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abhor:
   fill with horror and loathing; horrify; hate
abrasive:
   rubbing away; tending to grind down
abrogate:
   abolish, do away with, or annul, especially by authority
absolution:
   act of absolving or the state of being absolved; formal remission of sin imparted by a priest
abstain:
   refrain; hold oneself back voluntarily from an action or practice
abstemious:
   sparing or moderation in eating and drinking; temperate
abstruse:
   obscure; profound; difficult to understand.
accolade:
   award of merit; expression of approval; praise
acquiesce:
   assent; agree without protesting
acrid:
   unpleasantly sharp or bitter to taste or smell; bitterly pungent
acrophobia:
   fear of heights; abnormal fear of high places
acuity:
   sharpness; acuteness of vision or perception; keenness
adamant:
   extremely hard; inflexible; stubbornly unyielding
adroit:
   skillful and adept under pressing conditions
adulation:
   excessive flattery or admiration; unmerited praise
adversity:
   state of misfortune, hardship, or affliction; misfortune
advocate:
   speak, plead, or argue in favour of; plead for; push for something
aesthetic:
   elegant or tasteful; of or concerning appreciation of beauty or good taste
affable:
   easily approachable; warmly friendly
alacrity:
   cheerful promptness or willingness; eagerness; speed or quickness
alchemy:
   medieval chemistry; magical or mysterious power or process of transforming
allay:
   calm; pacify; reduce the intensity of; relieve
alleviate:
   provide physical relief, as from pain; make easier; remove in part
aloof:
   apart; remote in manner; distant physically or emotionally; reserved and remote
amass:
   collect; gather for oneself, as for one's pleasure or profit
ambiguity:
   state of being ambiguous; doubtfulness or uncertainty
ambiguous:
   unclear or doubtful in meaning
ambivalence:
   state of having contradictory or conflicting emotional attitudes, such as love and hate
ambulatory:
   able to walk; formed or adapted for walking; not stationary
ameliorate:
   make or become better; improve; grow better
amiable:
   good-natured and likable; lovable; warmly friendly
amity:
   friendship; peaceful relations, as between nations
amorphous:
   formless; lacking shape or definition
analgesic:
   serving to reduce sensibility to pain without loss of consciousness
analogous:
   comparable; similar or alike
anarchy:
   absence of governing body; state of disorder; political disorder and confusion
anecdote:
   short account of amusing or interesting event; short narrative; secret story of history or biography
animosity:
   bitter hostility; active hatred; hostile feeling or act
annex:
   append or attach; take possession of; incorporate into an existing political unit
annex:
   append or attach; take possession of; incorporate into an existing political unit
anomaly:
   irregularity; person or something that is unusual; departure from normal or common order
antagonism:
   active resistance; condition of being an opposing principle, force, or factor
antediluvian:
   antiquated; extremely old and ancient; belonging to very ancient times
anthology:
   book of literary selections by various authors
antiquated:
   too old to be fashionable, suitable, or useful; obsolete; aged
apathetic:
   feeling or showing a lack of interest or concern; indifferent
apathy:
   lack of caring; indifference
apocryphal:
   untrue; of questionable authorship or authenticity; erroneous; fictitious
appease:
   bring peace, quiet, or calm to; satisfy or relieve
apprehensive:
   capable of apprehending; knowing; conscious; relating to the faculty of apprehension; sensible; feeling; perceptive
arable:
   fit for growing crops, as by plowing
arbitrary:
   randomly chosen; determined by chance or impulse, and not by reason or principle
arcane:
   secret; mysterious; known only to the initiated
archaic:
   no longer current or applicable; antiquated
bigot:
   hypocrite, especially, superstitious hypocrite; one who is strongly partial to one's own group, religion, race, or politics
bilk:
   defraud or cheat; frustrate or disappoint; evade or escape from
billowing:
   swelling out in waves; surging; stormy; affected by storms
blasphemy:
   act of claiming for oneself the attributes and rights of God; utterance or writing concerning God or a sacred entity
blatant:
   flagrant; conspicuously obvious; loudly offensive
blighted:
   suffering from a disease; destroyed, ruined, or spoiled
blithe:
   gay; joyous; carefree and lighthearted
bolster:
   support or prop up with or as if with a long narrow pillow or cushion
boorish:
   rude and clumsy in behavior; ungentlemanly; awkward in manners
bourgeois:
   middle class; selfishly materialistic; dully conventional
braggart:
   boaster; one given to loud, empty boasting; very talkative person
brevity:
   quality or state of being brief in duration; concise expression
broach:
   introduce; bring up for discussion or debate; announce
brusque:
   abrupt and curt in manner or speech; rudely abrupt, unfriendly
bulwark:
   earthwork or other strong defense; person who defends
bureaucracy:
   over-regulated administrative system
burgeon:
   grow forth; send out buds; grow or develop rapidly
burnish:
   make shiny by rubbing; polish
buttress:
   support physically; prop up; support something or someone by supplying evidence
cajole:
   influence or urge by gentle urging or flattering
caldron:
   large kettle or boiler of copper, brass, or iron
callow:
   youthful; immature; inexperienced; without feathers
candid:
   straightforward; frank; free from prejudice; impartial
candor:
   frankness; quality of being honest and straightforward in attitude and speech
cantankerous:
   ill humored; irritable; marked by ill-tempered contradiction or opposition; ugly; malicious
capacious:
   capable of containing a large quantity; spacious or roomy
capitulate:
   surrender; end all resistance; give up; go along with or comply
carping:
   fault-finding; excessive complaining; of unreasonable criticism or censure
cartographer:
   one who makes maps or charts
castigate:
   criticize severely; punish; revise or make corrections to publication
catharsis:
   purging or cleansing of any passage of body
caucus:
   private meeting of members of a party to select officers or determine policy
caustic:
   capable of burning, corroding, dissolving, or eating away by chemical action
cavalcade:
   ceremonial procession or display; succession or series
celerity:
   swiftness of action or motion; speed
censorious:
   critical; addicted to censure; severe in making remarks on others, or on their writings or manners; implying or expressing censure
censure:
   expression of strong disapproval or harsh criticism; blame
cerebral:
   relating to the brain or cerebrum; intellectual rather than emotional
certitude:
   state of being certain; complete assurance; confidence
chary:
   cautious; sparing or restrained about giving
chicanery:
   mean or unfair artifice to obscure truth; deception by trickery or sophistry
chimerical:
   fantastically improbable; highly unrealistic; imaginative
choleric:
   hot-tempered; easily angered; bad-tempered; expressing anger
circuitous:
   being or taking a roundabout, lengthy course; going round in a circuit; not direct
circumlocution:
   indirect or roundabout expression; evasion in speech or writing