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abnegation
renounce upon oath
abrogate
abolish
absolve
pardon an offence
accoutre
equip
adjuration
solemn urging
aegis
support , protection
affix
attach, or fasten
allegory
symbols used as characters
allude
refer indirectly
amok,amuck
in a stage of rage
amulet
charm,talisman
ancillary
as an aid or accessory
annals
record,history
anodyne
drug that releives pain
animadversion
critical remark
antediluvian
antiquated
antic
extravagantly odd
aphasia
loss of speech due to injury or accident
aphorism
pithy maxim or saying
apologist
one who writes in defense or cause of institution
apostate
who has abandoned religious faith or political belief
apothecary
drug store
apprehensive
fearful, discerning
approbation
approval
argot
slang
aria
operatic solo
arrain
charge in court, indict
arroyo
gully
asperity
sharpness of temper
aspersion
slanderous remark
bastion
stronghold
bauble
trifle
bawdy
shameless
beatific
showing or producing joy, blissful
behoove
be necessary or proper for, be incumbent upon
belabor
explain excessively or go over to a ridiculous degree
bemused
confused,lost in thought, preoccupied
besmirch
soil,defile
betoken
indicate,signify
bigotry
stubborn intolerance
bilk
swindle, cheat
bland
soothing or mild, agreeable
blase
bored with pleasure or dissipation
blighted
suffering from a disease, destroyed
blithe
carefree and unconcerned
blowhard
talkative boaster
bludgeon
heavy headed weapon, club
bluff
rough but good natured, pretense of strength
bluster
blow in heavy gusts, threaten emptily
bohemian
unconventional
brawn
muscular strength, sturdiness
brindled
tawny or grayish with streaks or spots
broach
introduce, open up
brocade
rich,figured fabric
brook
tolerate,endure
browbeat
bully,intimidate
brusque
blunt,abrupt
bucolic
rustic,pastoral
buffet
slap.batter,knock about
buffoonery
clowning
bugaboo
bugbear
bulwark
earthwork or other strong defense, person who defends
burlesque
give an imitation that ridicules
burnish
make shiny by rubbing, polish
buttress
support,prop up