1 abate lessen size, amount, location
2 aberration deviation, not normal politics and tradition
3 abhor, abhorrence hatred friends and enemies
4 abstruse difficult to understand argument and language
5 accost confront politics and tradition
6 acrimony bitter animosity friends and enemies
7 acumen insightfulness knowledge and skill
8 adamant not yielding politics and tradition
9 adept skillful knowledge and skill
10 adroit skillful knowledge and skill