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2012-08-20 14:45:48

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  1. abate
    subside or moderate
  2. aberrant
    abnormal or deviant
  3. abrasive
    rubbing away
  4. abridge
    condense or shorten
  5. absolute
    complete; totally unlimited; certain
  6. abstemious
    sparing in eating and drinking; temperate
  7. abstract
    theoretical; not concrete; nonrepresentational
  8. abstruse
    obscure; profound; difficult to understand
  9. accessible
    easy to approach; obtainable
  10. acclaim
    applaud; announce with great approval
  11. accolade
    award of merit
  12. acknowledge
    recognize; admit
  13. acquiesce
    assent; agree without protesting
  14. acrimonious
    bitter in words or manner
  15. acute
    quickly perceptive; keen; brief and severe
  16. address
    direct a speech to; deal with or discuss
  17. adherent
    supporter; follower
  18. adjacent
    neighboring; adjoining
  19. adroit
    skillful; nimble
  20. adulation
    flattery; admiration
  21. adversary
  22. adverse
    unfavorable; hostile
  23. advocate
    urge; plead for
  24. aesthetic
    artistic; dealing with or capable of appreciation of the beautiful
  25. affable
    easily approachable; warmly friendly
  26. affinity
    natural liking; kinship; similarity
  27. affirmation
    positive assertion; confirmation; solemn pledge by one who refuses to take an oath
  28. aggressor
  29. alienate
    make hostile; separate
  30. alleviate
  31. aloof
    apart; reserved; standoffish
  32. altruistic
    unselfishly generous; concerned for others
  33. ambiguous
    unclear or doubtful in meaning
  34. ambivalence
    the state of having contradictory or conflicting emotional attitudes
  35. ameliorate
    improve; make more satisfactory
  36. amend
    correct; change, generally for the better
  37. amorphous
    formless; lacking shape or definition
  38. ample
  39. analogy
    similarity; parallelism
  40. anarchist
    person who seeks to overturn the established government; advocate of abolishing authority
  41. anecdote
    short account of an amusing or interesting event
  42. animosity
    strong dislike; bitter hostility
  43. antagonism
    hostility; active resistance
  44. antidote
    medicine to counteract a poison or disease
  45. antiquated
    old-fashioned; obsolete
  46. antithesis
    contrast; direct opposite of or to
  47. apathy
    lack of caring; indifference
  48. apocryphal
    untrue; made up; not genuine
  49. appease
    pacify or soothe; relieve
  50. appreciate
    be thankful for; increase in worth; be thoroughly conscious of