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adventure
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n. something happens without design; chance; hazard; risk; danger
I can't even decide which step of this adventure is the most aggravating.
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adventurous
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a. valiant; venturesome; inclined or willing to incur hazard or engage in adventures
Tom's younger brother  Sid was already through with his part of the work, for he was a quiet boy and had no adventurous, troublesome ways.
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adversity
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n. state of misfortune, hardship, or affliction; misfortune
A young boy whose strength in adversity is an inspiration to all who know him.
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advocate
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v. speak, plead, or argue in favor of; plead for; push for something
Some doctors advocate a smoking ban in the entire house.
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aerodynamics
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n. study of how objects move through the air or water
As mentioned, aerodynamics is an important factor to consider when learning how to build a rocket.
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affected
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a. speaking or behaving in an artificial way; emotionally stirred or moved; infected or attacked
The other boys laughed so unmercifully at what they termed my affected accent.
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affective
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a. sentimental; emotional; emotionally charged
It's fairly well known that 'light therapy' is sometimes used to help those suffering from depression, especially seasonal affective disorder.
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aggravate
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v. worsen; make worse or more troublesome
Ridiculous, offensive comments like this do nothing but aggravate the situation.
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aggregation
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n. several things grouped together or considered as a whole
It provides an overview of a diverse set of more than thirty digital library aggregation services, organizes them into functional clusters.
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ailment
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n. sickness;a slight but often persistent illness 
And the number closely matches a finding of an earlier international study that estimated some 10.1 percent of people globally suffer from the ailment.
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aircraft
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n. a vehicle that can fly, such as an airplane, helicopter, balloon
This aircraft is also equipped with a spear, which the Geneva War Crimes Handbook forbids.
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alert
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n. the warning serves; alarm; condition of heightened watchfulness or preparation for action
And although the main ports are on alert, Nigeria, in particular, has many small river ports in the Cross River and Niger deltas.
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alike
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a. similar; in the same manner or to the same degree
Friends are generally alike in background and tastes.
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allegation
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n. suggestion without proof that someone has done something wrong
The allegation has angered the Brazilian authorities and has been strongly denied.
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alliteration
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n. repetition of a beginning sound in poetry
'The furrow followed free' is an example of alliteration.
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alone
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a. solitary; by oneself, not with any other people  
Alice cried with a sudden burst of tears, 'I do wish they would put their heads down! I am so very tired of being all alone here!'
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alteration
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n. a passage from one form or state to another; change
Both sides can make a pretty plausible argument that the alteration is what they want it to be.
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alternation
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n. successive change from one thing or state to another and back again
Now go back to the diagram at the top of the page and trace through the cycle of generations' alternation.
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aluminum
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n. silvery ductile metallic element
Services include mold aluminum casting, heat treating, machining.
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amazement
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n. wonder; state of extreme surprise or wonder; astonishment
My daughter and I looked at each other in amazement, and with beaming smiles, threw our arms around each other.
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