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analogous
comparable
analogy
similarity; parallelism; comparing two similar things
anarchist
person who seeks to overturn the established government; advocate of abolishing authority
anarchy
absence of governing body; state of disorder
anathema
solemn curse; someone or something regarded as a curse
ancestry
family descent
anchor
secure or fasten firmly; be fixed in place
ancillary
erving as an aid or accessory; auxiliary
anecdote
short story of an amusing or interesting event
anemia
condition in which blood lacks red corpuscles
anesthetic
substance that removes sensation with or without loss of consciousness
anguish
severe suffering
angular
sharp-cornered; having an angle; not rounded (body); bony; lean; gaunt; stiff in manner
animadversion
critical remark
animated
lively
animosity
strong dislike
animus
hostile feeling or intent; animosity; hostility; disposition
annals
records arranged in yearly parts; history
anneal
reduce brittleness and improve toughness by heating and cooling (metal or glass)
annex
attach; add to a large thing; take possession of; incorporate (territory) into a larger existing political unit (by force)
annihilate
destroy
annotate
comment; make explanatory notes
annuity
yearly allowance
annul
put an end to
anodyne
drug that relieves pain or trouble; opiate
anoint
consecrate; put oil on (in a religious ceremony)
anomalous
abnormal; irregular
anomaly
irregularity
anonymous
having no name
antagonism
hostility; active opposition
antagonist
person who is opposed to another; opponent; adversary; principal character in opposition to the protagonist
antecede
precede
antecedents
preceding events that influence what comes later; ancestors or early background
antediluvian
antiquated; ancient
anthem
song of praise or patriotism
anthology
book of literary selections by various authors
anthropoid
manlike
anticlimax
sudden fall
antidote
medicine used against a poison or a disease
antipathy
aversion; dislike or opposition
antiquated
obsolete; old-fashioned; outdated
antique
made in an earlier period and usually valuable
antiquity
quality of being very old; ancient times
antiseptic
substance that prevents infection in a wound
antithetical
direct opposing
antler
bony growth on the head of a deer
anvil
iron block used in hammering out metals
apartheid
brutal racial discrimination
apathetic
indifference
apathy
lack of caring; indifference; lack of concern or interest in important matters