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amphibious
Biology. Living or able to live both on land and in water.
Able to operate both on land and in water: amphibious tanks.
Relating to or organized for a military landing by means of combined naval and land forces.
Of a mixed or twofold nature.
amplify
To make larger or more powerful; increase.
To add to, as by illustrations; make complete.
To exaggerate.
To produce amplification of: amplify an electrical signal.
analyze
To examine methodically by separating into parts and studying their interrelations.
Chemistry. To make a chemical analysis of.
Mathematics. To make a mathematical analysis of.
To psychoanalyze.
anesthetic
Relating to or resembling anesthesia.
Causing anesthesia.
Insensitive.
annyance
The act of annoying or the state of being annoyed.
A cause of irritation or vexation; a nuisance.
annual
Recurring, done, or performed every year; yearly: an annual medical examination.
Of, relating to, or determined by a year: an annual income.
Botany. Living or growing for only one year or season.
anticipate
To feel or realize beforehand; foresee: hadn't anticipated the crowds at the zoo.
To look forward to, especially with pleasure; expect: anticipated a pleasant hike in the country.
To deal with beforehand; act so as to mitigate, nullify, or prevent: anticipated the storm by boarding up the windows. See Synonyms at expect.
To cause to happen in advance; accelerate.
To use in advance, as income not yet available.
To pay (a debt) before it is due.
antidote
A remedy or other agent used to neutralize or counteract the effects of a poison.
An agent that relieves or counteracts: jogging as an antidote to nervous tension.
anvil
A heavy block of iron or steel with a smooth, flat top on which metals are shaped by hammering.
Something resembling an anvil, as in shape or function.
The fixed jaw in a set of calipers against which an object to be measured is placed.
Anatomy. See incus.
apparatus
An appliance or device for a particular purpose: an x-ray apparatus.
An integrated group of materials or devices used for a particular purpose: dental apparatus. See Synonyms at equipment.

The totality of means by which a designated function is performed or a specific task executed, as in a system of government.
A political organization or an underground political movement. Also called apparat.
Physiology. A group or system of organs that collectively perform a specific function or process: the respiratory apparatus; the digestive apparatus.
The critical and source material that accompanies an edition of a text.
apparel
Clothing, especially outer garments; attire.
A covering or adornment: trees with their apparel of foliage.
apparent
Readily seen; visible.
Readily understood; clear or obvious.
Appearing as such but not necessarily so; seeming: an apparent advantage.
appearance
The act or an instance of coming into sight.
The act or an instance of coming into public view: The author made a rare personal appearance.
Outward aspect: an untidy appearance.
Something that appears; a phenomenon.
A superficial aspect; a semblance: keeping up an appearance of wealth.
appearances Outward indications; circumstances: a cheerful person, to all appearances.
appease
To bring peace, quiet, or calm to; soothe.
To satisfy or relieve: appease one's thirst.
To pacify or attempt to pacify (an enemy) by granting concessions, often at the expense of principle. See Synonyms at pacify.
appendix
An appendage.
A collection of supplementary material, usually at the end of a book.
The vermiform appendix.
Anatomy. A supplementary or accessory part of a bodily organ or structure.