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abhor
abrasive
abrogate
absolution
abstain
abstemious
abstruse
accolade
acquiesce
acrid
acrophobia
acuity
adamant
adroit
adulation
adversity
advocate
aesthetic
affable
alacrity
alchemy
allay
alleviate
aloof
amass
ambiguity
ambiguous
ambivalence
ambulatory
ameliorate
amiable
amity
amorphous
analgesic
analogous
anarchy
anecdote
animosity
annex
anomaly
antagonism
antediluvian
anthology
antiquated
apathetic
apathy
apocryphal
appease
apprehensive
arable
arbitrary
arcane
archaic
bigot
bilk
billowing
blasphemy
blatant
blighted
blithe
bolster
boorish
bourgeois
braggart
brevity
broach
brusque
bulwark
bureaucracy
burgeon
burnish
buttress
cajole
caldron
callow
candid
candor
cantankerous
capacious
capitulate
carping
cartographer
castigate
catharsis
caucus
caustic
cavalcade
celerity
censorious
censure
cerebral
certitude
chary
chicanery
chimerical
choleric
circuitous
circumlocution

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abhor: Read  fill with horror and loathing; horrify; hate

abrasive: Read  rubbing away; tending to grind down

abrogate: Read  abolish, do away with, or annul, especially by authority

absolution: Read  act of absolving or the state of being absolved; formal remission of sin imparted by a priest

abstain: Read  refrain; hold oneself back voluntarily from an action or practice

abstemious: Read  sparing or moderation in eating and drinking; temperate

abstruse: Read  obscure; profound; difficult to understand.

accolade: Read  award of merit; expression of approval; praise

acquiesce: Read  assent; agree without protesting

acrid: Read  unpleasantly sharp or bitter to taste or smell; bitterly pungent

acrophobia: Read  fear of heights; abnormal fear of high places

acuity: Read  sharpness; acuteness of vision or perception; keenness

adamant: Read  extremely hard; inflexible; stubbornly unyielding

adroit: Read  skillful and adept under pressing conditions

adulation: Read  excessive flattery or admiration; unmerited praise

adversity: Read  state of misfortune, hardship, or affliction; misfortune

advocate: Read  speak, plead, or argue in favour of; plead for; push for something

aesthetic: Read  elegant or tasteful; of or concerning appreciation of beauty or good taste

affable: Read  easily approachable; warmly friendly

alacrity: Read  cheerful promptness or willingness; eagerness; speed or quickness

alchemy: Read  medieval chemistry; magical or mysterious power or process of transforming

allay: Read  calm; pacify; reduce the intensity of; relieve

alleviate: Read  provide physical relief, as from pain; make easier; remove in part

aloof: Read  apart; remote in manner; distant physically or emotionally; reserved and remote

amass: Read  collect; gather for oneself, as for one's pleasure or profit

ambiguity: Read  state of being ambiguous; doubtfulness or uncertainty

ambiguous: Read  unclear or doubtful in meaning

ambivalence: Read  state of having contradictory or conflicting emotional attitudes, such as love and hate

ambulatory: Read  able to walk; formed or adapted for walking; not stationary

ameliorate: Read  make or become better; improve; grow better

amiable: Read  good-natured and likable; lovable; warmly friendly

amity: Read  friendship; peaceful relations, as between nations

amorphous: Read  formless; lacking shape or definition

analgesic: Read  serving to reduce sensibility to pain without loss of consciousness

analogous: Read  comparable; similar or alike

anarchy: Read  absence of governing body; state of disorder; political disorder and confusion

anecdote: Read  short account of amusing or interesting event; short narrative; secret story of history or biography

animosity: Read  bitter hostility; active hatred; hostile feeling or act

annex: Read  append or attach; take possession of; incorporate into an existing political unit

annex: Read  append or attach; take possession of; incorporate into an existing political unit

anomaly: Read  irregularity; person or something that is unusual; departure from normal or common order

antagonism: Read  active resistance; condition of being an opposing principle, force, or factor

antediluvian: Read  antiquated; extremely old and ancient; belonging to very ancient times

anthology: Read  book of literary selections by various authors

antiquated: Read  too old to be fashionable, suitable, or useful; obsolete; aged

apathetic: Read  feeling or showing a lack of interest or concern; indifferent

apathy: Read  lack of caring; indifference

apocryphal: Read  untrue; of questionable authorship or authenticity; erroneous; fictitious

appease: Read  bring peace, quiet, or calm to; satisfy or relieve

apprehensive: Read  capable of apprehending; knowing; conscious; relating to the faculty of apprehension; sensible; feeling; perceptive

arable: Read  fit for growing crops, as by plowing

arbitrary: Read  randomly chosen; determined by chance or impulse, and not by reason or principle

arcane: Read  secret; mysterious; known only to the initiated

archaic: Read  no longer current or applicable; antiquated

bigot: Read  hypocrite, especially, superstitious hypocrite; one who is strongly partial to one's own group, religion, race, or politics

bilk: Read  defraud or cheat; frustrate or disappoint; evade or escape from

billowing: Read  swelling out in waves; surging; stormy; affected by storms

blasphemy: Read  act of claiming for oneself the attributes and rights of God; utterance or writing concerning God or a sacred entity

blatant: Read  flagrant; conspicuously obvious; loudly offensive

blighted: Read  suffering from a disease; destroyed, ruined, or spoiled

blithe: Read  gay; joyous; carefree and lighthearted

bolster: Read  support or prop up with or as if with a long narrow pillow or cushion

boorish: Read  rude and clumsy in behavior; ungentlemanly; awkward in manners

bourgeois: Read  middle class; selfishly materialistic; dully conventional

braggart: Read  boaster; one given to loud, empty boasting; very talkative person

brevity: Read  quality or state of being brief in duration; concise expression

broach: Read  introduce; bring up for discussion or debate; announce

brusque: Read  abrupt and curt in manner or speech; rudely abrupt, unfriendly

bulwark: Read  earthwork or other strong defense; person who defends

bureaucracy: Read  over-regulated administrative system

burgeon: Read  grow forth; send out buds; grow or develop rapidly

burnish: Read  make shiny by rubbing; polish

buttress: Read  support physically; prop up; support something or someone by supplying evidence

cajole: Read  influence or urge by gentle urging or flattering

caldron: Read  large kettle or boiler of copper, brass, or iron

callow: Read  youthful; immature; inexperienced; without feathers

candid: Read  straightforward; frank; free from prejudice; impartial

candor: Read  frankness; quality of being honest and straightforward in attitude and speech

cantankerous: Read  ill humored; irritable; marked by ill-tempered contradiction or opposition; ugly; malicious

capacious: Read  capable of containing a large quantity; spacious or roomy

capitulate: Read  surrender; end all resistance; give up; go along with or comply

carping: Read  fault-finding; excessive complaining; of unreasonable criticism or censure

cartographer: Read  one who makes maps or charts

castigate: Read  criticize severely; punish; revise or make corrections to publication

catharsis: Read  purging or cleansing of any passage of body

caucus: Read  private meeting of members of a party to select officers or determine policy

caustic: Read  capable of burning, corroding, dissolving, or eating away by chemical action

cavalcade: Read  ceremonial procession or display; succession or series

celerity: Read  swiftness of action or motion; speed

censorious: Read  critical; addicted to censure; severe in making remarks on others, or on their writings or manners; implying or expressing censure

censure: Read  expression of strong disapproval or harsh criticism; blame

cerebral: Read  relating to the brain or cerebrum; intellectual rather than emotional

certitude: Read  state of being certain; complete assurance; confidence

chary: Read  cautious; sparing or restrained about giving

chicanery: Read  mean or unfair artifice to obscure truth; deception by trickery or sophistry

chimerical: Read  fantastically improbable; highly unrealistic; imaginative

choleric: Read  hot-tempered; easily angered; bad-tempered; expressing anger

circuitous: Read  being or taking a roundabout, lengthy course; going round in a circuit; not direct

circumlocution: Read  indirect or roundabout expression; evasion in speech or writing