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as it were.idiom
in a manner of speaking; as if such were that way

anxiety.noun,.plural.anxieties
anxiety is chronic.fear; a state of uneasiness and apprehension, as about future uncertainties; a cause of anxiety (for some people, air travel is a real anxiety; she gets anxiety when she looks down from a tall building); worry; care; concern; solicitude, these nouns refer to troubled states of mind; anxiety suggests feelings of fear and apprehension
Psychiatry:.a state of intense apprehension, uncertainty and fear resulting from the anticipation of a threatening event or situation, often to a degree that the normal physical and psychological functioning of the affected individual is disrupted

actuate, actuated, actuating, actuates.transitive verbs
to put into motion or action (electrical relays that actuate the elevator's movements); to move to action (a speech that actuated happiness)
actuation.noun

actual.adjective
existing and not merely.potential or possible; real; being, existing or acting at the present moment; current; do not use actual to mean 'at the present time', use current or present (the current {not, 'actual'} economic policy); the word 'actual' is followed by a noun (simple intererest is added to the actual amount borrowed, whereas greed inspired compound interest is charging interest upon interest {such as is a home mortgage}, something seriously forbidden throughout history regarding human relations, as was even the simple interest which was called usury; the actual cost; a satellite's actual position)
actually.adverb
you use 'actually' to indicate that a situationexists or happened or to emphasize that it is true (one afternoon, I actually fell asleep for a few minutes which is unusual for me)

actuality.noun,.plural.actualities
the state or fact of being.actual; reality; existence; actual.conditions or facts

actualize, actualized, actualizing, actualizes.verbs
transitive verb use.to realize in action or make real; to describe or portray.realistically
intransitive verb use.to become actual
actualization.noun

appurtenance.noun,.plural.appurtenances
something added to another, more important thing; an appendage; equipment, such as clothing, tools or instruments, used for a specific purpose or task; gear
Law:.a right, privilege or property that is considered incident to the principal property for purposes such as passage of title, conveyance or inheritance
appurtenant.adjective

appertain, appertained, appertaining, appertains.intransitive verbs
to belong as a proper function or part; pertain (problems appertaining to causing poverty)

adult.noun,.plural.adults
one who has attained.maturity or legal age to sign a contract on his or her own, usually at age 18 or 21; in biology, a fully grown, mature organism
adult.adjective
fully developed and mature; intended for or befitting adults (adult education)
adulthood.noun
adultness.noun

adulterate, adulterated, adulterating, adulterates.transitive verbs
to make impure by adding extraneous, improper or inferior ingredients (vaccines are adulterated concoctions)
adulterate.adjective
spurious
adulterated, adulterous, adulteration, adulterations, adulterator, adulterators.nouns
adulterant.noun,.plural.adulterants
a substance that adulterates
adulterant.adjective
serving to adulterate

allegiance.noun,.plural.allegiances
loyalty or the obligation of loyalty; your allegiance is your support for and loyalty to an interest you may have (parishioners allegiance to their favorite church)
allegiant.adjective

aw.interjection
used to express sympathy or disbelief

affirm,affirmed, affirming, affirms.verbs
transitive verb use-to declare.positively or firmly; maintain to be true; assert; to support or uphold the validity of; confirm
intransitive verb use.Law:.to declare solemnly and formally but not under oath
affirmably.adverb
affirmable.adjective
affirmant.adjective.and.noun
affirmer.noun
affirmative.adjective
asserting that something is true or correct, as with the answer 'yes' (an affirmative reply); giving assent or approval; confirming; positive; optimistic.(an affirmative outlook)
affirmative.noun
a word or statement of agreement or assent, such as the word yes; the side in a debate that upholds the proposition.(his team will speak for the affirmative)
affirmative.adverb
used in place of the response 'yes' to express confirmation or consent
affirmatively.adverb

affirmation.noun,.plural.affirmations
the act of affirming or the state of being affirmed; assertion; something declared to be true; a positive statement or judgment
Law:.a solemn.declaration given in place of a sworn statement by a person who conscientiously objects to taking an oath

abstract.adjective
considered apart from concrete existence (an abstract concept, as compared to say, the rock in your hand has concrete existence, whereas, the idea in your head is an abstract concept; an abstract painting {have to figure out what the artist is attempting to portray}); not applied or practical; theoretical; difficult to understand; abstruse.(abstract philosophical problems); thought of or stated without reference to a specific instance (abstract words like truth and justice); impersonal, as in attitude or views; having an intellectual and affective artistic content that depends solely on intrinsic form rather than on narrative content or pictorial representation (abstract painting and sculpture)
abstract.noun
a statement summarizing the important points of a text; something abstract
abstract, abstracted, abstracting, abstracts.transitive verbs
to take away; remove; to remove without permission; filch; to consider (a quality, for example) without reference to a particular example or object; to summarize; epitomize
abstracter, abstractness.nouns
abstractly.adverb

abstraction.noun
the act or process of abstracting or the state of having been abstracted; an abstract concept, idea or term; an abstract quality; preoccupation; absent mindedness; an abstract work of art

axletree.noun
a crossbar or rod supporting a vehicle, such as a cart, that has terminal spindles on which the wheels revolve

atrocious.adjective
extremely evil or cruel; monstrous (an atrocious crime); outrageous; exceptionally bad; abominable (atrocious decor; atrocious behavior)
atrociously.adverb
atrociousness.noun

atrocity.noun,.plural.atrocities
appalling or atrocious situation, condition, quality or behavior; monstrousness; an act of cruelty and violence inflicted by an enemy armed force on civilians or prisoners (wartime atrocities; atrocities of the Inquisition)

alas.interjection
you use alas to say that you think that the facts you are talking about are sad or unfortunate; you use alas when mentioning a fact that you wish was not true (Donald, alas, is still missed, having left the company last year); used to express sorrow, regret, grief, compassion or apprehension of danger or evil; you use alas to say that you think that the facts you are talking about are sad or unfortunate (it was alas that anciently it took so long to convince Pharaoh in allowing the Israelites to leave Egypt and alas that the ancient Israelites had to wander 40 years in the wilderness because of bad attitudes)

Aristotle.noun.B.C.E. 384-322, Greek philosopher
a pupil of Plato, the tutor of Alexander the Great and the author of works on logic, metaphysics, ethics, natural sciences, politics, and poetics, he profoundly influenced Western thought; in his philosophical system theory follows empirical observation and logic, based on the syllogism, is the essential method of rational inquiry

Aristotelian.noun.and.adjective
of or relating to Aristotle or to his philosophy
as a noun.a follower of Aristotle or his teachings; a person whose thinking and methods tend to be empirical, scientific or commonsensible
Aristotelianism.noun

allele.noun
one member of a pair or series of genes that occupy a specific position on a specific chromosome
allelic.adjective
allelism.noun

assistant.noun, plural.assistants
one that assists; a helper
assistant.adjective
holding an auxiliary position; subordinate
assistive.adjective
providing aid or assistance to those in need of it; helpful
assist, assisted, assisting, assists.verbs
transitive verb use.to give help or support to, especially as a subordinate or supplement; aid (the nurse assisted the patient in walking)
intransitive verb use.to give aid or support; help
assist.noun, plural.assists
an act of giving aid; help; in sports, a pass of a basketball or an ice hockey puck that enables a teammate to score a goal; a fielding and throwing of a baseball in such a way that enables a teammate to put out a runner; the action of a soccer player who enables a teammate to score by presenting the ball for a goal;l credit that is given for such an act; a mechanical device providing aid
assistance.noun
the act of assisting; aid; help: financial assistance
assister.noun, plural.assisters

already.adverb
you use already to show that something has happened or that something had happened before the moment you are referring to (I already mentioned to her to pick up the kale and some other vegetables; they've spent nearly ten thousand dollars on their renovations already); you use already to show that a situation exists at this present moment or that it exists at an earlier time than expected (get 10% off our already low prices; she just got the job and already has a new car; the design of the new house is similar to those that have already been built); by this or a specified time; before (the children were already asleep when we got home); so soon (are you quitting already?)
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