Important English Words for competitive exams : List A3

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We have created master wordlist containing around 5000 important English Vocabulary for competitive exams words. Master list has been divided alphabetically into 100 small wordlist.
This list is the third part of the master wordlist, it contain words starting with "A" alphabet.[Part 3]

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Advocate
Speak in favor of; support (an idea or plan); urge; plead for

Aegis
Shield; protection; defense

Aerie(aery,eyrie,eyry)
Nest of a large bird of prey

Aesthetic
Artistic; dealing with or capable of appreciating the beautiful (of a person or building); CF. aesthete; CF. aesthetics

Affable
Easily approachable; easy to talk to; warmly friendly

Affected
Artificial; pretended

Affidavit
Written statement made under oath (for use as proof in a court of law)

Affiliation
Joining; associating with

Affinity
Feeling of kinship; similarity; Ex. strong affinity for her; Ex. many affinities between two languages

Affirmation
Positive assertion; confirmation; solemn pledge by one who refuses to take an oath; V. affirm; ADJ. affirmative; CF. affirmative action: positive discrimination

Affliction
State of distress; trial; cause of distress or suffering; V. afflict: inflict grievous suffering on

Affluence
Abundance; wealth

Affront
Insult; offense; intentional act of disrespect; V: insult or hurt the feelings of intentionally

Afterlife
Life after death; later part of one's life

Agape
Openmouthed

Agenda
Items of business at a meeting

Agglomeration
Collection; heap; V. agglomerate: gather into a rounded mass; N. aggolmeate: jumbled mass; heap

Aggrandize
Make greater; increase in power, wealth, rank, or honor; N. aggrandizement

Aggregate
Sum; total; ADJ. V: gather into a mass or whole; accumulate; add up to; Ex. aggregate 100 dollars

Aghast
Filled with great surprise or fear; horrified

Agility
Nimbleness; ability to move quickly

Agitate
Stir up; disturb

Agnostic
One who is skeptical of the existence or knowability of a god or any ultimate reality

Agog
Highly excited; intensely curious

Agrarian
Pertaining to land or its cultivation; Ex. agrarian reform

Airy
Of air; high in the air; lofty; immaterial; unreal

Alacrity
Cheerful promptness without reluctance

Alchemy
Medieval chemistry

Alcove
Nook; recess

Alias
An assumed name esp. by a criminal (usually to mislead people); ADV. alias

Alienate
Make unfriendly or hostile; estrange; separate; change the ownership of

Alimentary
Supplying nourishment

Alimony
Payments made regularly to an ex-spouse after divorce

Allay
Calm; pacify

Allege
State without proof

Allegiance
Loyalty

Allegory
Story, play, or picture in which characters are used as symbols; fable

Alleviate
Relieve (pain)

Alliteration
Repetition of beginning sound in poetry

Allocate
Assign; set apart for a particular purpose

Alloy
Mixture as of metals; something added that lowers in value or purity; V: mix; make less pure; lower in value or quality; spoil; CF. unalloyed: not in mixture with other maetals; pure; complete; unqualified; Ex. unalloyed happiness

Allude
Refer indirectly; N. allusion: indirect reference

Allure
Entice; attract; tempt

Alluvial
Pertaining to soil deposits left by running water

Alms
Money or goods given to the poor

Aloft
Upward; high up in the air

Aloof
Apart; not open in one's relationship with other people; reserved; ADV.

Altercation
Noisy quarrel

Altruistic
Unselfishly generous; concerned for others; N. altiruism: unselfish concern for the welfare of others; unselfishness; OP. egoism

Amalgam
Combination of different things; mixture of metals (containing mercury) used for filling holes in teeth