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apothegm
pithy, compact saying (Proverbs)
apotheosis
elevation to godhood; an ideal example of something
appall
dismay; shock
apparition
ghost; phantom
appellation
name; title
append
attach
application
diligent attention
apposite
appropiate; fitting
appraise
estimate value of
apprise
inform
approbation
approval
appropriate
acquire; take possession of for one's own use
appurtenances
subordinate possessions
apropos
to the point and timely; prep. with reference to; regarding
aptitude
fitness; talent
aquiline
curved, hooked
arabesque
style of decoration involving intertwined plants and abstract curves; ballet opsition with one leg supporting the weight of the body, while the other leg is extended back
arable
fit for growing crops
arbiter
person with power to decide a matter in dispute; judge
arbitrary
unreasonable or capricious; tyrannical
arbitrate
act as judge
arboretum
place where different varieties of trees and shrubs are studied and exhibited
arcade
a covered passageway, usually lined with shops
arcane
secret; mysterious; known only to the initiated
archaic
antiquated
archetype
primitive pattern
ardor
heat; passion; zeal
arduous
hard strenous
argot
slang
aria
operatic solo
arraign
charge in court
array
marshall; draw up in order; clothe; adorn
arrears
being in debt
arrest
stop or check; seize or capture
arrhythmic
lacking rhythm or regularity
artful
cunning; crafty; sly
articulate
effective; distinct
artifice
deception; trickery
artisan
maually skilled worker
artless
without guile; open and honest
ascendancy
controlling influence
ascetic
practicing self-denial; austere
ascribe
to refer; attribute; assign
aseptic
preventing infection
asinine
stupid
askance
with a sideways or indirect look
askew
crooked
asperity
sharpness (of temper)
aspersion
slanderous remark
aspirant
seeker after position or status
aspire
seek to atain; long for
assail
assault
assay
analyze; evaluate
assent
agree; accept
assert
state strongly or positively; insist on or demand recognition of (rights, claims, etc.)
assessment
estimation; appraisal
assiduous
diligent
assimilate
absorb; cause to become homogenous
assuage
ease or lessen (pain); satisfy (hunger); soothe (anger)
assumption
something taken for granted; certainty; self-confidence
assurance
promise or pledge; certainty; self-confidence
asteroid
small planet
astigmatism
eye defect that prevents proper focus.