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AA abbreviation of "Alcoholics Anonymous," a world-wide recovery program for alcoholics, administered through chapters.
abstract expressionism (sometimes cap.) a school of painting that arose after World War II and that was marked by expressive but nonrepresentational images formed by an apparently random and often unconventional application of paint.
age the contemporary world. [1/11 definitions]
Ahura Mazda in Zoroastrianism, the supreme deity and creator of the world; Ormazd.
alien belonging to another country in the world. [1/6 definitions]
alienation a state of profound disaffection from the world of objective reality. [1/3 definitions]
allied (cap.) of the Allies in World War I or II. [1/3 definitions]
Allies in World War I, the alliance of France, Great Britain, Russia, and other nations against the Central Powers. [2 definitions]
Althea Gibson U.S. professional tennis player, who was the first African-American woman to win all the major world singles tennis titles (b.1927--d.2003).
Anzac a soldier in the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps during World War I (acronym for "Australia and New Zealand Army Corps"). [1/2 definitions]
apocalypse any instance of terrible destruction and devastation, esp. on a scale that could bring about an end to the world. [1/3 definitions]
Armistice Day November 11, the anniversary of the armistice ending World War I, called Veterans Day in the United States.
axis (cap.) the alliance of Germany, Italy, Japan, and other nations during the Second World War (prec. by the). [1/4 definitions]
B-17 a four-engine U.S. bomber extensively used in World War II; Flying Fortress.
B-29 a heavy U.S. bomber used late in World War II; Superfortress.
baby boom the dramatic population increase in the United States during the decade following World War II.
baby boomer a person born in the United States during the decade following World War II, in which the population increased dramatically.
beau monde the world of high and fashionable society.
blitz (cap.; prec. by "the") the bombing attacks on Britain carried out by the German air force in 1940 and 1941 during World War II. [1/4 definitions]
Bren gun a .303 caliber gas-operated submachine gun used by the British army in World War II.
Caribbean the region of the world that consists of the Caribbean Sea and the islands located in it (prec. by the). [1/4 definitions]