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  1. abjure
    verb (used with object), ab·jured, ab·jur·ing. 1. to renounce, repudiate, or retract, especially with formal solemnity; recant: to abjure one's errors.
  2. abrogate
    verb (used with object), ab·ro·gat·ed, ab·ro·gat·ing. 1. to abolish by formal or official means; annul by an authoritative act; repeal: to abrogate a law.
  3. acerbic
    adjective 1. sour or astringent in taste: Lemon juice is acerbic.
  4. acrimony
    noun sharpness, harshness, or bitterness of nature, speech, disposition, etc.: The speaker attacked him with great acrimony
  5. acumen
    noun keen insight; shrewdness: remarkable acumen in business matters.
  6. adumbrate
    verb (used with object), ad·um·brat·ed, ad·um·brat·ing. 1. to produce a faint image or resemblance of; to outline or sketch.
  7. alacrity
    noun 1. cheerful readiness, promptness, or willingness: We accepted the invitation with alacrity.
  8. anathema
    noun, plural a·nath·e·mas. 1. a person or thing detested or loathed: That subject is anathema to him.
  9. antipathy
    noun, plural an·tip·a·thies. 1. a natural, basic, or habitual repugnance; aversion
  10. approbation
    noun 1. approval; commendation.
  11. arrogate
    verb (used with object), ar·ro·gat·ed, ar·ro·gat·ing. 1. to claim unwarrantably or presumptuously; assume or appropriate to oneself without right: to arrogate the right to make decisions.
  12. ascetic
    noun 1. a person who dedicates his or her life to a pursuit of contemplative ideals and practices extreme self-denial or self-mortification for religious reasons.
  13. aspersion
    noun 1. a damaging or derogatory remark or criticism; slander: casting aspersions on a campaign rival.
  14. assiduous
    adjective 1. constant; unremitting: assiduous reading.
  15. blandish
    verb (used with object) 1. to coax or influence by gentle flattery; cajole: They blandished the guard into letting them through the gate
  16. boon
    noun 1. something to be thankful for; blessing; benefit
  17. bruspue
    adjective abrupt in manner; blunt; rough: A brusque welcome greeted his unexpected return
  18. buffet
    • noun 1. a blow, as with the hand or fist.
    • verb (used with object) 3. to strike, as with the hand or fist.
    • verb (used without object) 6. to struggle with blows of hand or fist.
  19. burnish
    verb (used with object) 1. to polish (a surface) by friction
  20. buttress
    • noun 1. any external prop or support built to steady a structure by opposing its outward thrusts, especially a projecting support built into or against the outside of a masonry wall.
    • verb (used with object) 5. to support by a buttress; prop up.

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2012-11-05 04:20:57
mrs humbard

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