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aardvark

a large, nocturnal, burrowing mammal

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abacus

a device for making arithmetic calculations

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abalone

a large mollusk of the genus Haliotis

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abattoir

a slaughterhouse

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abbacy

the office, dignity, jurisdiction, or tenure of an abbot

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aberrance

1. deviating from the usual or natural type 2. straying from the right or normal way

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abeyance

1. a state of temporary inactivity 2. ..

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abiogenesis

the origin of life from nonliving matter

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abomasum

the fourth compartment of the ruminant stomach

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abscissa

the horizontal coordinate of a point in a plane Cartesian coordinate system . .

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abstemious

marked by restraint especially in the eating of food or drinking of alcohol

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abyssal

1. unfathomable 2. of or relating to the bottom waters of the ocean depths

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accidie

acedia ( apathy; boredom )

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acerbity

the quality of being acerbic

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acetaldehyde

a colorless volatile water-soluble liquid aldehyde C2H4O used chiefly in organic synthesis

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achene

a small dry indehiscent one-seeded fruit developing from a simple ovary

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acoustic

1. of/relating to the sense or organs of hearing,etc. 2. of/relating to/being a musical instrument (whose sound's not electronically modified)

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acquiesce

to accept, comply, or submit tacitly or passively

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acrylonitrile

a colorless volatile flammable liquid nitrile C3H3N (used chiefly in organic synthesis and for polymerization)

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adagio

at a slow tempo

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addle

1. of an egg; rotten 2. confused

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administratrix

a woman who is an administrator especially of an estate

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adolescence

the period of life when a child develops into an adult

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aedile

an official in ancient Rome in charge of public works and games, etc.

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aesthete

one having or affecting sensitivity to the beautiful especially in art

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agglomerate

to gather into a ball, mass, or cluster

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aggrandize

to make great or greater

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agouti

any of a genus (Dasyprocta) of tropical American rodents (about the size of a rabbit)

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aikido

a Japanese art of self-defense

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albumin

any of numerous simple heat-coagulable water-soluble proteins (that occur in blood plasma or serum, muscle, the whites of eggs, etc.)

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alkyne

any of a series of open-chain hydrocarbons CnH2nāˆ’2

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allophone

one of two or more variants of the same phoneme

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alluvium

clay, silt, sand, gravel, or similar detrital material deposited by running water

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alpaca

a domesticated mammal especially of Peru

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amanuensis

one employed to write from dictation or to copy manuscript

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ambivalence

simultaneous and contradictory attitudes or feelings toward an object, person, or action

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ameliorative

to make better or more tolerable

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ampoule

a hermetically sealed small bulbous glass vessel (that is used to hold a solution for hypodermic injection)

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anacoluthon

syntactical inconsistency or incoherence within a sentence

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androgynous

having the characteristics or nature of both male and female

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anesthesiology

a branch of medical science dealing with anesthesia and anesthetics