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4825 Words That Start With A

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abyssal (adjective) resembling an abyss in depth; so deep as to be unmeasurable Synonyms: unfathomable, abysmal
(adjective) relating to ocean depths from 2000 to 5000 meters
acacia (noun) any of various spiny trees or shrubs of the genus Acacia
academe (noun) the academic world Synonyms: academia
academia (noun) the academic world Synonyms: academe
academic (adjective) hypothetical or theoretical and not expected to produce an immediate or practical result
(adjective) marked by a narrow focus on or display of learning especially its trivial aspects Synonyms: donnish, pedantic
(adjective) associated with academia or an academy
(noun) an educator who works at a college or university Synonyms: academician, faculty member
academically (adverb) in regard to academic matters
academician (noun) someone elected to honorary membership in an academy
(noun) a scholar who is skilled in academic disputation Synonyms: schoolman
(noun) an educator who works at a college or university Synonyms: academic, faculty member
academicianship (noun) the position of member of an honorary academy
academicism (noun) orthodoxy of a scholastic variety Synonyms: scholasticism, academism
(noun) Purely speculative thoughts and attitudes.
(noun) a style of painting and sculpture produced under the influence of European academies of art. Synonyms: academic art, academism
academism (noun) orthodoxy of a scholastic variety Synonyms: scholasticism, academicism
(noun) a style of painting and sculpture produced under the influence of European academies of art. Synonyms: academic art, academicism
academy (noun) a secondary school (usually private)
(noun) an institution for the advancement of art or science or literature Synonyms: honorary society
(noun) a school for special training
(noun) a learned establishment for the advancement of knowledge
acantha (noun) any sharply pointed projection Synonyms: spine, spur
acanthion (noun) the craniometric point at the anterior extremity of the intermaxillary suture
acanthocephalan (noun) any of various worms living parasitically in intestines of vertebrates having a retractile proboscis covered with many hooked spines Synonyms: spiny-headed worm
acanthocyte (noun) an abnormal red blood cell that has thorny projections of protoplasm
acanthocytosis (noun) the presence of acanthocytes in the blood stream (as in abetalipoproteinemia)
acanthoid (adjective) shaped like a spine or thorn Synonyms: spinous, acanthous
acantholysis (noun) a breakdown of a cell layer in the epidermis (as in pemphigus)
acanthoma (noun) a neoplasm originating in the epidermis Synonyms: skin tumor
acanthopterygian (noun) a teleost fish with fins that are supported by sharp inflexible rays Synonyms: spiny-finned fish
acanthosis (noun) an abnormal but benign thickening of the prickle-cell layer of the skin (as in psoriasis)
acanthotic (adjective) of or relating to or having acanthosis
acanthous (adjective) shaped like a spine or thorn Synonyms: spinous, acanthoid
acanthus (noun) any plant of the genus Acanthus having large spiny leaves and spikes or white or purplish flowers; native to Mediterranean region but widely cultivated
acapnia (noun) a state in which the level of carbon dioxide in the blood is lower than normal; can result from deep or rapid breathing Synonyms: hypocapnia
acapnial (adjective) relating to or demonstrating acapnia Synonyms: acapnic, acapnotic
acapnic (adjective) relating to or demonstrating acapnia Synonyms: acapnial, acapnotic
acapnotic (adjective) relating to or demonstrating acapnia Synonyms: acapnial, acapnic
acaracide (noun) a chemical agent used to kill mites Synonyms: acaricide
acardia (noun) congenital absence of the heart (as in the development of some monsters)
acariasis (noun) infestation with itch mites Synonyms: acaridiasis, acariosis
acaricide (noun) a chemical agent used to kill mites Synonyms: acaracide
acarid (noun) very small free-living arachnid that is parasitic on animals or plants; related to ticks
acaridiasis (noun) infestation with itch mites Synonyms: acariasis, acariosis
acarine (noun) mite or tick
acariosis (noun) infestation with itch mites Synonyms: acariasis, acaridiasis
acarophobia (noun) a morbid fear of small insects and mites and worms
acarpellous (adjective) having no carpels Synonyms: acarpelous
acarpelous (adjective) having no carpels Synonyms: acarpellous
acarpous (adjective) producing no fruit
acarus (noun) any of several mites of the order Acarina Synonyms: genus Acarus
acaryote (noun) a cell without a nucleus (as an erythrocyte) Synonyms: akaryocyte, akaryote
acatalectic (adjective) (verse) metrically complete; especially having the full number of syllables in the final metrical foot
(noun) (prosody) a line of verse that has the full number of syllables
acataphasia (noun) a disorder in which a lesion to the central nervous system leaves you unable to formulate a statement or to express yourself in an organized manner
acathexia (noun) an inability to retain bodily secretions
acathexis (noun) (psychoanalysis) a lack of cathexis; a condition in which significant objects or memories arouse no emotion in an individual
acaudal (adjective) lacking a tail or taillike appendage Synonyms: acaudate
acaudate (adjective) lacking a tail or taillike appendage Synonyms: acaudal
acaulescent (adjective) (of plants) having no apparent stem above ground Synonyms: stemless
accede (verb) yield to another's wish or opinion Synonyms: submit, bow, defer, give in
(verb) take on duties or office Synonyms: enter
(verb) to agree or express agreement Synonyms: acquiesce, assent
accelerando (adverb) with increasing speed
(noun) a gradually increasing tempo of music
(adjective) (music) gradually increasing in tempo
accelerate (verb) move faster Synonyms: speed, quicken, speed up
(verb) cause to move faster Synonyms: speed, speed up
accelerated (adjective) speeded up, as of an academic course
acceleration (noun) an increase in rate of change
(noun) the act of accelerating; increasing the speed Synonyms: quickening, speedup
(noun) (physics) a rate of increase of velocity
accelerative (adjective) tending to increase velocity Synonyms: acceleratory
accelerator (noun) a pedal that controls the throttle valve Synonyms: gun, gas, gas pedal, accelerator pedal, throttle
(noun) a valve that regulates the supply of fuel to the engine Synonyms: throttle, throttle valve
(noun) (chemistry) a substance that initiates or accelerates a chemical reaction without itself being affected Synonyms: catalyst
(noun) a scientific instrument that increases the kinetic energy of charged particles Synonyms: particle accelerator, atom smasher
acceleratory (adjective) tending to increase velocity Synonyms: accelerative
accelerometer (noun) an instrument for measuring the acceleration of aircraft or rockets
accent (verb) to stress, single out as important Synonyms: punctuate, stress, emphasise, emphasize, accentuate
(verb) put stress on; utter with an accent Synonyms: stress, accentuate
(noun) distinctive manner of oral expression Synonyms: speech pattern
(noun) special importance or significance Synonyms: emphasis
(noun) the usage or vocabulary that is characteristic of a specific group of people Synonyms: idiom, dialect
(noun) the relative prominence of a syllable or musical note (especially with regard to stress or pitch) Synonyms: stress, emphasis
(noun) a diacritical mark used to indicate stress or placed above a vowel to indicate a special pronunciation Synonyms: accent mark
accented (adjective) (used of syllables) bearing the principle stress, usually accompanied by a change in pitch Synonyms: tonic
(adjective) bearing a stress or accent Synonyms: stressed
accenting (noun) the act of giving special importance or significance to something Synonyms: emphasizing, accentuation
accentor (noun) small sparrow-like songbird of mountainous regions of Eurasia
accentual (adjective) of or pertaining to accent or stress
(adjective) (of verse) having a metric system based on stress rather than syllables or quantity
accentuate (verb) to stress, single out as important Synonyms: punctuate, stress, emphasise, emphasize, accent
(verb) put stress on; utter with an accent Synonyms: stress, accent
accentuation (noun) the use or application of an accent; the relative prominence of syllables in a phrase or utterance
(noun) the act of giving special importance or significance to something Synonyms: emphasizing, accenting
accept (verb) consider or hold as true
(verb) receive willingly something given or offered Synonyms: take, have
(verb) give an affirmative reply to; respond favorably to Synonyms: go for, consent
(verb) react favorably to; consider right and proper
(verb) admit into a group or community Synonyms: take, take on, admit
(verb) take on as one's own the expenses or debts of another person Synonyms: assume, bear, take over
(verb) tolerate or accommodate oneself to Synonyms: swallow, live with
(verb) be designed to hold or take Synonyms: take
(verb) receive (a report) officially, as from a committee
(verb) make use of or accept for some purpose Synonyms: take
(verb) be sexually responsive to, used of a female domesticated mammal
acceptability (noun) satisfactoriness by virtue of conforming to approved standards Synonyms: acceptableness
acceptable (adjective) worthy of acceptance or satisfactory
(adjective) judged to be in conformity with approved usage
(adjective) meeting requirements Synonyms: decent, satisfactory
(adjective) adequate for the purpose
acceptableness (noun) satisfactoriness by virtue of conforming to approved standards Synonyms: acceptability
acceptably (adverb) in an acceptable (but not outstanding) manner Synonyms: so-so, tolerably
acceptance (noun) the mental attitude that something is believable and should be accepted as true Synonyms: credence
(noun) the act of accepting with approval; favorable reception Synonyms: espousal, acceptation, adoption
(noun) the state of being acceptable and accepted
(noun) (contract law) words signifying consent to the terms of an offer (thereby creating a contract)
(noun) a time draft drawn on and accepted by a bank Synonyms: banker's acceptance
(noun) a disposition to tolerate or accept people or situations Synonyms: toleration, sufferance
(noun) the act of taking something that is offered
acceptant (adjective) accepting willingly Synonyms: acceptive
acceptation (noun) acceptance as true or valid
(noun) the accepted meaning of a word Synonyms: word meaning, word sense
(noun) the act of accepting with approval; favorable reception Synonyms: espousal, acceptance, adoption
accepted (adjective) generally approved or compelling recognition Synonyms: recognised, recognized
accepting (adjective) tolerating without protest
acceptive (adjective) inclined to accept rather than reject
(adjective) accepting willingly Synonyms: acceptant
acceptor (noun) (chemistry) in the formation of a coordinate bond it is the compound to which electrons are donated
(noun) the person (or institution) who accepts a check or draft and becomes responsible for paying the party named in the draft when it matures
access (verb) obtain or retrieve from a storage device; as of information on a computer
(verb) reach or gain access to Synonyms: get at
(noun) the right to enter Synonyms: entree, accession, admission, admittance
(noun) the right to obtain or make use of or take advantage of something (as services or membership)
(noun) a way of entering or leaving Synonyms: approach
(noun) a code (a series of characters or digits) that must be entered in some way (typed or dialed or spoken) to get the use of something (a telephone line or a computer or a local area network etc.) Synonyms: access code
(noun) (computer science) the operation of reading or writing stored information Synonyms: memory access
(noun) the act of approaching or entering
accessary (adjective) aiding and abetting in a crime Synonyms: accessory
(noun) someone who helps another person commit a crime Synonyms: accessory
accessibility (noun) the quality of being at hand when needed Synonyms: handiness, availability, availableness
(noun) the attribute of being easy to meet or deal with Synonyms: approachability
accessible (adjective) capable of being reached
(adjective) capable of being read with comprehension Synonyms: approachable
(adjective) easily obtained
(adjective) easy to get along with or talk to; friendly
accession (noun) a process of increasing by addition (as to a collection or group)
(noun) (civil law) the right to all of that which your property produces whether by growth or improvement
(noun) something added to what you already have Synonyms: addition
(noun) agreeing with or consenting to (often unwillingly) Synonyms: assenting
(noun) the right to enter Synonyms: entree, access, admission, admittance
(noun) the act of attaining or gaining access to a new office or right or position (especially the throne) Synonyms: rise to power
(verb) make a record of additions to a collection, such as a library
accessional (adjective) of or constituting an accession
accessorial (adjective) nonessential but helpful
accessory (noun) clothing that is worn or carried, but not part of your main clothing Synonyms: accouterment, accoutrement
(noun) a supplementary component that improves capability Synonyms: supplement, add-on, appurtenance
(noun) someone who helps another person commit a crime Synonyms: accessary
(adjective) aiding and abetting in a crime Synonyms: accessary
(adjective) furnishing added support Synonyms: adjunct, adjuvant, ancillary, appurtenant, auxiliary
acciaccatura (noun) an embellishing note usually written in smaller size Synonyms: grace note, appoggiatura
accidence (noun) the part of grammar that deals with the inflections of words Synonyms: inflectional morphology
accident (noun) an unfortunate mishap; especially one causing damage or injury
(noun) anything that happens suddenly or by chance without an apparent cause Synonyms: stroke, chance event, fortuity
accidental (adjective) happening by chance or unexpectedly or unintentionally Synonyms: inadvertent
(adjective) not of prime or central importance Synonyms: nonessential, incidental
(noun) a musical notation that makes a note sharp or flat or natural although that is not part of the key signature
accidentally (adverb) without advance planning Synonyms: unexpectedly, circumstantially, by chance
(adverb) of a minor or subordinate nature Synonyms: incidentally
(adverb) without intention; in an unintentional manner Synonyms: unintentionally
accipitrine (adjective) of or relating to or belonging to the genus Accipiter (or to typical hawks)
acclaim (verb) praise vociferously Synonyms: hail, herald
(verb) clap one's hands or shout after performances to indicate approval Synonyms: clap, spat, applaud
(noun) enthusiastic approval Synonyms: plaudit, plaudits, eclat, acclamation
acclamation (noun) enthusiastic approval Synonyms: plaudit, plaudits, eclat, acclaim
acclimate (verb) get used to a certain climate Synonyms: acclimatise, acclimatize
acclimation (noun) adaptation to a new climate (a new temperature or altitude or environment) Synonyms: acclimatisation, acclimatization
acclimatisation (noun) adaptation to a new climate (a new temperature or altitude or environment) Synonyms: acclimation, acclimatization
acclimatise (verb) get used to a certain climate Synonyms: acclimate, acclimatize
acclimatization (noun) adaptation to a new climate (a new temperature or altitude or environment) Synonyms: acclimation, acclimatisation
acclimatize (verb) get used to a certain climate Synonyms: acclimate, acclimatise
acclivitous (adjective) sloping upward Synonyms: rising, uphill

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