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Cool ACT Words

most of the vocabulary words start with A

TermDefinition
philanthropic Something given to help others is philanthropic.
ideal An ideal is a model of something perfect or without equal.
aristocratic belonging to or characteristic of the nobility or aristocracy
abase To abase something or someone is to humiliate them
abhor If you abhor something, it gives you a feeling of complete hatred
ascetic pertaining to or characteristic of an ascetic or the practice of rigorous self-discipline
abject most unfortunate or miserable
accentuate to stress, single out as important
acme the highest level or degree attainable; the highest stage of development
acquiesce to agree or express agreement
aggrandize add details to
acrimonious marked by strong resentment or cynicism
antagonism an actively expressed feeling of dislike and hostility
anthropomorphic suggesting human characteristics for animals or inanimate things
anecdote short account of an incident (especially a biographical one)
antipathy a feeling of intense dislike
arbitrary based on or subject to individual discretion or preference or sometimes impulse or caprice
anachronism something located at a time when it could not have existed or occurred
assimilation the social process of absorbing one cultural group into harmony with another
augury an event that is experienced as indicating important things to come
Artifice a deceptive maneuver (especially to avoid capture)
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