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11th Amendment an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that guarantees a level of sovereign immunity to states by forbidding federal courts from ruling on cases brought against a state by a citizen of another state.
aback of a sail, positioned so that the wind pushes against the front side. [1/2 definitions]
abut to adjoin or press against; be next to; border on. [2 definitions]
accepting having become able to regard something unwanted as unavoidable and not to be fought against; resigned. [1/2 definitions]
Achaea in Greek mythology, the people or government that fought against Troy. [1/2 definitions]
actinomycin any of several antibiotics derived from soil bacteria that work against certain other bacteria and fungi.
admonition a caution or advice against something. [1/3 definitions]
Agamemnon in Greek mythology, the Mycenaean king and commander in chief who led the attack against Troy.
ageism discrimination on the basis of age, esp. against the elderly or middle-aged.
aggression unprovoked hostile action against a country by another's military forces. [3 definitions]
aggressor a person, group, animal, or nation that starts aggression against another.
agitate to arouse, or attempt to arouse, public support (often fol. by "for" or "against"). [1/3 definitions]
aikido a system of self-defense, originating in Japan, in which an opponent's strength and weight are used against him or her by using specific throws and holds.
airbrake a brake or brake system operated by the force of compressed air against a piston.
airstrike an attack by air forces or other military aviation against a ground or naval target.
Allies in World War I, the alliance of France, Great Britain, Russia, and other nations against the Central Powers. [2 definitions]
anarchism the practice, employed by some anarchists, of resistance to or violence against government. [1/2 definitions]
anathematize to utter strong or vehement curses against (someone or something). [1/4 definitions]
anti- against or opposed to. [1/3 definitions]
antiaircraft designed for defense, esp. by ground-based weapons, against enemy air attack. [2 definitions]
antibody a protein in blood that reacts to particular toxic substances by neutralizing or destroying them, and thus provides immunity against them.