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Flashcards in G800_01-05 Deck (50):
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abate

to decrease; reduce

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abdicate

to give up a position, right, or power

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aberrant

deviating from what is normal

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abeyance

temporary suppression or suspension

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abject

miserable; pitiful

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abjure

to reject; abandon formally

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abscission

the act of cutting; the natural separation of a leaf or other part of a plant

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abscond

to depart secretly

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abstemious

moderate in appetite

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abstinence

the giving up of certain pleasures

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abysmal

very bad

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accretion

growth in size or increase in amount

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accrue

to accumulate; grow by additions

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adamant

uncompromising; unyielding

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adjunct

something added, attached, or joined

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admonish

to caution or reprimand

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adulterate

to corrupt or make impure

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aesthetic

relating to beauty or the arts

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affected

pretentious; phony

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affinity

fondness; liking; similarity

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aggrandize

to make larger or greater (Reputation)

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aggregate

amounting to a whole; total

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alacrity

cheerful willingness; eagerness; speed

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alchemy

medieval chemical philosophy based on changing metal into gold; a seemingly magical power or process of transmutation

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allay

to lessen; ease; soothe (Not ...te)

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alleviate

to relieve; improve partially

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alloy

a combination; a mixture of two or more metals

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allure

the power to entice by charm

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amalgamate

to combine into a unified whole

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ambiguous

unclear or doubtful in meaning, capricious, whimsical

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ambivalence

the state of having conflicting emotional attitudes

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ambrosia

something delicious; the food of the gods

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ameliorate

to improve

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amenable

agreeable; cooperative; suited;(They had three very ...... children)

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amenity

something that increases comfort

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amulet

ornament worn as a charm against evil spirits

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anachronism

something out of the proper time

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analgesic

medication that reduces or eliminates pain

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analogous

comparable

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anarchy

absence of government; state of disorder

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anodyne

something that calms or soothes pain

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anomalous

irregular; deviating from the norm

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antecedent

something that comes before

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antediluvian

prehistoric

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antipathy

dislike; hostility

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apathy

indifference

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apex

the highest point

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apogee

the point in an orbit most distant from the body being orbited; the highest point

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apothegm

a terse, witty saying

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appease

to calm, pacify, placate (not as...)