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appellant
one who appeals from a judicial decision
appellation
name, designation
append
attach, affix
apposite
fitting, relevant
appraise
set a value on
apprehend
to arrest, also to understand
apprehensive
fearing some coming event
apprise
give notice
approbation
approval
apropos
pertinent, to the point
aquiline
hooked, like an eagle's beak
arbiter
a person having power to determine a dispute
arbitrary
despotic, arrived at through will or caprice
arbitration
referring disagreement to an outsider for decision
arboreal
living in trees, pertaining to trees
archaic
out of use
archetype
prime example, original model
archives
historic records
argot
specialized language of a particular line of work or way of life
armada
a fleet of armed ships
aroma
fragrance
arraign
bring before a court
arrogate
claim without right
arroyo
dry river bed
artifact
man made object
artifice
trickery, clever device
ascetic
person who practices self-denial
ascribe
to attribute, or assign as a cause
aseptic
free from bacteria
asperity
harshness
aspersion
a disparaging remark
assay
determination of weight, quality, etc.
assent
concur, comply, consent
assert
claim or state positively
assiduous
performed with constant diligence
assimilate
absorb and convert into the parent body
assuage
ease or mitigate
astral
relating to the stars
astute
difficult to deceive
ataxia
inability to coordinate movements
atone
make emends for an offense
atrophy
a wasting away
attenuate
make thin, dilute, weaken
attest
bear witness to by oath or signature
attrition
a gradual wearing down.
atypical
not normal or usual
augment
increase
augur
portend, prophecy
aureate
gilded
auspicious
indicating success
austral
southern
autocrat
a despot, a domineering person
autopsy
examination and partial dissection of a body to determine the cause of death
auxiliary
an appendage to another organization
avarice
greed for wealth
averse
having a dislike or reluctance