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22nd Amendment an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that ensures that no person can be elected to more than two four-year terms as President of the United States. The 22nd Amendment, ratified in 1951, was passed in reaction to President Franklin D. Roosevelt's four terms in office.
abandon to allow (oneself) to be taken over completely by emotions or impulses. [1/6 definitions]
abort to cause (a fetus) to be expelled before it is able to survive outside the mother. [1/6 definitions]
abortion a project or idea that has failed to be carried to completion, or the result of the failure to reach completion. [1/4 definitions]
abound to be found or available in a large amount or number. [2 definitions]
absentee ballot a ballot to be marked and delivered to an election official before election day because the voter will be unable to be at the polls on that day.
absolute temperature temperature measured on a scale in which zero equals the lowest temperature that can be obtained physically.
abstain to choose to refrain from something, esp. from actions or things considered to be unhealthy or unwise. [1/2 definitions]
abut to adjoin or press against; be next to; border on. [1/2 definitions]
accept to regard as unavoidable; be resigned to. [1/6 definitions]
accepting having become able to regard something unwanted as unavoidable and not to be fought against; resigned. [1/2 definitions]
access the characteristic of being able to be reached. [1/5 definitions]
accessible able to be approached, reached, or obtained; available. [1/3 definitions]
accidental in music, a symbol that indicates that a note should be played or sung one or two semitones higher or lower than is otherwise indicated. In most cases, the pitch is to be raised or lowered by one half step, as from F natural to F sharp. [1/5 definitions]
accommodate to be or become adaptable; conform. [1/6 definitions]
accord to be in unity or harmony; agree; conform (often fol. by "with"). [1/6 definitions]
account an arrangement wherein a bank or other financial institution holds a customer's deposited funds so that the funds are safe but can be accessed at any time by the customer, or the conception of this arrangement as a container for the funds that are kept. [2/16 definitions]
acculturate to be modified by contact with a culture. [1/3 definitions]
achieve to be successful or produce results. [1/3 definitions]
acquired characteristic a change in the structure or function of a living organism that is caused by environmental factors and may not be transmitted genetically.
act to pretend to be; behave as. [1/14 definitions]