Words Start With "A"

Word Type Meaning
Abandon verb To give up completely, leave permanently, lack of inhibition.
Abase verb To humiliate or degrade
Abashed adjective Embarrassed or ashamed
Abate verb Become less severe or widespread
Abbreviate verb Shorten a word or phrase
Abdicate verb To give up the throne, fail to carry on a duty
Aberration noun Deviation from what is normal or acceptable
Abet verb Encourage or help in wrong doing
Abeyance noun In temporary disuse or suspension
Abhor verb Detest, hate
Abject adjective Wretched, completely without pride, miserable
Abjure verb Renounce a belief, claim, to give up ones right.
Abide verb Accept or Obey a rule or decision
Abominate verb To detest, dislike strongly
Abridge verb Shorten a text or film
Absolve verb Clear of guilt or blame
Abstruse adjective Hard to understand
Abysmal adjective Very bad, wretched
Abyss noun A very deep hole, a bottomless pit
Accede verb Agree to a request or demand
Accentuate verb Make more, emphasize
Acclimatize verb Make or become used to a new condition, to adapt or get used to
Accolade noun Thing given as a special honor or reward, award
Accomplice noun A person who helps another commit a crime, a partner in crime
Accost verb Approach and speak to,
Accoutrement noun An extra item or dress or equipment
Accredited adjective Approved, certified, officially authorized
Acerbic adjective Sharp and direct
Acquaint verb Make aware of, to inform, to make familiar with
Acquit verb Declare to be not guilty, behave in a particular way
Acrid adjective Unpleasant, bitter, sharp (as in speech)
Acrimony noun Angry and bitter, harshness of
Acronym noun A word formed from the first letters of other words.
Acumen noun Keenness of mind, insight, shrewdness
Adage noun A proverb, an old saying
Adamant adjective Refusing to change one's mind, unyielding, inflexible
Addendum Noun A section added to a book, something added as a supplement
Addled adjective Confused, muddled
Ad hoc adjective and adverb Created or done for a particular purpose only, specially arranged for a purpose
Ad infinitum adverb Endlessly, for ever
Adjure verb To command, urge, to ask earnestly to appeal vehemently
Advent noun An arrival, coming,
Ad-lib verb Speak without preparing first, improvise
Admonish verb Reprimand, to warn, reprove firmly
Ado noun Trouble, fuss
Adroit adjective Clever, skillful
Adulation noun Excessive admiration, servile flattery
Adversity noun Difficulty, misfortune, troubled state
Aegis noun Protection, support, shield
Affable adjective Good natured and friendly, pleasant
Affectation noun Artificial or pretentious behavior
Affirm verb State firmly or publicly, to state positively, to confirm
Affront noun Insult, offend
Afoot adverb Going on
Agile adjective Able to move quickly and easily, agility
Alacrity noun Eager enthusiasm, willingness
Albeit conjunction Though, although
Algorithm noun A step by step procedure for calculations, a special way of solving mathematical problem.
Alienate verb Cause to make unfriendly. to distance oneself
Allay verb Lessen fears, to calm, quieten
Allegiance noun Loyal support, loyalty, devotion (to duty, country)
Alleviate verb Lessen pain or distress, to lessen or relieve
Allocate verb Allot or assign, to set apart for a specific purpose
Allude verb To refer to briefly or indirectly
Altercation noun An angry or heated argument
Ambidextrous adjective Able to use either hand equally well, or with equal ease
Ambiguous adjective Unclear, having more than one meaning
Ambivalence noun Simultaneous conflicting feelings, mixed feelings
Amiable adjective Friendly, likeable, good natured
Amicable adjective Friendly, peaceful
Anagram noun A word or a phrase formed by rearranging the letters of another.
Analogy noun Comparison, a partial similarity
Anathema noun Something that one hates, anything greatly detested
Anecdote noun A short, entertaining true story
Animosity noun Feeling of hatred or dislike
Anomaly noun Something differing from what is standard or normal, departure from the usual
Antagonism noun Open hostility, opposition
Antecedent noun That which goes before something else, previous
Antipathy noun Strong dislike
Apathy noun Lack of interest or enthusiasm, lack of emotion
Aplomb noun Calm, self confidence, poise
Appendage noun A thing attached to something larger or more important
Apposite adjective Very appropriate, fitting
Appraise verb Assess the quality or value of, evaluate
Apprise verb Inform, notify
Apropos preposition With reference to, in connection with
Archetype noun A typical example, an original model
Archives noun A collection of historical documents or records
Ardent adjective Enthusiastic, passionate
Articulate adjective Fluent and clear in speech, speak or express distinctly or clearly
Artifice noun Clever devices or tricks, especially used to deceive
Askance adverb To look with suspicion, disapproving look
Aspersion noun Damaging or disparaging remarks, critical remarks
Assiduous adjective Diligent, showing great care and thoroughness
Assuage verb To calm, make less severe, soothe, satisfy a desire
Astute Adjective Shrewd, crafty
Asunder adverb Literally apart, into pieces
Atone verb Make amends for
Attenuate verb Make thin or weaker, to lessen
Attrition noun Gradual wearing down, wearing away by or as by friction
Atypical adjective Not typical
Audacious adjective Bold, daring
Augment verb To increase, to make large in number
Avarice noun Greed for wealth, greed for money
Aver verb To declare to be true, to assert, to declare to be the case
Axiom noun A statement universally accepted as true
Apprehend verb Grasp the meaning of, arrest
Apostrophe noun Used to indicate either possession or the omission of letters or numbers
Avuncular adjective Kind and friendly towards an younger person
Awry adjective Away from the expected course or position



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Absolve | Verb | Clear of guilt or blame

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Abridge | Verb | Shorten a text or film

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Abominate | Verb | To detest, dislike strongly

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Ad-lib | Verb | Speak without preparing first

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Advent | Noun | An arrival

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Abide | Verb | Accept or Obey a rule

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Abjure | Verb | Renounce a belief, claim, to give up ones right.

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Abject | Adjective | Completely without pride, miserable

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Abhor | Verb | Detest, hate

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Abeyance | Noun | In temporary disuse or suspension

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