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Afoot
In progress
Afresh
Again; after rest or interval
Agglomerate
To pile or heap together
Aggrandize
To extend or to make greater OR to cause to appear greatly; exaggerate
Aggregate
The entire quantity of something
Agrarian
Pertaining to (agricultural) land
Aide-de-camp
An officer who receives and transmits the orders of a general
Airy
Delicate, ethereal
Alabaster
A while or lightly tinted fine-grained gypsum (a mineral used in plaster and fertilizer)
Alacrity
Cheerful willingness
Alder
A small tree or shrub (of the genus Alumnus)
Alderman
A member of a municipal legislative body
Alkali
Anything that will neutralize an acid
Allay
To calm or reduce the intensity of
Allege
To assert to be true
Allegory
A symbolic representation (usually in narrative form)
Allot
To distribute or assign to something
Allude
To refer by incident or suggestion
Alluvion
A flood
Altercate
To argue or dispute vehemently
Altruism
Selflessness
Amatory
Of or related to (sexual) love
Ambrosial
Divinely sweet, fragrant, or delicious (Alessandra Ambrosio, anybody?)
Ambulate
To walk about
Ameliorate
To relieve OR to improve
Amenable
Willing to submit
Amiable
Friendly and good-natured
Amicable
Done in a friendly spirit
Amity
Friendship
Amorous
Having a propensity for falling in love; of or related to love
Amour
An illicit love affair
Amplitude
Largeness; greatness in size
Amply
Sufficiently
Anachronism
Something existing out of its own time
Anagram
A word or phrase formed by rearranging the letters of another word or phrase
Anarchy
Absence or disregard of government
Anathema
Anything forbidden, as by social usage
Anecdote
A brief account of an incident
Anemometer
An instrument used to measure the force of the wind
Anesthetic
Pertaining to or producing loss of sensation
Anhydrous
Withered
Animadversion
Strong criticism or censure
Animosity
Hatred
Annalist
Historian
Annuity
An annual income
Ante
To stake OR to pay
Antecede/antecedent
To precede/Something that precedes or goes before
Antechamber
A waiting room for those who seek audience
Antedate
To assign a date earlier than the actual one
Antemeridian
Before noon
Antemundane
Before the world's creation
Antenatal
Before birth
Anthropomorphous
Resembling human form
Antic
A ludicrous action
Antilogy
Inconsistency or contradiction of ideas
Antipathize
To show or feel a feeling of antagonism, aversion, or dislike
Antiphon/Antiphony
A (musical) response/a composition sung responsively
Antipode
Opposite
Antiquary
One who collects and examines old things
Antiquate
To make old or obsolete