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Glossary of cb2003 002

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ACCLIMATE
adjust to climate or environment; adapt
ACCLIVITY
sharp upslope of a hill
ACCOLADE
praise; approval
ACCOMMODATE
oblige or help someone; adapt
ACCOMPLICE
partner in crime
ACCORD
agreement
ACCOST
approach and speak first to a person
ACCOUTRE
equip
ACCRETION
the growing of separate things into one
ACCRUE
come to one as a gain; accumulate over time; come about by addition
acerbity
bitterness of speech and temper
acetic
vinegary
acidulous
slightly sour; sharp; caustic
acknowledge
recognize; admit
acme
peak; pinnacle; highest point
acne
skin disease (on the face)
acoustics
science of sound; quality that makes a room easy or hard to hear in
acquiesce
agree (without protest)
acquisition
taking possession of
acquittal
deliverance from a charge
acrid
sharp; bitterly pungent
acrimonious
stinging; caustic
acrophobia
fear of heights
actuarial
calculating; pertaining to insurance statistics
actuary
someone who advises insurance companies
actuate
motivate; activate; cause to act
acuity
sharpness (of mind or senses of sight or hearing)
acumen
mental keenness; sharpness of judgment; ability to judge quickly and well
acute
sharp; quickly perceptive; keen; penetrating; brief and severe
adage
wise saying; proverb
adamant
inflexible
adapt
make or become suitable for a specific use; alter; modify; adjust
addendum
addition; appendix to book; something that is added (as at the end of a speech or book)
addiction
compulsive habitual need
addle
rotten; muddled; crazy
address
direct a speech to; speak to; deal with or discuss
adept
expert at
adhere
remain faithful, stick fast to
adhesion
adhering, support
adipose
fatty
adjacent
lying near, next
adjoin
be next to
adjourn
uspend until a later time; move from one place to another
adjunct
something attached to but holding an inferior position
adjuration
solemn urging;
adjutant
staff officer assisting the commander; assistant
admonish
warn or speak to with gentle disapproval; reprove
admonitory
containing warning
adore
love deeply and respect highly
adorn
add beauty; decorate

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