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Avuncular

A
Uncle-like kindness and indulgence

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Acerbic

A
Harsh, acid like in tone

2

Antithetical

A
Sharply contrasting

3

Arcane

A
Requiring secret knowledge

4

Ambivalent

A
"I can't decide"

5

Altruistic

A
Unselfish concern for welfare of others

6

Acrimonious

A
Marked by strong resentment or cynicism (ex of an argument)

7

Acme

N
Zenith of achievement

8

Archetype

N
Basis and model

9

Augury

N
Event that indicates the future

10

Aggrandize

V
Add details to

Spice up a tale

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Anachronism

N
located in time where it doesn't belong

12

Amicable ::amiable

Relationship::person

(In friendliness)

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Antipathy------animosity

Intense dislike-----hostile relations

14

Alacrity

N
Liveliness, eagerness

15

Auspicious

A
Auguring good stuff

16

Artifice

N
Rise, deceptive manuever

17

Antecedent

Ancestor

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Adroit

Adept in action or thought

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Audacious

A
Takes risks, bold

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Abject

A
Most miserable of all situations

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Apathy

N
No enthusiasm

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Allegory

N
Extended metaphor, fable

23

Avarice

N
Greed

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Aloof

A
Remote

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Admonish

V
Scold and

warn

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Austere

A
Severe, foreboding
(Negative conn.)

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Ardent

A
Characterized by intense emotion