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abberation
deviating from the right path or usual course of action
abstinence
giving up of certain pleasures
abstract
theoretical; not applied or practical; not concrete; hard to understand
acclaim
loud applause; approval
acquiesce
accept the conclusions or arrangements or others; give consent by keeping silent
admonish
to advise against something; to warn; to scold gently; urge strongly
advocate
to support; to be in favor of
aesthetic
showing of appreciation of beauty in nature or art; artistic
affinity
natural attraction to a person or liking for a thing; relation; connection
aggrandizement
an increase in rank or welath; growth in power
alienate
to turn away teh normal feelings of fondness towards anyone; to estrange
alleviate
to make easier to endure; to relieve; to diminish
aloof
indifferent; unsympathetic; not interested; apart
altruistic
thoughtful of the welfare of others
ambiguous
permitting more than one interpretation; nto clearly defined
ambivalence
condition of having conflicting attitudes
ameliorate
to make better or more tolerable; to improve
analogous
similar in certain qualities; comparable
animosity
active dislike; ill will
anonymity
condition of being nameless or unknown
antagonism
hostility; active opposition
antithesis
direct opposite
apochryphal
of doubtful authenticity; counterfeit
arduous
hard to do; strenuous
articulate
able to put one's thoughts into words easily and clearly
assuage
to calm or soothe; to satisfy
atrophy
waste away
augment
to increase or enlarge; to become greater in size
austere
stern in manner or appearance; strict in morals
authoritarian
a person who supports the principle of subjection to authority instead of individual freedom

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