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Amiable

Friendly
Agreeable

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Amnesty

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

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Amoral

Lacking a sense of right and wrong
Neither good nor bad
Without moral feelings

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Amorous

Feeling in love, especially in a sexual sense

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Amorphous

Shapeless
Bloblike

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Anachronism

Something out of place in time or history

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Analogy

A comparison of one thing to another
Similarity

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Anarchy

Absence of government or control
Lawlessness
Disorder

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Anecdote

A short account of a humorous or revealing situation

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Anguish

Agonizing physical or emotional pain

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Animosity

Resentment
Hostility
Ill-will

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Anomaly

Aberration
Irregularity
Deviation

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Antecedent

Someone or something that went before
Something that provides a model for something that came after it.

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Antipathy

Firm dislike
A dislike

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Antithesis

The direct opposite

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Aprtheid

The former policy of racial segregation and separation in the Republic of South Africa

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Apathy

Lack if interest
Lack of feeling

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Aphorism

A brief, witty saying
Proverb

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Apocalypse

Prophetic revelation, especially considering the end of the world

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Apocryphal

Of dubious authenticity
Fictitious
Spurious

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Apotheosis

Elevation to divine status
Epitome

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Appease

To soothe
To pacify by giving into

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Appreciate

To increase on value

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Apprehensive

Worried
Anxious

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Approbation

Approval
Praise

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Appropriate

To take without permission
To set aside for a particular use

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Aptitude

Capacity for learning
Natural ability

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Arbiter

One who decides
A judge

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Arbitrary

Random
Capricious

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Arcane

Mysterious
Know only by a select few

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Archaic

Extremely old
Ancient
Outdated