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Flashcards in Deck 14 Deck (20):
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Agrarian

Relating to land, agriculture, farmers

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Akimbo

Hand on hip and elbows bent outward

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Albatross

Seemingly inescapable moral or emotional burden

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Aleatory

Depending on a contingent event
Pertaining to accidental causes; luck or chance

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Allegory

Representation of abstract meaning through concrete or material forms
A symbolical narrative

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Amiable

Pleasant, good natured qualities
Friendly, agreeable

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Analeptic

Restoring, invigorating, giving strength after disease

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Anomie

Individuals or society characterized by breakdown of social norms and values; i.e. uprooted people

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Antediluvian

Belonging to period before the flood
Antiquated; old, out of date

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Ape (v.)

To imitate mimic

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Apollonian

Serene, calm, well-balanced

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Apologia

Apology, as in defense/justification of a belief, idea, etc.

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Apologist

A person who makes a defense in speech or writing of a belief

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Appellant

A person who appeals

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Apportion

To distribute or allocate proportionally

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Apposed

To place side by side

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Arch (adj.)

Mischievous; cunning, crafty, sly

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Arrant

Downright, thorough, unmitigated
Wandering; errant

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Assay

To examine, analyze

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Asseveration

An emphatic assertion