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Ascendancy (n)

Controlling influence

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Ascetic (adj)

practicing seld-denial; austere

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Aspire (v)

seek to attain; long for

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Assuage (v)

ease or lessen (pain); satisfy (hunger); soothe (anger)

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Astute (adj)

wise; shrewd

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Atrophy (v)

waste away

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Attentive (adj)

considerate; thoughtful; paying attention

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Attribute (v)

ascribe; explain

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Audacious (adj)

daring; bold

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Augment (v)

increase; add to

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Austerity (n)

sternness; severity; strict economy; lack of luxuries

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Authentic (adj)

Genuine

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Authoritarian (adj)

favoring or exercising total control; nondemocratic

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Autonomous (adj)

self-governing

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Aversion (n)

firm dislike

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Banal (adj)

hackneyed; commonplace; trite

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Bane (n)

cause of ruin

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Belie (v)

contradict; give a false impression

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Belittle (v)

disparage; make fun of

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Belligerent (adj)

quarrelsome

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Benevolent (adj)

generous; charitable

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Benign (adj)

kindly; favorable; not malignant

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Bequeath (v)

leave to someone by a will; hand down

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Biased (adj)

soothing; mild; dull

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Bland (adj)

soothing; mild; dull

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Blasphemy (n)

irreverence; sacrilege; cursing

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Bolster (v)

support; reinforce

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Braggart (n)

boastful person

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Brawn (n)

muscular strength; sturdiness

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Brevity (n)

conciseness; briefness