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Flashcards in Words 21-40 Deck (20):
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Adulation

Excessive admiration, worship, or flattery.

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Aesthetic

Artistic, related to a sense of beauty.

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Affectation

Fake behavior, a pretense to impress others.

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Alacrity

A cheerful readiness, eagerness.

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Allege

To assign wrongdoing yet to be proven; accuse.

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Altercation

An angry dispute, a quarrel.

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Altruism

Selfless giving; generosity.

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Ameliorate

To ease a situation; to bring relief.

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Amenable

Going along with the wishes of another; agreeable.

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Amenity

Nicety, attractive feature.

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Amnesty

Official pardon for those who have broken the law.

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Amorous

Strongly moved by love (often sexual love).

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Amorphous

Lacking a distinct shape.

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Anecdote

A short story about a real incident or person.

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Antebellum

Before the war.

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antecedent

Coming before in time.

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Antipathy

Definite dislike, repulsion, aversion.

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Apartheid

Racial separation and injustice.

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Apostate

One who deserts his faith or principles.

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Appellate

Having power to review and reverse.