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Allusion

And indirect reference; hint (often to a literary work)

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Aloof

Uninvolved; standing off; keeping one's distance

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Altruism

Selflessness; generosity; devotion to the interest of others

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Ambience

Atmosphere; mood; feeling

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Ambiguous

Unclear in meaning; confusing; capable of being interpreted in different ways

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Ambivalent

Undecided; having opposed feelings simultaneously

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Ameliorate

To make better or more tolerable

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Amenable

Obedient; willing to give into the wishes of another; agreeable

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Amenity

Pleasantness; attractive or comfortable feature

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Amiable

Friendly; agreeable

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Amnesty

An official pardon for a group of people who have violated a policy

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Amoral

Lacking a sense of right and wrong; neither good nor bad, neither moral nor immoral; without feelings

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Amorous

Feeling loving, especially in a sexual sense

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Amorphous

Shapeless; without a regular or stable shape

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Anachronism

Something out of place and time or history

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Analogy

A comparison of one thing to another

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Anarchy

Absence of government or control; lawlessness; disorder

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Anecdote

Short account of a humorous or revealing incident

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Anguish

Agonizing physical or mental pain

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Animosity

Resentment; hostility; ill will

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Anomaly

An aberration; and a regularity; a deviation

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Antecedent

Someone or something that went before; something that provides a model for something that came after

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Antipathy

Firm dislike; a dislike

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Anti-thesis

The direct opposite