon
to leave completely and finally; forsake utterly; desert
Abase
to reduce or lower, as in rank, office, reputation, or estimation; humble; degrade
Abash
to destroy the self-confidence, poise, or self-possession of; disconcert; make ashamed or embarrassed
Abdicate
to renounce or relinquish a throne, right, power, claim, responsibility, or the like, esp. in a formal manner
Abduct
to carry off or lead away (a person) illegally and in secret or by force, esp. to kidnap
Abhor
to regard with extreme repugnance or aversion; detest utterly; loathe; abominate
Abject
utterly hopeless, miserable, humiliating, or wretched
Abstract
thought of apart from concrete realities, specific objects, or actual instances
Acrimonious
caustic, stinging, or bitter in nature, speech, behavior, etc.
Acumen
keen insight; shrewdness
Adherent
a person who follows or upholds a leader, cause, etc.; supporter; follower
Adjacent
lying near, close, or contiguous; adjoining; neighboring
Admonition
a gentle reproof
Advent
a coming into place, view, or being; arrival
Adversary
a person, group, or force that opposes or attacks; opponent; enemy; foe
Adverse
unfavorable or antagonistic in purpose or effect
Aesthetic
pertaining to a sense of the beautiful
Affable
pleasantly easy to approach and to talk to; friendly; cordial; warmly polite
Affiliate
to bring into close association or connection
Affinity
a natural liking or sympathy
Affluence
abundance of money, property, and other material goods; riches; wealth
Affront
a personally offensive act or word; deliberate act or display of disrespect; intentional slight; insult
Alacrity
cheerful readiness, promptness, or willingness
Allay
to lessen or relieve; mitigate; alleviate
Allege
to assert without proof
Allure
to attract or tempt by something flattering or desirable
Ample
fully sufficient or more than adequate for the purpose or needs; plentiful; enough
Analogous
corresponding in some particular
Anecdote
a short account of a particular incident or event of an interesting or amusing nature, often biographical
Animate
to give life to; make alive
Animate
in a physically live state, as opposed to being dead or inert
Annul
to declare a legal document or agreement invalid
Apathy
lack of interest in anything, or the absence of any wish to do anything
Appease
to say or do something in order to make somebody less angry or aggressive, especially by giving in to demands that have been made
Arbitrary
based solely on personal wishes, feelings, or perceptions, rather than on objective facts, reasons, or principles
Argosy
a large richly laden merchant ship, or a fleet of such ships
Arid
dry; completely lacking in interest or excitement
Ashen
extremely pale in appearance
Askew
at an angle
Assiduous
showing persistent and hard-working effort in doing something
Astute
shrewd and discerning, especially where personal benefit is to be derived
Atone
to make reparation for a sin or a mistake
Automatic
started, operated, or regulated by a process or mechanism without human intervention
Automaton
a machine that contains its own power source and can perform a complicated series of actions, including responses to external stimuli, without human intervention
Aver
to assert something confidently
Averse
strongly opposed to or disliking something
Avouch
to make frank acknowledgment or affirmation of
Azure
deep blue, like the color of a clear sky