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aberrant

abnormal
aberrant behaviour

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abort

to stop an activity because it would be difficult or dangerous to continue it:
The rescue mission had to be aborted.

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Account

1. DESCRIPTION a written or spoken description that says what happens in an event or process
account of
He was too shocked to give an account of what had happened.
account for something phrasal verb

1. to form a particular amount or part of something:
Afro-Americans account for 12% of the US population.

2. to be the reason why something happens Synonym : explain:
Recent pressure at work may account for his behavior.

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account for

explain, to form a particular amount or part of something

1. to form a particular amount or part of something:
Afro-Americans account for 12% of the US population.

2. to be the reason why something happens Synonym : explain:
Recent pressure at work may account for his behavior.

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adherent

supporter

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aggregate

total
1. [countable] the total after a lot of different figures or points have been added together
aggregate of
The smaller minorities got an aggregate of 1,327 votes.
In the aggregate (=as a group or in total), women outlive men by 7 or more years
to put different amounts, pieces of information etc together to form a group or a total
aggregate with
A wife’s income is no longer aggregated with that of her husband.

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alleged

stated, supposed, doubtful
alleged offence/crime/incident etc
their alleged involvement in international terrorism
The alleged victim made the complaint at a police station in York

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allude (to)

refer, hint, imply
allude to somebody/something phrasal verb

formal to mention something or someone indirectly:
اشاره کردن
Rick didn’t want to discuss his past, though he alluded darkly to ‘some bad things that happened.’

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ambivalent

undecided, contradictory, doubtful

not sure whether you want or like something or not
ambivalent about
We are both somewhat ambivalent about having a child.
ambivalent attitude/feelings etc
—ambivalence noun [singular, uncountable]:
O'Neill had a genuine ambivalence toward US involvement in the war.
—ambivalently adverb