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Apathy

Lack of interest; lack of feeling

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Aphorism

A brief, often witty saying; a proverb

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Apocryphal

Of dubious authenticity; fictitious; spurious

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Apotheosis

Elevation to divide status; the perfect example of something

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Appease

To soothe; to pacify by giving into

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Appreciate

To increase in value

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Approbation

Approval; praise

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Appropriate

To take without permission; to set aside for particular use

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Arbiter

One who decides; a judge

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Arbitrary

Random; capricious

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Arcane

Mysterious; known only to a select few

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Archaic

Extremely old; ancient; outdated

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Archetype

And original model or pattern

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Ardent

Passionate; enthusiastic

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Arduous

Hard; difficult

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Artifice

A clever trick; cunning

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Ascendancy

Supremacy; domination

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Assiduous

Hard-working; busy; quite diligent

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Assimilate

To take in; to absorb; to learn thoroughly

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Assuage

To soothe; to pacify; to ease the pain of

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Astute

Shrewd; keen in judgment

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Attrition

Gradual wearing away, weakening, loss

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Audacity

Boldness; reckless daring; impertinence

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Augment

To make a bigger; to add to

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Auspicious

Favorable; promising

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Austere

Unadorned; Stern; forbidding

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Autocratic

Ruling with absolute authority, extremely bossy

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Autonomous

Acting independently

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Avarice

Greed; excessive love of riches

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avow

To claim; to declare boldly

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Avuncular

Like an uncle

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Awry

Off course; twisted to one side

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Axiom

Self evident rule or truth; a widely accepted saying