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Grand collection of word starting with letter ‘A’ which is necessary not only for various  exams but also for knowledge plilic’s ( diehard lover of knowledge).




abacus: Frame with balls for calculating

abate: To lessen, to subside

abdication: Giving up control, authority

abdomen: Stomach and bowels

aberration: Straying away from what is normal

abeyance: suspended action

abhor: To hate, to detest

abide: Be faithful to; endure

abjure: Promise or swear to give up

abraded: Rubbed off, worn away by friction

abrasion: Rubbing, scraping, wearing off

abrogate: Repeal or annul by authority

abscond: To go away suddenly (to avoid arrest)

abstruse: Difficult to comprehend; obscure

abundant: Plentiful

abut:Astringent

abysmal: Bottomless, extreme

acarpous: Effete, no longer fertile, worn out

accentuate: Give more force or attention to

acclaimed: Welcomed with shouts and approval

accolade: Praise, approval

accretion: The growing of separate things into one

acquiesce: In agree (without protest)

acquisition: Smth acquired, acquiring

adamant: Kind of stone; inflexible

adhere: Remain faithful, stick fast to

adhesion: Adhering, support

adjacent: Lying near, next

admonitory: Containing warning

adorn: Add beauty; decorate

adulteration: Making unpure, poorer in quality

affinity: Close connection, relationship

aggravate: Make worse; irritate

agile: Active, quick-moving

ail: Trouble; be ill

alacrity: Eager and cheerful readiness

alienate: Estrange

allegiance: Duty, support, loyalty

alleviate: Make (pain) easier to bear

alloy: To debase by mixing with something inferior

aloof: Reserved, indifferent

amalgamate: Mix, combine, unite societies

ambidextrous: Able to use the left hand or the right equally well

ambiguous: Doubtful, uncertain

ambivalent: Having both of two contrary meanings

ameliorate: Improve, make better

amendment: Improving

amicable: Friendly

amortize: End (a debt) by setting aside money

amplify: Make large or fuller, increase the strength

animosity: Strong dislike

annul: Put an end to

anticlimax: Sudden fall

antidote: Medicine used against a poison or a disease

antithetical: Direct opposing

apartheid: Brutal racial discrimination

apathetic: Indifference

aplomb: Self-confidence

apostate: One who abandons long-held religious or political convictions

apotheosis: Deification, glorification to godliness

appease: Make quiet or calm

apprehensive: Grasping, understanding fear, unhappy feeling about future

apprise: Give notice to, inform

approbation: Approval

appropriate: Take for one's own use, acquire, set aside

apropos: Appropriate to the situation; apt

apt: Well-suited, quick-witted

arabesque: a complex, ornate design

arabesque: Whimsical

arbitrate: Decide by arbitration

arboreal: Of connected with trees

ardently: With full of ardor

ardor: Enthusiasm

arduous: Steep, difficult ascent; laborious

argot: Jargon, slang

arrant: In the highest degree

arrogance: Proud, superior manner of behavior

articulate: Speak distinctly, connect by joints

ascend: Go or come up

ascent: The act of ascending

ascertain: Get to know

ascetic: Practicing self-denial, austere, stark

ascribe: Consider to be the origin of or belonging to

asperity: Roughness, harshness, ill temper, irritability

aspersion: Slander

assail: With attack violently

asset: Valuable quality, smth that has money value

assiduous: Diligent, hard-working, sedulous

assuage: Make smth (pain, desire) less

assumption: Smth supposed but not proved

asterisk: The mark × (e. g. Omitted letters)

astringent: Substance that shrinks
astute: Clever; quick at seeing to get an advantage

atonement: Repayment; death of Jesus

attenuate: Make thin. Weaken, enervate

audacious: Daring, foolishly bold, impudent

augury: Omen, sign

august: Majestic, venerable

auspice: Protection or support, patronage

auspicious: Favorable, successful, prosperous

austere: Severely moral and strict; simple and plain

auxiliary: Helping, supporting

aver: Affirm, assert, prove, justify

aversion: Strong dislike

avid: Eager, greedy

avow: Admit. Declare openly

acumen: Quickness of intellectual insight, or discernment; keenness of discrimination.

 Adage: An old saying.

adamant: Any substance of exceeding hardness or impenetrability. 

Admonition: Gentle reproof.

adumbrate: To represent beforehand in outline or by emblem.

affable: Easy to approach.

aggrandize: To cause to appear greatly.

aggravate: To make heavier, worse, or more burdensome.

agile: Able to move or act quickly, physically, or mentally.

agog: In eager desire.

alacrity: Cheerful willingness.

alcove: A covered recess connected with or at the side of a larger room.

 Alleviate: To make less burdensome or less hard to bear.

 Aloof: Not in sympathy with or desiring to associate with others.

 Amalgamate: To mix or blend together in a homogeneous body.

 Ambidextrous: Having the ability of using both hands with equal skill or ease.

 Ambiguous: Having a double meaning.

 Ameliorate: To relieve, as from pain or hardship

 anathema: Anything forbidden, as by social usage.

Animadversion: The utterance of criticism or censure. Animosity: Hatred.

antediluvian: Of or pertaining to the times, things, events before the great flood in the days of Noah.

antidote: Anything that will counteract or remove the effects of poison

aplomb: Confidence; coolness.

apprise: To give notice to; to inform.

approbation: Sanction.

arboreal: Of or pertaining to a tree or trees.

ardor: Intensity of passion or affection.

argot: A specialized vocabulary peculiar to a particular group.

Arrant: Notoriously bad.

ascetic: Given to severe self-denial and practicing excessive abstinence and devotion.

ascribe: To assign as a quality or attribute.

Asperity: Harshness or roughness of temper.

Assiduous: Unceasing; persistent

assuage: To cause to be less harsh, violent, or severe, as excitement, appetite, pain, or disease. 

Astringent: Harsh in disposition or character.

 Astute: Keen in discernment.

atonement: Amends, reparation, or expiation made from wrong or injury.

audacious: Fearless.

augury: Omen

auspicious: Favorable omen

austere: Severely simple; unadorned.

autocrat: Any one who claims or wields unrestricted or undisputed authority or influence.

Auxiliary: One who or that which aids or helps, especially when regarded as subsidiary or accessory.

Avarice: Passion for getting and keeping riches.


Aver: To avouch, justify or prove
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