Important English Words for competitive exams : List A2

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We have created master wordlist containing around 5000 important English words for competitive exams. Master list has been divided alphabetically into 100 small wordlist.
This list is the second part of the master wordlist, it contain words starting with "A" alphabet.[Part 2]

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Accoutre
Equip; N. accoutrement

Accretion
Growth or increase in size by gradual addition; growth; increase; increase by natural growth; Ex. towers and other accretions of the castle; V. accrete

Accrue
Come to one as a gain; accumulate over time; come about by addition; Ex. benefits that accrue from scientific research; Ex. interest accruing in a bank account; N. accrual

Acerbity
Bitterness of speech and temper; ADJ. acerbic: bitter; acrid (in taste, manner, or tone)

Acetic
Vinegary

Acidulous
Slightly sour (in taste or manner); sharp; caustic

Acknowledge
Recognize; admit

Acme
Peak; pinnacle; highest point

Acne
Skin disease (on the face)

Acoustics
Science of sound; quality that makes a room easy or hard to hear in

Acquiesce
Assent; agree passively; comply without protest

Acquittal
Deliverance from a charge; V. acquit: free from a charge or accusation; discharge from a duty; conduct (oneself) in a specified manner

Acrid
Bitter (to the taste or smell); sharp; bitterly pungent

Acrimonious
Stinging; caustic; bitter in words or manner; N. acrimony: bitter ill-natured animosity in speech or behavior

Acrophobia
Fear of heights

Actuarial
Calculating; pertaining to insurance statistics

Actuary
Someone who advises insurance companies

Actuate
Motivate; activate; cause to act

Acuity
Sharpness (of mind or senses of sight or hearing)

Acumen
Mental keenness; sharpness of judgment; ability to judge quickly and well; Ex. business acumen

Acute
(of the senses) sharp; quickly perceptive; keen; penetrating; brief and severe; Ex. acute sense of smell/analysis/pain

Adage
Wise saying; proverb

Adamant
Hard; inflexible

Adapt
Make or become suitable for a specific use; alter; modify; adjust; N. adaptation: act of adapting; composition recast into a new form; Ex. The play is an adaption of a short novel.

Addendum
Addition; appendix to book; something that is added (as at the end of a speech or book)

Addiction
Compulsive habitual need

Addle
Make or become confused; muddle; drive crazy; become rotten (egg)

Address
Direct a speech to; speak to; deal with or discuss; direct one's efforts or attention to; make with a destination; N: formal speech

Adept
Expert at; very skilled

Adhere
Stick fast; be a devotd follower; N. adhesion: adhering; devotion; loyality

Adherent
Supporter; follower

Adjacent
Adjoining; neighboring; close by

Adjoin
Be next to

Adjourn
Suspend until a later time; move from one place to another

Adjunct
Something attached to but holding an inferior position

Adjuration
Solemn urging; V. adjure: entreat earnestly; enjoin solemnly

Adjutant
Staff officer assisting the commander; assistant

Admonish
Warn or speak to with gentle disapproval; reprove

Adore
Love deeply and respect highly

Adorn
Decorate

Adroit
Skillful (in using mind or hand)

Adulation
Flattery; admiration that is more than is necessary or deserved

Adulterate
Make impure or of poorer quality by adding inferior or tainted(contaminated) substances

Advent
Arrival

Adventitious
Accidental; casual; happening by chance

Adversary
Opponent; enemy

Adverse
Going against; opposing; unfavorable; hostile

Adversity
Great hardship or affliction; misfortune; calamitous event

Advert
Refer

Advocacy
Support; active pleading on behalf of someone or something