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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

Cheerful readiness, eagerness

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Allege

To assign wrongdoing yet to be proven; accuse

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Altercation

Ana 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 edges of another, agreeable

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Amenity

Nicely ; attractive feature

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Amnesty

Official pardon for those who have the broken law

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Amorous

Strongly moved by love (often sexual love)

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Amorphous

Lacking a distinct shape

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Anecdote

A short, entertaining story often about a real incident or person

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Antebellum

Before the war

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Antecedent

Coming before in time; preceding

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Antipathy

Definitive dislike, repulsion, aversion

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Apartheid

Racial separation and injustice

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Apostate

One who deserts his faith or his principals

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Appellate

Having power to review and reverse (A court power)