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Flashcards in "A-" Vocabulary Deck (68):
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Aberrant

Deviating from the norm. (Adj)

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Abjure

To reject solemnly; to avoid. (V)

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Abrogate

To abolish by authority; put down. (V)

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Abscission

Act of cutting off or removing. (N)

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Abscond

To depart clandestinely. (V)

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Abstain

To refrain from activity. (V)

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Abstruse

Hard to understand. (Adj)

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Accolade

An expression of praise; an award. (N)

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Accretion

Growth; increase by successive addition. (N)

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Acerbic

Sour or bitter taste in personality or character. (Adj)

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Acumen

Quick, keen, or accurate knowledge or insight. (N)

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Abate

To lessen in intensity or degree. (V)

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Admonish

To express warning of disapproval. (V)

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Adroit

Adept, skillful, dexterous. (Adj)

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Adulation

Excessive praise. (N)

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Adulterate

To reduce in purity by combining inferior ingredients. (V)

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Adumbrate

To foreshadow vaguely. (V)

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Advocate

To argue for or support a cause. (V)

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Aesthetic

Dealing with, appreciative of. (Adj)

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Aggrandize

To increase in intensity, power, prestige. (V)

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Alacrity

Eager and enthusiastic willingness. (N)

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Alchemy

A magic or wonderful transformation. (N)

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Alloy

To commingle; to debase by mixing something inferior. (V)

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Amalgamate

To combine several elements into a whole. (V)

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Ambiguity

Uncertainty in meaning. (N)

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Ambivalence

The quality of having opposing ideas or feelings. (N)

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Ameliorate

To make better or more tolerable. (V)

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Amenable

Agreeable; Responsive to suggestion. (Adj)

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Anachronism

Something or someone out of place in terms of historical or chronological context. (N)

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Anathema

An accursed or loathed person or thing. (N)

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Anodyne

Soothing. (Adj)

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Anomaly

Deviation from the normal order, for, or rule; abnormality. (N)

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Antagonize

To irritate or cause hostility. (V)

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Antipathy

Aversion; dislike. (N)

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Antithetical

Diametrically opposed, as in antithesis. (Adj)

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Apathy

Lack of interest or feeling. (N)

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Apocryphal

Of dubious authenticity or origin; Untrue story that is spread around as true. (Adj)

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Apogee

Farthest or highest point; apex. (N)

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Apostate

One who abandons long-held vies; a betrayer of a cause. (N)

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Apotheosis

The perfect example; paragon. (N)

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Apposite

Appropriate, relevant. (Adj)

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Apprise

Give notice to; inform. (V)

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Approbation

An expression of praise or approval. (N)

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Appropriate

Confiscate; to take for one's own use. (V)

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Arabesque

Complex, ornate design. (N)

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Arcane

Mysterious, abstruse, understood by few. (Adj)

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Archaic

Outdated; associated with another time. (Adj)

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Arduous

Strenuous, taxing, requiring significant effort. (Adj)

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Arrant

Utter, complete, absolute. (Adj)

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Arrest

To suspend; to engage. (V)

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Articulate

To pronounce clearly; to express clearly. (V)

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Artless

Completely without artificiality; natural. (Adj)

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Ascetic

One who practices rigid self-denial. (N)

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Asperity

Severity, harshness; rigor, roughness. (N)

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Aspersion

An act of defamation or maligning. (V)

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Assiduous

Diligent, hardworking. (Adj)

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Assuage

To ease or lessen; abate or ameliorate. (V)

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Astringent

Having a tightening effect on the skin; harsh. (Adj)

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Attenuate

To rarefy or weaken. (V)

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Audacious

Daring and bold. (Adj)

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Augury

Omen, portent, the reading of omens. (N)

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August

Majestic. (Adj)

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Auspice

Protection or support. (N)

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Auspicious

Favorable, prosperous, successful. (Adj)

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Austere

Without adornment, plain, bare, ascetic. (Adj)

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Avarice

Greed, especially for wealth. (N)

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Aver

To state as a fact. (V)

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Axiom

Universally recognized principle; generally accepted expression. (N)