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at arm's length at a distance; emotionally or physically detached.
atavism the reappearance of a biological characteristic in an organism after it has not appeared for several generations, or an organism displaying such a characteristic. [2 definitions]
atavistic of a trait, behavior, or the like, existing or playing a role at an earlier stage or time and recurring or reappearing within an organism or within a society after long absence or seeming disappearance.
ataxia loss or lack of ability to coordinate voluntary muscle movements.
at cross purposes so as to misunderstand or act in a way that frustrates each other's purposes.
-ate1 to become, or to cause to become or have. [5 definitions]
-ate2 a salt or ester of any of certain acids.
Ate in Greek mythology, a personification of humans' wicked folly or blind ambition, that is punished by Nemesis.
ate past tense of eat.
at ease in the military, a standing position in which soldiers may relax but not leave formation or talk. [2 definitions]
atelier a workshop or studio of an artist or artisan.
a tempo in the same tempo as before (used as a musical direction after a slower or faster passage).
at every turn in every case or instance.
at fault responsible for mistakes or errors.
at first on the first occasion or in the beginning.
at first blush when first observed; at first glance.
at full blast (informal) at maximum speed or capacity.
at full tilt at maximum speed.
at gunpoint under the threat of being shot.
Athabaskan a group of American Indian languages spoken by western tribes from Alaska and northwest Canada down through the coastal regions of Oregon and California. [3 definitions]
Athapaskan variant of Athabaskan.