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abase, abased, abasing, abases.transitive verbs
to lower in rank, prestige or esteem; degrade; to have been made humble
abasement.noun,.plural.abasements

archaic.also.archaical.adjective
of, relating to or characteristic of a much earlier, often more primitive period (an archaic bronze statuette); no longer current or applicable; antiquated.(archaic laws); old; of, relating to or characteristic of words and language that were once common but are now used chiefly to suggest an earlier style or period
archaically.adverb

agenda.noun,.plural.agendas
a list or program of things to be done or considered; plural of agendum
agendum.noun,.plural.agenda also agendums
something to be done, especially an item on a program or list; which word to use? agenda, diary, schedule, timetable or itinerary; a book with a space for each day where you write down things that you have to do in the future is called a diary or a datebook, not an agenda; you may also have a calendar on your desk or hanging up in your room, where you write down your appointments; a diary or a journal is also the record that some people keep of what has happened during the day; in your schedule is a plan that lists all the work that you have to do and when you must do each thing; a timetable is a list showing the fixed times at which events will happen (a bus/train timetable), these events may occur on a schedule you have determined; an itinerary is a plan of a journey, including the route and the places you visit

artifice.noun,.plural.artifices
cleverness or skill; ingenuity; an artful or crafty expedient; a stratagem; subtle but base deception; trickery
artificer.noun,.plural.artificers
a skilled worker; a craftsperson; one of skill that can contrive, devise or construct something of use

approximate.adjective
almost exact or correct (the approximate time of arrival); very similar; closely resembling (sketched an approximate likeness)
approximate, approximated, approximating, approximates.verbs
transitive verb use.to come close to; be nearly the same as (this meat substitute approximates the real thing); to bring near
intransitive verb use.to come near or close, as in degree, nature, or quality
approximately.adverb
approximation.noun,.plural.approximations
the act, process.or.result of approximating
Mathematics:.an inexact result adequate for a given.purpose
approximative.adjective
approximatively.adverb

article.noun,.plural.articles
an individual thing or element of a class; a particular.object or item.(an article of clothing; articles of food); a particular section or item of a series in a written document, as in a contract, constitution or treaty; Grammar meaning
article, articled, articling, articles.transitive verbs
to bind by articles set forth in a contract, such as a contract of apprenticeship (articling to become a lawyer)

abundance.noun
a great or plentiful amount; fullness to overflowing; affluence; wealth

abundant.adjective
occurring in or marked by abundance; plentiful; abounding with; rich (a region abundant in wildlife)
abundantly.adverb

Alexis Carrel, 1873-1944
French-born American surgeon and biologist who won a 1912 Nobel Prize for his work on vascular ligature (tying or binding) and grafting of blood vessels and organs

argot.noun
a specialized vocabulary or set of idioms used by a particular group (medical argot); jargon

alloy.noun,.plural.alloys
a homogeneous mixture or solid solution of two or more metals, the atoms of one replacing or occupying interstitial positions between the atoms of the other (brass is an alloy of copper and zinc); a mixture; an amalgam.(life presents an alloy of ups and downs until we learn purity); something added that lowers value or purity
unalloyed.adjective
not in mixture with other metals; pure; complete; unqualified (unalloyed blessings; unalloyed relief)
unalloyedly.adverb
alloy, alloyed, alloying, alloys.transitive verbs
to combine into mixture to form an alloy; to debase by the addition of an inferior.element

abduct, abducted, abducting, abducts.transitive verbs
to carry off by force; kidnap
abduction.noun

approachable.adjective
possible to approach; accessible (a retreat in the mountains approachable in winter only by helicopter); easy to talk to or deal with; friendly
approachability.noun

approach, approached, approaching, approaches.verb
intransitive verb use.to come near or nearer, as in space or time (spring approaches)
transitive verb use.to come or go near or nearer to (approached the tunnel); to come close to, as in appearance, quality or condition; approximate (the performance approaches perfection); to make a proposal or overtures to with a specific end in view (approached the girl he loved with a proposal); to begin to deal with or work on (approached the task with gusto)
approach.noun
the act of approaching (the approach of night); a fairly close resemblance; an approximation; a way or means of reaching something; an access (an approach to the bridge); the method used in dealing with or accomplishing (a logical approach to the problem); an advance or overture made by one person to another (approached the girl to ask her out on a date); different approaches are, approaching something with a positive (happy, smiling, interested) or negative (sullen, disinterested, angry, despiteful) attitude, an inquisitive approach

Alzheimer's disease.noun
marked by progressive loss of mental capacity resulting from degeneration of the brain cells; after Alois Alzheimer 1864-1915, German neurologist

ambition.noun,.plural.ambitions
an eager or strong desire to achieve something, such as fame or power; the object or goal desired (her ambition is to help others in the nursing profession); desire for exertion or activity; energy (had an ambition to learn types of dancing)

ambitious.adjective
full of, characterized by or motivated by ambition; greatly desirous; eager
ambitiously.adverb
ambitiousness.noun

appendix.noun,.plural.appendixes.or.appendices
an appendage; a collection of supplementary material, usually at the end of a book; erroneously believed to be a supplementary or accessory part of a bodily organ or structure, often removed, showing the ignorance of the medical system at the time

able, abler, ablest.adjectives
having sufficient ability or resources; especially.capable or talented
ably.adverb

accepted.adjective
widely encountered, used or recognized (people accept what others say about vaccinations)

accept, accepted, accepting, accepts.verbs
transitive verb use.to receive (something offered), especially with gladness; to admit to a group, an organization or a place (accepted me as though I was family); to regard as proper, usual, or right (such customs are widely accepted); to regard as true; believe in (some scientists have accepted the new theory); to endure resignedly or patiently (refused to accept one's fate as a slave to abhorrent.policies); to answer affirmatively (accept an invitation); to agree to take (a duty or responsibility); to be able to hold something applied or inserted (this wood will not accept oil paints)
intransitive verb use.to receive something
acceptable.adjective
worthy of being accepted; adequate to satisfy a need, requirement or standard; satisfactory
acceptably.adverb
acceptability.or.acceptableness.noun
acceptance.noun
the act or process of accepting; the state of being accepted or acceptable; approval; belief in something; agreement; in law, compliance by one party with the terms and conditions of another's offer so that a contract becomes legally binding between them

alluvium.noun,.plural.alluviums.or.alluvia.also called.alluvion
sediment deposited by flowing water, as in a riverbed, flood plain or delta

alluvial.adjective
of, relating.to.or.found in alluvium (alluvial soil; alluvial gold)

angle, angled, angling, angles.intransitive verbs
to fish with a hook and line; to try to get something by using schemes, tricks or other artful means (working the angles; angle for a promotion)
angle.noun
a solid angle; a sharp or projecting corner, as of a building; the place, position or direction from which an object is presented to view (a handsome building looked at from any angle); an aspect, as of a problem, seen from a specific point of view; phase
Mathematics: the figure formed by two lines diverging from a common point; the figure formed by two planes diverging from a common line; the rotation required to superimpose.either of two such lines or planes on the other; the space between such lines or surfaces
angle, angled, angling, angles.verbs
transitive verb use.to impart a biased aspect or point of view to (angled the story in such a way as to present their flawed product in a good light); dishonest.misdirection; to move or turn something at an angle (angled the chair toward the window); 
intransitive verb use.to continue along or turn at an angle or by angles (the road angles sharply to the left; the path angled through the woods)
Angle.noun
a member of a Germanic people that migrated to England from southern Jutland (a peninsula of northern Europe comprising mostly Denmark) in the 5th century A.D., founded the kingdoms of Northumbria, East Anglia and Mercia and together with the Jutes and Saxons formed the Anglo-Saxon peoples

acronym.noun,.plural.acronyms
a word formed from the initial letters of a name, such as WHO for World Health Organization or by combining initial letters or parts of a series of words, such as 'radar' for 'radio detecting and ranging' or 'GIGO' in computer parlance for 'Garbage In Garbage Out'
acronymic.or.acronymous.adjective

anachronism.noun,.plural.anachronisms
from the Greek, 'ana' meaning direction such as 'up', 'upward', 'back', backward' and 'khronos' meaning 'time'; you say that something is an anachronism when you think that it is out of date or old-fashioned; an anachronism is something in a book, play or film that is wrong because it did not exist at the time the book, play or film is set (they picked out many anachronism in the movie set in the 1920s, one example being a truck of 1950's era); a representation of someone as existing or something as happening in other than the chronological, proper or historical order; one that is out of its proper or chronological order
anachronistic.or.anachronous.adjective
anachronistically.or.anachronously.adverb
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