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absent not focused on the here and now; unattentive. [1/4 definitions]
Aden a former British colony and protectorate, now part of Yemen. [1/2 definitions]
Agent Orange an extremely toxic defoliant widely used by U.S. armed forces during the Vietnam War and now believed to cause cancer and birth defects.
ago before now; past. [1/2 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]
Arab a member of the Semitic people that originated in Arabia and now forms the dominant population in that and other Middle Eastern countries. [1/4 definitions]
Arab League a confederation of nations sharing a common Arabic language and culture, formed in 1945 to promote economic, military, and political cooperation among its members, and now grown to a total of twenty-one.
Arapaho a member of a North American Indian tribe that formerly lived in the western plains from Texas and New Mexico to Canada, and now lives in Oklahoma and Wyoming. [1/2 definitions]
Arawak a member of an Indian people once widespread throughout the West Indies, now living chiefly in northern South America. [1/2 definitions]
as yet up until now; up to this point.
at once now; immediately; without any delay. [1/2 definitions]
at present right now.
auf Wiedersehen (German) until we see each other again; good-bye for now (used at parting).
au revoir (French) until we see each other again; good-bye for now.
aurochs the now almost extinct European bison. [1/2 definitions]
balm of Gilead the aromatic resin of these trees, formerly used in healing ointments and now used chiefly in the making of perfumes. [1/2 definitions]
B.C.1 abbreviation of "before Christ" (used in designating dates in history, now usually replaced by "BCE," "before the common era").
bonnet a traditional women's cloth hat with a brim and fastened beneath the chin with ribbons, now worn primarily by infants. [1/6 definitions]
Cajun a person of French Acadian descent, now usu. native to Louisiana. [1/2 definitions]
camp fire member a member of the Camp Fire, an organization originally for girls and now also open to boys, founded to promote good values and character and develop practical skills.
Canaan the Biblical name of the land between the Jordan and the Mediterranean, which is now the state of Israel. [1/2 definitions]