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abberrant
abnormal or deviant
abstemious
sparing in eating and drinking
accolade
award of merit
acquiesce
agree without protesting
acrimonious
bitter in words or manner
adherent
supporter, follower
adversary
opponent
aesthetic
artistic, dealing with or capable of appreciation of the beautiful
affable
easily approachable
affinity
natural liking
altruistic
unselfishly generous
ambivialence
having contradictory attitudes
ameliorate
improve
anarchist
person who seeks to overturn the government
animosity
bitter hostility, active hatred
antiquated
old fashioned
obsolete
no longer in use
apathy
lack of caring
apocryphal
untrue, made up
arable
fit for growing crops
arbitrary
unreasonable
capricious
fickle
ardor
heat, passion
ascendancy
controlling influence
ascetic
practicing self-denial
astute
wise
atrophy
waste away
augment
increase
austerity
sterness
autonomous
self-governing
banal
commonplace
bane
cause of ruin
belie
contradict, give a false impression
brawn
muscular strength
buttress
support prop up
candor
frankness
censorious
critical
censure
blame, criticize
conciliatory
appeasing
condone
overlook voluntarily, forgive
conflagration
great fire
contagion
infection
contend
struggle
contentious
quarrelsome
corroborate
confirm, support
credulity
gullibility
cursory
casual, hastily done
debunk
expose something as false
deference
courteous regard for another's wish
deliberate
consider, ponder
deplore
regret strongly
depravity
corruption, wickedness
deprecate
express disapporval of
despondant
gloomy
despot
harsh, authoritarian ruler
didactic
teaching, instructional
diffuse
wordy, rambling
diminution
lessening, reduction in size
discursive
digressing, rambling
disinclination
unwillingness
disparge
belittle
dispel
drive away
dissent
disagree
dissipate
waste, scatter
dissonance
lack of agreement
dissuade
advise against
dogmatic
opinionated
doctrine
teachings, in general (legal/religious)
dubious
doubtful, questionable

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