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GRE Top "A" Words

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Approbation
approval and praise
Articulate
able to speak clearly and expressively
Archaic
ancient, old-fashioned
Ardor
intense and passionate feeling
Arbitrate
to judge a dispute between two opposing parties
Attenuate
reduce in force or degree, weaken
Assuage
to make something unpleasant or less severe
Austere
severe or stern in appearance, undecorated
Audacious
fearless or daring
Arbitrary
determined by chance or impulse
Apathy
lack of interest or emotion
Apocryphal
of questionable authority or authenticity
Antagonize
to annoy or provoke to anger
Antipathy
extreme dislike
Anomaly
deviation from what is normal
Analogous
similar or alike in some way, equivalent to
Aggrandize
to increase in power, influence and reputation
Aesthetic
concerning the appreciation of beauty
Alleviate
to make more bearable
Alacrity
speed or quickness
Ambiguous
doubtful or uncertain, can be interpreted in several ways
Amalgamate
to combine or mix together
Ameliorate
to make better, to improve
Anachronism
something out of place in time
Abate
to reduce in amount, degree, or severity
Abscond
to leave secretly
Aberrant
deviating from what is normal or expected
Abyss
an extremely deep hole
Abstain
to choose not to do something
Advocate
to speak in favor of
Adulterate
to make impure