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Vocab A words Lessons 4 and 5

English Semester one More A words.

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Atrophy
1: A failure to develop normally. 2: To waste away. Synonyms: Deterioration, degeneration, decay
Assimilate
To absorb fully or make one's own, to adapt fully. Synonyms: Integrate, homogenize, merge
Askew
1: Out of line or position. 2: Disapprovingly; scornfully. Synonyms: Crooked, cockeyed, uneven
Appall
To fill with intense horror, fear, or dismay. Synonyms: Horrify, shock, astound
Anomaly
A deviation from what is normal or expected. Synonyms: Abnormality Peculiarity
Arbitrate
To act as an impartial judge in a dispute; to settle.
Avid
Extremely eager, anxious, or enthusiastic. Synonyms: Zealous, ardent, keen, fervent.
Augment
To make greater; to become greater. Synonyms: Increase, enlarge, expand, extend, magnify
Atone
To make up for or repent. Synonyms: Expiate, redeem, offset, penance
Austere
Rigidly severe; severely simple or bare. Synonyms: Stern, strict, strait-laced
Attrition
A gradual wearing down or weakening of resistance resulting from constant friction, pressure, or harassment. Synonyms: Abrasion, erosion, exhaustion.
Atrocity
A savagely cruel, brutal, or inhuman deed, a monstrosity. Synonym: Enormity, outrage barbaric
Authentic
Genuine, trustworthy. Synonyms: Real, true, actual, veritable.
Augur
Someone who can forecast the future by spotting various signs or indications of what is to come. Synonyms: Soothsayer, diviner, prophet
Array
1: To line up; to dress up. 2: An imposing grouping; rich and beautiful attire. Synonyms: Align, assemble, draw up, marshal
Asylum
1: An institution that shelters and cares for mentally unbalanced, aged, or homeless persons. 2: Any place offering protection or security 3: Protection against a legal or social penalty
Articulate
To pronounce distinctly: to express well in words Synonyms: Enunciate, clarify
Apathy
Lack of feeling, emotion, or interest
Avarice
An excessive desired to acquire and possess wealth; a combination of greed and stinginess. Synonyms: Acquisitiveness, cupidity, covetousness.
Apprehend
1: To arrest or to take into custody 2: To perceive or understand the meaning of 3: To look forward to with fear or anxiety.
Astute
Keen of mind and judgment especially in practical matters; cunning. Synonyms: Shrewd, perceptive, sharp, acute.
Arbitrary
1: Random 2: Arrived at by an exercise of the will, personal preference, or whim as opposed to reason 3: Given to willful decisions or demands

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