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abandon
abandoned
abandonment
abase
abash
abate
abbreviate
abdicate
aberrant
abet
abeyance
abhor
abide
abiding
abjure
ablution
abnegate
abnegation
abolish
abolition
abominable
aboriginal
abortive
abrade
abrasive
abridge
abrogate
abscond
absent
absenteeism
abstain
abstemious
abstruse
abundant
abundantly
abut
abysmal
accede
accelerating
acceleration
accentuate
accessible
accident
accidentally
acclaim
acclimate
acclivity
accolade
accommodate
accommodating
accomplish
accost
accouter
accretion
accrue
accumulation
accusation
accustomed
acerbity
acetic
achieve
achievement
acidulous
acoustics
acquaint
acquainted
acquiesce
acquire
acrid
acrimonious
acrophobia
actively
actuarial
actuate
acuity
acumen
adaptable
adaptive
addendum
additional
addle
adept
adherent
adhesive
adjoin
adjudicate
adjunct
adjure
administer
admiration
admittedly
admonish
admonition
adorn
adornment
adroit
adulation
adulterate
adumbrate
advance
advanced
advent
adventitious
adverse
advocacy
aerie
aesthetic
affable
affect
affection
affectionate
affinity
affirmation
affix
affluence
affluent
affront
agenda
agglomeration
aggrandize
aggravating
aggregate
aggressive
aggressiveness
aghast
agility
agitate
agitation
agnostic
agrarian
ajar
alacrity
alchemy
alcove
algorithm
alien
alimentary
allay
allege
allegory
alliteration
allocate
allude
allusion
aloft
alternate
altitude
altruistic
amalgamate
amass
ambidextrous
ambience
ambiguous
ambivalence
amble
ambulatory
ameliorate
amenable
amenities
amiable
amicable
amid
amity
amorous
amorphous
amphibian
amphitheater
amplify
amputate
anachronistic
analgesic
analogous
anarchist
anathema
ancestor
ancestry
ancillary
anecdotal
angular
animate
animated
animus
annals
annihilate
annotate
announce
announcement
annoy
annuity
annul
anodyne
anoint
anomalous
anomaly
anonymous
antagonism
antecede
antecedents
antediluvian
anthology
anthropocentric
anthropoid
anthropomorphic
anticlimax
antipathy
antithesis
anxious
apathy
aperture
apex
aphasia
aphorism
apiary
aplomb
apocryphal
apogee
apolitical
apologist
apostate
apotheosis
appall
apparition
appellation
append
appliance
apply
apportion
apposite
appraise
apprehension
apprenticeship
apprise
approaching
approbation
appropriation
apropos
aptly
aquatic
aquiline
arable
arbiter
arboretum
arcane
archaeology
archaic
archetype
archipelago
architecture
ardent
arduous
arid
aristocracy
armada
aroma
aromatic
arousal
arouse
arraign
arrears
arrogate
arroyo
arthritis
article
articulate
artifice
artisan
artless
ascendancy
ascetic
ascribe
aseptic
ashen
askance
askew
aspect
asperity
aspirant
assail
assay
assembly
assent
assiduous
assimilate
assist
assistant
assuage
astigmatism
astringent
astronomical
asunder
asymmetric
atavism
atavistic
atheistic
atrocity
atrophy
attach
attached
attainment
attenuate
attorney
attract
attribute
attrition
atypical
audacious
audit
auditory
auger
augment
augury
aureole
auroral
auspicious
austere
authenticate
authoritarian
authoritative
authority
authorize
autocrat
autocratic
automaton
autonomous
autonomy
auxiliary
avalanche
avarice
aver
averse
aversion
aviary
aviation
avid
avocation
avoidance
avow
avuncular
awkwardly
awry
axiom
azure


abandon: Read  lacking restraint or control; feeling of extreme emotional intensity; unbounded enthusiasm

abandoned: Read  recklessly unrestrained; deserted; left to destruction

abandonment: Read  giving up completely; freedom from constraint

abase: Read  humiliate; lower or depress in rank or esteem

abash: Read  embarrass; make ashamed or uneasy; disconcert

abate: Read  subside; decrease; become less in amount or intensity

abbreviate: Read  make shorter; reduce to shorter form intended to represent full form, as for word or phrase

abdicate: Read  give up, renounce, abandon, lay down, or withdraw from, as a right or claim

aberrant: Read  abnormal; markedly different from an accepted norm

abet: Read  aid, usually in doing something wrong; encourage

abeyance: Read  suspended action; temporary cessation or suspension

abhor: Read  fill with horror and loathing; horrify; hate

abide: Read  endure; put up with; bear; tolerate

abiding: Read  lasting for a long time; enduring; permanent

abjure: Read  renounce upon oath; abandon forever

ablution: Read  washing or cleansing of the body, especially as part of religious rite

abnegate: Read  give up or surrender; deny something to oneself

abnegation: Read  repudiation; self-sacrifice; renouncing your own interests in favor of interests of others

abolish: Read  cancel; put an end to; destroy completely

abolition: Read  ending; act of abolishing; act of doing away with

abominable: Read  detestable; extremely unpleasant; very bad

aboriginal: Read  being the first of its kind in a region; primitive; native

abortive: Read  unsuccessful; failing to accomplish an intended objective; fruitless

abrade: Read  wear away by friction; scrape; erode

abrasive: Read  rubbing away; tending to grind down

abridge: Read  condense; shorten; reduce length of written text

abrogate: Read  abolish, do away with, or annul, especially by authority

abscond: Read  leave quickly and secretly and hide oneself, often to avoid arrest or prosecution

absent: Read  go away or leave ; missing; not present

absenteeism: Read  habitual not to appear, especially for work or other regular duty

abstain: Read  refrain; hold oneself back voluntarily from an action or practice

abstemious: Read  sparing or moderation in eating and drinking; temperate

abstruse: Read  obscure; profound; difficult to understand.

abundant: Read  plentiful; possessing riches or resources

abundantly: Read  in great numbers; in a plentiful or sufficient degree; plentifully

abut: Read  border upon; adjoin; touch or end at one end or side; lie adjacent

abysmal: Read  bottomless; very profound; limitless; very bad

accede: Read  agree; give consent, often at insistence of another; concede

accelerating: Read  increasing in speed

acceleration: Read  faster rate of improvement; rate of change of velocity with respect to time

accentuate: Read  emphasize; stress; pronounce with a stress or accent; mark with an accent

accessible: Read  easily approached or entered; obtainable; easy to talk to or get along with

accident: Read  event that takes place without one's foresight or expectation; sudden, and unexpected event

accidentally: Read  inadvertently; by chance; casually; fortuitously; not essentially or intrinsically

acclaim: Read  applaud; announce with great approval

acclimate: Read  accustom or become accustomed to a new environment or situation; adapt

acclivity: Read  upward slope, as of hill

accolade: Read  award of merit; expression of approval; praise

accommodate: Read  do a favor or service for; provide for; supply with; make suitable; adapt; allow for

accommodating: Read  helpful in bringing about a harmonious adaptation

accomplish: Read  succeed in doing; bring to pass; achieve; reach the end of; complete

accost: Read  approach and speak to boldly or aggressively, as with demand or request

accouter: Read  equip; provide with military equipment

accretion: Read  growth or increase in size by gradual external addition, fusion, or inclusion

accrue: Read  increase, accumulate, or come about as a result of growth; accumulate over time

accumulation: Read  increase by natural growth or addition; concentration

accusation: Read  indictment; charge of wrongdoing that is made against a person or other party

accustomed: Read  habitual to; used to; frequently practiced, used, or experienced; customary

acerbity: Read  bitterness of speech and temper; sourness or acidness of taste, character, or tone

acetic: Read  having properties of vinegar; sour

achieve: Read  gain with effort; accomplish; fulfill

achievement: Read  feat; accomplishment; award for completing a particular task or meeting an objective

acidulous: Read  slightly sour in taste or in manner; sharp; caustic

acoustics: Read  science of sound; quality that makes a room easy or hard to hear in

acquaint: Read  inform about; cause to come to know personally; make familiar

acquainted: Read  known by or familiar with another; informed or familiar

acquiesce: Read  assent; agree without protesting

acquire: Read  gain through experience or effort; gain possession of; locate with tracking system

acrid: Read  unpleasantly sharp or bitter to taste or smell; bitterly pungent

acrimonious: Read  bitter and sharp in language, tone, or manner

acrophobia: Read  fear of heights; abnormal fear of high places

actively: Read  energetically; vigorously; in an active manner; voluntarily, not passively

actuarial: Read  calculating; pertaining to insurance statistics

actuate: Read  put into motion or action; activate

acuity: Read  sharpness; acuteness of vision or perception; keenness

acumen: Read  mental keenness; quickness of perception

adaptable: Read  flexible; becoming or being made suitable to particular situation or use

adaptive: Read  having a capacity for adaptation; capable of adapting

addendum: Read  something added or to be added, especially a supplement to a book

additional: Read  further; extra; supplemental or added to

addle: Read  muddle; drive crazy; become confused

adept: Read  expert at; very skilled; having or showing knowledge and skill and aptitude

adherent: Read  person who adheres; one who follows or upholds a leader, party, cause

adhesive: Read  glue; paste ; substance that unites or bonds surfaces together

adjoin: Read  be next to; be contiguous to; border on

adjudicate: Read  hear and settle a case by judicial procedure

adjunct: Read  something added on or attached generally nonessential or inferior

adjure: Read  appeal to or entreat earnestly; command or enjoin solemnly, as under oath

administer: Read  govern; supervise; give or apply medications

admiration: Read  favorable judgment; feeling of pleasure, wonder, and approval

admittedly: Read  doubtlessly; in an acknowledged manner; confessedly

admonish: Read  warn; counsel someone against something to be avoided

admonition: Read  gentle or friendly reproof; cautionary advice or warning

adorn: Read  enhance or decorate with or as if with ornaments

adornment: Read  embellishment; decoration; something that beautifies or adorns; ornament

adroit: Read  skillful and adept under pressing conditions

adulation: Read  excessive flattery or admiration; unmerited praise

adulterate: Read  make impure by adding inferior or tainted substances

adumbrate: Read  give hint or indication of something; disclose partially or guardedly; overshadow; shade

advance: Read  proceed; move forward; improve; moving forward

advanced: Read  improved; highly developed or complex; ahead of the times; progressive

advent: Read  coming or arrival, especially of something extremely important

adventitious: Read  accidental; casual; not inherent but added extrinsically

adverse: Read  in opposing direction; harmful or unfavorable; acting or serving to oppose

advocacy: Read  support; active pleading on behalf of something

aerie: Read  nest of bird, such as eagle, built on a cliff or other high place

aesthetic: Read  elegant or tasteful; of or concerning appreciation of beauty or good taste

affable: Read  easily approachable; warmly friendly

affect: Read  have an emotional or cognitive impact upon

affection: Read  fondness; tender feeling toward another; fondness

affectionate: Read  having affection or warm regard; loving; fond; kindly inclined; zealous

affinity: Read  natural attraction, liking, or feeling of kinship; relationship by marriage

affirmation: Read  positive assertion; confirmation; solemn pledge by one who refuses to take an oath

affix: Read  fasten; append; add on; secure to something

affluence: Read  abundance; a plentiful supply of material goods; wealth

affluent: Read  having an abundant supply of money or possessions of value

affront: Read  insult; offense; intentional act of disrespect

agenda: Read  items of business at a meeting; list or program of things to be done or considered

agglomeration: Read  collection; heap; act or process of gathering into a mass

aggrandize: Read  increase scope of; extend; intensify; make greater in power, influence, stature, or reputation

aggravating: Read  irritating; annoying; making worse or more heinous

aggregate: Read  gather into a mass, sum, or whole; amount to

aggressive: Read  making assaults; unjustly attacking; combative; hostile; tending to spread quickly

aggressiveness: Read  feeling of hostility that arouses thoughts of attack; quality of being bold and enterprising

aghast: Read  struck by shock, terror, or amazement

agility: Read  mentally quick; moving quickly and lightly

agitate: Read  cause to move with violence or sudden force; upset; disturb

agitation: Read  anxiety; extreme emotional disturbance

agnostic: Read  one who is skeptical of existence of a god or any ultimate reality

agrarian: Read  pertaining to land or its cultivation; relating to agricultural or rural matters

ajar: Read  half-open; slightly turned or opened

alacrity: Read  cheerful promptness or willingness; eagerness; speed or quickness

alchemy: Read  medieval chemistry; magical or mysterious power or process of transforming

alcove: Read  nook; small, recessed section of a room

algorithm: Read  established procedure for solving problem

alien: Read  dissimilar, inconsistent, or opposed in nature; very different place, society, or person

alimentary: Read  providing nourishment; concerned with food, nutrition, or digestion

allay: Read  calm; pacify; reduce the intensity of; relieve

allege: Read  state without proof; assert to be true

allegory: Read  symbolic representation of abstract ideas or principles in narrative, dramatic, or pictorial form

alliteration: Read  repetition of beginning sound in poetry

allocate: Read  assign; distribute according to plan

allude: Read  refer casually or indirectly, or by suggestion

allusion: Read  indirect reference; symbolical reference or comparison; metaphor

aloft: Read  in or into a high place; high or higher up

alternate: Read  happening or following in turns; succeeding each other continuously; substitute

altitude: Read  elevation especially above sea level; height

altruistic: Read  unselfishly generous; concerned for others

amalgamate: Read  combine; unite in one body; mix or alloy a metal with mercury

amass: Read  collect; gather for oneself, as for one's pleasure or profit

ambidextrous: Read  capable of using either hand with equal ease

ambience: Read  particular environment or surrounding influence; atmosphere of environment

ambiguous: Read  unclear or doubtful in meaning

ambivalence: Read  state of having contradictory or conflicting emotional attitudes, such as love and hate

amble: Read  moving at an easy pace; walk slowly or leisurely

ambulatory: Read  able to walk; formed or adapted for walking; not stationary

ameliorate: Read  make or become better; improve; grow better

amenable: Read  responsive to advice or suggestion; responsible to higher authority; willing to comply with; agreeable

amenities: Read  convenient features; courtesies

amiable: Read  good-natured and likable; lovable; warmly friendly

amicable: Read  exhibiting friendliness or goodwill; not quarrelsome

amid: Read  in the middle of; among; surrounded by

amity: Read  friendship; peaceful relations, as between nations

amorous: Read  moved by sexual love; loving

amorphous: Read  formless; lacking shape or definition

amphibian: Read  able to live both on land and in water

amphitheater: Read  oval building with tiers of seats from central open space or arena

amplify: Read  broaden or clarify by expanding; intensify; make larger or more powerful; increase

amputate: Read  cut off part of body, especially by surgery; prune

anachronistic: Read  having time error in story; erroneous in date; in wrong time

analgesic: Read  serving to reduce sensibility to pain without loss of consciousness

analogous: Read  comparable; similar or alike

anarchist: Read  person who seeks to overturn established government; advocate of abolishing authority

anathema: Read  solemn curse; someone or something regarded as a curse

ancestor: Read  forefather; forebear; forerunner or predecessor

ancestry: Read  family descent; series or line of ancestors; lineage

ancillary: Read  serving as aid or accessory; auxiliary

anecdotal: Read  having the character of an anecdote; of short story of interesting or humorous incident

angular: Read  sharp-cornered; consisting of an angle or angles; stiff in manner

animate: Read  endowed with life; alive; living; animated

animated: Read  having life or vigor or spirit; filled with activity; in form of cartoon

animus: Read  feeling of enmity or ill will; attitude that informs one's actions; disposition

annals: Read  chronological record of the events of successive years

annihilate: Read  destroy completely; reduce to nonexistence

annotate: Read  comment; make explanatory notes

announce: Read  herald; give out; proclaim; make known publicly

announcement: Read  formal public statement; act of making known publicly

annoy: Read  disturb, especially by minor irritations; irritate

annuity: Read  annual payment of allowance or income; periodical payment, amounting to a fixed sum in each year

annul: Read  make or declare void or invalid; reduce to nothing

anodyne: Read  source of relaxation or comfort; medicine that relieves pain

anoint: Read  apply oil or similar substance to; put oil on during religious ceremony as a sign of sanctification or consecration.

anomalous: Read  deviating from normal or common order, form, or rule

anomaly: Read  irregularity; person or something that is unusual; departure from normal or common order

anonymous: Read  having no name; having unknown or unacknowledged name

antagonism: Read  active resistance; condition of being an opposing principle, force, or factor

antecede: Read  precede; go before in time, and sometimes in place, rank, or logical order

antecedents: Read  preceding events or circumstances that influence what comes later; ancestors or early background

antediluvian: Read  antiquated; extremely old and ancient; belonging to very ancient times

anthology: Read  book of literary selections by various authors

anthropocentric: Read  regarding human beings as the center of the universe

anthropoid: Read  manlike; resembling a human, especially in shape or outward appearance

anthropomorphic: Read  having human form or characteristics

anticlimax: Read  letdown in thought or emotion; decline viewed in disappointing contrast with previous rise

antipathy: Read  strong feeling of aversion; dislike

antithesis: Read  contrast; direct contrast; opposition

anxious: Read  eager; keen; worried; uneasy and apprehensive about an uncertain event or matter

apathy: Read  lack of caring; indifference

aperture: Read  opening; diameter of such an opening; hole

apex: Read  highest point; vertex; summit; climax

aphasia: Read  loss of speech due to injury or illness

aphorism: Read  definition or concise statement of principle; tersely phrased statement of truth or opinion

apiary: Read  place where bees and beehives are kept, especially where bees are raised for their honey

aplomb: Read  poise; self-confident assurance

apocryphal: Read  untrue; of questionable authorship or authenticity; erroneous; fictitious

apogee: Read  the highest point; point in orbit most distant from the body being orbited

apolitical: Read  having aversion or lack of concern for political affairs

apologist: Read  person who argues in defense or justification of something, such as doctrine, policy, or institution

apostate: Read  one who abandons his religious faith or political beliefs

apotheosis: Read  elevation to godhood; fact or action of becoming a god; an ideal example of something

appall: Read  depress or discourage with fear; grow faint or become weak

apparition: Read  ghostly figure; sudden or unusual sight; appearance; state of being visible

appellation: Read  name; title; act of naming; act of appealing for aid, sympathy

append: Read  attach; add as supplement or appendix

appliance: Read  durable goods for home or office use; device or instrument for household use

apply: Read  exert; put into service; avail oneself to;

apportion: Read  distribute; allot; give out as one's portion or share

apposite: Read  strikingly appropriate and relevant; well-suited

appraise: Read  estimate value of; evaluate, especially in official capacity

apprehension: Read  fearful or uneasy anticipation of the future; act of seizing or capturing; understanding

apprenticeship: Read  term during which one learns a trade from skilled worker; service or legal condition of an apprentice

apprise: Read  inform; give notice to; make aware

approaching: Read  impending; of the relatively near future; coming closer to another

approbation: Read  expression of warm approval; praise

appropriation: Read  funding; money set aside for a specific purpose

apropos: Read  with reference or regard; in respect

aptly: Read  in a competent capable manner; in an apt or suitable manner

aquatic: Read  consisting of, relating to, or being in water

aquiline: Read  curved or hooked like an eagle's beak

arable: Read  fit for growing crops, as by plowing

arbiter: Read  person with power to decide a dispute; judge

arboretum: Read  place where different tree varieties are exhibited

arcane: Read  secret; mysterious; known only to the initiated

archaeology: Read  study of artifacts and relics of early mankind

archaic: Read  no longer current or applicable; antiquated

archetype: Read  prototype; original model or type after which other similar things are patterned

archipelago: Read  group of closely located islands

architecture: Read  art and science of designing and erecting buildings; buildings and other large structures

ardent: Read  displaying or by strong enthusiasm or devotion; passionate

arduous: Read  demanding great effort or labor; difficult

arid: Read  dry; lacking moisture, especially having insufficient rainfall to support trees or plants

aristocracy: Read  hereditary nobility; privileged class

armada: Read  a fleet of warships; a large group of moving things

aroma: Read  fragrance; scent; pleasant characteristic odor, as of a plant, spice, or food

aromatic: Read  fragrant or sweet-smelling; caused by fragrant odor

arousal: Read  act of awaking from sleep; arousing from what is like sleep

arouse: Read  excite; stimulate; awaken from or as if from sleep

arraign: Read  officially charge someone in a court of law

arrears: Read  being in debt; unpaid, overdue debt or an unfulfilled obligation

arrogate: Read  claim without justification; claim for oneself without right

arroyo: Read  deep gully; a dry gulch; brook or creek; watercourse

arthritis: Read  inflammation of a joint or joints

article: Read  essay; editorial; individual thing or element of a class

articulate: Read  expressing oneself easily in clear and effective language

artifice: Read  subtle but base deception; trickery; cleverness or skill; ingenuity

artisan: Read  manually skilled worker; craftsman, as opposed to artist

artless: Read  free of artificiality; natural; open and honest

ascendancy: Read  superiority or decisive advantage; domination

ascetic: Read  leading a life of self-discipline and self-denial; austere

ascribe: Read  inscribe or dedicate; attribute to a specified cause, source, or origin; assign as a quality

aseptic: Read  preventing infection; having cleansing effect

ashen: Read  ash-colored; very pale; consisting of ashes

askance: Read  with sideways or indirect look; Turned to side, especially of eyes

askew: Read  turned or twisted toward one side; at an angle

aspect: Read  distinct feature or element in a problem; a way in which something can be viewed by the mind

asperity: Read  sharpness of temper; roughness or harshness, as of surface, sound, or climate

aspirant: Read  one who aspires, as to advancement, honors, or a high position

assail: Read  assault; attack with or as if with violent blows

assay: Read  analyze; evaluate; examine by trial or experiment; put to test

assembly: Read  gathering; meeting; a group of persons gathered together for common reason

assent: Read  express agreement to what is alleged or proposed; accept

assiduous: Read  constant in application or attention; diligent; unceasing or persistent

assimilate: Read  incorporate and absorb into mind; make similar; cause to resemble

assist: Read  give help or support to, especially as a subordinate

assistant: Read  helper; person who assists or helps someone else

assuage: Read  ease or lessen pain; satisfy or appease

astigmatism: Read  eye defect that prevents proper focus

astringent: Read  causing contraction; having the effect of drawing tissue together; stern or austere

astronomical: Read  enormously large or extensive; relating to astronomy

asunder: Read  into separate parts or pieces; apart

asymmetric: Read  not identical on both sides of a dividing central line

atavism: Read  resemblance to remote ancestors rather than to parents; deformity returning after passage of two or more generations

atavistic: Read  displaying characteristics of previous cultural era or of previous ancestral form

atheistic: Read  denying existence of God; godless

atrocity: Read  brutal deed; atrocious condition, quality, or behavior; monstrousness

atrophy: Read  wasting away; decrease in size; reduction in the functionality of an organ caused by disease

attach: Read  fasten; annex; be in contact with

attached: Read  fastened together; joined by wall, especially by sharing a wall with another building; not freestanding

attainment: Read  something, such as an accomplishment or achievement; achievement

attenuate: Read  make slender, fine, or small; weaken; lessen density of

attorney: Read  lawyer; one who is appointed by another to act in his place or stead; proxy

attract: Read  draw to, or cause to tend to; engage or fix, as the mind, attention; invite or allure

attribute: Read  essential quality; reputation; honor

attrition: Read  gradual decrease in numbers; reduction in work force without firing employees; wearing away of opposition by means of harassment

atypical: Read  not normal; unusual or irregular; not representative of a group, class, or type

audacious: Read  fearlessly, often recklessly daring; bold

audit: Read  examination of accounts; adjustment or correction of accounts

auditory: Read  of or relating to hearing, the organs of hearing, or the sense of hearing

auger: Read  hand tool for boring holes; hollow drill used to take core samples of soil, ice

augment: Read  make greater, as in size, extent, or quantity

augury: Read  sign of something coming; art or practice of foretelling events by signs or omens

aureole: Read  the outermost region of the sun's atmosphere; halo

auroral: Read  characteristic of dawn; dawning, eastern, like new beginning; relating to the atmospheric phenomenon auroras

auspicious: Read  attended by favorable circumstances; marked by success; prosperous

austere: Read  strict or severe in discipline; severely simple and unornamented

authenticate: Read  prove genuine; establish authenticity of

authoritarian: Read  expecting absolute obedience; completely dominating another's will

authoritative: Read  having weight of authority; peremptory and dictatorial

authority: Read  jurisdiction; power to enforce laws, exact obedience, command, determine, or judge; government

authorize: Read  empower; give permission for; sanction

autocrat: Read  dictator; ruler having unlimited power

autocratic: Read  having absolute, unchecked power; dictatorial

automaton: Read  mechanism that imitates actions of humans

autonomous: Read  self-governing; not controlled by others or by outside forces; independent

autonomy: Read  independence; self-government or the right of self-government; self-determination

auxiliary: Read  helper, additional or subsidiary

avalanche: Read  great mass of falling snow and ice

avarice: Read  greediness for wealth; insatiable desire of gain

aver: Read  declare to be true; affirm

averse: Read  reluctant; disinclined; turned away or backward; unwilling

aversion: Read  firm dislike; turning away; avoidance of a thing, situation, or behavior because of dislike

aviary: Read  large cage, building, or enclosure in which birds are reared or kept

aviation: Read  art or science of flying; flight; aeronautics

avid: Read  greedy; eager for; marked by keen interest and enthusiasm

avocation: Read  activity taken up in addition to one's regular work or profession, usually for enjoyment

avoidance: Read  keeping away from or preventing from happening

avow: Read  declare openly; acknowledge openly, boldly, and unashamedly

avuncular: Read  in manner of uncle, pertaining to uncle; kind, genial, benevolent or tolerant

awkwardly: Read  in an uncomfortable, nervous or embarrassed way

awry: Read  in a position that is turned toward one side; away from correct course

axiom: Read  self-evident truth requiring no proof

azure: Read  sky blue; light purplish-blue