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abeyance in law, a condition of temporarily undetermined ownership, as of property or an estate. [1/2 definitions]
abutment an architectural component that supports an arch, vault, or the like, as of a bridge. [1/2 definitions]
acme the highest point, as of attainment; pinnacle.
acreage an area or areas of land measured in acres; acres collectively. [1/2 definitions]
acuity sharpness or keenness, as of sense perception or understanding.
admonish to exhort, urge, or remind, as of a duty. [1/3 definitions]
aestheticism devotion to aesthetic characteristics as of prime importance. [1/2 definitions]
aficionado an enthusiast or fan, as of an art, a sport, or a pastime.
ahem a sound as of clearing the throat, used to attract notice, express doubt, or fill in a pause.
album a book or binder with blank pages or empty pockets in which a collection can be inserted, as of photographs, stamps, or mementos. [1/3 definitions]
alert a warning or a period of warning, as of severe weather or military attack. [1/3 definitions]
Amish a Christian sect that separated from the Mennonites in the seventeenth century, the members of which advocate simple living and now live mostly in farming areas of the northeastern United States. [1/3 definitions]
ampulla an enlarged part of a tube or canal, as of a milk canal in the milk-secreting glands of a mammal. [1/2 definitions]
apex the climax or culmination, as of an endeavor or a reputation. [1/2 definitions]
apologetic giving a formal explanation or defense, as of actions, beliefs, or motives. [1/2 definitions]
apologize to make in speech or writing a formal explanation and defense, as of one's actions, beliefs, or motives. [1/2 definitions]
arcanum (often pl.) a deep secret or mystery, as of nature. [1/3 definitions]
argument the main topic or theme, as of a written work. [1/6 definitions]
armband a cloth band worn around the upper arm as a badge of rank, membership, or the like, or as a symbol, as of mourning.
assembly a collection of parts, as of machinery, put together to form a whole. [1/4 definitions]
assumption a taking on, as of a duty, role, or office. [1/5 definitions]