1. affected
    artificial; pretended
  2. affidavit
    written statement made under oath (for use as proof in a court of law)
  3. affiliation
    joining; associating with
  4. affinity
    feeling of kinship; similarity; Ex. strong affinity for her; Ex. many affinities between two languages
  5. affirmation
    positive assertion; confirmation; solemn pledge by one who refuses to take an oath; V. affirm; ADJ. affirmative; CF. affirmative action: positive discrimination
  6. affliction
    state of distress; trial; cause of distress or suffering; V. afflict: inflict grievous suffering on
  7. affluence
    abundance; wealth
  8. affront
    insult; offense; intentional act of disrespect; V: insult or hurt the feelings of intentionally
  9. agape
  10. agenda
    items of business at a meeting
  11. agglomeration
    collection; heap; V. agglomerate: gather into a rounded mass; N. aggolmeate: jumbled mass; heap
  12. aggrandize
    make greater; increase in power, wealth, rank, or honor; N. aggrandizement
  13. aggregate
    sum; total; ADJ. V: gather into a mass or whole; accumulate; add up to; Ex. aggregate 100 dollars
  14. aghast
    filled with great surprise or fear; horrified
  15. agility
    nimbleness; ability to move quickly
  16. agitate
    stir up; disturb
  17. agnostic
    one who is skeptical of the existence or knowability of a god or any ultimate reality
  18. agog
    highly excited; intensely curious
  19. agrarian
    pertaining to land or its cultivation; Ex. agrarian reform
  20. alacrity
    cheerful promptness without reluctance
  21. alchemy
    medieval chemistry
  22. alcove
    nook; recess
  23. alias
    an assumed name esp. by a criminal (usually to mislead people); ADV. alias
  24. alienate
    make unfriendly or hostile; estrange; separate; change the ownership of
  25. alimentary
    supplying nourishment
  26. alimony
    payments made regularly to an ex-spouse after divorce
  27. allay
    calm; pacify
  28. allege
    state without proof
  29. allegiance
  30. allegory
    story, play, or picture in which characters are used as symbols; fable
  31. alleviate
    relieve (pain)
  32. alliteration
    repetition of beginning sound in poetry
  33. allocate
    assign; set apart for a particular purpose
  34. alloy
    mixture as of metals; something added that lowers in value or purity; V: mix; make less pure; lower in value or quality; spoil; CF. unalloyed: not in mixture with other maetals; pure; complete; unqualified; Ex. unalloyed happiness
  35. allude
    refer indirectly; N. allusion: indirect reference
  36. allure
    entice; attract; tempt
  37. siren
    apparatus for making sounds; womanlike creature
  38. alluvial
    pertaining to soil deposits left by running water
  39. aloof
    apart; not open in one's relationship with other people; reserved; ADV.
  40. aloft
    upward; high up in the air
  41. altercation
    noisy quarrel
  42. altruistic
    unselfishly generous; concerned for others; N. altiruism: unselfish concern for the welfare of others; unselfishness; OP. egoism
  43. amalgamate
    (of societies or groups) combine; unite in one body
  44. amalgam
    combination of different things; mixture of metals (containing mercury) used for filling holes in teeth
  45. amass
    collect (gradually, in a very large amount)
  46. amazon
    female warrior
  47. ambidextrous
    capable of using either hand with equal ease
  48. ambience
    environment; atmosphere; Ex. restraurant with a pleasant ambience; ADJ. ambient: completely surrounding; Ex. ambient temperature
  49. ambiguous
    unclear or doubtful in meaning; having more than one possible interpretation
  50. ambivalence
    the state of having contradictory or conflicting emotional attitudes or opinions
  51. amble
    walking at an easy unhurried pace; V: walk slowly and aimlessly
  52. ambrosia
    food of the gods
  53. nectar
    drink of the gods; sweet liquid collected by bees
  54. ambulatory
    able to walk
  55. ameliorate
  56. amenable
    obedient; compliant; readily managed; responsive; willing to be led; answerable or accountable legally; responsible; able to be tested by; Ex. amenable to sensible suggestions; Ex. He is very amenable; Ex. amenable to the usual tests
  57. amend
    correct; change ; generally for the better
  58. amenities
    convenient features that helps to make life pleasant; social courtesies
  59. amiable
    agreeable; lovable; warmly friendly
  60. amicable
    peaceful; politely friendly; not quarrelsome; Ex. amicable settlement
  61. amiss
    wrong; faulty; Ex. something amiss; ADV.
  62. amity
    friendship; peaceful relationship as between nations
  63. amnesia
    loss of memory
  64. amnesty
    pardon (allowed by government to political criminals)
  65. amoral
    nonmoral; having no understanding of right and wrong
  66. amorous
    moved by sexual love; loving; of sexual love; Ex. amorous advances
  67. amorphous
    formless; lacking shape or definition
  68. amphibian
    able to live both on land and in water; N.
  69. amphitheater
    oval building with tiers of seats; CF. arena
  70. ample
    enough; abundant; spacious; large in size; Ex. ample opportunity/garden; N. amplitude: quality of being ample; abundance; largeness of space
  71. amplify
    increase in size or effect; expand; broaden or clarify by expanding; intensify; make stronger; Ex. amplify one's remarks with a graph
  72. amputate
    cut off part of body; prune (a limb)
  73. amok(amuck)
    in a state of rage; Ex. run amok
  74. amulet
    charm; talisman; an object worn believed to protect against evil, bad luck
  75. anachronism
    an error involving time in a story; something or someone misplaced in time; ADJ. anachronistic
  76. analgesic
    causing insensitivity to pain; N.
  77. analgesia
    condition of being unable to feel pain
  78. analogous
    comparable; similar
  79. analogy
    similarity; parallelism; comparing two similar things
  80. anarchist
    person who seeks to overturn the established government; advocate of abolishing authority
  81. anarchy
    absence of governing body; state of disorder
  82. anathema
    solemn curse; someone or something regarded as a curse; V. anathematize
  83. ancestry
    family descent; ADJ. ancestral
  84. anchor
    secure or fasten firmly; be fixed in place; N. anchorage
  85. ancillary
    serving as an aid or accessory; auxiliary; N.
  86. anecdote
    short story of an amusing or interesting event
  87. anemia
    condition in which blood lacks red corpuscles; ADJ. anemic
  88. anesthetic
    substance that removes sensation with or without loss of consciousness; N. anesthesia
  89. anguish
    acute pain; extreme suffering
  90. angular
    sharp-cornered; having an angle; not rounded (body); bony; lean; gaunt; stiff in manner
  91. animadversion
    critical remark; V. animadvert: comment critically with disapproval
  92. animated
    lively; spirited
  93. animosity
    active enmity
  94. animus
    hostile feeling or intent; animosity; hostility; disposition
  95. annals
    records arranged in yearly parts; history
  96. anneal
    reduce brittleness and improve toughness by heating and cooling (metal or glass)
  97. annex
    attach; add to a large thing; take possession of; incorporate (territory) into a larger existing political unit (by force); N: building added to a large one
  98. annihilate
  99. annotate
    comment; make explanatory notes
  100. annuity
    yearly allowance
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