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amenities
n. convenient features; courtesies
amiable
adj. agreeable; lovable; warmly friendly
amicable
adj. politely friendly; not quarrelsome
amiss
adj. wrong; faulty
amity
n. friendship
amnesia
n. loss of memory
amnesty
n. pardon
amoral
adj. nonmoral
amorous
adj. moved by sexual love; loving
amorphous
adj. formless; lacking shape or definition
amphibian
adj. able to live both on land and in water
amphitheater
n. oval building with tiers of seats
ample
adj. abundant
amplify
v. broaden or clarify by expanding; intensify; make stronger
amputate
v. cut off part of body; prune
amulet
n. charm; talisman
anachronistic
adj. having an error involving time in a story
analgesic
adj. causing insensitivity to pain
analogous
adj. comparable
analogy
n. similarity; parallelism
anarchist
n. person who seeks to overturn the established government
anarchy
n. absence of governing body; state of disorder
anathema
n. solemn curse; someone or something regarded as a curse
ancestry
n. family descent
anchor
v. secure or fasten firmly; be fixed in place
ancillary
adj. serving as an aid or accessory; auxiliary
anecdote
n. short account of an amusing or interesting event
anemia
n. condition in which blood lacks red corpuscles
anesthetic
n. substance that removes sensation with or without loss of consciousness
anguish
n. acute pain; extreme suffering
angular
adj. sharp-cornered; stiff in manner
animated
adj. lively; spirited
animosity
n. active enmity
animus
n. hostile feeling or intent
annals
n. records; history
annex
v. attach; take possession of
annihilate
v. destroy
annotate
v. comment; make explanatory notes
annuity
n. yearly allowance
annul
v. make void
anoint
v. consecrate
anomalous
adj. abnormal; irregular
anomaly
n. irregularity
anonymity
n. state of being nameless; anonymousness
anonymous
adj. having no name
antagonism
n. hostility; active resistance
antecede
v. precede
antecedants
n. preceding events or circumstancesthat influence what comes later; ancestors or early background
antediluvian
adj. antiquated; extremely ancient
anthem
n. song of praise or patriotism
anthology
n. book of literary selections by various authors
anthropocentric
adj. regarding human beings as the center of the universe
anthropoid
adj. manlike
anthropologist
n. a student of the history and science of mankind
anthropomorphic
adj. having human form or characteristics
anticlimax
n. letdown in thought or emotion
antidote
n. medicine to counteract a poison or disease
antipathy
n. aversion; dislike
antiquated
adj. old-fashioned; obsolete
antiseptic
n. substance that prevents infection
antithesis
n. contrast; direct opposite of or to
apathy
n. lack of caring; indifference
ape
v. imitate or mimic
aperture
n. opening; hole
apex
n. tip; summit; climax
aphasia
n. loss of speech due to injury or illness
aphorism
n. pithy maxim
apiary
n. a place where bees are kept
aplomb
n. poise; assurance
apocalyptic
adj. prophetic; pertaining to revelations
apocryphal
adj. untrue; made up
apogee
n. highest point
apolitical
adj. having an aversion or lack of concern for political affairs
apologist
n. one who writes in defense of a cause or institution
apostate
n. one who abandons his religious fate or political beliefs