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abate

to lessen

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aberrant

deviating from the proper or expected course

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abhorrence

a feeling of repugnance or loathing

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abrupt

unexpectedly sudden

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abstemious

sparingly used or consumed

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abstruse

difficult to understand

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abundance

a great or plentiful amount

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acclaim

to praise, applaud

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acerbic

stinging; sour or bitter in character or tone

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acolyte

a devoted follower or attendant

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acquaintance

knowledge of a person acquired by a relationship less intimate than friendship

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acrimonious

bitter and sharp in language or tone; rancorous

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acumen

quickness, accuracy, and keenness of judgment or insight

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adamant

stubbornly unyielding

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adhere

to carry out a plan, a scheme without deviation

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adorning

to lend beauty to; decorate

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adroit

dexterous; skillful

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advocate

to speak or argue in favor of

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aeon

an indefinitely long period of time; an age

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aesthetic

an artistically beautiful or pleasing appearance

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affability

sociability; a readiness to chat

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affectation

behavior that is assumed rather than natural; artificiality

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agitate

to upset; disturb

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agrarianism

a movement for equitable distribution of land

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allusion

an instance of indirect reference

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aloof

distant physically or emotionally; reserved and remote

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altruistic

unselfish concern for the welfare of others; selflessness

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alagam

a combination of diverse elements; a mixture

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amalgamate

to combine, unite

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ambiguous

open to more than one interpretation

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ambivalence

the coexistence of opposing attitudes or feelings toward a person, an object, or an idea

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ameliorate

to improve

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amenable

responsive to advice, authority, or suggestion

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anachronistic

one that is out of its proper or chronological order

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anecdote

a short account of an interesting or humorous incident

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animus

a feeling of animosity

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anomalies

deviation or departure from the normal or common order, form, or rule

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anonymous

having an unknown or withheld authorship or agency

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antagonize

to incur the dislike of

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antecedent

one that precedes another

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antediluvian

extremely old and antiquated

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antithesis

direct contrast; opposition

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antipathy

a strong feeling of aversion or repugnance

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antiseptic

capable of preventing infection by inhibiting the growth of microorganisms

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apathy

indifference

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aplomb

self-confident assurance; poise

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apoplectic

extremely angry; furious

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appalled

to fill with consternation or dismay

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apprehensive

anxious and fearful about the future; uneasy

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approbation

an expression of warm approval; praise

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appropriate

1) fitting 2) to set apart for a specific use (verb)

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apropos

at an appropriate time; opportunely

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apt

exactly suitable; appropriate

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arcane

known or understood by only a few

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archaic

of, relating to, or characteristic of a much earlier, often more primitive period

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ardent

expressing or characterized by warmth of feeling; passionate

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arduous

demanding great effort or labor; difficult

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arrest

to stop or curtail

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articulate

expressing oneself easily in clear and effective language

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artifice

an artful or crafty expedient; a subtle but base deception

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askari

a soldier or policeman

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assiduity

unflagging effort; persistent dilligence

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assuage

to satisfy; to calm

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astute

having or showing shrewdness

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atavism

reversion to an earlier type

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atonality

a lack of tonality

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atypical

not conforming to type; unusual or irregular

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aura

atmosphere

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auspicious

attended by favorable circumastances

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austere

severe or stern in disposition or appearance; somber and grave

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authenticity

the quality or condition of being authentic

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authoritative

of acknowledged accuracy or excellence; highly reliable

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automaton

a self-operating machine or mechanism, especially a robot

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autonomy

independence

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avant-garde

a group active in the invention and application of new techniques

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avarice

greed

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baleful

portending evil, ominous

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banality

something that is trite, obvious, or predictable; a commonplace

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bane

a cause of death, destruction, or ruin

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beguile

to deceive by guile; delude

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belligerent

hostile or aggressive

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beneficiary

the recipient of funds, property, or other benefits, as from an insurance policy or will

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bequeathed

to pass (something) on to another; hand down

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bipartisan

supported by two political parties

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blandishment

a phrase used to coax by flattery or wheedling

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bog

a wetland

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bolster

to support or prop up with or as if with a long, narrow pillow or cushion

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bombasitc

grandiloquent, pompous speech or writing

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boon

a benefit bestowed

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bowdlerize

to modify, as by shortening or simplying

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braggart

one given to loud, empty boasting; a bragger

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brash

hasty and unthinking; impetuous

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brevity

the quality or state of being brief in duration

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brusque

abrupt and curt in manner or speech

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capricious

impulsive and unpredictable

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carnivalesque

like or relating to merrymaking; revelry, or a festival

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carp

to find fault in a disagreeable way; complain fretfully

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caustic

corrosive and bitingly trenchant; cutting; causing a burning or stinging sensation, as from intense emotion

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cavalier

a gallant or chivalrous man, especially serving as escort to a woman of high social position

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celerity

swiftness of action or motion; speed