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Aberrant

Different from the usual abnormal unusual

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Abhor

To regard with extreme repugnance

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Abjure

To reject formally

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Abrogate

Two and we can cancel in the formal official way failed to do what is required

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Abrasive

Causing irritation very unpleasant

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Abstemious

Marked with the restraint especially regarding food

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Abstruse

Hard to understand

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Accost

To confront boldly, approach, (n) greeting

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Acerbic

Expressing harsh criticism in a clever way

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Acolyte

One who attends or follows, public worshiper

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Acumen

The ability to think clearly and make good decisions

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Adulation

Excessive adoration or praise

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Aegis

Protection, support, shield

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Affable

Friendly and easy to talk to you

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Akimbo

With hand on hip and elbow bent outward

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Akin

Similar or related

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Alacrity

Cheerful readiness,willingness

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Albeit

Although, even if

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Alleviate

To reduce the pain or trouble; make something less painful or difficult

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Antebellum

Existing before the American Civil War

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Antediluvian

Very old, out of date

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Anthropomorphize

To attribute human form or attributes

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Antipodal

Entirely opposed, situated at opposite ends of Earth or moon

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Antithesis

Exact op. cit. of something or someone

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Aphorism

Short phrase that expresses a true or wise idea

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Apocryphal

Of authorship or authenticity

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Arduous

Very difficult and very laborious

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Assiduous

Showing great attention, care and effort

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Auspicious

Showing or suggesting that future success is likely

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Avant-garde

Group of people who develop new and often very surprising ideas in art, new, cutting-edge

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Axiomatic

Self-evident, obvious, unquestionable