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ape
mitate or mimic (a person's behavior or manner)
aperture
opening; hole; adjustable opening in a camera that limits the amount of light
apex
tip; summit; climax; highest point
aphasia
loss of speech due to injury or illness
aphorism
pithy maxim or saying
apiarist
person who keeps bees
apiary
a place where bees are kept
apiculture
bee-keeping
aplomb
self-confidence
apocalyptic
prophetic; pertaining to revelations especially of disaster
apocryphal
not genuine; sham
apogee
highest point; the point farthest from the earth
apolitical
having an aversion or lack of concern for political affairs
apologist
one who writes in defense of a cause or institution
apoplexy
stroke; loss of consciousness caused by too much blood in the brain
apostate
one who abandons long-held religious or political convictions
apothecary
druggist; pharmacist
apothegm
pithy, compact saying
apotheosis
deification, glorification to godliness
appall
dismay; shock deeply
apparent
evident; easily seen or understood; appearing as such
apparition
ghost; phantom
appease
make quiet or calm
appellation
name; title
append
attach
application
diligent attention; diligence
apposite
appropriate; fitting
appraise
estimate value of
appreciate
be thankful for; increase in worth; be thoroughly conscious of
apprehend
arrest (a criminal); dread; perceive
apprehensive
grasping, understanding; fear, unhappy feeling about future
apprise
give notice to, inform
approbation
approval
appropriate
take for one's own use, acquire, set aside
appurtenances
subordinate possessions; something added to a more important thing
apropos
appropriate to the situation; apt
apt
well-suited, quick-witted
aptitude
fitness; talent
aquiline
curved; hooked
arabesque
a complex, ornate design
arabesque (adj)
whimsical
arable
fit for plowing
arbiter
person with power to decide a matter in dispute; judge who is in a position to make influential judgments
arbitrary
unreasonable or capricious; random; tyrannical; Ex. arbitrary ruler
arbitrate
decide by arbitration
arboreal
of connected with trees
arboretum
place where different trees and shrubs are studied and exhibited
arcade
a covered passageway usually lined with shops
arcane
esoteric; secret; mysterious; known only to the initiated
archaeology
study of artifacts and relics of early mankind

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