This section is from the book "Hill's Manual Of Social And Business Forms: A Guide To Correct Writing", by Thos. E. Hill. Also available from Amazon: Hill's Manual Of Social And Business Forms: The How-To-Do-Everything Book Of Victorian America.
Agitation - disturbance, trepidation, tremor.
Agony - pain, distress, torture, anguish, suffering.
Agree - accede, acquiesce, assent, consent, concur, comply.
Agreeable - suitable, acceptable, pleasing, grateful.
Aid - assist, help, succor, relieve.
Aim - aspire, eudeavor, level, point.
Air - aspect, manner, appearance, look, mien.
Alarm - fear, consternation, dread, apprehension, fright, terror, summons, surprise.
Alienate - transfer, withdraw, estrange. Allege - adduce, affirm, advance, assert.
Alleviate - ease, abate, lessen, mitigate, relieve, diminish, soothe, lighten.
Alliance - coalition, union, combination, league, confederacy.
Allot - distribute, apportion, assign, appoint.
Allowance - wages, pay, stipend, salary, permission, concession, grant.
Allude - refer, suggest, hint, intimate.
Allure - tempt, entice, seduce, decoy, attract.
Alter - change, vary, modify, rearrange.
Always - ever, perpetually, constantly, continually, incessantly.
Amass - gather, heap, collect, accumulate.
Amazement - astonishment, surprise, wonder, admiration.
Ambiguous - obscure, doubtful, equivocal, uncertain.
Amenable - answerable, responsible, accountable.
Amend - correct, improve, better, rectify, reform, mend.
Amends - recompense, restoration, reparation, restitution.
Amiable - lovely, kind, charming, delightful, obliging.
Ample - large, extended, spacious, copious, abundant, plenteous.
Amusement - entertainment, diversion, sport, pastime, recreation.
Angry - passionate, hot, irascible, hasty.
Anguish - pain,distress, suffering, agony.
Animate - cheer, enliven, exhilarate, impel, incite, inspire, urge, encourage.
Animation - life, spirits, liveliness, buoyancy, gayety, vivacity.
Animosity - hatred, enmity, malignity, hostility.
Annex - attach, affix, add, subjoin.
Announce - proclaim, declare, advertise, publish.
Annul - destroy, revoke, abolish, cancel, repeal, annihilate.
Answerable - amenable, accountable, responsible.
Antagonist - enemy, foe,. opponent, adversary.
Antecedent - previous, former, anterior, preceding, prior, foregoing.
Antipathy - aversion, abhorrence, dislike, detestation, hatred.
Anxiety - caution, care, perplexity, solicitude, uneasiness, disquietude.
Apathy - unfeeiingness, Indifference, insensibility, unconcern.
Aperture - cavity, opening.
Apology - defense, plea, excuse.
Apparent - evident, clear, plain, visible, distinct.
Appeal - invoke, refer, call upon.
Appearance - aspect, look, air, manner, mien, semblance.
Appease - calm, soothe, pacify, allay, assuage, tranquilize.
Applaud - praise, approve, extol, commend.
Applause - acclamation, shouting, approval.
Appoint - allot, fix, provide, order, prescribe, ordain, depute, constitute.
Appraise - value, estimate. Appreciate - value, esteem, estimate, prize.
Apprehension - terror, alarm, fear, seizure, dread, suspicion, fright.
Apprise - inform, acquaint, disclose.
Approach - admittance, access, avenue, passage.
Approbation - approval, concurrence, consent, sanction, confirmation.
Appropriate - assume, usurp, set apart.
Appropriate - peculiar, exclusive, adapted.
Approve - allow, like, applaud, esteem, commend.
Arbitrator - judge, umpire, arbiter.
Archives - annals, records.
Ardent - hot, eager, passionate, fervent, fiery, vehement.
Arduous - hard, difficult, laborious.
Argument - proof, reason, dispute.
Arise - mount, ascend, rise, stand up.
Arraign - charge, accuse, impeach .
Arrange - place, dispose, class, range.
Arrogance - assumption, pride, self-conceit, haughtiness, presumption.
Artful - crafty, artificial, deceitful, cunning, dexterous.
Articulate - speak, pronounce, utter.
Artifice - deception, imposition, stratagem, cheat, deceit, finesse.
Attract - charm, captivate, win, allure, draw, entice.
Attractions - charms, allurements, enticements.
Audacity - impudence, boldness, hardihood, effrontery.
Auspicious - favorable, propitious, prosperous, lucky, fortunate.
Authentic - genuine, authorized, true.
Authority - power, dominion, force, sway, influence, ascendency.
Avarice - greed, covetousness, cupidity.
Averse - loth, unwilling, reluctant, repugnant, unfortunate, unfavorable.
Aversion - dislike, repugnance, antipathy, abhorrence, detestation.
Avidity - eagerness, greediness.
Avocation - calling, trade, profession, office, business, employment, occupation.
Avoid - shun, elude, eschew.
Avow - own, confess, recognize, acknowledge. Awake - rouse, provoke, excite. Awe - fear, dread, reverence.
Babbling - idle talk, loquacity, chattering, prattling.
Backward-loth, unwilling, reluctant, averse.
Baffle - confound, defeat, disconcert, elude, confuse.
Balance - settle, adjust, regulate, equalize.
Banter - taunt, ridicule, deride, rally, joke, jest.
Bare - stripped, naked, destitute, uncovered, unadorned.
Bargain - purchase, cheapen, contract, buy.
Base - mean, low, vile.
Bashful - shy, modest, diffident, timid. Basis - foundation, pedestal, base, ground. Bastard - spurious, illegitimate.
Battle - combat, tight, engagement.
Bear - carry, bring forth, support, suffer, endure, sustain, undergo.
Beat - hit, strike, defeat, overthrow.
Beau - sweetheart, gallant, dandy, fop. Beautiful - handsome, fine.
Beautify - embellish, decorate, adorn, deck, ornament.
Becoming - suitable, graceful, comely, decent, befitting, meet, fit.