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archetype
n. A prototype.
archipelago
n. Any large body of water studded with islands, or the islands collectively themselves.
aristocracy
n. A hereditary nobility
armful
n. As much as can be held in the arm or arms.
arraign
v. To call into court, as a person indicted for crime, and demand whether he pleads guilty or not.
arrant
adj. Notoriously bad.
arrear
n. Something overdue and unpaid.
arrogate
v. To take, demand, or claim, especially presumptuously or without reasons or grounds.
artifice
n. Trickery.
artless
adj. Ingenuous.
ascendant
adj. Dominant.
ascent
n. A rising, soaring, or climbing.
ascetic
adj. Given to severe self-denial and practicing excessive abstinence and devotion.
ascribe
v. To assign as a quality or attribute.
asexual
adj. Having no distinct sexual organs.
ashen
adj. Pale.
askance
adv. With a side or indirect glance or meaning.
asperity
n. Harshness or roughness of temper.
aspirant
n. One who seeks earnestly, as for advancement, honors, place.
assay
n. The chemical analysis or testing of an alloy ore.
assent
v. To express agreement with a statement or matter of opinion.
assessor
n. An officer whose duty it is to assess taxes.
assiduous
adj. Diligent.
assignee
n. One who is appointed to act for another in the management of certain property and interests.
assonance
n. Resemblance or correspondence in sound.
assonant
adj. Having resemblance of sound.
assuage
v. To cause to be less harsh, violent, or severe, as excitement, appetite, pain, or disease.
astringent
adj. Harsh in disposition or character.
atheism
n. The denial of the existence of God.
athirst
adj. Wanting water.
athwart
adv. From side to side.
atomizer
n. An apparatus for reducing a liquid to a fine spray, as for disinfection, inhalation, etc.
audacious
adj. Fearless.
augment
v. To make bigger.
augur
v. To predict.
aural
adj. Of or pertaining to the ear.
auricle
n. One of the two chambers of the heart which receives the blood from the veins.
auricular
adj. Of or pertaining to the ear, its auricle, or the sense of hearing.
auriferous
adj. Containing gold.
auspice
n. favoring, protecting, or propitious influence or guidance.
austere
adj. Severely simple; unadorned.
autarchy
n. Unrestricted power.
autocracy
n. Absolute government.
autocrat
n. Any one who claims or wields unrestricted or undisputed authority or influence.
autumnal
adj. Of or pertaining to autumn.
avarice
n. Passion for getting and keeping riches.
aver
v. To assert as a fact.
avidity
n. Greediness.
avocation
n. Diversion.
avow
v. To declare openly.
azalea
n. A flowering shrub.
azure
n. The color of the sky.
bacterium
n. A microbe.
baffle
v. To foil or frustrate.
baize
n. A single-colored napped woolen fabric used for table-covers, curtains, etc.
baleful
adj. Malignant.
balsam
n. A medical preparation, aromatic and oily, used for healing.
barograph
n. An instrument that registers graphically and continuously the atmospheric pressure.
beatify
v. To make supremely happy.
beatitude
n. Any state of great happiness.
becalm
v. To make quiet.
bedaub
v. To smear over, as with something oily or sticky.
bedeck
v. To cover with ornament.
befog
v. To confuse.
beget
v. To produce by sexual generation.
belay
v. To make fast, as a rope, by winding round a cleat.
bellicose
adj. Warlike.
bemoan
v. To lament
benediction
n. a solemn invocation of the divine blessing.
benefice
n. A church office endowed with funds or property for the maintenance of divine service.
beneficent
adj. Characterized by charity and kindness.
benignant
adj. Benevolent in feeling, character, or aspect.
benison
n. Blessing.
bereave
v. To make desolate with loneliness and grief.
besmear
v. To smear over, as with any oily or sticky substance.
bestial
adj. Animal.
bestrew
v. To sprinkle or cover with things strewn.
bestride
v. To get or sit upon astride, as a horse.
bethink
v. To remind oneself.
betide
v. To happen to or befall.
betimes
adv. In good season or time.
betroth
v. To engage to marry.
betrothal
n. Engagement to marry.
bevel
n. Any inclination of two surfaces other than 90 degrees.
bewilder
v. To confuse the perceptions or judgment of.
bibliomania
n. The passion for collecting books.
bibulous
adj. Fond of drinking.
biennial
n. A plant that produces leaves and roots the first year and flowers and fruit the second.
bier
n. A horizontal framework with two handles at each end for carrying a corpse to the grave.
bight
n. A slightly receding bay between headlands, formed by a long curve of a coast-line.
biped
n. An animal having two feet.
blase
adj. Sated with pleasure.
blaspheme
v. To indulge in profane oaths.
blazon
v. To make widely or generally known.
blithe
adj. Joyous.
boatswain
n. A subordinate officer of a vessel, who has general charge of the rigging, anchors, etc.
bodice
n. A women''s ornamental corset-shaped laced waist.
boisterous
adj. Unchecked merriment or animal spirits.
bole
n. The trunk or body of a tree.
boll
n. A round pod or seed-capsule, as a flax or cotton.
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