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Abate

v. to subside, to moderate - to decrease, to lessen intensity of ex. Instead of leaving immediately, they decided it was safer to wait for the storm to abate

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aberrant

adj. abnormal; deviant

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abeyance

n. suspended action (pending)

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abscond

v. to depart secretly and hide ex. The CEOs of the company absconded before the company fell apart and left the VP to endure the backlash.

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astemious

adj. sparing in eating and drinking - temperate ex. Abhinav has a very astemious diet, so it's no wonder his figure is like a stick.

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admonish

v. to warn about something - to criticize

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adulterate

v. to make impure by adding poor quality or tainted substances - to make impure by tampering ex. Tropicana came under scrutiny with their adulterate orange juice's non-orange ingredients and processing actions.

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aesthetic

adj. artistic; dealing with or capable of appreciating the beautiful

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aggregate

v. to gather; to accumulate

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alacrity

n. eagerness

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alleviate

v. to relieve

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amalgamate

v. to combine; to unite in one body ex. a "gamEte" is formed by COMBINING a sperm and egg

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ambivalence

n. the state of having contradictory/conflicting emotions/attitudes ex. Torn between loving her parents one minute and hating them the next, she was confused by the ambivalence of her feelings

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ameliorate

v. to make better

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anachronism

n. someone or something misplaced in time ex. such as an iphone in the 1900s

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analogus

adj. comparable, similar

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anarchy

n. absence of governing body - state of disorder

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anomalous

adj. abnormal/ irregular

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antipathy

n. dislike/aversion

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apathy

n. lack of caring - indifference

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appease

v. to pacify/soothe/relieve ex. appeasing the kidnapper with his demands in order for him to release the child.

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apprise

v. to inform

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approbation

n. approval

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appropriate

v. to acquire - to take possession of

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arduous

adj. hard/strenuous

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artless

adj. without a filter - open and honest - blunt ex. "without the razzle-dazzle"

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ascetic

adj. practicing self-denial / austere - like a monk

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assiduous

adj. diligent

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assuage

v. to ease/lessen/soothe/satisfy

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attenuate

v. to make less/thinner - to weaken

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audacious

adj. daring / bold

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austere

adj. very stern - practicing self-denial - like a monk's like - ascetic

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autonomous

adj. self-governing

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aver

v. to declare confidently

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v. to subside, to moderate - to decrease, to lessen intensity of ex. Instead of leaving immediately, they decided it was safer to wait for the storm to abate

Abate

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adj. abnormal; deviant

aberrant

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n. suspended action (pending)

abeyance

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v. to depart secretly and hide ex. The CEOs of the company absconded before the company fell apart and left the VP to endure the backlash.

abscond

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adj. sparing in eating and drinking - temperate ex. Abhinav has a very astemious diet, so it's no wonder his figure is like a stick.

astemious

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v. to warn about something - to criticize

admonish

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v. to make impure by adding poor quality or tainted substances - to make impure by tampering ex. Tropicana came under scrutiny with their adulterate orange juice's non-orange ingredients and processing actions.

adulterate

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adj. artistic; dealing with or capable of appreciating the beautiful

aesthetic

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v. to gather; to accumulate

aggregate

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n. eagerness

alacrity

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v. to relieve

alleviate

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v. to combine; to unite in one body ex. a "gamEte" is formed by COMBINING a sperm and egg

amalgamate

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n. the state of having contradictory/conflicting emotions/attitudes ex. Torn between loving her parents one minute and hating them the next, she was confused by the ambivalence of her feelings

ambivalence

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v. to make better

ameliorate

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n. someone or something misplaced in time ex. such as an iphone in the 1900s

anachronism

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adj. comparable, similar

analogus

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n. absence of governing body - state of disorder

anarchy

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adj. abnormal/ irregular

anomalous

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n. dislike/aversion

antipathy

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n. lack of caring - indifference

apathy

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v. to pacify/soothe/relieve ex. appeasing the kidnapper with his demands in order for him to release the child.

appease

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v. to inform

apprise

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n. approval

approbation

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v. to acquire - to take possession of

appropriate

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adj. hard/strenuous

arduous

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adj. without a filter - open and honest - blunt ex. "without the razzle-dazzle"

artless

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adj. practicing self-denial / austere - like a monk

ascetic

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adj. diligent

assiduous

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v. to ease/lessen/soothe/satisfy

assuage

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v. to make less/thinner - to weaken

attenuate

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adj. daring / bold

audacious

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adj. very stern - practicing self-denial - like a monk's like - ascetic

austere

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adj. self-governing

autonomous

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v. to declare confidently

aver