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agnostic

one who believes that the existence of God is unknown and unknowable

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ambience

environment surrounding, atmosphere

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amphitheater

oval building with tiers of seats, arena

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ambivalence

conflicting feelings

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ambivalent

having mixed feelings or contradictory ideas about something or someone

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annuls

a written account of events year by year, historical records

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annuity

a series of equal regular deposits

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biannual

twice a year

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biennial

happening every two years

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centennial

hundredth anniversary

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millennium

a period of one thousand years, a period of great joy

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per annum

by the year, annually

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perennial

lasting for a long time

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semiannual

twice a year

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superannuated

retired because of age or infirmity

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ante

the amount each poker player must put into the pot before receiving their cards

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antebellum

belonging to a period before a war especially the American Civil War

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antecedent

Anything that goes before something else (order)

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antedate

to occur before something else

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antediluvian

extremely old; antiquated, before the flood

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ante meridiem

before noon (A.M.)

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anterior

located before or in front

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anteroom

waiting room

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antiquarian

one who collects or studies objects of former times

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antiquity

ancient times

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anthropoid

resemble humans (looks wise)

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antropomorphic

having human characteristics

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antropomorphism

attributing human characteristics to a god, animal, or object

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misanthrope

hater of mankind, a person who hates people

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misanthropic

hating mankind in general, believing the worst of human nature and motives, having a sneering disbelief in

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antiseptic

against infection, destroys microorganism that cause disease

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autocracy

government by a single person (king)

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autocrat

a ruler who has absolute power, a dictator, self-willed person

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autocratic

ruling by oneself, domineering (a boss who doesn't take employees suggestions)

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automation

a system using self-operating machines

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automaton

a robot, a mechanical "person"

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autonomic

the nervous system which acts on its own regulating the body

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autonomous

self-governing, independent

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autonomy

the right of self-government (ex what Nigeria needs)

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autopsy

a seeing for oneself, an examination of a dead body to discover the cause of death

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autobiography

an account of a person's life written by that person

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automat

self-operating restaurant service

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benediction

a speaking of good wishes, a blessing

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benefactor

one who does something good, who gives help or financial assistance

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beneficence

the doing of good, kindness, charity

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beneficiary

person who receives benefits, like from a will or insurance policy

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benevolence

an inclination to do good, a kindly or charitable act

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benevolent

wishing someone well, inclined to do good

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benign

having a kind attitude, in medicine - not infectious

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bicameral

two legislative branches (Senate & House of Representatives)

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bicentennial

200th anniversary

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bicuspid

a tooth having two points (front teeth)

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bigamy

marriage to two people at the same time

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bilateral

having or involving two sides, connecting two parties

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bipartisan

two parties, especially two political parties

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what word is similar to bipartisan?

bilateral

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biped

two-footed animal

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bivalve

a mollusk that has two shells held together by hinges and strong muscles (clam shells)

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autobiography

an account of a person's life written by that person

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biography

a written account of another person's life

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biopsy

viewing of live tissues, the removal of living tissue from the body for diagnostic examination

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biosphere

part of Earth in which life exists including land, water, and air or atmosphere

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symbiosis

the living together of two contrasting organisms for mutual benefit (algae & fungi)

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symbiotic

mutually beneficial, supporting one another's life

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anachronism

something out of place in time

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chronicle

a record of events in order of time, a history

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chronometer

instrument for measuring time very accurately, especially in navigation

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circuit

the regular journey around a territory by a person performing duties, a closed path followed by an electrical current, an arrangement of electrically connected components

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circuitous

roundabout, not direct

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circumference

the perimeter of a circle

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circumlocution

an indirect way of expressing something

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circumscribe

to draw a circle around, to restrict

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circumspect

careful, cautious

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circumvent

to come around, prevent

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coherent

showing an orderly relation of parts, sticking together

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collusion

playing together,a secret agreement between parties for a criminal or deceitful purpose

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commensurate

proportional, equal in size

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commiserate

sympathize

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commodious

spacious, roomy

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companion

a person who you share bread with, comrade

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compunction

remorse, regret

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congenial

born together, existing since birth

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consummate

complete or perfect in the highest degree

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convivial

fond of partying, festive

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correlate

have a mutual relationship or connection

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credence

belief or trust (used to be a side table)

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credentials

documents, letters, references, that inspire belief or trust

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credulity

readiness to believe, gullibility

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credulous

gullible, quick to believe

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creed

religious statement

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discredit

to refuse to believe, to reject as untrue

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incredulity

tendency not to believe readily, skepticism

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incredulous

disbelieving, skeptical

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miscreant

used to mean unbeliever, now a criminal or evildoer

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concourse

a large open space where crowds gather

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courier

one who carries and delivers

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course

a line or route along which something travels or moves, a series of studies towards a degree

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current

the flow of water, air, or electricity, in the moment

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curriculum

before: a race course VS today: the courses offered by a school

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cursory

hasty, not thorough, running over rapidly without attention to detail

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