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abashed
embarrassed
abdomen
the part of the body between the chest and legs
abscond
to leave a place secretly and go into hiding with stolen money
absorb
to use up or totally command someone's attention
abstinence
the action of refraining from or not participating in certain activities; withdrawal
accessible
being readily available or unrestricted
accommodation
the provision of rooms or housing
accompany
to go along with, escort
accost
to attack, to confront aggressively
accumulate
to increase gradually in amount or quality
accustomed
having become familiar with or used to certain conditions because of habit or experience
acquit (of)
to find an accused suspect not guilty of a crime in court
acute
sharp; in very serious condition
adage
an expression, saying, or proverb
adaptable
easily accepting change
adhesive
self-sticking
adjacent
being next door or nearby
adjourn
to dismiss a meeting or call it to a close
adornment
decoration or beautification
advent
arrival; coming into use or existence
adversary
enemy, opponent or antagonist
adverse
negative or in opposition to the interests of
advocate
defender or supporter of a specific cause or issue; proponent
affable
pleasant; friendly; winsome; amiable, cordial
affiliation
an association or close relationship of members of a group
affirm
to promise or declare positively
afflict
to cause pain or suffering
affluent
rich; wealthy; well-to-do; well-off
agrarian
relating to farming or agriculture
ailment
an illness or disease
alacrity
the willingness or readiness to carry out a specific action
alibi
an excuse used to free oneself from blame
alignment
the process of balancing or putting into line
alliance
co-operation of allies or members; affiliation
allocate
to set aside in shares
allot
to allocate or distribute in shares
allude
to imply by inference or indirect speech
aloof
arrogant; conceited; stuck-up
altruistic
relating to concern for the well-being of others
ambiguous
atmosphere; surroundings
ambiance
unclear in meaning
ambush
to attack unexpectedly after lying in wait, esp. in battle
amiable
pleasant; friendly; affable; winsome; cordial
amiss
wrong; mistaken
ancestor
a person born in a previous generation
animosity
feelings of hostility which can result in aggression
antecedent
relating to a preceding or previous event or circumstance
appalling
causing chock or disbelief; atrocious
apparel
clothing; garments
apparent
not hidden; open to sight; obvious; evident
appease
to calm or subdue
appellation
a name or title
appliance
a piece of machinery or equipment used for a specific purpose, usually in the home of office
apposite
appropriate or suitable under the circumstances
apprehension
fear caused by uncertainty
apprehend
to capture a criminal who has escaped from the law
arduous
exceptionally difficult or demanding
avid
eager; enthusiastic