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afire
adv. and adj. On fire, literally or figuratively.
aforesaid
adj. Said in a preceding part or before.
afresh
adv. Once more, after rest or interval.
agglomerate
v. To pile or heap together.
aggrandize
v. To cause to appear greatly.
aggregate
n. The entire number, sum, mass, or quantity of something.
aggress
v. To make the first attack.
aggrieve
v. To give grief or sorrow to.
aghast
adj. Struck with terror and amazement.
agrarian
adj. Pertaining to land, especially agricultural land.
aide-de-camp
n. An officer who receives and transmits the orders of the general.
alacrity
n. Cheerful willingness.
alder
n. Any shrub or small tree of the genus Alumnus, of the oak family.
alienable
adj. Capable of being aliened or alienated, as lands.
aliment
n. That which nourishes.
alkali
n. Anything that will neutralize an acid, as lime, magnesia, etc.
allay
v. To calm the violence or reduce the intensity of; mitigate.
allege
v. To assert to be true, especially in a formal manner, as in court.
allegory
n. The setting forth of a subject under the guise of another subject of aptly suggestive likeness.
allot
v. To assign a definite thing or part to a certain person.
allotment
n. Portion.
allude
v. To refer incidentally, or by suggestion.
allusion
n. An indirect and incidental reference to something without definite mention of it.
alluvion
n. Flood.
altercate
v. To contend angrily or zealously in words.
altruist
n. One who advocates or practices altruism.
amalgam
n. An alloy or union of mercury with another metal.
amalgamate
v. To mix or blend together in a homogeneous body.
amatory
adj. Designed to excite love.
ambidextrous
adj. Having the ability of using both hands with equal skill or ease.
ambrosial
adj. Divinely sweet, fragrant, or delicious.
ambulate
v. To walk about
ameliorate
v. To relieve, as from pain or hardship
amity
n. Friendship.
amorphous
adj. Without determinate shape.
ampere
n. The practical unit of electric-current strength.
ampersand
n. The character and ; and.
amphibious
adj. Living both on land and in water.
amplitude
n. Largeness.
analogous
adj. Corresponding (to some other) in certain respects, as in form, proportion, relations.
anathema
n. Anything forbidden, as by social usage.
ancestry
n. One''s ancestors collectively.
anemometer
n. An instrument for measuring the force or velocity of wind.
anglophobia
n. Hatred or dread of England or of what is English.
angular
adj. Sharp-cornered.
anhydrous
adj. Withered.
animadversion
n. The utterance of criticism or censure.
animadvert
v. To pass criticism or censure.
animalcule
n. An animal of microscopic smallness.
animate
v. To make alive.
annalist
n. Historian.
annotate
v. To make explanatory or critical notes on or upon.
annuity
n. An annual allowance, payment, or income.
annunciation
n. Proclamation.
anode
n. The point where or path by which a voltaic current enters an electrolyte or the like.
antarctic
adj. Pertaining to the south pole or the regions near it.
antecedent
n. One who or that which precedes or goes before, as in time, place, rank, order, or causality.
antechamber
n. A waiting room for those who seek audience.
antedate
v. To assign or affix a date to earlier than the actual one.
antediluvian
adj. Of or pertaining to the times, things, events before the great flood in the days of Noah.
antenatal
adj. Occurring or existing before birth.
anteroom
n. A room situated before and opening into another, usually larger.
anthracite
n. Hard coal.
anthropomorphous
adj. Having or resembling human form.
antic
n. A grotesque, ludicrous, or fantastic action.
anticlimax
n. A gradual or sudden decrease in the importance or impressiveness of what is said.
anticyclone
n. An atmospheric condition of high central pressure, with currents flowing outward.
antilogy
n. Inconsistency or contradiction in terms or ideas.
antiphony
n. An anthem or other composition sung responsively.
antiquary
n. One who collects and examines old things, as coins, books, medals, weapons, etc.
antiquate
v. To make old or out of date.
antislavery
adj. Opposed to human slavery.
antispasmodic
adj. Tending to prevent or relieve non-inflammatory spasmodic affections.
antitoxin
n. A substance which neutralizes the poisonous products of micro-organisms.
antonym
n. A word directly opposed to another in meaning.
aperture
n. Hole.
aphorism
n. Proverb.
apiary
n. A place where bees are kept.
apogee
n. The climax.
apostasy
n. A total departure from one''s faith or religion.
apostate
adj. False.
appellate
adj. Capable of being appealed to.
appellation
n. The name or title by which a particular person, class, or thing is called.
append
v. To add or attach, as something accessory, subordinate, or supplementary.
appertain
v. To belong, as by right, fitness, association, classification, possession, or natural relation.
apposite
adj. Appropriate.
apposition
n. The act of placing side by side, together, or in contact.
appreciable
adj. Capable of being discerned by the senses or intellect.
apprehensible
adj. Capable of being conceived.
approbation
n. Sanction.
aqueduct
n. A water-conduit, particularly one for supplying a community from a distance.
aqueous
adj. Of, pertaining to, or containing water.
arbiter
n. One chosen or appointed, by mutual consent of parties in dispute, to decide matters.
arbitrate
v. To act or give judgment as umpire.
arboreal
adj. Of or pertaining to a tree or trees.
arborescent
adj. Having the nature of a tree.
arboriculture
n. The cultivation of trees or shrubs.
archaism
n. Obsolescence.
archangel
n. An angel of high rank.
archdeacon
n. A high official administrator of the affairs of a diocese.