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abyss: A bottomless or unfathomed depth, gulf, or chasm; hence, any deep, immeasurable, and, specifically, hell, or the bottomless pit.

aesthetic: Concerned with beauty, artistic impact, or appearance.

advocate: To argue for someone else.

abate: To bring down or reduce to a lower state, number, degree or estimation.

abstain: Refrain from (something); hold one's self aloof; to forbear or keep from doing, especially an indulgence of the passions or appetites; -- with from.

adulterate: To corrupt.

abscond: To depart secretly; to steal away, particularly to avoid arrest or prosecution :

aggrandize: To make great or greater in power, rank, honor, or wealth; applied to persons, countries, etc.

alleviate: To make less severe, as a pain or difficulty.

amalgamate: To merge, to combine, to blend, to join.

ambiguous: Vague and unclear.

ameliorate: To make better, to improve; to heal; to solve a problem.

anachronism: A person or thing which seems to belong to a different time or period of time.

analogous: Having analogy; corresponding to something else; bearing some resemblance or proportion;—often followed by to.

anomaly: Something or someone that is strange or unusual.

antagonize: To work against; oppose; especially to incite reaction.

antipathy: Contrariety or opposition in feeling; settled aversion or dislike; repugnance; distaste.

apathy: Complete lack of emotion or motivation about a person, activity, or object; depression; lack of interest or enthusiasm; disinterest.

arbitrate: To make a judgment (on a dispute) as an arbitrator or arbiter

archaic: Of or characterized by antiquity; old-fashioned, quaint, antiquated, as an archaic word or phrase.

ardor: great warmth of feeling; fervor; passion

articulate: To speak clearly; to enunciate.

assuage: To lessen the intensity of, to mitigate or relieve (hunger, emotion, pain etc.).

attenuate: To reduce in size, force, value, amount, or degree

audacious: Showing willingness to take bold risks; recklessly daring.

austere: Lacking trivial decoration; not extravagant or gaudy

banal: Common in a boring way, to the point of being predictable; containing nothing new or fresh.

bolster: To brace, reinforce, secure, or support.

bombastic: Pompous or overly wordy.

cacophony: A mix of discordant sounds; dissonance.

candid: Straightforward, open and sincere.

capricious: Impulsive and unpredictable; determined by chance, impulse, or whim

castigate: To punish severely; to criticize severely; to reprimand severely.

catalyst: A substance which increases the rate of a chemical reaction without being consumed in the process.

caustic: sharp, bitter, cutting, biting, sarcastic

chaos: Any state of disorder, any confused or amorphous mixture or conglomeration.

chauvinist: someone prejudiced in favor of a group to which he or she belongs

chicanery: Deception by use of trickery, quibbling, or subterfuge.

cogent: Reasonable and convincing; based on evidence.

condone: To forgive, excuse or overlook (something).

convoluted: Complex, intricate or complicated.

corroborate: To confirm, strengthen or support something with additional evidence; to attest or vouch.

credulous: Excessively ready to believe things; gullible.

crescendo: A gradual increase of anything, especially to a dramatic climax.

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