Word Smart I A

  1. Abash
    v. To make ashamed; to embarrass
  2. Abate
    v. to subside; to reduce
  3. Abdicate
    v. to step down from a position of pwer or responsibility
  4. Aberration
    n. something not typical; a deviation from the standard
  5. Abhor
    v. to hate very, very much; to detest
  6. Abject
    adj. hopeless; extremely sad and servile; defeated
  7. Abnegate
    v. to deny oneself things; to reject; to renounce
  8. Abortive
    adj. unsuccessful
  9. Abridge
    v. to shorten; to condense
  10. Absolute
    adj. total; unlimited
  11. Aboslve
    v. to forgive or free from blame; to free from sin; to free from an obligation
  12. Abstinent
    adj. abstaining; voluntarily not doing something
  13. Abstract
    adj. theoretical; impersonal
  14. Abstruse
    adj. hard to understand
  15. Abysmal
    adj. extremely hopeless or wretched; bottomless
  16. Accolade
    n. an award; an honor
  17. Accost
    v. to approach and speak to someone aggressively
  18. Acerbic
    adj. sor; severe; like acid in temper, mood, or tone
  19. Acquiesce
    v. to comply passively; to accept; to assent; to agree
  20. Acrid
    adj. harshly pungent; bitter
  21. Acrimonious
    adj. full of spite; bitter; nasty
  22. Acumen
    n. keenness of judgment; mental sharpness
  23. Acute
    adj. sharp; shrewd
  24. Adamant
    adj. stubborn; unyielding; completely inflexible
  25. Address
    v. to speak to; to direct one's attention to
  26. Adherent
    n. follower; supporter; believer
  27. Admonish
    v. to scold gently; to warn
  28. Adroit
    adj. skillful; dexterous; clever; shrewd; socially at ease
  29. Adulation
    n. wild or excessive admiration; flattery
  30. Adulterate
    v. to contaminate; to make impure
  31. Adverse
    adj. unfavorable; antagonistic
  32. Aesthetic
    adj. having to do with artistic beauty; artistic
  33. Affable
    adj. easy to talk to; friendly
  34. Affectation
    n. unnatural or artificial behavior, usually intended to impress
  35. Affinity
    n. sympathy; attraction; kinship; similarity
  36. Affluent
    adj. rich; prosperous
  37. Agenda
    n. program; the things to be done
  38. Aggregate
    n. sum total; a collection of separate things mixed together
  39. Agnostic
    n. one who believes that the existence of a god can be neither proven nor disproven
  40. Agrarian
    adj. relating to land; relating to the management or farming of land
  41. Alacrity
    n. cheerful eagerness or readiness to respond
  42. Allege
    n. to assert without proof
  43. Alleviate
    v. to relieve, usually temporarily or incompletely; to make bearable to lesson
  44. Allocate
    v. to distribue; to assign; to allot
  45. Alloy
    n. a combination of two or more things, usually metals
  46. Allusion
    n. an indirect reference; a hint
  47. Aloof
    adj. uninvolved; standing off; keeping one's distance
  48. Altruism
    n. selflessness; generosity; devotion to the interests of others
  49. Ambience
    n. atmosphere; mood; feeling
  50. Ambiguous
    adj. unclear in meaning; confusing; capable of being interpreted in different ways
  51. Ambivalent
    adj. undecided; having opposed feeling simultaneously
  52. Ameliorate
    v. to make better or more tolerable
  53. Amenable
    adj. obedient; willing to give in to the wishes of another; agreeable
  54. Amenity
    n. pleasantness; attractive or comfortable feature
  55. Amiable
    adj. friendly; agreeable
  56. Amnesty
    n. an official pardon for a group of people who have violated a law or policy
  57. Amoral
    adj. lacking a sense of right and wrong; neither good nor bad, neither moral nor immoral; without moral feelings
  58. Amorous
    adj. feeling loving, especially in a sexual sense, in love; relating to love
  59. Amorphous
    adj. shapeless; without a regular or stable shape; blob like
  60. Anachronism
    n. something out of place in time or history an incongruity
  61. Analogy
    n. a comparison of one thing to another; similarity
  62. Anarchy
    n. absence of government or control; lawlessness; disorder
  63. Anecdote
    n. a short account of a humorous or revealing; incident
  64. Anguish
    n. agonizing physical or mental pain
  65. Animosity
    n. resentment; hostility; ill will
  66. Anomaly
    n. an aberration; an irregularity; a deviation
  67. Antecedent
    n. someone or something that went before; something that provides a model for something that came after it
  68. Anitpathy
    n. firm dislike; a dislike
  69. Antithesis
    n. the direct opposite
  70. Apartheid
    n. the former policy of racial segregation
  71. Apathy
    n. lack of interest; lack of feeling
  72. Aphorism
    n. abrief, often witty saying; a proverb
  73. Apocalypse
    n. a prophetic revelation, especially one concerning the end of the world
  74. Apocryphal
    n. o dubious authenticity; fictitious; spurious
  75. Apotheosis
    n. elevation to divine status; the perfect example of something
  76. Appease
    v. to soothe; to pacify by giving in to
  77. Appreciate
    v. to increase in value
  78. Apprehensive
    adj. worried; anxious
  79. Approbation
    n. approval; praise
  80. Appropriate
    v. to take without permission; to set aside for a particular use
  81. Apitude
    n. capacity for learning; natural ability
  82. Arbiter
    n. one who decides; a judge
  83. Arbitary
    adj. random; capricious
  84. Arcane
    adj. mysterious; known only to a select few
  85. Archaic
    adj. extremely old; ancient; outdated
  86. Archetype
    n. an original model or pattern
  87. Ardent
    adj. passionate; enthusiastic
  88. Arduous
    adj. hard; difficult
  89. Aristocratic
    adj. of noble birth; snobbish
  90. Artful
    adj. crafty; willy; sly
  91. Artifice
    n. a clever trick; cunning
  92. Ascendancy
    n. supremacy; domination
  93. Ascetic
    adj. hermit-like; practicing self-denial
  94. Assiduous
    adj. hardworking; busyl quite dilitgent
  95. Assimilate
    v. to take in; to absorb; to learn throughly
  96. Assuage
    v. to soothe; to pacify; to ease the pain of
  97. Astute
    adj. shrewd; keen in judgement
  98. Atheist
    n. one who does not believe in the existence of any god or divine being
  99. Attrition
    n. gradual wearing away, weakening, or loss; a natural or expected decrease in numbers or size
  100. Audacity
    n. boldness; reckless daring; impertience
  101. augment
    v. to make bigger; to add to; to increase
  102. Auspicious
    adj. favorable; promising; pointing to a good result
  103. Austere
    adj. unadorned; stern; forbidding; without excess
  104. Autocratic
    adj. ruling with absolute authority; extremely bossy
  105. Autonomous
    adj. acting independently
  106. Avarice
    n. greed; excessive love of riches
  107. Avow
    v. to claim; to declare boldly; to admit
  108. Avuncular
    adj. like an uncle, especially a nice uncle
  109. Awry
    adj. off course; twisted to one side
  110. Axiom
    n. a self evident rule or truth; a widely accepted saying
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