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Word List 4

Apothegm - Astigmatism

WordDefinition
Apothegm a pithy, a short instructive saying: an aphorism
Apotheosis an ideal example of something; an elevation to divine status : deification
Appall to be overcome with shock or dismay
Apparition a ghost; a phantom
Appease to pacify; to soothe; to relieve
Appellation a name; a title: a designation
Append to attach
Application the act of applying
Apposite appropriate; apt; relevant <apposite remark>
Appraise to estimate the value of
Appreciate to be thankful for; to increase in value; to be aware of
Apprehend to take into custody; to understand; to be fearful
Apprehensive uneasy or fearful about something that might happen; perceptive; quick to learn or understand
Apprise to inform
Approbation an approval
Appropriate to acquire; to take possession of
Appurtenance subordinate possessions; a right or privilege
Apropos (PREP) with reference to; regarding
Aptitude capacity for learning; natural ability; aptness
Aquiline curved down, like an eagle's beak (of the nose); hooked; resembling an eagle
Arable fit for growing crops
Arbiter a judge
Arbitrary random; unreasonable
Arbitrate to act as a judge
Arboretum a place where trees are displayed and studied
Arcade a series of arches; a covered passageway, usually lined with shops
Arcane secret; mysterious; known only to the initiated <arcane rituals>
Archaeology study of artifacts and relics of early mankind
Archaic antiquated
Archetype prototype (original model); primitive pattern
Archipelago large group of islands
Archives public records; place where public records are kept
Ardor heat; passion; zeal
Arduous hard; strenuous
Argot secret language; slang <In the argot of the underworld, she "was taken for a ride.">
Aria operatic solo
Arid dry; barren
Aristocracy hereditary nobility; privileged class
Armada fleet of warships
Aromatic fragrant
Arraign to charge in court; to indict
Array to marshal (usher); to draw up in order to clothe; to adorn
Arrears being in debt <He was in arrears with his payments on the car.>
Arrhythmic lacking rhythm or regularity
Arrogance offensive display of superiority: haughtiness; overbearing pride
Arroyo a water-carved gully or channel
Arsenal storage place for military equipment
Articulate To speak clearly and distinctly
Artifact object made by human beings
Artifice a deceptive maneuver; trickery; cunning (inventiveness)
Artisan a manually skilled worker
Artless without guile; open or honest
Ascendancy domination
Ascertain to find out for certain
Ascetic someone who practices self denial as a spiritual discipline; austere
Ascribe to refer; to attribute; to assign
Aseptic preventing infection; having a cleansing effect
Ashen ash-colored; deadly pale
Asinine stupid
Askance (adv) with suspicion or disapproval <he looked askance at the offer>; with a side or oblique glance <look askance at>
Askew crookedly; slanted; at an angle
Asperity roughness of manner or temper <These remarks, spoken with asperity, stung the boys to whom they had been directed.>
Aspersion false rumor, slander
Aspirant one who aspires (n); Seeking recognition, distinction, or advancement (adj)
Aspire to have a great ambition or ultimate goal; to desire
Assail to assault
Assay to examine; to analyze; to evaluate
Assent to agree; to accept
Assert to state strongly or positively; to insist on or demand recognition of (rights, claims)
Assessment the act of assessing, appraising; evaluating
Assiduous diligent (energetic effort)
Assimilate to blend in; to absorb; to cause to become homogeneous
Assuage to ease or lessen (pain); to satisfy (hunger); soothe (anger)
Assumption something taken for granted; the taking over or taking possession of
Assurance promise or pledge; guaranty; self-confidence
Asteroid small planet
Astigmatism eye defect that prevents proper focus
Created by: triwaingle