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abase
To lower in position, estimation, or the like; degrade.
abbess
The lady superior of a nunnery.
abbey
The group of buildings which collectively form the dwelling-place of a society of monks or nuns.
abbot
The superior of a community of monks.
abdicate
To give up (royal power or the like).
abdomen
In mammals, the visceral cavity between the diaphragm and the pelvic floor; the belly.
abdominal
Of, pertaining to, or situated on the abdome
abduction
A carrying away of a person against his will, or illegally.
abed
ad In bed; on a bed.
aberration
Deviation from a right, customary, or prescribed course.
abet
To aid, promote, or encourage the commission of (an offense).
abeyance
A state of suspension or temporary inactio
abhorrence
The act of detesting extremely.
abhorrent
Very repugnant; hateful.
abidance
An abiding.
abject
Sunk to a low conditio
abjure
To recant, renounce, repudiate under oath.
able-bodied
Competent for physical service.
ablution
A washing or cleansing, especially of the body.
abnegate
To renounce (a right or privilege).
abnormal
Not conformed to the ordinary rule or standard.
abominable
Very hateful.
abominate
To hate violently.
abomination
A very detestable act or practice.
aboriginal
Primitive; unsophisticated.
aborigines
The original of earliest known inhabitants of a country.
aboveboard
ad & Without concealment, fraud, or trickery.
abrade
To wear away the surface or some part of by frictio
abrasion
That which is rubbed off.
abridge
To make shorter in words, keeping the essential features, leaning out minor particles.
abridgment
A condensed form as of a book or play.
abrogate
To abolish, repeal.
abrupt
Beginning, ending, or changing suddenly or with a break.
abscess
A Collection of pus in a cavity formed within some tissue of the body.
abscission
The act of cutting off, as in a surgical operatio
abscond
To depart suddenly and secretly, as for the purpose of escaping arrest.
absence
The fact of not being present or available.
absent-minded
Lacking in attention to immediate surroundings or business.
absolution
Forgiveness, or passing over of offenses.
absolve
To free from sin or its penalties.
absorb
To drink in or suck up, as a sponge absorbs water.
absorption
The act or process of absorbing.
abstain
To keep oneself back (from doing or using something).
abstemious
Characterized by self denial or abstinence, as in the use of drink, food.
abstinence
Self denial.
abstruse
Dealing with matters difficult to be understood.
absurd
Inconsistent with reason or common sense.
abundant
Plentiful.
abusive
Employing harsh words or ill treatment.
abut
To touch at the end or boundary line.
abyss
Bottomless gulf.
academic
Of or pertaining to an academy, college, or university.
academician
A member of an academy of literature, art, or science.
academy
Any institution where the higher branches of learning are taught.
accede
To agree.
accelerate
To move faster.
accept
To take when offered.
access
A way of approach or entrance; passage.
accessible
Approachable.
accession
Induction or elevation, as to dignity, office, or government.
accessory
A person or thing that aids the principal agent.
acclaim
To utter with a shout.
accommodate
To furnish something as a kindness or favor.
accompaniment
A subordinate part or parts, enriching or supporting the leading part.
accompanist
One who or that which accompanies.
accompany
To go with, or be associated with, as a companio
accomplice
An associate in wrong-doing.
accomplish
To bring to pass.
accordion
A portable free-reed musical instrument.
accost
To speak to.
account
A record or statement of receipts and expenditures, or of business transactions.
accouter
To dress.
accredit
To give credit or authority to.
accumulate
To become greater in quantity or number.
accuracy
Exactness.
accurate
Conforming exactly to truth or to a standard.
accursed
Doomed to evil, misery, or misfortune.
accusation
A charge of crime, misdemeanor, or error.
accusatory
Of, pertaining to, or involving an accusatio
accuse
To charge with wrong doing, misconduct, or error.
accustom
To make familiar by use.
acerbity
Sourness, with bitterness and astringency.
acetate
A salt of acetic acid.
acetic
Of, pertaining to, or of the nature of vinegar.
ache
To be in pain or distress.
Achillean
Invulnerable.
achromatic
Colorless,
acid
A sour substance.
acidify
To change into acid.
acknowledge
To recognize; to admit the genuineness or validity of.
acknowledgment
Recognitio
acme
The highest point, or summit.
acoustic
Pertaining to the act or sense of hearing.
acquaint
To make familiar or conversant.
acquiesce
To comply; submit.
acquiescence
Passive consent.
acquire
To get as one's ow
acquisition
Anything gained, or made one's own, usually by effort or labor.
acquit
To free or clear, as from accusatio
acquittal
A discharge from accusation by judicial actio
acquittance
Release or discharge from indebtedness, obligation, or responsibility.
acreage
Quantity or extent of land, especially of cultivated land.
acrid
Harshly pungent or bitter.
acrimonious
Full of bitterness.
acrimony
Sharpness or bitterness of speech or temper.
actionable
Affording cause for instituting an action, as trespass, slanderous words.
actuality
Any reality.
actuary
An officer, as of an insurance company, who calculates and states the risks and premiums.
actuate
To move or incite to actio
acumen
Quickness of intellectual insight, or discernment; keenness of discriminatio
acute
Having fine and penetrating discernment.
adamant
Any substance of exceeding hardness or impenetrability.
addendum
Something added, or to be added.
addle
To make inefficient or worthless; muddle.
adduce
To bring forward or name for consideratio
adhere
To stick fast or together.
adherence
Attachment.
adherent
Clinging or sticking fast.
adhesion
The state of being attached or joined.
adieu
inter. Good-by; farewell.
adjacency
The state of being adjacent.
adjacent
That which is near or bordering upo
adjudge
To award or bestow by formal decisio
adjunct
Something joined to or connected with another thing, but holding a subordinate place.
adjuration
A vehement appeal.
adjutant
Auxiliary.
administrator
One who manages affairs of any kind.
admissible
Having the right or privilege of entry.
admittance
Entrance, or the right or permission to enter.
admonish
To warn of a fault.
admonition
Gentle reproof.
ado
unnecessary activity or ceremony.
adoration
Profound devotio
adroit
Having skill in the use of the bodily or mental powers.
adulterant
An adulterating substance.
adulterate
To make impure by the admixture of other or baser ingredients.
adumbrate
To represent beforehand in outline or by emblem.
advent
The coming or arrival, as of any important change, event, state, or personage.
adverse
Opposing or opposed.
adversity
Misfortune.
advert
To refer incidentally.
advertiser
One who advertises, especially in newspapers.
advisory
Not mandatory.
advocacy
The act of pleading a cause.
advocate
One who pleads the cause of another, as in a legal or ecclesiastical court.
aerial
Of, pertaining to, or like the air.
aeronaut
One who navigates the air, a balloonist.
aeronautics
the art or practice of flying aircraft
aerostat
A balloon or other apparatus floating in or sustained by the air.
aerostatics
The branch of pneumatics that treats of the equilibrium, pressure, and mechanical properties.
affable
Easy to approach.
affect
To act upon
affectation
A studied or ostentatious pretense or attempt.
affiliate
Some auxiliary person or thing.
affirmative
Answering yes; to a question at issue.
affix
To faste
affluence
A profuse or abundant supply of riches.
affront
An open insult or indignity.
abase
To lower in position, estimation, or the like; degrade.
abbess
The lady superior of a nunnery.
abbey
The group of buildings which collectively form the dwelling-place of a society of monks or nuns.
abbot
The superior of a community of monks.
abdicate
To give up (royal power or the like).
abdomen
In mammals, the visceral cavity between the diaphragm and the pelvic floor; the belly.
abdominal
Of, pertaining to, or situated on the abdome
abduction
A carrying away of a person against his will, or illegally.
abed
ad In bed; on a bed.
aberration
Deviation from a right, customary, or prescribed course.
abet
To aid, promote, or encourage the commission of (an offense).
abeyance
A state of suspension or temporary inactio
abhorrence
The act of detesting extremely.
abhorrent
Very repugnant; hateful.
abidance
An abiding.
abject
Sunk to a low conditio
abjure
To recant, renounce, repudiate under oath.
able-bodied
Competent for physical service.
ablution
A washing or cleansing, especially of the body.
abnegate
To renounce (a right or privilege).
abnormal
Not conformed to the ordinary rule or standard.
abominable
Very hateful.
abominate
To hate violently.
abomination
A very detestable act or practice.
aboriginal
Primitive; unsophisticated.
aborigines
The original of earliest known inhabitants of a country.
aboveboard
ad & Without concealment, fraud, or trickery.
abrade
To wear away the surface or some part of by frictio
abrasion
That which is rubbed off.
abridge
To make shorter in words, keeping the essential features, leaning out minor particles.
abridgment
A condensed form as of a book or play.
abrogate
To abolish, repeal.
abrupt
Beginning, ending, or changing suddenly or with a break.
abscess
A Collection of pus in a cavity formed within some tissue of the body.
abscission
The act of cutting off, as in a surgical operatio
abscond
To depart suddenly and secretly, as for the purpose of escaping arrest.
absence
The fact of not being present or available.
absent-minded
Lacking in attention to immediate surroundings or business.
absolution
Forgiveness, or passing over of offenses.
absolve
To free from sin or its penalties.
absorb
To drink in or suck up, as a sponge absorbs water.
absorption
The act or process of absorbing.
abstain
To keep oneself back (from doing or using something).
abstemious
Characterized by self denial or abstinence, as in the use of drink, food.
abstinence
Self denial.
abstruse
Dealing with matters difficult to be understood.
absurd
Inconsistent with reason or common sense.
abundant
Plentiful.
abusive
Employing harsh words or ill treatment.
abut
To touch at the end or boundary line.
abyss
Bottomless gulf.
academic
Of or pertaining to an academy, college, or university.
academician
A member of an academy of literature, art, or science.
academy
Any institution where the higher branches of learning are taught.
accede
To agree.
accelerate
To move faster.
accept
To take when offered.
access
A way of approach or entrance; passage.
accessible
Approachable.
accession
Induction or elevation, as to dignity, office, or government.
accessory
A person or thing that aids the principal agent.
acclaim
To utter with a shout.
accommodate
To furnish something as a kindness or favor.
accompaniment
A subordinate part or parts, enriching or supporting the leading part.
accompanist
One who or that which accompanies.
accompany
To go with, or be associated with, as a companio
accomplice
An associate in wrong-doing.
accomplish
To bring to pass.
accordion
A portable free-reed musical instrument.
accost
To speak to.
account
A record or statement of receipts and expenditures, or of business transactions.
accouter
To dress.
accredit
To give credit or authority to.
accumulate
To become greater in quantity or number.
accuracy
Exactness.
accurate
Conforming exactly to truth or to a standard.
accursed
Doomed to evil, misery, or misfortune.
accusation
A charge of crime, misdemeanor, or error.
accusatory
Of, pertaining to, or involving an accusatio
accuse
To charge with wrong doing, misconduct, or error.
accustom
To make familiar by use.
acerbity
Sourness, with bitterness and astringency.
acetate
A salt of acetic acid.
acetic
Of, pertaining to, or of the nature of vinegar.
ache
To be in pain or distress.
Achillean
Invulnerable.
achromatic
Colorless,
acid
A sour substance.
acidify
To change into acid.
acknowledge
To recognize; to admit the genuineness or validity of.
acknowledgment
Recognitio
acme
The highest point, or summit.
acoustic
Pertaining to the act or sense of hearing.
acquaint
To make familiar or conversant.
acquiesce
To comply; submit.
acquiescence
Passive consent.
acquire
To get as one's ow
acquisition
Anything gained, or made one's own, usually by effort or labor.
acquit
To free or clear, as from accusatio
acquittal
A discharge from accusation by judicial actio
acquittance
Release or discharge from indebtedness, obligation, or responsibility.
acreage
Quantity or extent of land, especially of cultivated land.
acrid
Harshly pungent or bitter.
acrimonious
Full of bitterness.
acrimony
Sharpness or bitterness of speech or temper.
actionable
Affording cause for instituting an action, as trespass, slanderous words.
actuality
Any reality.
actuary
An officer, as of an insurance company, who calculates and states the risks and premiums.
actuate
To move or incite to actio
acumen
Quickness of intellectual insight, or discernment; keenness of discriminatio
acute
Having fine and penetrating discernment.
adamant
Any substance of exceeding hardness or impenetrability.
addendum
Something added, or to be added.
addle
To make inefficient or worthless; muddle.
adduce
To bring forward or name for consideratio
adhere
To stick fast or together.
adherence
Attachment.
adherent
Clinging or sticking fast.
adhesion
The state of being attached or joined.
adieu
inter. Good-by; farewell.
adjacency
The state of being adjacent.
adjacent
That which is near or bordering upo
adjudge
To award or bestow by formal decisio
adjunct
Something joined to or connected with another thing, but holding a subordinate place.
adjuration
A vehement appeal.
adjutant
Auxiliary.
administrator
One who manages affairs of any kind.
admissible
Having the right or privilege of entry.
admittance
Entrance, or the right or permission to enter.
admonish
To warn of a fault.
admonition
Gentle reproof.
ado
unnecessary activity or ceremony.
adoration
Profound devotio
adroit
Having skill in the use of the bodily or mental powers.
adulterant
An adulterating substance.
adulterate
To make impure by the admixture of other or baser ingredients.
adumbrate
To represent beforehand in outline or by emblem.
advent
The coming or arrival, as of any important change, event, state, or personage.
adverse
Opposing or opposed.
adversity
Misfortune.
advert
To refer incidentally.
advertiser
One who advertises, especially in newspapers.
advisory
Not mandatory.
advocacy
The act of pleading a cause.
advocate
One who pleads the cause of another, as in a legal or ecclesiastical court.
aerial
Of, pertaining to, or like the air.
aeronaut
One who navigates the air, a balloonist.
aeronautics
the art or practice of flying aircraft
aerostat
A balloon or other apparatus floating in or sustained by the air.
aerostatics
The branch of pneumatics that treats of the equilibrium, pressure, and mechanical properties.
affable
Easy to approach.
affect
To act upon
affectation
A studied or ostentatious pretense or attempt.
affiliate
Some auxiliary person or thing.
affirmative
Answering yes; to a question at issue.
affix
To faste
affluence
A profuse or abundant supply of riches.
affront
An open insult or indignity.
afire
ad & On fire, literally or figuratively.
afoot
ad In progress.
aforesaid
Said in a preceding part or before.
afresh
ad Once more, after rest or interval.
afterthought
A thought that comes later than its appropriate or expected time.
agglomerate
To pile or heap together.
aggrandize
To cause to appear greatly.
aggravate
To make heavier, worse, or more burdensome.
aggravation
The fact of being made heavier or more heinous, as a crime , offense, misfortune, etc.
aggregate
The entire number, sum, mass, or quantity of something.
aggress
To make the first attack.
aggression
An unprovoked attack.
aggrieve
To give grief or sorrow to.
aghast
Struck with terror and amazement.
agile
Able to move or act quickly, physically, or mentally.
agitate
To move or excite (the feelings or thoughts).
agrarian
Pertaining to land, especially agricultural land.
aide-de-camp
An officer who receives and transmits the orders of the general.
ailment
Slight sickness.
airy
Delicate, ethereal.
akin
Of similar nature or qualities.
alabaster
A white or delicately tinted fine-grained gypsum.
alacrity
Cheerful willingness.
albeit
conj. Even though.
albino
A person with milky white skin and hair, and eyes with bright red pupil and usually pink iris.
album
A book whose leaves are so made to form paper frames for holding photographs or the like.
alchemy
Chemistry of the middle ages, characterized by the pursuit of changing base metals to gold.
alcohol
A volatile, inflammable, colorless liquid of a penetrating odor and burning taste.
alcoholism
A condition resulting from the inordinate or persistent use of alcoholic beverages.
alcove
A covered recess connected with or at the side of a larger room.
alder
Any shrub or small tree of the genus Alumnus, of the oak family.
alderman
A member of a municipal legislative body, who usually exercises also certain judicial functions.
aldermanship
The dignity, condition, office, or term of office of an alderma
alias
An assumed name.
alien
One who owes allegiance to a foreign government.
alienable
Capable of being aliened or alienated, as lands.
alienate
To cause to turn away.
alienation
Estrangement.
aliment
That which nourishes.
alkali
Anything that will neutralize an acid, as lime, magnesia, etc.
allay
To calm the violence or reduce the intensity of; mitigate.
allege
To assert to be true, especially in a formal manner, as in court.
allegory
The setting forth of a subject under the guise of another subject of aptly suggestive likeness.
alleviate
To make less burdensome or less hard to bear.
alley
A narrow street, garden path, walk, or the like.
alliance
Any combination or union for some common purpose.
allot
To assign a definite thing or part to a certain perso
allotment
Portio
allude
To refer incidentally, or by suggestio
allusion
An indirect and incidental reference to something without definite mention of it.
alluvion
Flood.
ally
A person or thing connected with another, usually in some relation of helpfulness.
almanac
A series of tables giving the days of the week together with certain astronomical informatio
aloof
ad Not in sympathy with or desiring to associate with others.
altar
Any raised place or structure on which sacrifices may be offered or incense burned.
alter
To make change i
alteration
Change or modificatio
altercate
To contend angrily or zealously in words.
alternate
One chosen to act in place of another, in case of the absence or incapacity of that other.
alternative
Something that may or must exist, be taken or chosen, or done instead of something else.
altitude
Vertical distance or elevation above any point or base-level, as the sea.
alto
The lowest or deepest female voice or part.
altruism
Benevolence to others on subordination to self-interest.
altruist
One who advocates or practices altruism.
amalgam
An alloy or union of mercury with another metal.
amalgamate
To mix or blend together in a homogeneous body.
amateur
Practicing an art or occupation for the love of it, but not as a professio
amatory
Designed to excite love.
ambidextrous
Having the ability of using both hands with equal skill or ease.
ambiguous
Having a double meaning.
ambitious
Eagerly desirous and aspiring.
ambrosial
Divinely sweet, fragrant, or delicious.
ambulance
A vehicle fitted for conveying the sick and wounded.
ambulate
To walk about
ambush
The act or state of lying concealed for the purpose of surprising or attacking the enemy.
ameliorate
To relieve, as from pain or hardship
amenable
Willing and ready to submit.
Americanism
A peculiar sense in which an English word or phrase is used in the United States.
amicable
Done in a friendly spirit.
amity
Friendship.
amorous
Having a propensity for falling in love.
amorphous
Without determinate shape.
amour
A love-affair, especially one of an illicit nature.
ampere
The practical unit of electric-current strength.
ampersand
The character &; and.
amphibious
Living both on land and in water.
amphitheater
An edifice of elliptical shape, constructed about a central open space or arena.
amplitude
Largeness.
amply
ad Sufficiently.
amputate
To remove by cutting, as a limb or some portion of the body.
amusement
Diversio
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
Absence or utter disregard of government.
anathema
Anything forbidden, as by social usage.
abase
To
abbess
The
abbey
The
abbot
The
abdicate
To
abdomen
In
abdominal
Of,
abduction
A
abed ad
In
aberration
Deviation
abet
To
abeyance
A
abhorrence
The
abhorrent
Very
abidance
An
abject
Sunk
abjure
To
able-bodied
Competent
ablution
A
abnegate
To
abnormal
Not
abominable
Very
abominate
To
abomination
A
aboriginal
Primitive;
aborigines
The
aboveboard ad
&
abrade
To
abrasion
That
abridge
To
abridgment
A
abrogate
To
abrupt
Beginning,
abscess
An abscess is a localized collection of pus in any part of the body
that is surrounded by swelling (inflammation).
abscission
The
abscond
To
absence
The
absent-minded
Lacking
absolution
Forgiveness,
absolve
To
absorb
To
absorption
The
abstain
To
abstemious
Characterized
abstinence
Self
abstruse
Dealing
absurd
Inconsistent
abundant
Plentiful.
abusive
Employing
abut
To
abyss
Bottomless
academic
Of
academician
A
academy
Any
accede
To
accelerate
To
accept
To
access
A
accessible
Approachable.
accession
Induction
accessory
A
acclaim
To
accommodate
To
accompaniment
A
accompanist
One
accompany
To
accomplice
A partner in crime
accomplish
To
accordion
A
accost
To
account
A
accouter
To
accredit
To
accumulate
To
accuracy
Exactness.
accurate
Conforming
accursed
Doomed
accusation
A
accusatory
Of,
accuse
To
accustom
To
acerbity
Sourness,
acetate
A
acetic
Of,
ache
To
Achillean
Invulnerable.
achromatic
Colorless,
acid
A
acidify
To
acknowledge
To
acknowledgment
Recognitio
acme
The
acoustic
science of sound; quality that makes a room easy or hard to hear in
acquaint
To
acquiesce
To
acquiescence
Passive
acquire
To
acquisition
Anything
acquit
To
acquittal
A
acquittance
Release
acreage
Quantity
acrid
Harshly
acrimonious
Full
acrimony
Sharpness
actionable
Affording
actuality
Any
actuary
An
actuate
To
acumen
Quickness
acute
Having
adamant
Any
addendum
Something
addle
To
adduce
To
adhere
To
adherence
Attachment.
adherent
Clinging
adhesion
The
adieu inter.
Good-by;
adjacency
The
adjacent
adjoining; neighboring; close by
adjudge
To
adjunct
Something
adjuration
A
adjutant
Auxiliary.
administrator
One
admissible
Having
admittance
Entrance,
admonish
To
admonition
Gentle
ado
unnecessary
adoration
Profound
adroit
Having
adulterant
An
adulterate
To
adumbrate
To
advent
The
adverse
Opposing
adversity
Misfortune.
advert
To
advertiser
One
advisory
Not
advocacy
The
advocate
One
aerial
Of,
aeronaut
One
aeronautics
the
aerostat
A
aerostatics
The
affable
Easy
affect
To
affectation
A
affiliate
Some
affirmative
Answering
affix
To
affluence
A
affront
An
afire ad
&
afoot ad
In
aforesaid
Said
afresh ad
Once
afterthought
A
agglomerate
To
aggrandize
To
aggravate
To
aggravation
The
aggregate
The
aggress
To
aggression
hostile, injurious, or destructive behavior or outlook especially when caused by frustration
aggrieve
To
aghast
Struck
agile
Able
agitate
To
agrarian
Pertaining
aide-de-camp
An
ailment
Slight
airy
Delicate,
akin
Of
alabaster
A
alacrity
Cheerful
albeit conj.
Even
albino
A
album
A
alchemy
Chemistry
alcohol
A
alcoholism
A
alcove
A
alder
Any
alderman
A
aldermanship
The
alias
An
alien
One
alienable
Capable
alienate
To
alienation
Estrangement.
aliment
That
alkali
Anything
abase
To lower in position, estimation, or the like; degrade.
abbess
The lady superior of a nunnery.
abbey
The group of buildings which collectively form the dwelling-place of a society of monks or nuns.
abbot
The superior of a community of monks.
abdicate
To give up (royal power or the like).
abdomen
In mammals, the visceral cavity between the diaphragm and the pelvic floor; the belly.
abdominal
Of, pertaining to, or situated on the abdome
abduction
A carrying away of a person against his will, or illegally.
abed
ad In bed; on a bed.
aberration
Deviation from a right, customary, or prescribed course.
abet
To aid, promote, or encourage the commission of (an offense).
abeyance
A state of suspension or temporary inactio
abhorrence
The act of detesting extremely.
abhorrent
Very repugnant; hateful.
abidance
An abiding.
abject
Sunk to a low conditio
abjure
To recant, renounce, repudiate under oath.
able-bodied
Competent for physical service.
ablution
A washing or cleansing, especially of the body.
abnegate
To renounce (a right or privilege).
abnormal
Not conformed to the ordinary rule or standard.
abominable
Very hateful.
abominate
To hate violently.
abomination
A very detestable act or practice.
aboriginal
Primitive; unsophisticated.
abnormal
Not conformed to the ordinary rule or standard.
abominable
Very hateful.
abominate
To hate violently.
abomination
A very detestable act or practice.
aboriginal
Primitive; unsophisticated.
aborigines
The original of earliest known inhabitants of a country.
aboveboard
ad & Without concealment, fraud, or trickery.
abrade
To wear away the surface or some part of by frictio
abrasion
That which is rubbed off.
abridge
To make shorter in words, keeping the essential features, leaning out minor particles.
abridgment
A condensed form as of a book or play.
abrogate
To abolish, repeal.
abrupt
Beginning, ending, or changing suddenly or with a break.
abscess
A Collection of pus in a cavity formed within some tissue of the body.
abscission
The act of cutting off, as in a surgical operatio
abscond
To depart suddenly and secretly, as for the purpose of escaping arrest.
absence
The fact of not being present or available.
absent-minded
Lacking in attention to immediate surroundings or business.
absolution
Forgiveness, or passing over of offenses.
absolve
To free from sin or its penalties.
absorb
To drink in or suck up, as a sponge absorbs water.
absorption
The act or process of absorbing.
abstain
To keep oneself back (from doing or using something).
abstemious
Characterized by self denial or abstinence, as in the use of drink, food.
abstinence
Self denial.
abstruse
Dealing with matters difficult to be understood.
absurd
Inconsistent with reason or common sense.
abundant
Plentiful.
abusive
Employing harsh words or ill treatment.
abut
To touch at the end or boundary line.
abyss
Bottomless gulf.
academic
Of or pertaining to an academy, college, or university.
academician
A member of an academy of literature, art, or science.
academy
Any institution where the higher branches of learning are taught.
accede
To agree.
accelerate
To move faster.
accept
To take when offered.
access
A way of approach or entrance; passage.
accessible
Approachable.
accession
Induction or elevation, as to dignity, office, or government.
accessory
A person or thing that aids the principal agent.
acclaim
To utter with a shout.
accommodate
To furnish something as a kindness or favor.
accompaniment
A subordinate part or parts, enriching or supporting the leading part.
accompanist
One who or that which accompanies.
accompany
To go with, or be associated with, as a companio
accomplice
An associate in wrong-doing.
accomplish
To bring to pass.
accordion
A portable free-reed musical instrument.
accost
To speak to.
account
A record or statement of receipts and expenditures, or of business transactions.
accouter
To dress.
accredit
To give credit or authority to.
accumulate
To become greater in quantity or number.
accuracy
Exactness.
accurate
Conforming exactly to truth or to a standard.
accursed
Doomed to evil, misery, or misfortune.
accusation
A charge of crime, misdemeanor, or error.
accusatory
Of, pertaining to, or involving an accusatio
accuse
To charge with wrong doing, misconduct, or error.
accustom
To make familiar by use.
acerbity
Sourness, with bitterness and astringency.
acetate
A salt of acetic acid.
acetic
Of, pertaining to, or of the nature of vinegar.
ache
To be in pain or distress.
Achillean
Invulnerable.
achromatic
Colorless,
acid
A sour substance.
acidify
To change into acid.
acknowledge
To recognize; to admit the genuineness or validity of.
acknowledgment
Recognitio
acme
The highest point, or summit.
acoustic
Pertaining to the act or sense of hearing.
acquaint
To make familiar or conversant.
acquiesce
To comply; submit.
acquiescence
Passive consent.
acquire
To get as one's ow
acquisition
Anything gained, or made one's own, usually by effort or labor.
acquit
To free or clear, as from accusatio
acquittal
A discharge from accusation by judicial actio
acquittance
Release or discharge from indebtedness, obligation, or responsibility.
acreage
Quantity or extent of land, especially of cultivated land.
acrid
Harshly pungent or bitter.
acrimonious
Full of bitterness.
acrimony
Sharpness or bitterness of speech or temper.
actionable
Affording cause for instituting an action, as trespass, slanderous words.
actuality
Any reality.
actuary
An officer, as of an insurance company, who calculates and states the risks and premiums.
actuate
To move or incite to actio
acumen
Quickness of intellectual insight, or discernment; keenness of discriminatio
acute
Having fine and penetrating discernment.
adamant
Any substance of exceeding hardness or impenetrability.
addendum
Something added, or to be added.
addle
To make inefficient or worthless; muddle.
adduce
To bring forward or name for consideratio
adhere
To stick fast or together.
adherence
Attachment.
adherent
Clinging or sticking fast.
adhesion
The state of being attached or joined.
adieu
inter. Good-by; farewell.
adjacency
The state of being adjacent.
adjacent
That which is near or bordering upo
adjudge
To award or bestow by formal decisio
adjunct
Something joined to or connected with another thing, but holding a subordinate place.
adjuration
A vehement appeal.
adjutant
Auxiliary.
administrator
One who manages affairs of any kind.
admissible
Having the right or privilege of entry.
admittance
Entrance, or the right or permission to enter.
admonish
To warn of a fault.
admonition
Gentle reproof.
ado
unnecessary activity or ceremony.
adoration
Profound devotio
adroit
Having skill in the use of the bodily or mental powers.
adulterant
An adulterating substance.
adulterate
To make impure by the admixture of other or baser ingredients.
adumbrate
To represent beforehand in outline or by emblem.
advent
The coming or arrival, as of any important change, event, state, or personage.
adverse
Opposing or opposed.
adversity
Misfortune.
advert
To refer incidentally.
advertiser
One who advertises, especially in newspapers.
advisory
Not mandatory.
advocacy
The act of pleading a cause.
acquittance
Release or discharge from indebtedness, obligation, or responsibility.
acreage
Quantity or extent of land, especially of cultivated land.
acrid
Harshly pungent or bitter.
acrimonious
Full of bitterness.
acrimony
Sharpness or bitterness of speech or temper.
actionable
Affording cause for instituting an action, as trespass, slanderous words.
actuality
Any reality.
actuary
An officer, as of an insurance company, who calculates and states the risks and premiums.
actuate
To move or incite to actio
acumen
Quickness of intellectual insight, or discernment; keenness of discriminatio
acute
Having fine and penetrating discernment.
adamant
Any substance of exceeding hardness or impenetrability.
addendum
Something added, or to be added.
addle
To make inefficient or worthless; muddle.
adduce
To bring forward or name for consideratio
adhere
To stick fast or together.
adherence
Attachment.
adherent
Clinging or sticking fast.
adhesion
The state of being attached or joined.
adieu
inter. Good-by; farewell.
adjacency
The state of being adjacent.
adjacent
That which is near or bordering upo
adjudge
To award or bestow by formal decisio
adjunct
Something joined to or connected with another thing, but holding a subordinate place.
adjuration
A vehement appeal.
adjutant
Auxiliary.
administrator
One who manages affairs of any kind.
admissible
Having the right or privilege of entry.
admittance
Entrance, or the right or permission to enter.
admonish
To warn of a fault.
admonition
Gentle reproof.
ado
unnecessary activity or ceremony.
adoration
Profound devotio
adroit
Having skill in the use of the bodily or mental powers.
adulterant
An adulterating substance.
adulterate
To make impure by the admixture of other or baser ingredients.
adumbrate
To represent beforehand in outline or by emblem.
advent
The coming or arrival, as of any important change, event, state, or personage.
adverse
Opposing or opposed.
adversity
Misfortune.
advert
To refer incidentally.
advertiser
One who advertises, especially in newspapers.
advisory
Not mandatory.
advocacy
The act of pleading a cause.
advocate
One who pleads the cause of another, as in a legal or ecclesiastical court.
aerial
Of, pertaining to, or like the air.
aeronaut
One who navigates the air, a balloonist.
aeronautics
the art or practice of flying aircraft
aerostat
A balloon or other apparatus floating in or sustained by the air.
aerostatics
The branch of pneumatics that treats of the equilibrium, pressure, and mechanical properties.
affable
Easy to approach.
affect
To act upon
affectation
A studied or ostentatious pretense or attempt.
affiliate
Some auxiliary person or thing.
affirmative
Answering yes; to a question at issue.
affix
To faste
affluence
A profuse or abundant supply of riches.
affront
An open insult or indignity.
afire
ad & On fire, literally or figuratively.
afoot
ad In progress.
aforesaid
Said in a preceding part or before.
afresh
ad Once more, after rest or interval.
afterthought
A thought that comes later than its appropriate or expected time.
agglomerate
To pile or heap together.
aggrandize
To cause to appear greatly.
aggravate
To make heavier, worse, or more burdensome.
aggravation
The fact of being made heavier or more heinous, as a crime , offense, misfortune, etc.
aggregate
The entire number, sum, mass, or quantity of something.
aggress
To make the first attack.
aggression
An unprovoked attack.
aggrieve
To give grief or sorrow to.
aghast
Struck with terror and amazement.
agile
Able to move or act quickly, physically, or mentally.
agitate
To move or excite (the feelings or thoughts).
agrarian
Pertaining to land, especially agricultural land.
aide-de-camp
An officer who receives and transmits the orders of the general.
ailment
Slight sickness.
airy
Delicate, ethereal.
akin
Of similar nature or qualities.
alabaster
A white or delicately tinted fine-grained gypsum.
alacrity
Cheerful willingness.
albeit
conj. Even though.
albino
A person with milky white skin and hair, and eyes with bright red pupil and usually pink iris.
album
A book whose leaves are so made to form paper frames for holding photographs or the like.
alchemy
Chemistry of the middle ages, characterized by the pursuit of changing base metals to gold.
alcohol
A volatile, inflammable, colorless liquid of a penetrating odor and burning taste.
alcoholism
A condition resulting from the inordinate or persistent use of alcoholic beverages.
alcove
A covered recess connected with or at the side of a larger room.
alder
Any shrub or small tree of the genus Alumnus, of the oak family.
alderman
A member of a municipal legislative body, who usually exercises also certain judicial functions.
aldermanship
The dignity, condition, office, or term of office of an alderma
alias
An assumed name.
alien
One who owes allegiance to a foreign government.
alienable
Capable of being aliened or alienated, as lands.
alienate
To cause to turn away.
alienation
Estrangement.
aliment
That which nourishes.
alkali
Anything that will neutralize an acid, as lime, magnesia, etc.
allay
To calm the violence or reduce the intensity of; mitigate.
allege
To assert to be true, especially in a formal manner, as in court.
allegory
The setting forth of a subject under the guise of another subject of aptly suggestive likeness.
alleviate
To make less burdensome or less hard to bear.
alley
A narrow street, garden path, walk, or the like.
alliance
Any combination or union for some common purpose.
allot
To assign a definite thing or part to a certain perso
allotment
Portio
allude
To refer incidentally, or by suggestio
allusion
An indirect and incidental reference to something without definite mention of it.
alluvion
Flood.
ally
A person or thing connected with another, usually in some relation of helpfulness.
almanac
A series of tables giving the days of the week together with certain astronomical informatio
aloof
ad Not in sympathy with or desiring to associate with others.
altar
Any raised place or structure on which sacrifices may be offered or incense burned.
alter
To make change i
alteration
Change or modificatio
altercate
To contend angrily or zealously in words.
alternate
One chosen to act in place of another, in case of the absence or incapacity of that other.
alternative
Something that may or must exist, be taken or chosen, or done instead of something else.
altitude
Vertical distance or elevation above any point or base-level, as the sea.
alto
The lowest or deepest female voice or part.
altruism
Benevolence to others on subordination to self-interest.
altruist
One who advocates or practices altruism.
amalgam
An alloy or union of mercury with another metal.
amalgamate
To mix or blend together in a homogeneous body.
amateur
Practicing an art or occupation for the love of it, but not as a professio
amatory
Designed to excite love.
ambidextrous
Having the ability of using both hands with equal skill or ease.
ambiguous
Having a double meaning.
ambitious
Eagerly desirous and aspiring.
ambrosial
Divinely sweet, fragrant, or delicious.
ambulance
A vehicle fitted for conveying the sick and wounded.
ambulate
To walk about
ambush
The act or state of lying concealed for the purpose of surprising or attacking the enemy.
ameliorate
To relieve, as from pain or hardship
amenable
Willing and ready to submit.
Americanism
A peculiar sense in which an English word or phrase is used in the United States.
amicable
Done in a friendly spirit.
amity
Friendship.
amorous
Having a propensity for falling in love.
amorphous
Without determinate shape.
amour
A love-affair, especially one of an illicit nature.
ampere
The practical unit of electric-current strength.
ampersand
The character &; and.
amphibious
Living both on land and in water.
amphitheater
An edifice of elliptical shape, constructed about a central open space or arena.
amplitude
Largeness.
amply
ad Sufficiently.
amputate
To remove by cutting, as a limb or some portion of the body.
amusement
Diversio
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
Absence or utter disregard of government.
anathema
Anything forbidden, as by social usage.
anatomy
That branch of morphology which treats of the structure of organisms.
ancestry
One's ancestors collectively.
anecdote
A brief account of some interesting event or incident.
anemia
Deficiency of blood or red corpuscles.
anemic
Affected with anemia.
anemometer
An instrument for measuring the force or velocity of wind.
anesthetic
Pertaining to or producing loss of sensatio
anew
ad 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.
animadvert
To pass criticism or censure.
animalcule
An animal of microscopic smallness.
animate
To make alive.
animosity
Hatred.
annalist
Historia
annals
A record of events in their chronological order, year by year.
annex
To add or affix at the end.
annihilate
To destroy absolutely.