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amentia
mental deficiency
amicable
friendly
amnesty
pardon for a large group
amoral
non-moral, with no sense of sin.
ampersand
the symbol for and, &
amplify
to enlarge, expand
amulet
a charm worn to protect against evil
anachronism
something out of its proper time
anadromous
going up river to spawn
analects
fragments forming a literary collection
analgesia
insensibility to pain while retaining consciousness
analogy
a similarity, partial likeness
anarchy
absence of government and law
anathema
a solemn curse or the thing or person cursed
anchorite
hermit devoted to religious meditation
aneroid
using no fluid
aneurism
permanent swelling of artery
animadversion
adverse criticism, blame
animalcule
microscopic animal
animosity
ill will, resentment
annals
chronological records
annotate
provide explanatory notes
annuity
an amount of money payable yearly
annul
to wipe out, make void
anodyne
pain reliever
anomalous
out of place, inappropriate to the surroundings
anonymous
bearing no name, unsigned
anserine
pertaining to a goose
antecedent
something preceding
antediluvian
very old [before the flood]
antepenultimate
third from the end
anterior
before in time, prior, toward the front
anthology
a collection of literary selections
anthropoid
resembling man
anthropology
the science of man
antipathetic
opposite in disposition
antipathy
dislike
antithesis
direct opposite
apartheid
south African policy of racial segregation
apathetic
without feeling, indifferent
aperture
opening
apex
summit, peak
aphorism
a witty maxim
apiary
place where bees are kept
aplomb
self-assurance, poise
apocalypse
revelation
apocryphal
of doubtful authority
apogee
highest point in an orbit
apostasy
a forsaking of beliefs
apothegm
a practical maxim
apotheosis
the making of a human being into a god