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2013-06-14 20:56:04


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  1. abate
    (v)- subside or moderate

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