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11th Amendment an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that guarantees a level of sovereign immunity to states by forbidding federal courts from ruling on cases brought against a state by a citizen of another state.
22nd Amendment an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that ensures that no person can be elected to more than two four-year terms as President of the United States. The 22nd Amendment, ratified in 1951, was passed in reaction to President Franklin D. Roosevelt's four terms in office.
a1 A is the first letter of the English alphabet. We also write it as a. The English alphabet has 26 letters, but every letter has a large size and a small size. We call each letter by the same name, but we often write the large letter and the small letter a little differently. [2/6 definitions]
aardvark a nocturnal mammal of southern Africa that has a long snout, long ears, and powerful claws for digging, and that feeds on ants using its extensile tongue.
abaca a Philippine plant of the banana family that yields a fiber used in making rope.
aback of a sail, positioned so that the wind pushes against the front side. [1/2 definitions]
abandon ship to extricate oneself from a situation where danger or failure seems imminent, often at the expense of loyalty to a group or cause. [1/2 definitions]
abase to bring down the rank, status, or reputation of; degrade.
abate to become less in amount, degree, or intensity; subside. [1/3 definitions]
abatement the ending or suppression of a lawsuit, a nuisance, or the like. [1/2 definitions]
abatis an obstacle constructed by bending and sharpening the branches of trees or implanting sharpened limbs in a soil barricade, sometimes interlaced with barbed wire.
abattoir a place where animals are killed and cut up for food; slaughterhouse.
abbé a title of respect for any clergyman, esp. in France.
aberrant turning aside from what is natural, right, or true; perverse. [1/2 definitions]
abeyance in law, a condition of temporarily undetermined ownership, as of property or an estate. [1/2 definitions]
abhorrent causing feelings of extreme loathing or horror; abominable. [1/3 definitions]
abide to continue. [2/6 definitions]
ability the capacity or power to do something; quality of being able. [1/2 definitions]
abiotic characterized by an absence of living organisms; without life.
ablative1 the ablative case. [2/3 definitions]
ablaze fiery in color and brilliance. [1/2 definitions]