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assiduous

hardworking, busy, quite diligent

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ascetic

hermitlike, practicing self denial

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ascendancy

supremacy, domination

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artifice

a clever trick, cunning

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artful

crafty, wily, sly

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arduous

hard, difficult

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archetype

an original model or pattern

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archaic

extremely old, ancient, outdated

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arcane

mysterious, known only to a select few

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arbiter

one who decides, a judge

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aptitude

capacity for learning, natural ability

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appropriate

to take without permission, to set aside for a particular use

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approbation

approval, praise

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appreciate

to increase in value

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apotheosis

elevation to divine status, the perfect example of something

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apocryphal

of dubious authenticity, fictitious, spurious

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apocalypse

a prophetic revelation, especially one concerning the end of the world

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aphorism

a brief, often witty saying, a proverb

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apathy

lack of interest, lack of feeling

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apartheid

the abhorrent policy of racial segregation and oppression in the Republic of South Africa

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anthithesis

the direct opposite

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antipathy

firm dislike, a dislike

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antecedent

someone or something that went before, something that provides a model for something that come after it

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anomaly

an aberration, an irregularity, a deviation

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animosity

resentment, hostility, ill will

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anguish

agonizing physical or mental pain

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anarchy

absence of government or control, lawlessness, disorder

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anachronism

something out of place in time or history, an incongruity

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amorous

feeling loving, especially in a sexual sense, in love, relating to love

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amoral

lacking a sense of right and wrong, neither good nor bad, neigther moral nor immoral, without moral feelings

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amnesty

an official pardon for a group of ppl who have violated a law or policy

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amiable

friendly, agreeable

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amenity

pleasantness, attractive or comfortable feature

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amenable

obedient, willing to give in to the wishes of another

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allusion

an indirect reference (often to a literary work), a hint