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Abandon

Total lack of inhibition

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Abase

To humble, to disgrace

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Abate

To decrease, to reduce

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Abbreviate

To make shorter

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Abdicate

To give up a position, right or power

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Aberrant

Deviating from what is normal or expected

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Aberration

Something different from the usual

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Abet

To aid, to act as an accomplice

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Abeyance

Temporary suppression or suspension

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Abhor

To loathe, detest

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Abject

Miserable, pitiful

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Abjure

To renounce under oath, to abandon forever, to abstain from

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Abnegate

To give up, to deny to oneself

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Abortive

Ending without results

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Abrasive

Harsh and rough in manner

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Abridge

To make shorter

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Abrogate

To annul, to abolish by authoritative action

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Abrupt

Sudden, curt

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Abscond

To leave quickly in secret

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Absolve

To forgive, free from blame

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Absorb

To soak up, to occupy completely

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Abstain

To choose not to do something

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Abstemious

Done sparingly consuming moderation

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Abstruse

Difficult to comprehend

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Abyss

An extremely deep hole

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Accede

To express approval, to agree to

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Accelerate

To cause to develop or progress more quickly

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Accentuate

To stress or emphasize, intensify

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Accesible

Attainable, available

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Acclivity

An incline or upward slope, the ascending side of a hill

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Accomplice

An associate in wrongdoing

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Accord

To bestow upon

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Accretion

A growth in size, an increase in amount

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Acerbic

Bitter, sharp in taste or temper

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Acidulous

Sour in taste or manner

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Acme

The highest level or degree attainable

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Acquiesce

To agree, to comply quietly

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Acquire

To gain possession of

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Acrimony

Bitterness, animosity

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Actuate

To put into motion, to activate, to motivate or influence to activity

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Acuity

Sharp vision or perception characterized by the ability to resolve fine detail

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Acumen

Sharpness of insight, mind, and understanding, shrewd judgment

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Adamant

Stubbornly unyielding

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Adept

Extremely skilled

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Adjourn

To postpone

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Adjudicate

To hear and settle a manner, to act as a judge

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Adjunct

Something or someone associated with another but in a supplementary position

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Adjure

To appeal to

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Admonish

To caution or warn gently in order to correct something

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Adorn

To enhance or decorate

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Adroit

Skillful, accomplished, highly competent

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Adulation

Excessive flattery or admiration

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Adulterate

To corrupt or make impure

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Adumbrate

To give a hint or indication of something to come

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Advantageous

Favorable, useful

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Adversary

Opponent, enemy

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Adversity

A state of hardship or misfortune

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Advocate

To speak in favor of

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Aerate

Expose to air

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Aerie

A nest built high in the air, an elevated, often secluded, dwelling

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Aesthetic

Pertaining to beauty or art

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Affable

Pleasantly easy to get along with, warm and friendly

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Affectation

Pretension, false display

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Affected

Phony, artificial

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Affiliation

An association with a group or organization

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Aggrandize

To make larger or greater in power

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Aghast

Overcome by surprise, disgust, or amazement

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Agile

Well-coordinated, nimble

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Agitate

Upset, disturb

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Alacrity

Cheerful willingness, eagerness, speed

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Algorithm

An established procedure for solving a problem or question

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Allay

To lessen, ease, reduce in intensity

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Allegation

Claim without proof

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Allegory

Symbolic representation

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Alleviate

To relieve, improve partially

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Amalgamate

To mix, combine

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Amalgamation

Consolidation of smaller parts

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Ambiguous

Uncertain, subject to multiple interpretations

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Ambivalent

Uncertain, emotionally conflicted

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Ameliorate

To make better, improve

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Amiable

Friendly, pleasant, likable

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Amicable

Friendly, agreeable

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Amity

Friendship, good will

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Amorphous

Having no definite form

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Amortize

To diminish by installment payments

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Amplify

Increase, intensify

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Amulet

Ornament worn as a charm against evil spirits

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Anachronism

Something chronologically inappropriate

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Anachronistic

Outdated

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Analgesia

A lessening of pain without loss of consciousness

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Analogous

Similar or alike in some way, equivalent to

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Anathema

Ban, curse, something shunned or disliked

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Ancillary

Accessory, subordinate, helping

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Anecdote

Short, usually funny, account of an event

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Animosity

A feeling of hostiility or antagonism

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Animus

A feeling of animosity or ill will

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Anodyne

A source of comfort, a medicine that relieves pain

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Anomaly

A deviation from the common rule, something that is difficult to classify

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Anonymous

Unknown

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Antagonist

Foe, adversary, opponent

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Antagonize

To annoy or provoke to anger

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Anthology

Collection of literary works

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Antediluvian

Prehistoric, ancient beyond measure

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Anterior

Preceding, previous, before, prior (to)

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Anthropocentrism

Interpreting reality entirely based on human values

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Anthropomorphic

Suggesting human characteristics for animals and inanimate things

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Antidote

A remedy, an agent used to counteract

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Antipathy

Dislike, hostility, extreme opposition or aversion

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Antiquated

Too old to be fashionable or useful

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Apathetic

Indifferent, unconcerned

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Apathy

Lack of interest or emotion

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Aphorism

A short statement of a principle

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Aplomb

Self-confident assurance, poise

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Apocryphal

Not genuine, fictional

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Anarchist

One who aims for the overthrow of government

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Apostate

One who renounces a religious faith

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Apotheosis

Glorification, glorified ideal

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Apalling

Causing dismay, frightful

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Apposite

Strikingly appropriate or well adapted

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Appraise

Evaluate, estimate the value

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Apprise

To give notice to, inform

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Approbation

Praise, official approval

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Appropriate

To assign to a particular purpose, allocate

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Arable

Suitable for cultivation

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Arbitrary

Determined by chance or impulse

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Arbitrate

To judge a dispute between two opposing parties

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Arbitration

Settlement of a dispute by an outside party

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Arcane

Secret, obscure, known only to a few

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Archaic

Antiquated, from an earlier time, outdated

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Archetypal

An ideal example of a type

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Archipelago

A large group of islands

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Archive

To place into storage

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Ardent

Passionate, enthusiastic, fervent

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Ardor

Great emotion or passion

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Arduous

Extremely difficult, laborious

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Arid

Extremely dry or deathly boring

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Arrears

Unpaid, overdue debts or bills, neglected obligations

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Arrogate

Claim without justification, to claim for oneself without right

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Articulate

Able to speak clearly and expressively

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Ascertain

To find out something by examination

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Ascetic

Self-denying, abstinent, austere

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Askance

With disapproval, with a sketpical sideways glance

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Aspersion

False rumor, damaging report, slander

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Assail

To attack, assault

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Assent

To agree, as to a proposal

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Assertion

Declaration, usually without proof

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Assess

To establish a value

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Assiduous

Diligent, persistent, hard-working

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Assuage

To make less sever, ease, relieve

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Assurance

Guarantee, pledge

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Astringent

Harsh, severe, stern

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Astute

Have good judgement

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Asylum

A place offering protection and safety

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Atavistic

Characteristic of a former era, ancient

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Atrocious

Monstrous, shockingly bad, wicked

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Atrophy

To waste away, wither from disuse

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Attain

To accomplish, gain

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Attenuate

To make thin or slender, to weaken

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Atypical

Unusual, irregular

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Audacious

Bold, daring, fearless

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Augment

Expand, extend

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Augury

Prophecy, prediction of events

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August

Dignified, awe-inspiring, venerable

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Auspicious

Having favorable prospects, promising

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Austere

Severe or stern in appearance, undecorated

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Authoritarian

Demanding absolute obedience to authority

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Autocrat

A dictator

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Autonomous

Separate, independent

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Avant-Garde

Radically new or original

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Avarice

Greed

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Aver

To declare to be true, to affirm

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Avian

of,or relating to, birds

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Avuncular

Like an Uncle in behavior, especially in kindness and warmth

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Awe

Reverence, respect, wonder

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Awry

Crooked, askew, amiss

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Axiom

Premise, postulate, self-evident truth