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adjective
a word that modifies a noun by describing a quality of the thing named, indicating its quantity or extent, or specifying a thing as distinct from something else
adverb
a word used to modify a verb, an adjective, another adverb, a preposition, a phrase, a clause, or a sentence and often used to show degree, manner, place, or time
alliteration
the repetition of a sound at the beginning of two or more neighboring words (as in wild and woolly or a babbling brook)
almanac
a book containing a calendar of days, weeks, and months and usually facts about the rising and setting of the sun and moon, changes in the tides, and information of general interest
antonym
a word of opposite meaning <"hot" and "cold" are antonyms>
analyze
to study or find out the nature and relationship of the parts of by analysis
apply
to put to use <apply knowledge>; to lay or spread on <apply a coat of paint>; to place in contact <apply heat>; to put into operation or effect <apply a law>; to give one's full attention <applied myself to the work>; to have relation or a connection <this law applies to everyone>; to make an application : make a request <apply for a job>
apostrophe
the addressing of an absent person as if present or of an object or abstract idea as if capable of understanding (as in "O grave, where is thy victory?")
appendix
additional material attached at the end of a piece of writing; a small tube that is closed at one end and projects from the pouch marking the beginning of the large intestine in the lower right side of the abdomen
appositives
the second of a pair of nouns or noun equivalents in apposition
atlas
a book of maps (named for Atlas, a giant in Greek mythology)
audience
a group that listens or watches (as at a play or concert)