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Abhor

Regard with disgust or hatred

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Abject

Utterly miserable, hopeless, humiliating or wretched

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Abridge

To shorten by omission while retaining the basic content

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Acerbic

Sour or astringent in taste

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Affable

Friendly, good natured, easy to talk to

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Affluent

Having a great deal of money; wealth

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Agnostic

Person who claims neither faith nor disbelief in God

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Aloof

Cool and distant

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Amiable

Having or displaying a friendly manner

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Anarchy

State of society without government or law

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Anomaly

Something that deviates from what is standard, normal, or expected

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Apathy

Absence of passion, emotion, or excitement

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Aperture

An opening, as a hole, crack or gap

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Appease

To bring a state of peace, quiet, calm

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Arbitrary

Decided by a judge or arbiter rather than law

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Archaic

Antiquated

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Arduous

Requiring great amount of effort; difficult

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Attrition

A reduction or decrease in numbers

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Autocratic

Absolute

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Aberration

A departure from what is normal, usual, or expected