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acquisitive having an eager desire to gain or possess, esp. material goods.
acquit to clear (someone) of a charge or accusation, as in a court of law. [3 definitions]
acquittal the act of acquitting, or the fact or condition of being acquitted.
acquittance discharge from a debt or obligation, or a formal notice of this.
acre a unit of area equal to 43,560 square feet or 4,047 square meters, used in measuring land. [2 definitions]
acreage an area or areas of land measured in acres; acres collectively. [2 definitions]
Acremonium The genus of fungi (formerly known as Cephalosporium) from which the antibiotic cephalosporin was originally isolated. Several species may cause disease in humans, esp. pneumonia.
acrid bitter in taste or smell; sharply irritating. [2 definitions]
acrimonious filled with bitterness or rancor.
acrimony bitterness or sharpness in speech or behavior.
acro- top; peak; height. [2 definitions]
acrobat a person who performs feats of balance and physical dexterity.
acrobatic having to do with acrobats or feats of balance and skill.
acrobatics the moves of an acrobat; gymnastic feats. [3 definitions]
acrogen a plant that produces no flower and grows only from the tip of the stem, such as a fern or moss.
acromegaly a chronic disease causing abnormal enlargement of the hands, feet, and parts of the face, usu. caused by a tumor of the pituitary gland.
acronym a type of abbreviation used as a word, formed by combining the initial letters (or initial parts) of words that make up a particular string. The pronunciation of an acronym is based on the typical rules of pronouncing words in a language and is not made up of the sounds of the names of individual letters.
acrophobia an overwhelming fear of high places.
acropolis a fortified hill of an ancient Greek city. [2 definitions]
across from one side or end to the other of. [7 definitions]
across the board applying equally to all parts or members.