4825 Words That Start With A

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abiogenesis (noun) a hypothetical organic phenomenon by which living organisms are created from nonliving matter Synonyms: spontaneous generation, autogenesis, autogeny
abiogenetic (adjective) originating by abiogenesis
abiogenist (noun) a believer in abiogenesis
abiotrophy (noun) a loss of vitality and a degeneration of cells and tissues not due to any apparent injury
abject (adjective) of the most contemptible kind Synonyms: miserable, scummy, scurvy, low, low-down
(adjective) most unfortunate or miserable
(adjective) showing utter resignation or hopelessness Synonyms: unhopeful
(adjective) showing humiliation or submissiveness
abjection (noun) a low or downcast state Synonyms: degradation, abasement
abjectly (adverb) in a hopeless resigned manner Synonyms: resignedly
abjuration (noun) a disavowal or taking back of a previous assertion Synonyms: retraction, recantation
abjure (verb) formally reject or disavow a formerly held belief, usually under pressure Synonyms: resile, retract, recant, forswear
abjurer (noun) a person who abjures
ablactate (verb) gradually deprive (infants and young mammals) of mother's milk Synonyms: wean
ablactation (noun) the cessation of lactation
(noun) the act of substituting other food for the mother's milk in the diet of a child or young mammal Synonyms: weaning
ablate (verb) wear away through erosion or vaporization
(verb) remove an organ or bodily structure
ablated (adjective) made smaller or less by melting or erosion or vaporization
ablation (noun) surgical removal of a body part or tissue Synonyms: excision, extirpation, cutting out
(noun) the erosive process that reduces the size of glaciers
ablative (adjective) tending to ablate; i.e. to be removed or vaporized at very high temperature
(adjective) relating to the ablative case
(noun) the case indicating the agent in passive sentences or the instrument or manner or place of the action described by the verb Synonyms: ablative case
ablaut (noun) a vowel whose quality or length is changed to indicate linguistic distinctions (such as sing sang sung song)
ablaze (adjective) keenly excited (especially sexually) or indicating excitement Synonyms: aflame, aroused
(adjective) lighted up by or as by fire or flame Synonyms: on fire, afire, aflame, aflare, alight
(adjective) resembling flame in brilliance or color
(adjective) lighted with red light as if with flames Synonyms: reddened, inflamed
able (adjective) (usually followed by `to') having the necessary means or skill or know-how or authority to do something
(adjective) have the skills and qualifications to do things well Synonyms: capable
(adjective) having inherent physical or mental ability or capacity
(adjective) having a strong healthy body Synonyms: able-bodied
ableism (noun) discrimination in favor of the able-bodied Synonyms: able-bodiedism, able-bodism, ablism
ablepharia (noun) a congenital absence of eyelids (partial or complete)
ablism (noun) discrimination in favor of the able-bodied Synonyms: able-bodiedism, able-bodism, ableism
abloom (adjective) when the bud, or buds, on a plant are bursting into flower Synonyms: efflorescent
ablution (noun) the ritual washing of a priest's hands or of sacred vessels
ablutionary (adjective) cleansing the body by washing; especially ritual washing of e.g. hands Synonyms: cleansing
ably (adverb) with competence; in a competent capable manner Synonyms: capably, competently, aptly
abnegate (verb) deny oneself (something); restrain, especially from indulging in some pleasure Synonyms: deny
(verb) surrender (power or a position)
(verb) deny or renounce
abnegation (noun) the denial and rejection of a doctrine or belief
(noun) renunciation of your own interests in favor of the interests of others Synonyms: denial, self-abnegation, self-denial, self-renunciation
abnegator (noun) one who gives up or relinquishes or renounces something
abnormal (adjective) not normal; not typical or usual or regular or conforming to a norm Synonyms: unnatural
(adjective) departing from the normal in e.g. intelligence and development
(adjective) much greater than the normal
abnormalcy (noun) an abnormal physical condition resulting from defective genes or developmental deficiencies Synonyms: abnormality
abnormality (noun) an abnormal physical condition resulting from defective genes or developmental deficiencies Synonyms: abnormalcy
(noun) retardation sufficient to fall outside the normal range of intelligence Synonyms: mental defectiveness
(noun) marked strangeness as a consequence of being abnormal Synonyms: freakishness
(noun) behavior that breaches the rule or etiquette or custom or morality Synonyms: irregularity
abnormally (adverb) in an abnormal manner
aboard (adverb) on a ship, train, plane or other vehicle Synonyms: on board
(adverb) on first or second or third base
(adverb) side by side Synonyms: alongside
(adverb) part of a group
abocclusion (noun) the condition in which the upper teeth do not touch the lower teeth when biting
abode (noun) any address at which you dwell more than temporarily Synonyms: residence
(noun) housing that someone is living in Synonyms: habitation, home, domicile, dwelling, dwelling house
abohm (noun) a unit of resistance equal to a billionth of an ohm
abolish (verb) do away with Synonyms: get rid of
abolishable (adjective) capable of being abolished
abolishment (noun) the act of abolishing a system or practice or institution (especially abolishing slavery) Synonyms: abolition
abolition (noun) the act of abolishing a system or practice or institution (especially abolishing slavery) Synonyms: abolishment
abolitionary (adjective) relating to or favoring abolition, especially abolition of slavery
abolitionism (noun) the doctrine that calls for the abolition of slavery
abolitionist (noun) a reformer who favors abolishing slavery Synonyms: emancipationist
abomasal (adjective) relating to the abomasum (the fourth compartment of the stomach of ruminants)
abomasum (noun) the fourth compartment of the stomach of a ruminant; the one where digestion takes place Synonyms: fourth stomach
abominable (adjective) unequivocally detestable Synonyms: detestable, odious, execrable
(adjective) exceptionally bad or displeasing Synonyms: unspeakable, dreadful, painful, atrocious, awful, terrible
abominably (adverb) in an offensive and hateful manner Synonyms: repulsively, detestably, odiously
(adverb) in a terrible manner Synonyms: rottenly, abysmally, atrociously, awfully, terribly
abominate (verb) find repugnant Synonyms: execrate, abhor, loathe
abomination (noun) a person who is loathsome or disgusting
(noun) hate coupled with disgust Synonyms: execration, detestation, odium, abhorrence, loathing
(noun) an action that is vicious or vile; an action that arouses disgust or abhorrence
abominator (noun) one who hates or loathes Synonyms: loather
aborad (adverb) away from the mouth or oral region
aboral (adjective) opposite to or away from the mouth
aboriginal (adjective) characteristic of or relating to people inhabiting a region from the beginning Synonyms: native
(adjective) having existed from the beginning; in an earliest or original stage or state Synonyms: primaeval, primal, primeval, primordial
(noun) an indigenous person who was born in a particular place Synonyms: native, indigen, indigene, aborigine
aborigine (noun) an indigenous person who was born in a particular place Synonyms: native, indigen, indigene, aboriginal
abort (noun) the act of terminating a project or procedure before it is completed
(verb) terminate before completion
(verb) cease development, die, and be aborted
(verb) terminate a pregnancy by undergoing an abortion
aborticide (noun) a drug (or other chemical agent) that causes abortion Synonyms: abortifacient, abortion-inducing drug
(noun) the act of destroying a fetus Synonyms: feticide
abortifacient (noun) a drug (or other chemical agent) that causes abortion Synonyms: aborticide, abortion-inducing drug
(adjective) causing abortion
abortion (noun) termination of pregnancy
(noun) failure of a plan Synonyms: miscarriage
abortionist (noun) a person (who should be a doctor) who terminates pregnancies
abortive (adjective) failing to accomplish an intended result Synonyms: unsuccessful, stillborn
abortively (adverb) in an unfruitful manner
abortus (noun) a human fetus whose weight is less than 0.5 kilogram when removed or expelled from the mother's body
aboulia (noun) a loss of will power Synonyms: abulia
aboulic (adjective) suffering from abulia; showing abnormal inability to act or make decisions Synonyms: abulic
abound (verb) be abundant or plentiful; exist in large quantities
(verb) be in a state of movement or action Synonyms: bristle, burst
abounding (adjective) existing in abundance Synonyms: galore
about (adverb) (of quantities) imprecise but fairly close to correct Synonyms: roughly, just about, more or less, or so, some, close to, approximately, around
(adverb) all around or on all sides Synonyms: around
(adverb) in the area or vicinity Synonyms: around
(adverb) used of movement to or among many different places or in no particular direction Synonyms: around
(adverb) in or to a reversed position or direction Synonyms: around
(adverb) in rotation or succession
(adverb) (of actions or states) slightly short of or not quite accomplished; all but Synonyms: near, nearly, nigh, most, well-nigh, virtually, almost
(adjective) on the move Synonyms: astir
above (adverb) (in writing) at an earlier place Synonyms: supra
(adverb) in or to a place that is higher Synonyms: in a higher place, higher up, to a higher place
(adjective) appearing earlier in the same text
(noun) an earlier section of a written text
aboveboard (adverb) in an honest manner Synonyms: honestly
(adjective) without concealment or deception; honest Synonyms: straightforward
aboveground (adjective) on or above the surface of the ground
abracadabra (noun) gibberish and nonsense
abrachia (noun) the condition of having no arms
abradant (noun) a substance that abrades or wears down Synonyms: abrasive, abrasive material
(noun) a tool or machine used for wearing down or smoothing or polishing Synonyms: abrader
abrade (verb) wear away Synonyms: rub down, rub off, corrade, abrase
(verb) rub hard or scrub Synonyms: scour
abrader (noun) a tool or machine used for wearing down or smoothing or polishing Synonyms: abradant
abranchial (adjective) having no gills Synonyms: gill-less, abranchiate, abranchious
abranchiate (adjective) having no gills Synonyms: gill-less, abranchial, abranchious
abranchious (adjective) having no gills Synonyms: gill-less, abranchial, abranchiate
abrase (verb) wear away Synonyms: rub down, rub off, corrade, abrade
abrasion (noun) an abraded area where the skin is torn or worn off Synonyms: scratch, scrape, excoriation
(noun) erosion by friction Synonyms: detrition, attrition, corrasion
(noun) the wearing down of rock particles by friction due to water or wind or ice Synonyms: detrition, grinding, attrition
abrasive (noun) a substance that abrades or wears down Synonyms: abradant, abrasive material
(adjective) causing abrasion Synonyms: scratchy
(adjective) sharply disagreeable; rigorous Synonyms: harsh
abrasiveness (noun) the roughness of a substance that causes abrasions Synonyms: harshness, scratchiness
(noun) the quality of being sharply disagreeable
abreact (verb) discharge bad feelings or tension through verbalization
abreaction (noun) (psychoanalysis) purging of emotional tensions Synonyms: katharsis, catharsis
abreast (adverb) alongside each other, facing in the same direction
(adjective) being up to particular standard or level especially in being up to date in knowledge Synonyms: up on, au courant, au fait
abridge (verb) reduce in scope while retaining essential elements Synonyms: cut, reduce, contract, shorten, abbreviate, foreshorten
(verb) lessen, diminish, or curtail
abridged (adjective) (used of texts) shortened by condensing or rewriting
abridgement (noun) a shortened version of a written work Synonyms: condensation, capsule, abridgment
abridger (noun) one who shortens or abridges or condenses a written work Synonyms: abbreviator
abridgment (noun) a shortened version of a written work Synonyms: condensation, capsule, abridgement
abroach (adjective) of a cask or barrel Synonyms: broached
abroad (adverb) to or in a foreign country
(adverb) far away from home or one's usual surroundings Synonyms: afield
(adverb) in a place across an ocean Synonyms: overseas
(adjective) in a foreign country Synonyms: overseas
abrocome (noun) ratlike rodent with soft fur and large ears of the Andes Synonyms: rat chinchilla, chinchilla rat
abrogate (verb) revoke formally
abrogation (noun) the act of abrogating; an official or legal cancellation Synonyms: repeal, annulment
abrogator (noun) an authority or official empowered to abolish or annul or repeal
abrupt (adjective) marked by sudden changes in subject and sharp transitions Synonyms: disconnected
(adjective) exceedingly sudden and unexpected
(adjective) dangerously steep Synonyms: precipitous, sharp
(adjective) surprisingly and unceremoniously brusque in manner
abruption (noun) an instance of sudden interruption Synonyms: breaking off
abruptly (adverb) quickly and without warning; happening unexpectedly; on impulse; without premeditation Synonyms: dead, of a sudden, on the spur of the moment, short, suddenly, all of a sudden

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