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appease to cause to become calmer or less agitated, esp. by satisfying demands or making concessions; placate. [2 definitions]
appeasement the act of appeasing or state of being appeased. [2 definitions]
appellant one who makes an appeal, esp. one who takes a case before a higher court for review.
appellate having to do with appeals, esp. having the power to review and reverse a lower court's decisions.
appellate jurisdiction the power of a court to review rulings made by a lower court and potentially change the outcomes of a lower court's decision.
appellation a name, title, or other designation. [2 definitions]
appellation contrôlée (sometimes caps.) a designation on the labels of certain French wines or liquors, certifying that the contents meet prescribed standards. [2 definitions]
appellative a descriptive name or title, as "Terrible" in "Ivan the Terrible". [4 definitions]
append to add, esp. as something extra at the end of a text. [2 definitions]
appendage something attached to a larger or more significant thing. [3 definitions]
appendant attached as an appendage; affixed. [4 definitions]
appendectomy surgical removal of the appendix in the lower right-hand side of the abdomen.
appendicitis inflammation of the appendix in the lower right-hand side of the abdomen.
appendix a section with additional material, often bibliographical or statistical, attached at the end of a book, article, or other text. [3 definitions]
apperceive to be aware of perceiving; comprehend.
apperception the act of apperceiving. [2 definitions]
appertain to belong or be related as an attribute, accompaniment, consideration, or the like; pertain (usu. fol. by to).
appetency intense craving or desire. [2 definitions]
appetite a desire to eat. [3 definitions]
appetizer a food or drink served in small portions before a meal to whet the appetite.
appetizing appealing to the appetite.