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800 from Barron's-1

800 from Barron's

abate v. to decrease; reduce
abdicate v. to give up a position, right, or power
aberrant adj. deviating from what is normal
abeyance n. temporary suppression or suspension
abject adj. miserable; pitiful
abjure v. to reject; abandon formally
abscission n. the act of cutting; the natural separation of a leaf or a other part of a plan
abscond v. to depart secretly
abstemious adj. moderate in appetite
abstinence n. the giving up of certain pleasures
abysmal adj. very bad
accretion n. growth in size or increase in amount
accrue v. to accumulate; grow by additions
adamant adj. uncompromising; unyielding
adjunct n. something added, attached, or joined
admonish v. to caution or reprimand
adulterate v. to corrupt or make impire
aesthetic adj. relating to beauty or art
affected adj. pretentious, phony
affinity n. fondness; liking; similarity
aggrandize v. to make larger or greater
aggregate adj. amounting to a whole; total
alacrity n. cheerful willingness; eagerness; speed
alchemy n. medieval chemical philosophy based on changing metal into gold; a seemingly magical power or process of transmutation
allay v. lessen; ease; soothe
alleviate v. to relieve; improve partially
alloy n. a combination; a mixture of two or more metals
allure n. the power to entice by charm
amalgamate v. to combine into a unified whole
ambiguous adj. unclear or doubtful in meaning
ambivalence n. the state of having conflicting emotional attitudes
ambrosia n. something delicious; the food of the gods
ameroliate v. to improve
amenable adj. agreeable; cooperative; suited
amenity n. something that increases comfort
amulet n. ornament worn as a charm against evil spirits
anachronism n. something out of the proper time
analgesic n. medication that reduces or eliminates pain
analogous adj. comparable
anarchy n. the absence of government; state of disorder`
anodyne n. something that calms or soothes pain
anomalous adj. irregular; deviating from the norm
antecedent n. something that comes before
antediluvian adj. prehistoric
antipathy n. dislike; hostility
apathy n. indifferences
apex n. the highest point
apogee n. the point in an orbit most distant from the body being orbited; the highest point
apothegm n. a terse, witty saying
appease v. to calm; pacify; placate
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