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"A" Words

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abjure
retract or shun/avoid
abrogate
to abolish formally or put an end to
abstemious
sparing (usually in eating)
acumen
keen insight, shrewdness
antebellum
before or existing before the war (civil war)
auspicious
promising success or favored by fortune
arcane
known or understood by very few, mysterious
attenuate
to weaken or reduce in force (biuology, technology)
axiomatic
self evident
antediluvian
of or beloning to the period before the flood or someone very old/outdated (someone before the flood)
alacrity
cheerful readiness, promptness, briskness
autodidact
a self-taught person
aphorism
a saying embodying a general truth
addle
to make or become confused, or to become rotten (eggs)
asperity
harshness (tone, surface) or hardships
ameliorate
to make or become better, more satisfactory
acrimonious
caustic, stinging, or bitter in nature, tone, temperment
allegory
a representative of something abstract
anachronism
something or someone that is not in chronological order
aesthetic
pertaining to the sense of beauty