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Arduous

toilsome, wearisome, burdensome
The mile is very arduous

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Arid

dry, parched
Most of Arizona is arid

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Ascetic

someone dedicated to simplicity or self -denial
Many monks are ascetic.

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Assiduous

constant, unremitting
In order to get constantly good grade you must be assiduous.

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Assuage

to make milder or less seve
The large dinner assuaged his hunger.

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Asylum

an orphanage or mental hospital: complete refuge for criminals
The asylum brought safety to the orphans

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Atrophy-N:

degeneration, decrease from disuse, wasting away
My throwing has atrophied from lack of practice

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Augmented

to largen size
The fresh troops augmented the marines.

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Austere

severe in manor or appearance, strict, serious
The butler from downton abbey could be described as austere.

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Banal

trit, lacking originality
I already knew what was going to happen, because the show was banal

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Belittle

to regard as lesser, disparage, make someone "feel small, lesser"
The star quarterback belittled his opponents.

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Belligerent

warlik
In ancient time humans were very belligerent.

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Benign

showing kindess or gentleness, gracious
The lifeguard was surprisingly benign to the crazy kida

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Bequeath

to hand down, give of someone
My grandpa will bequeath me a 1,000 dollars on my birthday

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Berate

to scold, rebuke, yell at
Most lifeguards are seen as berate