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Deviation from what is correct or right

Aberration

2

Suspension of an activity; postponement

Abeyance

3

Sparing in the use of food or drink; moderate

Abstemious

4

Concealed; difficult to comprehend; obscure

Abstruse

5

Embrace; award; commendation

Accolade

6

Bitter; harsh; caustic

Acerbic

7

Sarcastic; caustic; angry; mordant

Acrimonious

8

Sharpness; acuteness; keenness

Acuity

9

1. Perceptive 2. Excruciating

Acute

10

Proficient; masterful; expert

Adept

11

Believer; supporter; devotee

Adherent

12

1. Attachment; appendage 2. Subordinate or auxiliary capacity

Adjunct

13

Caution; reprove mildly; reprimand

Admonish

14

Dexterous; proficient; skillful

Adroit

15

Excessive flattery; adoration; idolization

Adulation

16

Make impure or inferior by adding improper ingredients; contaminate; pollute

Adulterate

17

1. Argue for a cause; defend 2. Support; uphold

Advocate

18

Person who cultivates beauty or art; connoisseur

Aesthete

19

Make more powerful; amplify; increase

Aggrandize

20

Eagerness; zeal; speed

Alacrity

21

Concerned about the general welfare of others; charitable; generous

Altruistic

22

Uncertainty; doubt; indecisiveness

Ambivalence

23

Able to walk; not stationary

Ambulatory

24

Make better; improve

Ameliorate

25

Cordial; of pleasant disposition; friendly

Amiable

26

Without structure; shapeless; nebulous

Amorphous

27

Energize; enliven

Animate

28

Abnormality; deviation from the general rule; irregularity

Anomaly

29

Ancient; antiquated, obsolete

Antediluvian

30

Feeling of opposition or repugnance; aversion; dislike

Antipathy