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Aeschylus a Greek dramatist (525-456 B.C.).
Aesculapian of or relating to medicine; medical.
Aesculapius in Roman mythology, the god of medicine and healing; Asclepius.
Aesop an actual or legendary Greek writer of fables (620?-560? B.C.).
aesthete one who is or professes to be particularly attentive to and appreciative of beauty, esp. in the arts.
aesthetic of or relating to beauty or to the study of beauty and its forms. [3 definitions]
aesthetician one who pursues theories of art and formal beauty.
aestheticism devotion to aesthetic characteristics as of prime importance. [2 definitions]
aesthetics (used with a sing. verb) a branch of philosophy that deals with formal beauty in art.
aestivate variant of estivate.
af- to; toward.
afar at, to, or from a distance; far off. [2 definitions]
a far cry a long way; quite different.
a few a small number of things or people.
affable easygoing and pleasant in manner and conversation; friendly.
affair an occurrence, event, matter, or happening. [6 definitions]
affairs public or business matters.
affect1 to influence, cause a change in, or have an impact on. [4 definitions]
affect2 to imitate, often in a pretentious manner; feign.
affectation falseness or superficiality of appearance or behavior; pretense. [2 definitions]
affected1 acted upon, influenced, or altered. [2 definitions]