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abrade (a,ab)
to wear off or down by scraping or rubbing.
abscond (a,ab)
to depart in a sudden and secret manner, esp. to avoid capture and legal prosecution
absent (a,ab)
–adjective 1. not in a certain place at a given time; away, missing (opposed to present): absent from class. 2. lacking; nonexistent: Revenge is absent from his mind. 3. not attentive; preoccupied; absent-minded: an absent look on his face. –verb (used with object) 4. to take or keep (oneself) away: to absent oneself from a meeting. –preposition 5. in the absence of; without: Absent some catastrophe, stock-market prices should soon improve.
amoral (a,ab)
1. not involving questions of right or wrong; without moral quality; neither moral nor immoral. 2. having no moral standards, restraints, or principles; unaware of or indifferent to questions of right or wrong: a completely amoral person.
atheistic (a,ab)
pertaining to or characteristic of atheists or atheism; containing, suggesting, or disseminating atheism: atheistic literature; atheistic people.
addend (ad)
1. any of a group of numbers or terms added together to form a sum. 2. (formerly) a number that is added to another in forming a sum.
agrarian (ager,agri)
1. relating to land, land tenure, or the division of landed property: agrarian laws. 2. pertaining to the advancement of agricultural groups: an agrarian movement.
agriculture (ager,agri)
the science, art, or occupation concerned with cultivating land, raising crops, and feeding, breeding, and raising livestock; farming.
albino (albus)
1. a person with pale skin, light hair, pinkish eyes, and visual abnormalities resulting from a hereditary inability to produce the pigment melanin. 2. an animal or plant with a marked deficiency in pigmentation.
albescent (albus)
becoming white; whitish.
alias (alius)
a false name used to conceal one's identity; an assumed name: The police files indicate that “Smith” is an alias for Simpson.
alibi (alius)
an excuse, esp. to avoid blame.
alien (alius)
a resident born in or belonging to another country who has not acquired citizenship by naturalization (distinguished from citizen).
altitude (altus)
the height of anything above a given planetary reference plane, esp. above sea level on earth.
altimeter (altus)
a sensitive aneroid barometer that is graduated and calibrated, used chiefly in aircraft for finding distance above sea level, terrain, or some other reference point by a comparison of air pressures.
alto (altus)
1. the lowest female voice; contralto. 2. the highest male voice; countertenor. 3. a singer with such a voice. 4. a musical part for such a voice. 5. the second highest of the four parts of a mixed vocal chorus, or the voices or persons singing this part. 6. the second highest instrument in a family of musical instruments, as the viola in the violin family or the althorn in the cornet family.
ambulatory (ambulo)
1. of, pertaining to, or capable of walking: an ambulatory exploration of the countryside. 2. adapted for walking, as the limbs of many animals. 3. moving about or from place to place; not stationary: an ambulatory tribe.
ample (amplus)
fully sufficient or more than adequate for the purpose or needs; plentiful; enough: an ample supply of water; ample time to finish.
amicable (amicus)
characterized by or showing goodwill; friendly; peaceable: an amicable settlement.
amity (amicus)
1. friendship; peaceful harmony. 2. mutual understanding and a peaceful relationship, esp. between nations; peace; accord.
amorous (amor)
1. inclined or disposed to love, esp. sexual love: an amorous disposition. 2. showing or expressing love: an amorous letter.
animated (animus)
full of life, action, or spirit; lively; vigorous: an animated debate on the death penalty.
annual (annus)
of, for, or pertaining to a year; yearly: annual salary.
annuity (annus)
a specified income payable at stated intervals for a fixed or a contingent period, often for the recipient's life, in consideration of a stipulated premium paid either in prior installment payments or in a single payment.
anntebellum (ante)
before or existing before the war, esp. the American Civil War.
antecedent (ante)
preceding; prior: an antecedent event
antediluvian (ante)
before the Flood (in the Bible); pertaining to the time before the Flood
antemeridian (ante)
1. occurring before noon. 2. of or pertaining to the forenoon.
antemortem (ante)
before death: an antemortem confession.
antenatal (ante)
prenatal: an antenatal clinic.
pertaining to antiquaries or to the study of antiquities.
antique (antiquus)
of or belonging to the past; not modern.
antiquity (antiquus)
the quality of being ancient; ancientness: a bowl of great antiquity.
appellation (apello)
a name, title, or designation.
aquaculture (aqua)
the cultivation of aquatic animals and plants, esp. fish, shellfish, and seaweed, in natural or controlled marine or freshwater environments; underwater agriculture.
aquarelle (aqua)
1. a watercolor. 2. Printing. a printed picture that has been colored manually by applying watercolor through stencils, each color requiring a different stencil
aquarium (aqua)
a glass-sided tank, bowl, or the like, in which fish or other living aquatic animals or plants are kept.
aquatic (aqua)
1. of, in, or pertaining to water. 2. living or growing in water: aquatic plant life. 3. taking place or practiced on or in water: aquatic sports.
armaments (arma)
The weapons and supplies of war with which a military unit is equipped.
aviary (avis)
a large cage or a house or enclosure in which birds are kept.

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