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anachronism
Anything occurring or existing out of its proper time.
anagram
The letters of a word or phrase so transposed as to make a different word or phrase.
analogous
Corresponding (to some other) in certain respects, as in form proportion, relations.
analogy
Reasoning in which from certain and known relations or resemblance others are formed.
analyst
One who analyzes or makes use of the analytical method.
analyze
To examine minutely or critically.
anarchy
Absense or utter disregard of government.
anathema
Anything forbidden, as by social usage.
anatomy
The branch of morphology which treats the structure of organisms.
anatomy
The branch of morphology which treats the structure of organisms.
ancestry
One ancestors collectively.
anecdote
A brief account of some interesting event or incident.
anemia
Deficiency of red or blood corpuscles.
anemic
Affected with anemia.
anemometer
An instrument for measuring the force or velocity of the wind.
anesthetic
Pertaining to or producing loss of sensation.
anew
Once more.
anew
Once more.
angelic
Saintly.
Anglophobia
Hatred or dread of England or of what is English.
Anglo-Saxon
The entire English race wherever found, as in Europe, the United States, or India.
angular
Sharp-cornered.
anhydrous
Withered.
animadversion
The utterance of criticism or censure.
animadevert
To pass criticism or censure.
animalcule
An animal of microscopic smallness.
animate
To make alive.
animosity
Hatred.
annalist
Historian.
annals
A record of events in their chronological order, year by year.
annex
To add or affix at the end.
annihilate
To destroy absolutely.
annotate
To make explanatory or critical notes on or upon.
annual
Occurring every year.
annuity
An annual allowance, payment, or income.
annunciation
Proclamation.
anode
The point where or path by which a voltaic current enters an electrolyte or the like.
anonymous
Oh unknown authorship.
antagonism
Mutual opposition or resistance of counteracting forces, principles, or persons.
Antarctic
Pertaining to the south pole or the regions near it.
ante
In the game of poker, to put up a stake before the cards are dealt.
antecedent
One who or that which precedes or goes before, as in time, place, rank, order, or causality.
antechamber
A waiting room for those who seek audience.
antedate
To assign or affix a date earlier than the actual one.
antediluvian
Of or pertaining to the times, things, events before the great flood in the days of Noah.
antemeridian
Before noon.
antemeridian
Before noon.
antemudane
Pertaining to the time before the world's creation.
antenatal
Occurring or existing before birth.
anterior
Prior.
anteroom
A room situated before and opening into another,usually larger.
anthology
A collection of extracts from the writings of various authors.
anthracite
Hard coal.
anthropology
The science of man in general.
anthropomorphous
Having or resembling human form.
antic
A grotesque, ludicrous, or fantastic action.
Antichrist
Any opponent or enemy of Christ, whether a person or a power.
anticlimax
A gradual or sudden decrease in the importance or impressiveness of what is said.
anticyclone
An atmospheric condition of high central pressure, with currents flowing outward.
antidote
Anything that will counteract or remove the effects of poison, diease, or the like.
antilogy
Inconsistency or contradiction in terms or ideas.
antipathize
To show or feel a feeling of antagonism, aversion, or dislike.
antiphon
A response or alteration of responses, generally musical.
antiphony
An anthem or other composition sung responsively.
antipodes
A place or region on the opposite side of the earth.
antiquary
One who collects and examines old things, as coins, books, medals, weapons, etc.
antiquate
To make old or out of date.
antique
Pertaining to ancient times.
antiseptic
Anything that destroys or restrains the growth of putrefactive microorganisms.
antislavery
Opposed to human slavery.
antispasmodic
Tending to prevent or relieve non-inflammatory spasmodic affections.
antistrophe
The inversion of terms in successive classes, as in "the home of joy" and "the joy of home".
antitoxin
A substance which neutralizes the poisonous products of microogranisms.
antonym
A word directly opposed to another in meaning.
anxious
Distressed in mind respecting some uncertain matter.
apathy
Insensibility to emotion or passionate feeling.
aperture
Hole.
apex
The highest point, as of a mountain.
aphorism
Proverb.
apiary
A place where bees are kept.
apogee
The climax.
apology
A disclaimer of intentional error or offense.
apostasy
A total departure from one's faith or religion.
apostate
False.
apostle
Any messenger commissioned by or as by divine authority.
apothecary
One who keeps drugs for sale and puts up perscriptions.
apotheosis
Deification.
appall
To fill with dismary or horror.
apparent
Easily understood.
apparition
Ghost.
appease
To soothe by quieting anger or indignation.
appellate
Capable of being appealed to.
appellation
The name or title by which a particular person, class, or thing is called.
append
To add or attach, as something accessory, subordinate, or supplementary.
appertain
To belong, as by right, fitness, association, classification, possession, or natural relation.
apposite
Appropriate.
apposition
The act of placing side by side, together, or in contact.
appraise
To estimate the money value of.
appreciable
Capable of being discerned by the senses or intellect.
apprehend
To make a prisoner of (a person)in the name of the law.
apprehensible
Capable of being conceived.
approbation
Sanction.
appropriate
Suitable for the purpose and circumstance.
aqueduct
A water-conduit, particularly one for supplying a community from a distance.
aqueous
Of, pertaining to, or containing water.
arbiter
One chosen or appointed, by mutual consent of parties in dispute, to decide matters.
arbitrary
Fixed or done capriciously.
arbitrate
To act or give judgement as umpire.
arbor
A tree.
arboreal
Of or pertaining to a tree or trees.
arborescent
Having the nature of a tree.
arboretum
A botanical garden or place devoted to the cultivation of trees or shrubs.
arboriculture
The cultivation of trees and shrubs.
arcade
A vaulted passageway or street; a roofed passageway having shops, etc., opening from it.
archaic
Antiquated.
archaism
Obsolescence.
archangel
An angel of high rank.
archbishop
The chief of the bishops of an ecclesiastical province in the Greek, Roman, and Anglican church.
archdeacon
A high official administrator of the affairs of a diocese.
archaeology
The branch of anthropology concerned with the systematic investigation of the relics of man.
archbishop
The chief of the bishops of an ecclesiastical province in the Greek, Roman, and Anglican church.
archetype
A prototype.
archipelago
Any large body of water studded with islands, or the islands collectively themselves.
ardent
Burning with passion.
ardor
Intensity of passion or affection.
arid
Very dry.
aristocracy
A hereditary nobility.
aristocrat
A hereditary noble or one nearly connected with nobility.
armada
A fleet of war-vessels.
armful
As much as can be held in the arm or arms.
armory
An arsenal.
aroma
An agreeable odor.
arraign
To call into court, as a person indicted for crime, and demand whether he pleads guilty or not.
arrange
To put into definite or proper order.
arrangement
The act of putting in proper order, or the state of being put in order.
arrant
Notoriously bad.
arrear
Something overdue ur unpaid.
arrival
A coming to stopping-place or destination.
arrogant
Unduly or excessively proud, as of wealth, station, learning, etc.
arrogate
To take, demand, or claim, especially presumptuously or without reasons or grounds.
Artesian
A very deep bored well in which water rises due to underground pressure.
artful
Characterized by craft or cunning.
Arthurian
Pertaining to King Arthut, the real or legendary hero of British poetic story.
artifice
Trickery.
artless
Ingenuous.
ascendant
Dominant.
ascension
The act of rising.
ascent
A rising, soaring, or climbing.
ascetic
Given to severe self-denial and practicing excessive abstinence and devotion.
ascribe
To assign as a quality or attribute.
asexual
Having no distinct sexual organs.
ashen
Pale.
askance
With a side or indirect glance or meaning.
asperity
Harshness or roughness of temper.
aspirant
One who seeks earnestly, as for advancement, honors, place.
aspiration
An earnest wish for that which is above one's present reach.
aspire
To have an earnest desire, wish, or longing, as for something high and good, not yet attained.
assailant
One who attacks.
assassin
One who kills, or tries to kill, treacherously or secretly.
assassinate
To kill, as by surprise or secret assault, especially the killing of some eminent person.
assassination
Murderer, as by secret assault or treachery.
assay
The chemical analysis or testing of an alloy ore.
assent
To express agreement with a statement or matter of opinion.
assess
To determine the amount (a tax or other sum to be paid).
assessor
An officer whose duty it is to assess taxes.
assets
Property in general, regarded as applicable to the payment of debts.
assiduous
Diligent.
assignee
One who is appointed to act for another in the management of certain property and interests.
assimilate
To adapt.
assonance
Resemblance or correspondence in sound.
assonant
Having resemblence of sound.
assonate
To acord in sound, especially vowel sound.
assuage
To cause to be less harsh, violent, or severe, as excitement, appetite, pain, or disease.
astringent
Harsh in disposition or character.
astute
Keen in discernment.
atheism
The denial of the existence of God.
athirst
Wanting water.
athwart
From side to side.
atomizer
An apparatus for reducing liquid to a fine spray, as for disinfection, inhalation, etc.
atone
To make amends for.
atonement
Amends, reparation, or expiation made from wrong or injury.
atrocious
Outrageously or wantonly wicked, criminal, vile, or cruel.
atrocity
Great cruelty or reckless wickedness.
attache
A subordinate member of a diplomatic embaassy.
attest
To certify as accurate, genuine, or true.
attorney-general
The chief law-officer of a government.
auburn
Reddish-brown, said usually of the hair.
audacious
Fearless.
audible
Loud enough to be heard.
audition
The act or sensation of hearing.
auditory
Of or pertaining to hearing or the organs or sense of hearing.
augment
To make bigger.
augur
To predict.
Augustinian
Pertaining to St. Augustine, his doctrines, or the religious orders called after him.
aura
Pervasive psychic influence supposed to emnate from persons.
aural
Of or pertaining to the ear.
auricle
One of the two chambers of the heart which receives blood from the veins.
auricular
Of or pertaining to the ear, its auricle, or the sense of hearing.
auriferous
Containing gold.
aurora
A luminous phenomenon in the upper regions of the atmosphere.
auspice
Favoring, protecting, or propitious influence or guidance.
austere
Severely simple; unadorned.
autarchy
Unrestricted power.
authentic
Of undisputed origin.
authenticity
The state or quality of being geunuine, or of the origin and authorship claimed.
autobiography
The story of one's life written by himself/herself.
autocracy
Absolute government.
autocracy
Absolute government.
autocrat
Any one who claims or wields unrestricted or undisputed authority or influence.
automaton
Any living being whose actions are or appear to be involuntary or mechanical.
autonomous
Self-governing.
autonomy
Self-government.
autopsy
The examination of a dead body by dissection to ascertain the cause of death.
autumnal
Of or pertaining to autumn.
auxiliary
One who or that which aids or helps, especially when regarded as subsidiary or accessory.
avalanche
The fall or sliding of a mass of snow or ice down a mountain-slope, often bearing with it rock.
avarice
Passion for getting and keeping riches.
aver
To assert as a fact.
averse
Relunctant.
aversion
A mental condition of fixed opposition to or dislike of some particular thing.
avert
To turn away or aside.
aviary
A spacious cage or enclosure in which live birds are kept.
avidity
Greediness.
avocation
Diversion.
avow
To declare openly.
awaken
To arouse, as emotion, interest, or the like.
awry
Out of the proper form, direction, or position.
aye
An expression of assent.
azalea
A flowering shrub.
azure
The color of the sky.
Baconion
Of or pertaining to Lord Bacon or his system of philosophy.
bacterium
A microbe.
badger
To pester.
baffle
To foil or frustrate.
baliff
An officer of court having custody of prisoners under arraignment.
baize
A single-colored napped woolen fabric use for table-covers, curtains, etc.
bale
A large package used for transportation or storage.
baleful
Malignant.
ballad
Any popular narrative poem, often with an epic subject and usually in lyric form.
balsam
A medical preparation, aromatic or oily, used for healing.
banal
Commonplace.
baracole
A boat-song of Venetian gandoliers.
barograph
An instrument that registers graphically and continuously the atmospheric pressure.
barometer
An instrument for indicating the atmospheric pressure per unit of surface.
barring
Apart from.
bariton
Having a register high than bass and lower than tenor.
bask
To make warm by genial heat.
bass
Low in tone or compass.
baste
To cover with melted fat, or gravy, while cooking.
antecede
To precede.