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Barrons Word List-1

Barrons Word List, Character-A, Some words are not there.

accrue accumulate
adorn add beauty decorate
affable polite and friendly
affinity close connection relationship
aggravate make worse irritate
agog eager/excited
ail trouble be ill
alcove recess/partially enclosed place
ale fermented alcoholic beverage similar to but heavier than beer
aleck one who considers himself smarter than others
allegiance duty support loyalty
alleviate make (pain) easier to bear
alloy to debase by mixing with something inferior
amalgamate mix combine unite societies
ambidextrous able to use the left hand or the right equally well
ambiguous doubtful uncertain
ambivalent having both of two contrary meanings
ambrosial extremely pleasing to taste
ameliorate improve make better
amortize end (a debt) by setting aside money
anguish severe suffering
animosity strong dislike
antidote medicine used against a poison or a disease
antithetical direct opposing
apartheid brutal racial discrimination
apotheosis deification glorification to godliness
appease make quiet or calm
apprehensive grasping understanding fear unhappy feeling about future
approbation approval
apropos appropriate to the situation apt
apt well-suited quick-witted
arabesque a complex ornate design
arboreal of connected with trees
ardor enthusiasm
arduous steep difficult ascent laborious
argot jargon slang
arrant in the highest degree
arrogance proud superior manner of behaviour
articulate speak distinctly connect by joints
ascend go or come up
ascertain get to know
ascetic practicing self-denial austere stark
ascribe consider to be the origin of or belonging to
aseptic surgically clean
asperity roughness harshness ill temper irritability
aspersion slander
assail with attack violently
assiduous diligent hard-working sedulous
assuage make something (pain desire) less
astringent substance that shrinks
astute clever quick at seeing to get an advantage
atonement repayment death of Jesus
attenuate make thin. weaken enervate
attune bring into harmony
audacious daring foolishly bold impudent
augury omen sign
auspicious favorable successful prosperous
auxiliary helping supporting
aversion strong dislike
avid eager greedy
abdication giving up control authority
aberration straying away from what is normal
abet help/encourage smb (in doing wrong)
abhor to hate to detest
abide be faithful to endure
abjure promise or swear to give up
abut border on
acarpous effete no longer fertile worn out
accretion the growing of separate things into one
avow admit. Declare openly
Created by: ashootosh
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