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accede agree If I accede to this demand for blackmail, I am afraid that I will be the victim of future demands.
acclimate adjust to climate or environment One of the difficulties of our present air age is the need of travellers to acclimate themselves to their new and often strange environments.
acclivity sharp upslope of a hill The car could not go up the acclivity in high gear.
accolade award of merit In Hollywood, an "Oscar" is the highest accolade.
accord agreement She was in complete accord with the verdict.
accost approach and speak first to a person When the two young men accosted me, I was frightened because I thought they were going to attack me.
accoutre equip The fisherman was accoutred with the best that the sporting goods store could supply
accretion growth; increase The accretion of wealth marked the family's rise in power.
accrue come about by addition You must pay the interest that has accrued on your debt as well as the principal sum.
acidulous slightly sour; sharp; caustic James was unpopular because of his sarcastic and acidulous remarks.
acme peak; pinnacle; highest point Welles's success in Citizen Kane marked the acme of his career as an actor; never again did he achieve such popular acclaim.
acquiesce assent; agree passively Although she appeared to acquiesce to her employer's suggestions, I could tell she had reservations about the changes he wanted made.
acquittal deliverance from a charge His acquittal by the jury surprised those who had thought him guilty.
acrid sharp; bitterly pungent The acrid odor of burnt gunpowder filled the room after the pistol had been fired.
acrimonious stinging, caustic His tendency to utter acrimonious remarks alienated his audience.
actuarial calculating; pertaining to insurance statistics According to recent actuarial tables, life expectancy is greater today than it was a century ago.
actuate motivate I fail to understand what actuated you to reply to this letter so nastily.
acuity sharpness In time his youthful acuity of vision failed him, and he needed glasses.
acumen mental keenness His business acumen helped him to succeed where others had failed.
adage wise saying; proverb There is much truth in the old adage about fools and their money.
addendum addition; appendix to book Jane's editor approved her new comparative literature text but thought it would be even better with an addendum on recent developments in literary criticism.
addle muddle; drive crazy This idiotic plan is confusing enough to addle anyone.
adherent supporter; follower In the wake of the scandal, the senator's one-time adherent quietly deserted him.
adjunct something attached to but holding an inferior position My lawyer works two nights a week as an adjunct teacher
adjuration solemn urging Her adjuration to tell the truth did not change the witnesses' testimony.
adjutant staff officer assisting the commander; assistant Though Wellington delegated many tasks to his chief adjutant, Lord Fitzroy Somerset, Somerset was in no doubt as to who made all major decisions.
admonish warn; reprove He admonished his listeners to change their wicked ways.
adorn decorate Wall paintings and carved statues adorned the temple.
adroit skillful His adroit handling of the delicate situation pleased his employers.
adulation flattery; admiration The rock star thrived on the adulation of his groupies and yes-men.
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