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20 terms

UVVB 17

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abeyance
temporary cessation or suspension
abrogate
put aside, put an end to
acerbity
a sharp sour taste
acrimonious
Stinging, bitter in temper or tone
aegis
protection, support
agrarian
rural, agricultural
amortization
payment of an obligation in a series of installments or transfers
anathema
a cursed, detested person
animadversion
criticism
apotheosis
elevation to godhood; an ideal example of something
apropos
Fitting the occasion; suitable or apt., opportunely
arrears
being in debt; money that should have been paid; work that should have been done
asperity
harshness of temper, tone, or manner
atavism
a reappearance of an earlier characteristic
attenuate
become weaker, in strength, value, or magnitude
axiom
self-evident truth requiring no proof
arable
fit for plowing, tillable
animus
hostile feeling or intent
anagram
a word or phrase spelled by rearranging the letters of another word or phrase
abstemious
sparing in eating and drinking; temperate