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animism the belief that the universe and all of its material objects, beings, and phenomena possess a spirit or consciousness. [3 definitions]
animosity strong dislike or active hostility.
animus motivating force; intention. [3 definitions]
anion a negatively charged ion.
anise a plant with small clusters of flowers and licorice-flavored seeds. [2 definitions]
aniseed the seed of the anise plant, used as flavoring and in medicine.
anisette a liqueur flavored with anise.
anisole a clear aromatic liquid synthesized esp. for use in perfumes.
anisotropic having one or more physical property that differs depending on the direction of measurement. [2 definitions]
Ankara the capital of Turkey.
ankh in Egyptian art, a cross with a loop at the top, symbolic of life.
ankle the joint between the leg and the foot; part of the leg just above the foot.
anklebone the uppermost bone in the ankle; talus.
anklet a sock that reaches slightly above the ankle. [2 definitions]
ankylose to grow together, join, or stiffen by ankylosis, as the bones of a joint.
ankylosis the joining or growing together of bones or other hard tissues. [2 definitions]
anna a former copper-nickel coin of India and Pakistan, equaling one sixteenth of a rupee.
annal a record of events for a particular year.
annalist a writer of annals.
annals a chronological record of events, usu. year by year. [3 definitions]
Annapolis the capital of Maryland. [2 definitions]