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4825 Words That Start With A

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acclivity (noun) an upward slope or grade (as in a road) Synonyms: raise, rise, upgrade, climb, ascent
accolade (noun) a tangible symbol signifying approval or distinction Synonyms: award, honor, honour, laurels
accommodate (verb) be agreeable or acceptable to Synonyms: fit, suit
(verb) make fit for, or change to suit a new purpose Synonyms: adapt
(verb) provide with something desired or needed
(verb) have room for; hold without crowding Synonyms: hold, admit
(verb) provide housing for Synonyms: lodge
(verb) provide a service or favor for someone Synonyms: oblige
(verb) make (one thing) compatible with (another) Synonyms: reconcile, conciliate
accommodating (adjective) helpful in bringing about a harmonious adaptation Synonyms: accommodative
(adjective) obliging; willing to do favors
accommodatingly (adverb) in accommodation Synonyms: obligingly
accommodation (noun) making or becoming suitable; adjusting to circumstances Synonyms: adjustment, fitting
(noun) a settlement of differences
(noun) in the theories of Jean Piaget: the modification of internal representations in order to accommodate a changing knowledge of reality
(noun) living quarters provided for public convenience
(noun) the act of providing something (lodging or seat or food) to meet a need
(noun) (physiology) the automatic adjustment in focal length of the natural lens of the eye
accommodational (adjective) of or relating to the accommodation of the lens of the eye
accommodative (adjective) helpful in bringing about a harmonious adaptation Synonyms: accommodating
(adjective) willing to adjust to differences in order to obtain agreement Synonyms: cooperative
(adjective) tending to reconcile or accommodate; bringing into harmony Synonyms: reconciling
accommodator (noun) someone who performs a service or does a favor Synonyms: obliger
accompanied (adjective) having companions or an escort
(adjective) playing or singing with instrumental or vocal accompaniment Synonyms: attended
accompaniment (noun) an event or situation that happens at the same time as or in connection with another Synonyms: co-occurrence, concomitant, attendant
(noun) a musical part (vocal or instrumental) that supports or provides background for other musical parts Synonyms: support, backup, musical accompaniment
(noun) something added to complete or embellish or make perfect Synonyms: complement
(noun) the act of accompanying someone or something in order to protect them Synonyms: escort
accompanist (noun) a person who provides musical accompaniment (usually on a piano) Synonyms: accompanyist
accompany (verb) be present or associated with an event or entity Synonyms: go with, come with, attach to
(verb) go or travel along with
(verb) perform an accompaniment to Synonyms: follow, play along
(verb) be a companion to somebody Synonyms: keep company, companion, company
accompanying (adjective) occurring with or following as a consequence Synonyms: resultant, incidental, ensuant, sequent, collateral, concomitant, consequent, attendant
accompanyist (noun) a person who provides musical accompaniment (usually on a piano) Synonyms: accompanist
accomplice (noun) a person who joins with another in carrying out some plan (especially an unethical or illegal plan) Synonyms: confederate
accomplish (verb) put in effect Synonyms: execute, carry through, action, carry out, fulfil, fulfill
(verb) to gain with effort Synonyms: reach, attain, achieve
accomplishable (adjective) capable of existing or taking place or proving true; possible to do Synonyms: realizable, manageable, doable, achievable
accomplished (adjective) highly skilled Synonyms: complete
(adjective) successfully completed or brought to an end Synonyms: realised, realized, completed
(adjective) settled securely and unconditionally Synonyms: effected, established
accomplishment (noun) the action of accomplishing something Synonyms: achievement
(noun) an ability that has been acquired by training Synonyms: acquisition, attainment, skill, acquirement
accord (verb) go together Synonyms: consort, agree, harmonise, harmonize, concord, fit in
(verb) allow to have Synonyms: grant, allot
(noun) harmony of people's opinions or actions or characters Synonyms: agreement
(noun) concurrence of opinion Synonyms: conformity, accordance
(noun) a written agreement between two states or sovereigns Synonyms: pact, treaty
(noun) sympathetic compatibility
accordance (noun) concurrence of opinion Synonyms: conformity, accord
(noun) the act of granting rights Synonyms: accordance of rights
accordant (adjective) being in agreement or harmony; often followed by `with'
(adjective) in keeping Synonyms: concordant, conformable, consonant, agreeable
according (adjective) (followed by `to') in agreement with or accordant with
(adjective) (followed by `to') as reported or stated by
accordingly (adverb) (sentence connectors) because of the reason given Synonyms: consequently
(adverb) in accordance with
accordion (noun) a portable box-shaped free-reed instrument; the reeds are made to vibrate by air from the bellows controlled by the player Synonyms: squeeze box
accordionist (noun) a musician who plays the accordion
accost (verb) speak to someone Synonyms: address, come up to
(verb) approach with an offer of sexual favors Synonyms: hook, solicit
accouchement (noun) the parturition process in human beings; having a baby; the process of giving birth to a child Synonyms: vaginal birth, childbearing, childbirth
accoucheur (noun) a physician specializing in obstetrics Synonyms: obstetrician
accoucheuse (noun) a woman skilled in aiding the delivery of babies Synonyms: midwife
account (verb) be the sole or primary factor in the existence, acquisition, supply, or disposal of something
(verb) keep an account of Synonyms: calculate
(verb) to give an account or representation of in words Synonyms: describe, report
(verb) furnish a justifying analysis or explanation Synonyms: answer for
(noun) a record or narrative description of past events Synonyms: history, story, chronicle
(noun) a short account of the news Synonyms: report, story, news report, write up
(noun) a formal contractual relationship established to provide for regular banking or brokerage or business services Synonyms: business relationship
(noun) a statement that makes something comprehensible by describing the relevant structure or operation or circumstances etc. Synonyms: explanation
(noun) grounds Synonyms: score
(noun) importance or value
(noun) a statement of recent transactions and the resulting balance Synonyms: accounting, account statement
(noun) the act of informing by verbal report Synonyms: report
(noun) an itemized statement of money owed for goods shipped or services rendered Synonyms: bill, invoice
(noun) the quality of taking advantage
accountability (noun) responsibility to someone or for some activity Synonyms: answerability, answerableness
accountable (adjective) liable to account for one's actions Synonyms: answerable
accountancy (noun) the occupation of maintaining and auditing records and preparing financial reports for a business Synonyms: accounting
accountant (noun) someone who maintains and audits business accounts Synonyms: controller, comptroller
accountantship (noun) the position of accountant
accounting (noun) a convincing explanation that reveals basic causes
(noun) a system that provides quantitative information about finances
(noun) the occupation of maintaining and auditing records and preparing financial reports for a business Synonyms: accountancy
(noun) a bookkeeper's chronological list of related debits and credits of a business; forms part of a ledger of accounts Synonyms: method of accounting, accounting system
(noun) a statement of recent transactions and the resulting balance Synonyms: account, account statement
accouter (verb) provide with military equipment Synonyms: accoutre
accoutered (adjective) provided with necessary articles of equipment for a specialized purpose (especially military) Synonyms: accoutred
accouterment (noun) clothing that is worn or carried, but not part of your main clothing Synonyms: accessory, accoutrement
accoutre (verb) provide with military equipment Synonyms: accouter
accoutred (adjective) provided with necessary articles of equipment for a specialized purpose (especially military) Synonyms: accoutered
accoutrement (noun) clothing that is worn or carried, but not part of your main clothing Synonyms: accessory, accouterment
accredit (verb) grant credentials to Synonyms: recognise, recognize
(verb) provide or send (envoys or ambassadors) with official credentials
(verb) ascribe an achievement to Synonyms: credit
accreditation (noun) the act of granting credit or recognition (especially with respect to an educational institution that maintains suitable standards)
accredited (adjective) given official approval to act Synonyms: commissioned, licenced, licensed
accrete (verb) grow together (of plants and organs) Synonyms: grow together
(verb) grow or become attached by accretion
accretion (noun) an increase by natural growth or addition Synonyms: accumulation
(noun) something contributing to growth or increase
(noun) (astronomy) the formation of a celestial object by the effect of gravity pulling together surrounding objects and gases
(noun) (biology) growth by addition as by the adhesion of parts or particles
(noun) (geology) an increase in land resulting from alluvial deposits or waterborne sediment
(noun) (law) an increase in a beneficiary's share in an estate (as when a co-beneficiary dies or fails to meet some condition or rejects the inheritance)
accretionary (adjective) marked or produced by accretion
accretive (adjective) growing by accretion
accroides (noun) an alcohol-soluble resin from Australian trees; used in varnishes and in manufacturing paper Synonyms: gum accroides, acaroid resin, accaroid resin, accroides gum, accroides resin
accrual (noun) the act of accumulating Synonyms: accruement, accumulation
accrue (verb) grow by addition
(verb) come into the possession of Synonyms: fall
accrued (adjective) periodically accumulated over time Synonyms: accumulated
accruement (noun) the act of accumulating Synonyms: accrual, accumulation
acculturate (verb) assimilate culturally
acculturation (noun) the adoption of the behavior patterns of the surrounding culture Synonyms: enculturation, socialisation, socialization
(noun) all the knowledge and values shared by a society Synonyms: culture
(noun) the process of assimilating new ideas into an existing cognitive structure Synonyms: assimilation
acculturational (adjective) of or relating to acculturation Synonyms: acculturative
acculturative (adjective) of or relating to acculturation Synonyms: acculturational
accumbent (adjective) lying down; in a position of comfort or rest Synonyms: recumbent, decumbent
accumulate (verb) get or gather together Synonyms: roll up, hoard, pile up, collect, compile, amass
(verb) increase in amount by collecting or gathering Synonyms: pile up, amass, gather, conglomerate, cumulate
accumulated (adjective) periodically accumulated over time Synonyms: accrued
accumulation (noun) an increase by natural growth or addition Synonyms: accretion
(noun) several things grouped together or considered as a whole Synonyms: collection, aggregation, assemblage
(noun) the act of accumulating Synonyms: accrual, accruement
(noun) (finance) profits that are not paid out as dividends but are added to the capital base of the corporation
accumulative (adjective) increasing by successive addition Synonyms: cumulative
(adjective) marked by acquiring or amassing
accumulator (noun) a person who is employed to collect payments (as for rent or taxes) Synonyms: collector, gatherer
(noun) a voltaic battery that stores electric charge Synonyms: storage battery
(noun) (computer science) a register that has a built-in adder that adds an input number to the contents of the register Synonyms: accumulator register
accuracy (noun) the quality of being near to the true value Synonyms: truth
(noun) (mathematics) the number of significant figures given in a number
accurate (adjective) conforming exactly or almost exactly to fact or to a standard or performing with total accuracy
(adjective) (of ideas, images, representations, expressions) characterized by perfect conformity to fact or truth; strictly correct Synonyms: precise, exact
accurately (adverb) with few mistakes
(adverb) strictly correctly
accurse (verb) curse or declare to be evil or anathema or threaten with divine punishment Synonyms: execrate, comminate, anathematise, anathematize, anathemise, anathemize
accursed (adjective) under a curse Synonyms: maledict, accurst
accurst (adjective) under a curse Synonyms: maledict, accursed
accusal (noun) a formal charge of wrongdoing brought against a person; the act of imputing blame or guilt Synonyms: accusation
accusation (noun) a formal charge of wrongdoing brought against a person; the act of imputing blame or guilt Synonyms: accusal
(noun) an assertion that someone is guilty of a fault or offence Synonyms: charge
accusative (adjective) containing or expressing accusation Synonyms: accusatory, accusing, accusive
(adjective) serving as or indicating the object of a verb or of certain prepositions and used for certain other purposes Synonyms: objective
(noun) the case of nouns serving as the direct object of a verb Synonyms: objective case, accusative case
accusatorial (adjective) specifically indicating a form of prosecution in which one is publicly accused of and tried for a crime and in which the judge is not also the prosecutor
accusatory (adjective) containing or expressing accusation Synonyms: accusative, accusing, accusive
accuse (verb) bring an accusation against; level a charge against Synonyms: incriminate, impeach, criminate
(verb) blame for, make a claim of wrongdoing or misbehavior against Synonyms: charge
accused (noun) a defendant in a criminal proceeding
accuser (noun) someone who imputes guilt or blame
accusing (adjective) containing or expressing accusation Synonyms: accusative, accusatory, accusive
accusingly (adverb) in an accusing manner
accusive (adjective) containing or expressing accusation Synonyms: accusative, accusatory, accusing
accustom (verb) make psychologically or physically used (to something) Synonyms: habituate
accustomed (adjective) commonly used or practiced; usual Synonyms: habitual, wonted, customary
ace (verb) succeed at easily Synonyms: nail, pass with flying colors, sail through, sweep through, breeze through
(verb) score an ace against
(verb) play (a hole) in one stroke
(verb) serve an ace against (someone)
(noun) the smallest whole number or a numeral representing this number Synonyms: single, one, I, unity, 1
(noun) one of four playing cards in a deck having a single pip on its face
(noun) someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field Synonyms: genius, sensation, star, whiz, hotshot, maven, mavin, whizz, wiz, wizard, superstar, virtuoso, champion, adept
(noun) a serve that the receiver is unable to reach
(adjective) of the highest quality Synonyms: super, crack, A-one, first-rate, tiptop, top-notch, topnotch, tops
acebutolol (noun) an oral beta blocker (trade name Sectral) used in treating hypertension Synonyms: Sectral
acedia (noun) apathy and inactivity in the practice of virtue (personified as one of the deadly sins) Synonyms: sloth, laziness
acellular (adjective) not made up of or divided into cells Synonyms: noncellular
acentric (adjective) not centered or having no center
(adjective) lacking a centromere
acephalia (noun) absence of the head (as in the development of some monsters) Synonyms: acephalism, acephaly
acephalism (noun) absence of the head (as in the development of some monsters) Synonyms: acephalia, acephaly
acephalous (adjective) lacking a head or a clearly defined head
acephaly (noun) absence of the head (as in the development of some monsters) Synonyms: acephalia, acephalism
acerate (adjective) narrow and long and pointed; as pine leaves Synonyms: needle-shaped, acerose, acicular
acerb (adjective) sour or bitter in taste Synonyms: acerbic, astringent
(adjective) harsh or corrosive in tone Synonyms: sulfurous, sulphurous, virulent, vitriolic, caustic, acerbic, acid, acrid, bitter, blistering
acerbate (verb) cause to be bitter or resentful Synonyms: envenom, embitter
(verb) make sour or bitter
acerbic (adjective) sour or bitter in taste Synonyms: acerb, astringent
(adjective) harsh or corrosive in tone Synonyms: sulfurous, sulphurous, virulent, vitriolic, caustic, acerb, acid, acrid, bitter, blistering
acerbity (noun) a sharp bitterness
(noun) a sharp sour taste Synonyms: tartness
(noun) a rough and bitter manner Synonyms: bitterness, tartness, jaundice, acrimony, thorniness
acerola (noun) tropical American shrub bearing edible acid red fruit resembling cherries Synonyms: West Indian cherry, barbados cherry, Malpighia glabra, Surinam cherry
(noun) acid red or yellow cherry-like fruit of a tropical American shrub very rich in vitamin C Synonyms: West Indian cherry, surinam cherry, barbados cherry

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