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Flashcards in #'s 21-40 Deck (20):
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Adulation

Excessive admiration, worship, or flattery

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Aesthetic

Artistic; related to a sense of beauty

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Affectation

Fake behavior; a pretense to impress others

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Alacrity

A cheerful readiness, eagerness

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Allege

To assign wrongdoing yet to be prove; accuse

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Altercation

An angry dispute, a quarrel

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Altruism

Selfless giving, generosity

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Ameliorate

To ease a situation; to bring relief

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Amenable

Going along with the wishes of another; agreeable

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Amenity

Nicety, attractive feature

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Amnesty

Official pardon for those who have broken the law

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Amorous

Strongly moved by love (often a sexual love)

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Amorphous

Lacking a distinct shape

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Anecdote

A short entertaining story about a real incident or person (often amusing)

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Antebellum

Before the war (esp. Civil war)

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Antecedent

Coming before time, preceding

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Antipathy

Definite dislike, repulsion, aversion

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Apartheid

Racial separation and injustic

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Apostate

One who deserts his faith or principles

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Appellate

Having a power to review and reverse (a court power