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abaft

adv.--on or toward the rear of a ship

syn.--astern, posterior, hind

2

abdicate

v.--to reject, denounce, or abandon

syn.--disown, reject, renounce, give up, refuse, relinquish, repudiate, abandon, turn one's back on, wash one's hands of, forgo, waive

3

abjure

v.--to renounce upon oath

syn.--renounce, relinquish, reject, forgo, disavow, abandon, deny, repudiate, give up, wash one's hands of; eschew, abstain from, refrain from

4

abnegation

n.--a denial

syn.--renunciation, rejection, refusal, abandonment, abdication, surrender, relinquishment, repudiation, denial

5

abscond

v.--to go away hastily or secretly often with the intention to hide; to avoid capture by the authorities

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abstemious

adj.--1. sparing in diet; 2. sparingly used

syn.--self-denying, temperate, abstinent, moderate, self-disciplined, restrained, self-restrained, sober, austere, ascetic, puritanical, spartan, hair-shirt

7

abysmal

adj.--bottomless; extraordinarily bad

syn.--dreadful, awful, terrible, frightful, atrocious, disgraceful, deplorable, shameful, hopeless, lamentable; rotten, appalling, crummy, pathetic, pitiful, woeful, useless, lousy, dire

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acerbity

n.--harshness or bitterness

syn.--acidity, asperity, astringency, mordancy, sourness, tartness

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acrimony

n.--sharpness

syn.--bitterness, anger, rancor, resentment, ill feeling, ill will, bad blood, animosity, hostility, enmity, antagonism, waspishness, spleen, malice, spite, spitefulness, peevishness, venom

10

addle

adj.--confused

syn.--muddled, muzzy, fuddled, befuddled, dazed, disoriented, disorientated, fuzzy

11

adjure

v.--to entreat earnestly and solemnly

syn.--asseverate, authenticate, implore, importune, petition

12

adulation

n.--praise in excess

syn.--worship, idolization, adoration, admiration, veneration, awe, devotion, glorification, praise, flattery, blandishments

13

adulterate

v.--to corrupt, debase, or make impure

syn.--degrade, debase, spoil, taint, contaminate; doctor, tamper with, dilute, water down, weaken; bastardize, corrupt

14

agrarian

adj.--relating to land and the equal divisions of land

syn.--agricultural, rural, rustic, pastoral, countryside, farming

15

alchemy

n.--any imaginary power of transmitting one thing into another

syn.--chemistry; magic, sorcery, witchcraft

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allegory

n.--symbolic narration or description

syn.--parable, analogy, metaphor, symbol, emblem

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anachronism

n.--representation of something existing at other than its proper time

syn.--chronological error, metachronism, misdate, misplacement, postdate, prolepsis, solecism

18

annihilate

v.--to reduce to nothing

syn.--destroy, wipe out, obliterate, wipe off the face of the earth; eliminate, liquidate, defeat

19

apocalyptic

adj.--pertaining to revelation or prophecy

syn.--doomsday, doom-laden, ominous, portentous; catastrophic, momentous

20

arrogate

v.--to claim or demand unduly

syn.--assume, take, claim, appropriate, seize, expropriate, wrest, usurp, commandeer

21

artifice

n.--skill; ingenuity; craft; deception; trickery

syn.--deceit, deception, duplicity, guile, cunning, artfulness, wiliness, slyness, chicanery; fraud, fraudulence

22

askance

adv.--1. sideways; 2. with suspicion

syn.--skeptically, cynically, mistrustfully, distrustfully, doubtfully, dubiously; disapprovingly, contemptuously, scornfully, disdainfully

23

assay

n.--the determination of any quantity of a metal in an ore or alloy

syn.--evaluation, assessment, appraisal, analysis, examination, test/tests, testing, inspection, scrutiny

24

attenuate

v.--1. to make thin or slender; 2. to lessen or weaken

syn.--1. slender, narrow, slim, skinny, spindly, bony; rare; 2. reduced, lessened, decreased, diminished, impaired

25

avarice

n.--inordinate desire of gaining and possessing wealth

syn.--greed, greediness, acquisitiveness, cupidity, covetousness, rapacity, materialism

26

batten

v.--to fix in place

syn.--fasten, secure, clamp (down), lash, make fast, nail (down), seal

27

beholden

adj.--obliged; indebted

syn.--obligated, under an obligation, grateful, owing a debt of gratitude

28

bellicose

adj.--warlike; disposed to quarrel or fight

syn.--belligerent, aggressive, hostile, warlike, warmongering, hawkish, antagonistic, pugnacious, truculent, confrontational, contentious, militant, combative

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besmirch

v.--to soil or discolor

syn.--sully, tarnish, blacken, drag through the mud/mire, stain, taint, smear, disgrace, dishonor, bring discredit to, damage, debase, ruin, slander, malign, defame

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bestial

adj.--having the qualities of a beast

syn.--savage, brutish, brutal, barbarous, barbaric, cruel, vicious, violent, inhuman, subhuman; depraved, degenerate, perverted, debauched, immoral, warped