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Cache
Noun : Hiding place
Assuage
Verb : To calm or make less severe
Altercation
Noun : Argument, quarrel, dispute, fight
Brandish
Verb :shake or wave menacingly
Bellicose
Warlike
cataclysm
Noun : Violet upheaval
Innocuous
Adjective :Harmless
Truncate
Adjective : Shorten
Rotund
Adjective : Round
Apathy
Noun : Lack of interest/ careless
Abase
Verb : humiliate or degrade
Abate
Verb : Reduce or lessen
Abdicate
Verb : To give up a position (usually one of leadership)
Abet
Verb : To help or aid
Abhor
Verb : Hate or detest
Abridge
Verb : To cut down, shorten
Abide
Verb : Put up with
Abstruse
Adjective : Hard to comprehend
Accede
Verb : To agree
Accentuate
Verb : To stress or highlight
Accolade
Noun: High praise or special
Accost
Verb: To comfort verbally
Acquiesce
Verb: To agree without arguing
Acute
Adjective: Sharp or severe
Adorn
Verb: To decorate
Advocate
Verb: To argue favor of something
Aerial
Adjective: To show something from the air
Affable
Adjective: Friendly
Agile
Adjective: Quick and nimble
Alias
Adverb: A fake name or identity
Allege
Verb: To assert, usually without proof
Alleviate
Verb: To relieve make more bearable
Allocate
Verb: Distribute, set aside
Ambiguous
Adjective: Uncertain, variably interpretable
Ambivalent
Adjective: Having opposing feelings
Anarchist
Noun: One who wants to eliminate all government
Annul
Verb: To make void, invalid or cancel
Antagonism
Noun: Hostility
Appalling
Adjective: Shocking
Apprehend
To seize arrest
Brazen
Extremely bold
Brusque
Short, abrupt
Cacophony
Loud, noise
Camaraderie
Brotherhood, jovial unit
Candor
Honesty
Captivated
To get the attention of
Caucus
Meeting usually held by people working toward the same goal
Chaos
Disorder
Chastise
To criticize severely
Chronicle
Written history
Cherish
To feel or show affection toward something
Chide
To voice disapproval
Chronological
Arrange in order of time
Clairvoyant
To perceive things that normal people cant
Clamor
Loud noise
Clemency
Mercy
Coagulate
Thicken, clot
Coerce
To make someone do something by force or threat
Cobbler
A person who makes or repairs shoes
Cogent
Intellectually convincing
Cognizant
Making sense
Colloquial
Informal conversation
Colossus
Gigantic
Commendation
Approval or recognition
Commodious
Roomy/ comfortable
Complacent
Self satisfied ignorance of danger
Complicit
Being an accomplice in a wrongful act
Compound
To combine parts
Concise
Brief and direct in direction
Concoct
To make up