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amiable

(adj.) friendly

The newcomer picked the most amiable person to sit next to during the

meeting.

amiss

(adj.; adv.) wrong; awry; wrongly; in a defective manner

Seeing that his anorak was gone, he knew something was amiss .

Its new muffler aside, the car was behaving amiss.

amity

(n.) friendly relations

The amity between the two bordering nations put the populations at ease.

amorphous

(adj.) with no shape; unorganized; having no determinate form

The amorphous gel seeped through the cracks.

The amorphous group quickly got lost.

The scientist could not determine the sex of the amorphous organism.

amortize

(v.) to put money into a fund at fixed intervals

The couple was able to amortize their mortgage sooner than they

thought.

anachronism

(n.) something out of place in time (e.g., an airplane in 1492)

The editor recognized an anachronism in the manuscript where the

character from the 1500s boarded an airplane.

He realized that the film about cavemen contained an anachronism when

he saw a jet cut across the horizon during a hunting scene.

analogy

(n.) similarity; correlation; parallelism

The teacher used an analogy to describe the similarities between the two

books.

Comparing the newly discovered virus with one found long ago, the

scientist made an analogy between the two organisms.

anaphylaxis

(n.) an allergic reaction

The boy's severe anaphylaxis to a series of medications made writing

prescriptions a tricky proposition.

anarchist

(n.) one who believes that a formal government is unnecessary

The yell from the crowd came from the anarchist protesting the

government.

The anarchist attempted to overthrow the established democratic

government of the new nation and reinstate chaos and disarray.

anchorage

(n.) something that can be relied on

Knowing the neighbors were right next door was an anchorage for the

elderly woman.

anecdote

(n.) a short account of happenings

The speaker told an anecdote about how he lost his shoes when he was

young.

animosity

(n.) a feeling of hatred or ill will

Animosity grew between the two feuding families.

anoint

(v.) to crown; ordain;

A member of the monarchy was anointed by the king.

anomaly

(n.) an oddity, inconsistency; a deviation from the norm

An anomaly existed when the report listed one statistic, and the

spokeswoman reported another.

In a parking lot full of Buicks, Chevys, and Plymouths, the Jaguar was an

anomaly.

anonymous

(adj.) nameless; unidentified

Not wishing to be identified by the police, he remained anonymous by

returning the money he had stolen by sending it through the mail.

antagonism

(n.) hostility; opposition

The antagonism was created by a misunderstanding.

The rebellious clan captured a hostage to display antagonism to the new

peace treaty.

antipathy

(n.) a strong dislike or repugnance

Her antipathy for large crowds convinced her to decline the invitation to

the city.

The vegetarian had an antipathy toward meat.

apathy

(n.) lack of emotion or interest

He showed apathy when his relative was injured.

The disheartened peasants expressed apathy toward the new law which

promised new hope and prosperity for all.

apocalyptic

(adj.) pertaining to a discovery or new revelation

Science-fiction movies seem to relish apocalyptic visions.

apocryphal

(adj.) counterfeit; of doubtful authorship or authenticity

The man who said he was a doctor was truly apocryphal.

appease

(v.) to satisfy; to calm

A milk bottle usually appeases a crying baby.

apposite

(adj.) suitable; apt; relevant

Discussion of poverty was apposite to the curriculum, so the professor

allowed it.

Without reenacting the entire scenario, the situation can be understood if

apposite information is given.

apprehensive

(adj.) fearful; aware; conscious

The nervous child was apprehensive about beginning a new school year.

approbatory

(adj.) approving or sanctioning

The judge showed his acceptance in his approbatory remark.

arable

(adj.) suitable (as land) for plowing

When the land was deemed arable the farmer decided to plow.

arbiter

(n.) one who is authorized to judge or decide

The decision of who would represent the people was made by the

arbiter.

arbitrary

(adj.) based on one's preference or judgment

Rick admitted his decision had been arbitrary, as he claimed no expertise

on the matter.

arcane

(adj.) obscure; secret; mysterious

With an arcane expression, the young boy left the family wondering what

sort of mischief he had committed.

The wizard's description of his magic was purposefully arcane so that

others would be unable to copy it.

archetype

(n.) original pattern or model; prototype

This man was the archetype for scores of fictional characters.

The scientist was careful with the archetype of her invention so that

once manufacturing began, it would be easy to reproduce it.

ardent

(adj.) with passionate or intense feelings

The fans' ardent love of the game kept them returning to watch the

terrible team.

arduous

(adj.) laborious, difficult; strenuous

Completing the plans for the new building proved to be an arduous affair.

Building a house is arduous work, but the result is well worth the labor.

arid

(adj.) extremely dry, parched; barren, unimaginative

The terrain was so arid that not one species of plant could survive.

Their thirst became worse due to the arid condition of the desert.

aromatic

(adj.) having a smell which is sweet or spicy

The aromatic smell coming from the oven made the man's mouth water.

arrogant

(adj.) acting superior to others; conceited

After purchasing his new, expensive sports car, the arrogant doctor

refused to allow anyone to ride with him to the country club.

arrogate

(v.) to claim or demand unduly

The teenager arrogated that he should be able to use his parent's car

whenever he desired.

articulate

(v.; adj.) to utter clearly and distinctly; clear, distinct; expressed with

clarity; skillful with words

It's even more important to articulate your words when you're on the

phone.

You didn't have to vote for him to agree that Adlai Stevenson was

articulate.

A salesperson must be articulate when speaking to a customer.

artifice

(n.) skill in a craft

The artifice of glass-making takes many years of practice.