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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.
A.A. abbreviation of "Associate in Arts," an undergraduate degree conferred on a person who has completed a curriculum in the liberal arts.
ablaut a pattern of changes in sounds, usu. vowels, that indicate variations in tense, number, person, or the like, as in "sink," "sank," and "sunk".
abortion a person or thing that is malformed or incompletely developed; monstrosity. [1/4 definitions]
above the person or persons mentioned earlier, as in a list or enumeration. [1/9 definitions]
absentee a person who is absent, esp. from duty, work, or property. [1/2 definitions]
accent a manner of speaking characteristic of a particular person, group of people, or geographic region. [1/8 definitions]
accomplice a person who helps another commit a crime or wrongful act.
accountant a person who examines and maintains the financial records of individuals or businesses.
account executive in a company such as an advertising agency, a person responsible for managing one or more clients' accounts and often for securing new accounts.
accusation a statement declaring another person guilty of crime, misdeed, or error. [1/2 definitions]
ace a person who is highly skilled in a particular field; expert. [1/7 definitions]
acolyte a person who assists a clergyman in religious services, esp. Roman Catholic. [1/2 definitions]
acquaintance a person one has met but does not know well. [1/3 definitions]
acrobat a person who performs feats of balance and physical dexterity.
actuary a person who calculates insurance rates, risks, and dividends on the basis of statistical probabilities.
adapter a person who adapts or adjusts. [1/2 definitions]
adept a very skilled person; expert. [1/2 definitions]
adherence steady or faithful attachment or devotion, as to a person, party, or principle; faithfulness; fidelity. [1/2 definitions]
adherent one who supports or follows a person, party, principle, or the like (usu. fol. by of). [1/3 definitions]
adjunct a person who assists another, esp. in a subordinate position. [1/4 definitions]