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appliance
A device or instrument designed to perform a specific function, especially an electrical device, such as a toaster, for household use.
application
A) The act of putting something to a special use or purpose: an application of a new method.
B) A specific use to which something is put: the application of science to industry.
apprehend
A) To grasp mentally; understand: a candidate who apprehends the significance of geopolitical issues.
B) To understand something.
appropriate
Suitable for a particular person, condition, occasion, or place; fitting.
approval
A) The act or an instance of approving.
B) An official approbation; a sanction.
approximate
B) Almost exact or correct: the approximate time of the accident.
A) Very similar; closely resembling: sketched an approximate likeness of the suspect.
apt
A) Exactly suitable; appropriate: an apt reply.
B) Having a natural tendency; inclined: She is apt to take offense easily.
arbitrary
Determined by chance, whim, or impulse, and not by necessity, reason, or principle: stopped at the first motel we passed, an arbitrary choice
arbitration
The process by which the parties to a dispute submit their differences to the judgment of an impartial person or group appointed by mutual consent or statutory provision.
arch
A) A structure, especially one of masonry, forming the curved, pointed, or flat upper edge of an open space and supporting the weight above it, as in a bridge or doorway.
B) A structure, such as a freestanding monument, shaped like an inverted U
armament
The weapons and supplies of war with which a military unit is equipped
arsenal
A) A governmental establishment for the storing, development, manufacturing, testing, or repairing of arms, ammunition, and other war materiel.
B) A stock of weapons.
artificial
A) Made by humans; produced rather than natural.
B) Brought about or caused by sociopolitical or other human-generated forces or influences: set up artificial barriers against women and minorities; an artificial economic boom.
ascertain
To discover with certainty, as through examination or experimentation.
aspect
A way in which something can be viewed by the mind: looked at all aspects of the situation.