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amphitheater
amputate
analogous
analogy
analyze
anarchy
anathema
anatomy
anecdote
anemia
anesthetic
angular
animate
animosity
annals
annex
annihilate
annotate
annual
annuity
anonymous
antagonism
antarctic
antecede
antedate
antediluvian
anterior
anthology
anthropology
anticlimax
antidote
antiquate
antique
antiseptic
antonym
anxious
apathy
aperture
apex
aphorism
apiary
apogee
apology
apostate
apotheosis
appall
apparent
apparition
appease
appellation
append
apposite
appraise
appreciable
apprehend
approbation
appropriate
arbiter
arbitrary
arboreal
arboretum
arcade
archaeology
archaic
archetype
archipelago
ardent
arid
aristocracy
aristocrat
armada
armory
aroma
arraign
arrange
arrangement
arrogant
arrogate
artifice
artless
ascent
ascetic
ascribe
ashen
askance
asperity
aspirant
aspire
assassination
assay
assent
assess
assiduous
assimilate
assuage
astringent
astute
atone
atrocity
attest
audacious
audible
audition
auditory
augment
aurora
austere
authentic
autocrat
automaton
autonomous
autonomy
autopsy
auxiliary
avalanche
avarice
aver
averse
aversion
avert
aviary
avocation
avow
azure
bacterium
badger
baffle
bale
baleful
ballad
banal
barometer
bask
baton
batter
bauble
bawl
beatitude
becalm
beget
begrudge
belie
belittle
bellicose
belligerent
bemoan

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

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

analogous: Read
a. Syn. comparable
comparable; similar or alike

analogy: Read
n. Syn. similarity; parallelism
similarity in some respects; comparison based on similarity

analyze: Read
v. Syn. diagnose; examine; analyze
diagnose; examine

anarchy: Read
n. Syn. lawlessness; disorder
absence of governing body; state of disorder; political disorder and confusion

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

anatomy: Read
n. Syn. dissection
detailed analysis; branch of morphology that deals with the structure of animals

anecdote: Read
n. Syn. episode; story
short account of amusing or interesting event; short narrative; secret story of history or biography

anemia: Read
n.
condition in which blood lacks red corpuscles; deficiency of red blood cells; lack of vitality

anesthetic: Read
n.
substance that causes loss of sensation; producing temporary loss or impairment of feeling

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

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

animosity: Read
n. Syn. enmity; hostility
bitter hostility; active hatred; hostile feeling or act

annals: Read
n. Syn. records; history
chronological record of the events of successive years

annex: Read
v. Syn. attach
append or attach; take possession of; incorporate into an existing political unit

annihilate: Read
v. Syn. destroy
destroy completely; reduce to nonexistence

annotate: Read
v. Syn. comment
comment; make explanatory notes

annual: Read
a.
occurring or payable every year

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

anonymous: Read
a. Syn. unknown; nameless
having no name; having unknown or unacknowledged name

antagonism: Read
n. Syn. hostility; enmity
active resistance; condition of being an opposing principle, force, or factor

antarctic: Read
a.
opposite to the northern or arctic pole; relating to the southern pole or to the region near it

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

antedate: Read
v.
be earlier in time; go back further

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

anterior: Read
a.
before in time; antecedent; placed before or in front

anthology: Read
n. Syn. collection
book of literary selections by various authors

anthropology: Read
n.
social science that studies origins and social relationships of human beings

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

antidote: Read
n. Syn. countermeasure; remedy
medicine to counteract a poison or disease; agent that relieves or counteracts

antiquate: Read
v.
make obsolete or old-fashioned

antique: Read
n. Syn. relic; curio
any furniture old and valuable; out of fashion

antiseptic: Read
n. Syn. bactericide; germicide
substance that prevents infection; substance that restricts the growth of disease-causing microorganisms

antonym: Read
n.
word of opposite meaning; counter term

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

apathy: Read
n. Syn. indifference
lack of caring; indifference

aperture: Read
n. Syn. hole
opening; diameter of such an opening; hole

apex: Read
n. Syn. summit; climax
highest point; vertex; summit; climax

aphorism: Read
n. Syn. adage
definition or concise statement of principle; tersely phrased statement of truth or opinion

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

apogee: Read
n. Syn. apex
the highest point; point in orbit most distant from the body being orbited

apology: Read
n. Syn. regret
acknowledgment expressing regret or asking pardon for a fault or offense; explanation or excuse

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

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

appall: Read
v. Syn. dismay; shock
depress or discourage with fear; grow faint or become weak

apparent: Read
a. Syn. visible
capable of being seen, or easily seen; open to view; visible to eye

apparition: Read
n. Syn. ghost; visibility
ghostly figure; sudden or unusual sight; appearance; state of being visible

appease: Read
v. Syn. relieve; pacify
bring peace, quiet, or calm to; satisfy or relieve

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

append: Read
v. Syn. attach
attach; add as supplement or appendix

apposite: Read
a. Syn. appropriate; relevant
strikingly appropriate and relevant; well-suited

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

appreciable: Read
a. Syn. considerable; perceptible
considerable; perceptible

apprehend: Read
v. Syn. arrest; perceive
take into custody; arrest a criminal; grasp mentally; perceive

approbation: Read
n. Syn. approval
expression of warm approval; praise

appropriate: Read
v. Syn. acquire; allocate
acquire; take possession of for one's own use; set apart for specific use

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

arbitrary: Read
a. Syn. capricious; impulse
randomly chosen; determined by chance or impulse, and not by reason or principle

arboreal: Read
a.
tree-dwelling; treelike; living in trees

arboretum: Read
n.
place where different tree varieties are exhibited

arcade: Read
n. Syn. passage
covered passageway, usually lined with shops; simple arched opening in a wall; vault or vaulted place

archaeology: Read
n.
study of artifacts and relics of early mankind

archaic: Read
a. Syn. antiquated
no longer current or applicable; antiquated

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

archipelago: Read
n.
group of closely located islands

ardent: Read
a. Syn. intense; passionate; zealous
displaying or by strong enthusiasm or devotion; passionate

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

aristocracy: Read
n.
hereditary nobility; privileged class

aristocrat: Read
n.
one of the aristocracy or people of rank in a community; one of a ruling class; a noble

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

armory: Read
n. Syn. arsenal
arsenal; a place where arms are manufactured

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

arraign: Read
v. Syn. indict; accuse
officially charge someone in a court of law

arrange: Read
v. Syn. plan; schedule
put in proper order; dispose in the manner intended, or best suited for the purpose

arrangement: Read
n. Syn. composition; order
composition; order

arrogant: Read
a. Syn. overbearing; lofty
arising from feeling or assumption of one's superiority toward others

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

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

artless: Read
a. Syn. naive
free of artificiality; natural; open and honest

ascent: Read
n.
upward slope or grade; movement upward

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

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

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

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

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

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

aspire: Read
v. Syn. dream; seek
seek to attain; long for; strive toward an end

assassination: Read
n.
act of assassinating; killing by treacherous violence; murder of public figure by surprise attack

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

assent: Read
v. Syn. agree; accept
express agreement to what is alleged or proposed; accept

assess: Read
v. Syn. estimate; judge
estimate value; judge worth of something

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

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

assuage: Read
v. Syn. relieve
ease or lessen pain; satisfy or appease

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

astute: Read
a. Syn. shrewd
wise or keen; shrewd; with sharp intelligence

atone: Read
v.
make amends, as for sin or fault; pay for; turn away from sin

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

attest: Read
v. Syn. testify
testify; authenticate, affirm to be true

audacious: Read
a. Syn. brave; bold
fearlessly, often recklessly daring; bold

audible: Read
a. Syn. perceptible; discernible
perceptible; heard or perceptible by the ear

audition: Read
v. Syn. test
take part in a trial performance; evaluate in a trial performance

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

augment: Read
v. Syn. increase
make greater, as in size, extent, or quantity

aurora: Read
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: Read
a.
strict or severe in discipline; severely simple and unornamented

authentic: Read
a. Syn. genuine; real; valid; trustworthy
not counterfeit or copied; valid; trustworthy

autocrat: Read
n. Syn. dictator
dictator; ruler having unlimited power

automaton: Read
n.
mechanism that imitates actions of humans

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

autonomy: Read
n. Syn. independence; liberty
independence; self-government or the right of self-government; self-determination

autopsy: Read
n.
examination of dead body; post-mortem

auxiliary: Read
a. Syn. aiding; supplementary
helper, additional or subsidiary

avalanche: Read
n.
great mass of falling snow and ice

avarice: Read
n.
greediness for wealth; insatiable desire of gain

aver: Read
v. Syn. affirm
declare to be true; affirm

averse: Read
a. Syn. reluctant; disinclined; unwilling
reluctant; disinclined; turned away or backward; unwilling

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

avert: Read
v. Syn. prevent
prevent; turn or cause to turn off or away

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

avocation: Read
n. Syn. sideline; hobby
activity taken up in addition to one's regular work or profession, usually for enjoyment

avow: Read
v. Syn. confess
declare openly; acknowledge openly, boldly, and unashamedly

azure: Read
a.
sky blue; light purplish-blue

bacterium: Read
n.
single celled organism with no nucleus

badger: Read
v. Syn. pester; annoy
pester; annoy persistently; persuade through constant efforts

baffle: Read
v. Syn. frustrate; perplex
frustrate as by confusing or perplexing; impede force or movement of

bale: Read
n.
a bundle or package of goods in a cloth cover, and corded for storage or transportation

baleful: Read
a. Syn. deadly; ominous
portending evil; harmful in intent or effect.

ballad: Read
n.
popular kind of narrative poem, adapted for recitation or singing

banal: Read
a. Syn. dull; commonplace; trite
obvious and dull; commonplace; lacking originality

barometer: Read
n.
instrument for determining the weight or pressure of the atmosphere

bask: Read
v. Syn. luxuriate
luxuriate; take pleasure in warmth

baton: Read
n.
staff or truncheon for various purposes, as one of a conductor in musical performances, one transferred by runners in a relay race

batter: Read
v.
beat with successive blows; beat repeatedly and with violence

bauble: Read
n. Syn. trinket; trifle
small, showy ornament of little value; child's plaything or toy

bawl: Read
v.
cry out with a loud, full sound; cry with vehemence, as in calling or exultation; shout

beatitude: Read
n. Syn. blessedness
blessedness; state of extreme happiness

becalm: Read
v.
keep from motion, or stop progress of; make calm or still

beget: Read
v.
produce; give rise to

begrudge: Read
v. Syn. resent
resent; give or expend with reluctance; be envious of

belie: Read
v. Syn. contradict
contradict; give a false impression

belittle: Read
v. Syn. depreciate
disparage or depreciate; put down

bellicose: Read
a. Syn. warlike; belligerent
warlike or hostile in manner or temperament; showing or having impulse to be combative

belligerent: Read
a. Syn. quarrelsome; aggressive
inclined or eager to fight; aggressive

bemoan: Read
v.
regret strongly; express disapproval of