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abacus
a calculating instrument
abdicate
relinquish formally; renounce
abdomen
region of an insect's body
aborigine
one of the native people
abruptly
in a manner that produces a sudden ending
abysmal
bottomless
accolade
a bestowal of praise
acquiescence
implied agreement without verbalization
acquittal
release or discharge from debt or liability
adjacent
near or close to another
agnostic
one who maintains doubt about a god
ambivalent
exhibiting contradictory emotional attitudes
antecedent
a word referred to by a pronoun
aplomb
complete confidence or assurance in oneself
apothecary
one who sells drugs for medicinal purposes
discotheque
a nightclub for dancing to recorded music
dissuade
divert by advice or persuasion
disintegration
the act or process of shattering suddenly
docilely
in an obedient or submissive manner
dumbbell
exercise device
dungeon
a dark, usually underground, prison or vault
dyslexia
a disturbance in the ability to read
effervescent
difficult to restrain or repress
exaggeration
overstatement
exultantly
in a manner filled with extreme joy
fallacy
a false or erroneous idea
knowledgeable
possessing information or knowledge
frontiersman
a man living at the edge of known civilization
superfluous
unnecessary
ghoulish
suggestive of an evil being
independent
not relying on another
psychology
the study of the human mind
tongue
a fleshy movable muscle on the mouth's floor
grammar
a system of rules for writing and speaking
appearance
a thing seen or visible to the eye
separate
apart from the rest; not connected or attached
absence
a state of not being present
definitely
without question and beyond doubt
mosquitoes
small flying insects known for sucking blood
personnel
employees; office staff