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air the peculiar character, manner, bearing, or aspect of a person or thing. [1/8 definitions]
Amazon (often l.c.) a woman resembling this mythical race in stature, strength, or character. [1/3 definitions]
ambiance the distinctive character or mood of an environment; atmosphere. [1/2 definitions]
Americanize to cause to become American in appearance, character, speech, practices, or the like.
amorphous lacking definite form, shape, or character. [1/2 definitions]
Antigone in an ancient Greek tragedy by Sophocles, the heroine and title character, who buries her brother in defiance of a state edict and is executed.
anti-hero a central character in a story, novel, or play who lacks traditional heroic qualities, such as high purpose or moral strength.
apish apelike in appearance or character. [1/2 definitions]
architecture the style, character, or method of building design. [1/3 definitions]
ASCII abbreviation of "American Standard Code for Information Interchange," originally, a standard code using numbers to represent characters used in writing English, allowing textual data to be transferred between computers. ASCII has been expanded to allow character sets from other languages to be similarly encoded.
aside a comment made by an actor's character on stage that is heard by the audience but not, supposedly, by other characters. [1/6 definitions]
Babbitt the title character and protagonist of Sinclair Lewis's early twentieth-century novel, who is smug, conventional, and resolutely middle-class. [2 definitions]
backbone strength or firmness of character. [1/3 definitions]
background the sum of a person's experience, education, and origins, esp. as they relate to his present character or situation. [1/5 definitions]
balloon in a cartoon, the figure used to frame the words attributed to a character. [1/8 definitions]
baseborn of low or contemptible character. [1/3 definitions]
being essential or fundamental character; whole self. [1/3 definitions]
Beowulf the title character and hero of an anonymous, alliterative Old English epic poem.
bestiality beastlike or brutish conduct or character. [1/2 definitions]
bildungsroman a novel that concerns itself primarily with the psychological and moral development of the main character, usually from youth into adulthood.
blackface theatrical make-up used to burlesque a black character, as in a minstrel show, or an actor playing such a character. [1/2 definitions]