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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