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Astral

Adj. Relating to the stars

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Astringent

Adj. Binding; causing contraction

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asunder

Adv. into parts; apart

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Atavism

N. Reversion to an earlier type; Throwback

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Atrophy

V. Waste away

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Attenuate

V. Make thin; weaken

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Attrition

N. Gradual decrease in numbers; reduction in the workforce without firing employees; wearing away of opposition by means of harassment

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Audit

N. Examination of accounts

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Augment

V. Increase; add to

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August

Adj. Impressive; majestic

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Auspicious

Adj. Favoring success

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Austere

Adj. forbiddingly Stern; severely simple and unornamented

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Automaton

N. Robot; person performing a task mechanically

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Autonomous

Adj. Self-governing

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Auxiliary

Adj. Helper, additional or subsidiary

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avarice

N. Greediness for a wealth

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Aver

V. Assert confidently; affirm

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Averse

Adj. Reluctant; disinclined

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Aversion

N. Firm dislike

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Avid

Adj. Greedy; eager for

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Avocation

N. Secondary or minor occupation

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Axiom

N. Self-evident truth requiring no proof

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Bait

V. Harass; tease

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Baleful

Adj. Deadly; having an malign influence; ominous

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Balk

V. Foil or Thwart; stop short; refuse to go on

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Ballast

N. Heavy substance used to add stability or weight

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Balmy

Adj. Mild; fragrant

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Banal

Adj. Hackneyed; Commonplace; trite; lacking originality

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Bandy

V. Discuss lightly or glibly; exchange (words) heatedly

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Barb

N. Sharp projection from fishhook, etc.; openly cutting remark