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Adulterate

V To make impure, to contaminate

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Adventitious

A Accidental, nonessential

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Aegis

N A shield; protection, sponsorship

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Aesthetic

A Pertaining to beauty

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Affectation

N A phony attitude; pose

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Affinity

N An attraction to

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Affluence

N Wealth; richness

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Agape

A Open-mouthed; surprised; agog

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Aggrandize

V To enlarge or to expand

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Altruism

N A concern for others; generosity

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Ambiguous

A Open to more than one interpretation

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Amoral

A Lacking a sense of right and wrong

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Amorphous

A Shapeless, formless, vague

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Animosity

N Hatred

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Antipathy

N An intense dislike

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Antithesis

N An exact opposite; an opposite extreme

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Badinage

N Playful, teasing talk

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Banal

A Common, ordinary

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Baroque

A Overly decorated

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Bauble

N A showy but useless thing

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Bedlam

N A noisy uproar; a scene of wild confusion

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Beguile

V To deceive; to charm; to enchant

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Besiege

V To overwhelm; to surround and attack

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Besmirch

V To make dirty; to stain

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Bestial

A Savage, brutal

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Adroit

A Skillful,clever

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Bilious

A Bad tempered,cross

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Blanch

V To whiten, to make pale.

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Bland

A Mild, tasteless, dull