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a deviating from the right path or usual course of action

aberration

1

the giving up of certain pleasures such as food or drink

abstinence

2

theoretical, not applied or practical, not concrete

abstract

3

loud applause; approval

acclaim

4

to accept the conclusions or arrangements of others; to give consent by keeping silent

acquiesce

5

to advise against something; to war; to scold gently; to urge strongly

admonish

6

to support; to be in favor of

advocate

7

showing an appreciation of beauty in nature or art; artistic

aesthetic

8

a natural attraction to a person or liking for a thing; relation; connection

affinity

9

an increase in rank or wealth; growth in power

aggrandizement

10

to turn away the normal feelings of fondness toward anyone; to estrange

alienate

11

to make easier to endure; to relieve; to diminish

alleviate

12

indifferent; unsympathetic, not interested; apart

aloof

13

thoughtful of the welfare of others

altruistic

14

permitting more than one interpretation; not clearly defined

ambiguous

15

condition of having conflicting attitudes

ambivalence

16

to make better or more tolerable; to improve

ameliorate

17

similar in certain qualities; comparable

analogous

18

active dislike; ill will

animosity

19

condition of being nameless or unknown

anonymity

20

hostility; active opposition

antagonism

21

direct opposite

antithesis

22

doubtful authenticity; counterfit

apocryphal

23

hard to do; strenuous

arduous