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acquittal the act of acquitting, or the fact or condition of being acquitted.
acquittance discharge from a debt or obligation, or a formal notice of this.
acre a unit of area equal to 43,560 square feet or 4,047 square meters, used in measuring land. [2 definitions]
acreage an area or areas of land measured in acres; acres collectively. [2 definitions]
acrid bitter in taste or smell; sharply irritating. [2 definitions]
acrimonious filled with bitterness or rancor.
acrimony bitterness or sharpness in speech or behavior.
acro- top; peak; height. [2 definitions]
acrobat a person who performs feats of balance and physical dexterity.
acrobatic having to do with acrobats or feats of balance and skill.
acrobatics the moves of an acrobat; gymnastic feats. [3 definitions]
acrogen a plant that produces no flower and grows only from the tip of the stem, such as a fern or moss.
acromegaly a chronic disease causing abnormal enlargement of the hands, feet, and parts of the face, usu. caused by a tumor of the pituitary gland.
acronym a type of abbreviation used as a word, formed by combining the initial letters (or initial parts) of words that make up a particular string. The pronunciation of an acronym is based on the typical rules of pronouncing words in a language and is not made up of the sounds of the names of individual letters.
acrophobia an overwhelming fear of high places.
acropolis a fortified hill of an ancient Greek city. [2 definitions]
across from one side or end to the other of. [7 definitions]
across the board applying equally to all parts or members.
acrostic a sequence of written lines in which particular letters, usu. the first letter of every line, form an independent word or phrase. [2 definitions]
acrylic of or characteristic of the corrosive liquid, acrylic acid. [2 definitions]
acrylic fiber any of a group of synthetic fibers that are made chiefly of acrylonitrile that has been formed into polymers.