Vocabulary lesson 97

ameliorate (v.) to improve
- The tense situation was ameliorated when Alex proposed a solution everyone could agree upon.
ambivalent (adj.) having opposing feelings
- My feelings about Calvin are ambivalent because on one hand he is a loyal friend, but on the other, he is cruel and vicious.
amenity (n.) an item that increases comfort
- Bill Gates's house is stocked with so many amenities, he never has to do anything for himself.
anecdote (n.) a short, humorous account
- After dinner, Marlon told an anecdote about the time he got his nose stuck in a toaster.
antecedent (n.) something that came before
- The great tradition of Western culture had its antecedent in the culture of Ancient Greece.

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