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Abate

To lessen/end something

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Abdicate

To rejoice or relinquish a throne/power

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Abjure

To retract/renounce, with formal solemnity

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Abstemious

Moderate; not indulging

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Acclamation

Public & enthusiastic display of approval

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Accord

Agreement; treaty/settlement

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Accost

Approach and stop

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Acerbic

Bitter/sharp

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Acolyte

Assistant/follower

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Acquiescence

Agreement/compliance in a passive way

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Acumen

Sharpness of mind

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Adamant

Set in opinion; determined

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Admonish

Rebuke someone/advise them (not to do something)

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Adroit

Skillful

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Adulation

Excessively admiring behavior

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Affable

Easygoing, good natured, friendly

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affectation

Behavior intended to impress

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Affliction

Distress

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Affront

Open insult

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Agnostic

Someone denying something is knowable/understandable

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Airplay

Broadcast of a recording

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Adjudicate

Decide legally; judicial decision on something

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Alacrity

Eager readiness

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Almanac

Calendar

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Aloof

Reserved/indifferent

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Altruism

Selfishness

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Amalgamation

Result of combining things

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Ambivalent

Unsure

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Ameliorate

Improve

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Amenable

Willing to cooperate

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Analgesic

Pain relieving

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Analogous

Similar

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Ancillary

Subordinate/assisting

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Anecdote

Short, personal account

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Animus

Strong dislike/hostility; animosity

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Antediluvian

Outdated/old fashioned

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Anthropocentric

Treating humans as preeminent

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Antipathy

Strong negative feeling

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Antipode

Exact opposite

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Antithetical

Diametrically opposed; direct opposite

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Aphorism

Concise comment expressing general truth

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Aplomb

Confident poise

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Apologist

Defender of belief

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Apoplectic

Furious

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Appellation

Name/ title

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Appropriation

Use money for a particular purpose; take something for own use

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Arbitrary

Based on personal whim; random

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Arbitration

Process for resolution of disputes

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Arboreal

Relating to trees

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Arcane

Mysteriously obscure

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Ardent

Enthusiastic

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Ardor

Intense emotion

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Ascetic

Someone who chooses an austere/strict life of self denial

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Assail

Attack

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Assiduous

Very careful

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Assuage

Relieve something unpleasant

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Astute

Clever and perceptive; shrewd & discerning

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Asylum

Shelter/protection

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Atavism

Throwback; reversion to earlier type

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Atrophy

Wasting away

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Attenuated

Long, narrow, & sometimes tapering

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Augment

Increase

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Aural

Relating to hearing/sound

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Austere

Plain and simple

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Autocrat

Ruler with absolute authority

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Avant-garde

Artistically new/innovative

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Avaricious

Greedy for wealth

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Averse

Opposed to something

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Avuncular

Resembling an uncle