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Beyond Hit Parade 1

abrogate v. to revoke formally; to put down; to abolish by authority
acarpous adj. effete; worn out
adumbrate v. to suggest, imply, or foreshadow; to obscure
antithetical adj. diametrically opposed; as in antithesis
apocryphal adj. suprious; of dubious authenticity
apostate n. deserter; one who abandons long-held religious or political convictions
arcane adj. mysterious; knowable only to initiates
arrant adj. impudent; errant
aspersion n. speak evil of; an act of defamation or maligning
assay n. / v. an analysis; examination; test; to put to a test
asseverate v. to aver; to allege; to assert
augury n. omen; portent; sign; presage; prodigy
auspice n. a favorable omen / support
auspicious adj. prosperous; propitious; successful; favorable
baleful adj. ominous; threatening; pernicious; sinister
bane n. poison; cause of injury
bellicose adj. warlike; belligerent; pugnacious
bilge n. bulge outward; swell out
blithe adj. happy; merry; cheerful; carefree (free of trouble)
boisterous adj. noisy; loud; rough; lacking restraint
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