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Arriviste
(n) A person who has recently attained high position or great power but not
general acceptance or respect; an upstart. A social climber; a bounder.
Atavism
The reappearance of a characteristic in an organism after several generations of (n) absence, usually caused by the chance recombination of genes. The return of a trait or recurrence of previous behavior after a period of absence.
Atrabilious
(adj.) gloomy; morose; melancholy; morbid. 2.irritable; bad-tempered; splenetic.
Avatar
(n.) The incarnation of a Hindu deity in human or animal form. An embodiment, an archetype. A temporary manifestation or aspect of a continuing entity. Computers. A graphical image that represents a person, as on the Internet.
Aposiopesis
(n) A sudden breaking off of a thought in the middle of a sentence, as though the speaker were unwilling or unable to continue.
Apodictic
(adj.) Clearly demonstrated or established.
expressing or of the nature of necessary truth or absolute certainty
Antediluvian
(n.) A person who lived before the Flood; (adj.)- very old, old-fashioned, or out of date; antiquated; primitive
Anomie
(adj.) Lack of the usual social standards in a group or person
Amaranth
(n.) an imaginary flower that never fades. The purple color of the leaves. A red dye used especially to color food
Amanuensis
(n.) a person who writes from dictation or copies manuscript; a literary assistant