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amphitheater:
 
n.
oval building with tiers of seats from central open space or arena
amputate:
 
v. Syn. prune
cut off part of body, especially by surgery; prune
analogous:
 
a. Syn. comparable
comparable; similar or alike
analogy:
 
n. Syn. similarity; parallelism
similarity in some respects; comparison based on similarity
analyze:
 
v. Syn. diagnose; examine; analyze
diagnose; examine
anarchy:
 
n. Syn. lawlessness; disorder
absence of governing body; state of disorder; political disorder and confusion
anathema:
 
n.
solemn curse; someone or something regarded as a curse
anatomy:
 
n. Syn. dissection
detailed analysis; branch of morphology that deals with the structure of animals
anecdote:
 
n. Syn. episode; story
short account of amusing or interesting event; short narrative; secret story of history or biography
anemia:
 
n.
condition in which blood lacks red corpuscles; deficiency of red blood cells; lack of vitality
anesthetic:
 
n.
substance that causes loss of sensation; producing temporary loss or impairment of feeling
angular:
 
a.
sharp-cornered; consisting of an angle or angles; stiff in manner
animate:
 
a.
endowed with life; alive; living; animated
animosity:
 
n. Syn. enmity; hostility
bitter hostility; active hatred; hostile feeling or act
annals:
 
n. Syn. records; history
chronological record of the events of successive years
annex:
 
v. Syn. attach
append or attach; take possession of; incorporate into an existing political unit
annihilate:
 
v. Syn. destroy
destroy completely; reduce to nonexistence
annotate:
 
v. Syn. comment
comment; make explanatory notes
annual:
 
a.
occurring or payable every year
annuity:
 
n.
annual payment of allowance or income; periodical payment, amounting to a fixed sum in each year
anonymous:
 
a. Syn. unknown; nameless
having no name; having unknown or unacknowledged name
antagonism:
 
n. Syn. hostility; enmity
active resistance; condition of being an opposing principle, force, or factor
antarctic:
 
a.
opposite to the northern or arctic pole; relating to the southern pole or to the region near it
antecede:
 
v. Syn. precede
precede; go before in time, and sometimes in place, rank, or logical order
antedate:
 
v.
be earlier in time; go back further
antediluvian:
 
a. Syn. antiquated
antiquated; extremely old and ancient; belonging to very ancient times
anterior:
 
a.
before in time; antecedent; placed before or in front
anthology:
 
n. Syn. collection
book of literary selections by various authors
anthropology:
 
n.
social science that studies origins and social relationships of human beings
anticlimax:
 
n.
letdown in thought or emotion; decline viewed in disappointing contrast with previous rise
antidote:
 
n. Syn. countermeasure; remedy
medicine to counteract a poison or disease; agent that relieves or counteracts
antiquate:
 
v.
make obsolete or old-fashioned
antique:
 
n. Syn. relic; curio
any furniture old and valuable; out of fashion
antiseptic:
 
n. Syn. bactericide; germicide
substance that prevents infection; substance that restricts the growth of disease-causing microorganisms
antonym:
 
n.
word of opposite meaning; counter term
anxious:
 
a. Syn. eager; keen; worried
eager; keen; worried; uneasy and apprehensive about an uncertain event or matter
apathy:
 
n. Syn. indifference
lack of caring; indifference
aperture:
 
n. Syn. hole
opening; diameter of such an opening; hole
apex:
 
n. Syn. summit; climax
highest point; vertex; summit; climax
aphorism:
 
n. Syn. adage
definition or concise statement of principle; tersely phrased statement of truth or opinion
apiary:
 
n.
place where bees and beehives are kept, especially where bees are raised for their honey
apogee:
 
n. Syn. apex
the highest point; point in orbit most distant from the body being orbited
apology:
 
n. Syn. regret
acknowledgment expressing regret or asking pardon for a fault or offense; explanation or excuse
apostate:
 
n.
one who abandons his religious faith or political beliefs
apotheosis:
 
n.
elevation to godhood; fact or action of becoming a god; an ideal example of something
appall:
 
v. Syn. dismay; shock
depress or discourage with fear; grow faint or become weak
apparent:
 
a. Syn. visible
capable of being seen, or easily seen; open to view; visible to eye
apparition:
 
n. Syn. ghost; visibility
ghostly figure; sudden or unusual sight; appearance; state of being visible
appease:
 
v. Syn. relieve; pacify
bring peace, quiet, or calm to; satisfy or relieve
appellation:
 
n. Syn. name; title
name; title; act of naming; act of appealing for aid, sympathy
append:
 
v. Syn. attach
attach; add as supplement or appendix
apposite:
 
a. Syn. appropriate; relevant
strikingly appropriate and relevant; well-suited
appraise:
 
v. Syn. evaluate
estimate value of; evaluate, especially in official capacity
appreciable:
 
a. Syn. considerable; perceptible
considerable; perceptible
apprehend:
 
v. Syn. arrest; perceive
take into custody; arrest a criminal; grasp mentally; perceive
approbation:
 
n. Syn. approval
expression of warm approval; praise
appropriate:
 
v. Syn. acquire; allocate
acquire; take possession of for one's own use; set apart for specific use
arbiter:
 
n. Syn. judge
person with power to decide a dispute; judge
arbitrary:
 
a. Syn. capricious; impulse
randomly chosen; determined by chance or impulse, and not by reason or principle
arboreal:
 
a.
tree-dwelling; treelike; living in trees
arboretum:
 
n.
place where different tree varieties are exhibited
arcade:
 
n. Syn. passage
covered passageway, usually lined with shops; simple arched opening in a wall; vault or vaulted place
archaeology:
 
n.
study of artifacts and relics of early mankind
archaic:
 
a. Syn. antiquated
no longer current or applicable; antiquated
archetype:
 
n. Syn. prototype
prototype; original model or type after which other similar things are patterned
archipelago:
 
n.
group of closely located islands
ardent:
 
a. Syn. intense; passionate; zealous
displaying or by strong enthusiasm or devotion; passionate
arid:
 
a. Syn. dry; barren
dry; lacking moisture, especially having insufficient rainfall to support trees or plants
aristocracy:
 
n.
hereditary nobility; privileged class
aristocrat:
 
n.
one of the aristocracy or people of rank in a community; one of a ruling class; a noble
armada:
 
n.
a fleet of warships; a large group of moving things
armory:
 
n. Syn. arsenal
arsenal; a place where arms are manufactured
aroma:
 
n. Syn. fragrance; scent
fragrance; scent; pleasant characteristic odor, as of a plant, spice, or food
arraign:
 
v. Syn. indict; accuse
officially charge someone in a court of law
arrange:
 
v. Syn. plan; schedule
put in proper order; dispose in the manner intended, or best suited for the purpose
arrangement:
 
n. Syn. composition; order
composition; order
arrogant:
 
a. Syn. overbearing; lofty
arising from feeling or assumption of one's superiority toward others
arrogate:
 
v.
claim without justification; claim for oneself without right
artifice:
 
n. Syn. deception; trickery
subtle but base deception; trickery; cleverness or skill; ingenuity
artless:
 
a. Syn. naive
free of artificiality; natural; open and honest
ascent:
 
n.
upward slope or grade; movement upward
ascetic:
 
a. Syn. austere; severe
leading a life of self-discipline and self-denial; austere
ascribe:
 
v. Syn. refer; attribute; assign
inscribe or dedicate; attribute to a specified cause, source, or origin; assign as a quality
ashen:
 
a.
ash-colored; very pale; consisting of ashes
askance:
 
a.
with sideways or indirect look; Turned to side, especially of eyes
asperity:
 
n.
sharpness of temper; roughness or harshness, as of surface, sound, or climate
aspirant:
 
n.
one who aspires, as to advancement, honors, or a high position
aspire:
 
v. Syn. dream; seek
seek to attain; long for; strive toward an end
assassination:
 
n.
act of assassinating; killing by treacherous violence; murder of public figure by surprise attack
assay:
 
v. Syn. analyze; evaluate
analyze; evaluate; examine by trial or experiment; put to test
assent:
 
v. Syn. agree; accept
express agreement to what is alleged or proposed; accept
assess:
 
v. Syn. estimate; judge
estimate value; judge worth of something
assiduous:
 
a. Syn. diligent; persistent
constant in application or attention; diligent; unceasing or persistent
assimilate:
 
v. Syn. absorb
incorporate and absorb into mind; make similar; cause to resemble
assuage:
 
v. Syn. relieve
ease or lessen pain; satisfy or appease
astringent:
 
a. Syn. austere
causing contraction; having the effect of drawing tissue together; stern or austere
astute:
 
a. Syn. shrewd
wise or keen; shrewd; with sharp intelligence
atone:
 
v.
make amends, as for sin or fault; pay for; turn away from sin
atrocity:
 
n.
brutal deed; atrocious condition, quality, or behavior; monstrousness
attest:
 
v. Syn. testify
testify; authenticate, affirm to be true
audacious:
 
a. Syn. brave; bold
fearlessly, often recklessly daring; bold
audible:
 
a. Syn. perceptible; discernible
perceptible; heard or perceptible by the ear
audition:
 
v. Syn. test
take part in a trial performance; evaluate in a trial performance
auditory:
 
a.
of or relating to hearing, the organs of hearing, or the sense of hearing
augment:
 
v. Syn. increase
make greater, as in size, extent, or quantity
aurora:
 
n.
the first light of day; an atmospheric phenomenon consisting of bands of light caused by charged solar particles following the earth's magnetic lines of force
austere:
 
a.
strict or severe in discipline; severely simple and unornamented
authentic:
 
a. Syn. genuine; real; valid; trustworthy
not counterfeit or copied; valid; trustworthy
autocrat:
 
n. Syn. dictator
dictator; ruler having unlimited power
automaton:
 
n.
mechanism that imitates actions of humans
autonomous:
 
a.
self-governing; not controlled by others or by outside forces; independent
autonomy:
 
n. Syn. independence; liberty
independence; self-government or the right of self-government; self-determination
autopsy:
 
n.
examination of dead body; post-mortem
auxiliary:
 
a. Syn. aiding; supplementary
helper, additional or subsidiary
avalanche:
 
n.
great mass of falling snow and ice
avarice:
 
n.
greediness for wealth; insatiable desire of gain
aver:
 
v. Syn. affirm
declare to be true; affirm
averse:
 
a. Syn. reluctant; disinclined; unwilling
reluctant; disinclined; turned away or backward; unwilling
aversion:
 
n. Syn. disgust
firm dislike; turning away; avoidance of a thing, situation, or behavior because of dislike
avert:
 
v. Syn. prevent
prevent; turn or cause to turn off or away
aviary:
 
n.
large cage, building, or enclosure in which birds are reared or kept
avocation:
 
n. Syn. sideline; hobby
activity taken up in addition to one's regular work or profession, usually for enjoyment
avow:
 
v. Syn. confess
declare openly; acknowledge openly, boldly, and unashamedly
azure:
 
a.
sky blue; light purplish-blue
bacterium:
 
n.
single celled organism with no nucleus
badger:
 
v. Syn. pester; annoy
pester; annoy persistently; persuade through constant efforts
baffle:
 
v. Syn. frustrate; perplex
frustrate as by confusing or perplexing; impede force or movement of
bale:
 
n.
a bundle or package of goods in a cloth cover, and corded for storage or transportation
baleful:
 
a. Syn. deadly; ominous
portending evil; harmful in intent or effect.
ballad:
 
n.
popular kind of narrative poem, adapted for recitation or singing
banal:
 
a. Syn. dull; commonplace; trite
obvious and dull; commonplace; lacking originality
barometer:
 
n.
instrument for determining the weight or pressure of the atmosphere
bask:
 
v. Syn. luxuriate
luxuriate; take pleasure in warmth
baton:
 
n.
staff or truncheon for various purposes, as one of a conductor in musical performances, one transferred by runners in a relay race
batter:
 
v.
beat with successive blows; beat repeatedly and with violence
bauble:
 
n. Syn. trinket; trifle
small, showy ornament of little value; child's plaything or toy
bawl:
 
v.
cry out with a loud, full sound; cry with vehemence, as in calling or exultation; shout
beatitude:
 
n. Syn. blessedness
blessedness; state of extreme happiness
becalm:
 
v.
keep from motion, or stop progress of; make calm or still
beget:
 
v.
produce; give rise to
begrudge:
 
v. Syn. resent
resent; give or expend with reluctance; be envious of
belie:
 
v. Syn. contradict
contradict; give a false impression
belittle:
 
v. Syn. depreciate
disparage or depreciate; put down
bellicose:
 
a. Syn. warlike; belligerent
warlike or hostile in manner or temperament; showing or having impulse to be combative
belligerent:
 
a. Syn. quarrelsome; aggressive
inclined or eager to fight; aggressive
bemoan:
 
v.
regret strongly; express disapproval of