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Flashcards in As Deck (105):
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abase

to humiliate, degrade

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abate

to reduce, lessen

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abdicate

to give up a position, usually one of leadership

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abduct

to kidnap, take by force

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aberration

something that differs from the norm

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abet

to aid, help, encourage

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abhor

to hate, detest

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abide

to put up with

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abort

to give up on a half-finished project or effort

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abridge

to cut down, shorten

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abrogate

to abolish, usually by authority

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absolution

freedom from blame, guilt, sin

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abstain

to freely choose not to commit an action

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abstruse

hard to comprehend

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accede

to agree

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accentuate

to stress, highlight

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acclaim

high praise

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accolade

high praise, special distinction

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accost

to confront verbally

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accretion

slow growth in size or amount

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acerbic

biting, bitter in tone or taste

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abjure

to reject, renounce

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acrimony

bitterness, discord

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acumen

keen insight

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acute

sharp, severe

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abnegation

denial of comfort to oneself

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abject

wretched, pitiful

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adamant

impervious, immovable, unyielding

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adhere

to stick to something

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admonish

to caution, criticize, reprove

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adorn

to decorate

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adulation

extreme praise

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adumbrate

to sketch out in a vague way

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adverse

antagonistic, unfavorable, dangerous

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aerial

somehow related to the air

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affluent

rich, wealthy

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affront

an insult

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aggrandize

to increase or make greater

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aggregate

a whole or total

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aggrieved

distressed, wronged, injured

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agile

quick, nimble

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agnostic

believing that the existence of God cannot be proven or disproven

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alacrity

eagerness, speed

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alias

a false name or identity

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allay

to soothe, ease

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allege

to assert, usually without proof

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alleviate

to relieve, make more bearable

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allocate

to distribute, set aside

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aloof

reserved, distant

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altercation

a dispute; fight

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amalgamate

to bring together, unite

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ameliorate

to improve

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amenable

willing, compliant

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amenity

an item that increases comfort

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amiable

disposed to please

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amicable

friendly

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amorous

showing love, particularly sexual

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amorphous

without definite shape or type

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anachronistic

belonging to a time other than the one being represented

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analgesic

something that reduces pain

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analogous

similar to, so that an analogy can be drawn

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anathema

a cursed, detested person

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anesthesia

loss of sensation

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anguish

extreme sadness, torment; be extremely distressed
severe mental or physical pain or suffering:

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animated

lively

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annex

to incorporate territory or space

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annul

to make void or invalid

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anomaly

something that does not fit into the normal order

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antediluvian

ancient

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anthology

a selected collection of writings, songs, etc

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antipathy

a strong dislike, repugnance

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antiseptic

clean, sterile

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antithesis

the absolute oposite

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apocryphal

fictitious, false, wrong

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appraise

to assess the worth or value of

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apprehend

to seize, arrest

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approbation

praise

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appropriate

to take, make use of

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arable

suitable for growing crops

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arbiter

one who can resolve a dispute, make a decision

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arbitrary

based on factors that appear random

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arbitration

the process or act of resolving a dispute

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arcane

obscure, secret, known only by a few

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archetypal

the most representative or typical example of something

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ardor

extreme vigor, energy, enthusiasm

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arrogate

to take without justification

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ascertain

to perceive, learn

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ascetic

practicing restraint, as a means of self-discipline, usually religious

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ascribe

to assign, credit, attribute to

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aspersion

a curse, expression of ill-will

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assail

to attack

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assiduous

hard-working, diligent

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assuage

to ease, pacify

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atone

to repent, make amends

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atrophy

to wither away, decay

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audacious

excessively bold

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augment

to add to, expand

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auspicious

favorable, indicative of good things

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austere

very bare, bleak

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avarice

excessive greed

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aversion

a particular dislike for something

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balk

to stop, block abruptly
hesitate or be unwilling to accept an idea or undertaking

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abominable

exceptionally bad or displeasing

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abound

be abundant or plentiful; exist in large quantities

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abrade

wear away