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aberration

a deviation from the standard; not typical

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access

a means of approach or admittance (e.g. to an area or organization)

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accord

agreement

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adage

wise proverb or saying (e.g. too soon old, too late smart)

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advocate

one who speaks in favor of or on behalf of another

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alacrity

cheerful willingness or ready response

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allusion

an indirect reference to something else, especially in literature; a hint

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amity

friendship

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anarchy

lawlessness, disorder; a lack of government contol or effectiveness

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anecdote

a brief, entertaining story

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animosity

bitter hostility or open hatred

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anomaly

an abnormality or irregularity

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anthology

collection of writings, songs, or other creative works

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apex

highest point (e.g., of a triangle)

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arbiter

one who decides; a judge

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audacity

boldness

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avarice

greed, desire for wealth

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bastion

stronghold, fortress, fortified place against opposition

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beacon

a guiding light to show the way or mark a spot

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bias

prejudice or tendency in a certain direction; literally, a slant or tilt

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blasphemy

an insult to something held sacred

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blemish

defect, stain, or flaw that takes away from the quality of the rest of the area or item

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boon

benefit or gift

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brevity

shortness, conciseness

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bulwark

strong protection or barrier to enemy attacks

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cacophony

a harsh or unpleasant mixture of sounds, voices, or words

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catastrophe

sudden disaster

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chagrin

embarrassment or disappointment

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chronicle

historical record or listing, usually in sequential, chronological order

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clamor

uproar