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amiable
adj. agreeable
amicable
adj. politely friendly; not quarrelsome
amiss
adj. wrong; faulty
amity
n. friendship
amnesty
n. pardon
amoral
adj. nonmoral
amorphous
adj. formless; lacking shape or definition
amok (amuck)
adv. in a state of rage
amulet
n. charm; talisman
anachronism
n. something or someone misplaced in time
analgesic
adj. causing insensitivity to pain
anathema
n. solemn curse; someone or something regarded as a curse
ancillary
adj. serving as an aid or accessory; auxiliary
anemia
n. condition in which blood lacks red corpuscles
animadversion
n. critical remark
animosity
n. ill will or resentment tending toward active hostility : an antagonistic attitude
animus
n. hostile feeling or intent
annals
n. records; history
anneal
v. reduce brittleness and improve toughness by heating and cooling
annex
v. attach; take possession of
annotate
v. comment; make explanatory notes
annuity
n. yearly allowance
annul
v. make void
anodyne
n. drug that relieves pain; opiate
anoint
v. consecrate
anomalous
adj. abnormal; irregular
anonymity
n. state of being nameless; anonymousness.
antagonism
n. hostility; active resistance
antecede
v. precede
antediluvian
adj. antiquated; extremley ancient
anthropoid
adj. manlike
anthropomorphic
adj. having human form or characteristics
antic
adj. extravagantly odd
antipaty
n. aversion; dislike
antiquated
adj. obsolete; outdated
anvil
n. iron block used in hammering out metals
ape
v. imitate or mimic
aphasia
n. loss of speech due to injury or illness
aphorism
n. pithy maxim or saying
apiary
n. a place where bees are kept
aplomb
n. poise; assurance
apocalyptic
adj. prophetic; pertaining to revelations
apocryphal
adj. surious; not autherntic; invented rather than true
apogee
n. nighest point
apologist
n. one who writes in defense of a cause or institution
apostate
n. one who abandons his religious faith or political beliefs
apothecary
n. druggist