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A dictionary, also referred to as a lexicon, wordbook, or vocabulary, is a collection of words in one or more specific languages, often listed alphabetically, with usage information, definitions, etymologies, phonetics, pronunciations, and other information; or a book of words in one language with their equivalents in another, also known as a lexicon.
 
A dictionary, also referred to as a lexicon, wordbook, or vocabulary, is a collection of words in one or more specific languages, often listed alphabetically, with usage information, definitions, etymologies, phonetics, pronunciations, and other information; or a book of words in one language with their equivalents in another, also known as a lexicon.
  
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== WikiMD Dictionary ==
 
== WikiMD Dictionary ==
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* '''[[a]]''' - noun the blood group whose red cells carry the A antigen; the 1st letter of the Roman alphabet; the basic unit of electric current adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites; a metric unit of length equal to one ten billionth of a meter (or 0.0001 micron); used to specify wavelengths of electromagnetic radiation; (biochemistry) purine base found in DNA and RNA; pairs with thymine in DNA and with uracil in RNA; one of the four nucleotides used in building DNA; all four nucleotides have a common phosphate group and a sugar (ribose); any of several fat-soluble vitamins essential for normal vision; prevents night blindness or inflammation or dryness of the eyes
 
 
* '''[[action]]''' - noun something done (usually as opposed to something said); the most important or interesting work or activity in a specific area or field; an act by a government body or supranational organization; the operating part that transmits power to a mechanism; the trait of being active and energetic and forceful; the series of events that form a plot; the state of being active; a military engagement; a judicial proceeding brought by one party against another; one party prosecutes another for a wrong done or for protection of a right or for prevention of a wrong; a process existing in or produced by nature (rather than by the intent of human beings); verb institute legal proceedings against; file a suit against; put in effect
 
 
* '''[[adolescence]]''' - noun in the state that someone is in between puberty and adulthood; the time period between the beginning of puberty and adulthood
 
 
* '''[[aa]]''' - noun a dry form of lava resembling clinkers; an associate degree in arts; an international organization that provides a support group for persons trying to overcome alcoholism
 
 
* '''[[ab]]''' - noun the blood group whose red cells carry both the A and B antigens; the eleventh month of the civil year; the fifth month of the ecclesiastical year in the Jewish calendar (in July and August); the muscles of the abdomen; a bachelor's degree in arts and sciences
 
 
* '''[[aback]]''' - adv. by surprise; having the wind against the forward side of the sails
 
 
* '''[[abandon]]''' - noun the trait of lacking restraint or control; reckless freedom from inhibition or worry; a feeling of extreme emotional intensity; verb stop maintaining or insisting on; of ideas or claims; leave someone who needs or counts on you; leave in the lurch; give up with the intent of never claiming again; forsake, leave behind; leave behind empty; move out of
 
 
* '''[[abandoned]]''' - adj. forsaken by owner or keeper; free from constraint
 
 
* '''[[abasia]]''' - noun inability to walk
 
 
* '''[[abate]]''' - verb become less in amount or intensity; make less active or intense
 
 
* '''[[abatement]]''' - noun the act of abating; an interruption in the intensity or amount of something
 
 
* '''[[abbreviated]]''' - adj. (of clothing) very short; cut short in duration
 
 
* '''[[abc]]''' - noun the elementary stages of any subject (usually plural)
 
 
* '''[[abdomen]]''' - noun the region of the body of a vertebrate between the thorax and the pelvis; the cavity containing the major viscera; in mammals it is separated from the thorax by the diaphragm
 
 
* '''[[abdominal]]''' - adj. of or relating to or near the abdomen; noun the muscles of the abdomen
 
 
* '''[[abducens]]''' - noun a small motor nerve supplying the lateral rectus muscle of the eye
 
 
* '''[[abduct]]''' - verb pull away from the body; take away to an undisclosed location against their will and usually in order to extract a ransom
 
 
* '''[[abducted]]''' - adj. (of persons) seized and detained unlawfully, often for ransom
 
 
* '''[[abduction]]''' - noun (physiology) moving of a body part away from the central axis of the body; the criminal act of capturing and carrying away by force a family member; if a man's wife is abducted it is a crime against the family relationship and against the wife
 
 
* '''[[abductor]]''' - noun a muscle that draws a body part away from the median line; someone who unlawfully seizes and detains a victim (usually for ransom)
 
 
* '''[[abed]]''' - adv. in bed
 
 
* '''[[aberdeen]]''' - noun a city in northeastern Scotland on the North Sea; a town in northeastern Maryland; a town in northeastern South Dakota; a town in western Washington
 
 
* '''[[aberration]]''' - noun an optical phenomenon resulting from the failure of a lens or mirror to produce a good image; a disorder in one's mental state; a state or condition markedly different from the norm
 
 
* '''[[abeyance]]''' - noun temporary cessation or suspension
 
 
* '''[[abhorrence]]''' - noun hate coupled with disgust
 
 
* '''[[abiding]]''' - adj. unceasing
 
 
* '''[[abies]]''' - noun true firs
 
 
* '''[[ability]]''' - noun the quality of being able to perform; a quality that permits or facilitates achievement or accomplishment; possession of the qualities (especially mental qualities) required to do something or get something done
 
 
* '''[[abject]]''' - adj. showing humiliation or submissiveness; of the most contemptible kind; most unfortunate or miserable; showing utter resignation or hopelessness
 
 
* '''[[ablative]]''' - adj. tending to ablate; i.e. to be removed or vaporized at very high temperature; relating to the ablative case; noun the case indicating the agent in passive sentences or the instrument or manner or place of the action described by the verb
 
 
* '''[[able]]''' - adj. (usually followed by `to') having the necessary means or skill or know-how or authority to do something; having inherent physical or mental ability or capacity; have the skills and qualifications to do things well; having a strong healthy body
 
 
* '''[[able-bodied]]''' - adj. having a strong healthy body
 
 
* '''[[ablution]]''' - noun the ritual washing of a priest's hands or of sacred vessels
 
 
* '''[[ably]]''' - adv. in a competent capable manner
 
 
* '''[[abnormal]]''' - adj. much greater than the normal; not normal; not typical or usual or regular or conforming to a norm; departing from the normal in e.g. intelligence and development
 
 
* '''[[abnormality]]''' - noun behavior that breaches the rule or etiquette or custom or morality; marked strangeness as a consequence of being abnormal; retardation sufficient to fall outside the normal range of intelligence; an abnormal condition
 
 
* '''[[abnormally]]''' - adv. in an abnormal manner
 
 
* '''[[aboard]]''' - adv. on first or second or third base; on a ship, train, plane or other vehicle; part of a group; side by side
 
 
* '''[[abolish]]''' - verb do away with
 
 
* '''[[abolition]]''' - noun the act of abolishing a system or practice or institution (especially abolishing slavery)
 
 
* '''[[abominable]]''' - adj. unequivocally detestable; exceptionally bad or displeasing
 
 
* '''[[abort]]''' - noun the act of terminating a project or procedure before it is completed; verb terminate a pregnancy by undergoing an abortion; cease development, die, and be aborted; terminate before completion
 
 
* '''[[abortifacient]]''' - adj. causing abortion; noun a drug (or other chemical agent) that causes abortion
 
 
* '''[[abortion]]''' - noun termination of pregnancy; failure of a plan
 
 
* '''[[abortive]]''' - adj. failing to accomplish an intended result
 
 
* '''[[abound]]''' - verb be abundant or plentiful; exist in large quantities; be in a state of movement or action
 
 
* '''[[about]]''' - adj. on the move; adv. in the area or vicinity; all around or on all sides; in or to a reversed position or direction; to or among many different places or in no particular direction; (of actions or states) slightly short of or not quite accomplished; in rotation or succession; (of quantities) imprecise but fairly close to correct
 
 
* '''[[above]]''' - adj. appearing earlier in the same text; adv. at an earlier place; in or to a place that is higher; noun an earlier section of a written text
 
 
* '''[[above-mentioned]]''' - adj. mentioned or named earlier in the same text
 
 
* '''[[above-named]]''' - adj. mentioned or named earlier in the same text
 
 
* '''[[abraham]]''' - noun the first of the Old Testament patriarchs and the father of Isaac; according to Genesis, God promised to give Abraham's family (the Hebrews) the land of Canaan (the Promised Land); God tested Abraham by asking him to sacrifice his son
 
 
* '''[[abrasion]]''' - noun erosion by friction; an abraded area where the skin is torn or worn off; the wearing down of rock particles by friction due to water or wind or ice
 
 
* '''[[abreast]]''' - adj. being up to particular standard or level especially in being up to date in knowledge; adv. alongside each other, facing on the same direction
 
 
* '''[[abridged]]''' - adj. (used of texts) shortened by condensing or rewriting
 
 
* '''[[abroad]]''' - adj. in a foreign country; adv. to or in a foreign country; in a place across an ocean; far away from home or one's usual surroundings
 
 
* '''[[abrogate]]''' - verb revoke formally
 
 
* '''[[abrogation]]''' - noun the act of abrogating; an official or legal cancellation
 
 
* '''[[abrupt]]''' - adj. surprisingly and unceremoniously brusque in manner; exceedingly sudden and unexpected; extremely steep; marked by sudden changes in subject and sharp transitions
 
 
* '''[[abruptly]]''' - adv. quickly and without warning
 
 
* '''[[abruzzi]]''' - noun a mountainous region of central Italy on the Adriatic
 
 
* '''[[abscess]]''' - noun symptom consisting of a localized collection of pus surrounded by inflamed tissue
 
 
* '''[[abscission]]''' - noun the act of cutting something off; shedding of flowers and leaves and fruit following formation of scar tissue in a plant
 
 
* '''[[absence]]''' - noun failure to be present; the state of being absent; the time interval during which something or somebody is away; epilepsy characterized by paroxysmal attacks of brief clouding of consciousness (a possible other abnormalities)
 
 
* '''[[absent]]''' - adj. lost in thought; showing preoccupation; not in a specified place physically or mentally; verb go away or leave
 
 
* '''[[absinthe]]''' - noun strong green liqueur flavored with wormwood and anise; aromatic herb of temperate Eurasia and North Africa having a bitter taste used in making the liqueur absinthe
 
 
* '''[[absolute]]''' - adj. perfect or complete or pure; not capable of being violated or infringed; complete and without restriction or qualification; sometimes used informally as intensifiers; without conditions or limitations; not limited by law; expressing finality with no implication of possible change; noun something that is conceived to be absolute; something that does not depends on anything else and is beyond human control
 
 
* '''[[absolutely]]''' - adv. totally and definitely; without question; completely and without qualification; used informally as intensifiers
 
 
* '''[[absorb]]''' - verb cause to become one with; engage or engross wholly; take up mentally; assimilate or take in; take in, also metaphorically; become imbued; take up, as of debts or payments; suck or take up or in; engross (oneself) fully
 
 
* '''[[absorbable]]''' - adj. capable of being absorbed or taken in through the pores of a surface
 
 
* '''[[absorbed]]''' - adj. taken in through the pores of a surface; retained without reflection; giving or marked by complete attention to
 
 
* '''[[absorbent]]''' - adj. having power or capacity or tendency to absorb or soak up something (liquids or energy etc.); noun a material having capacity or tendency to absorb another substance
 
 
* '''[[absorbent cotton]]''' - noun cotton made absorbent by removal of the natural wax
 
 
* '''[[absorbing]]''' - adj. capable of arousing and holding the attention
 
 
* '''[[absorption]]''' - noun (chemistry) a process in which one substance permeates another; a fluid permeates or is dissolved by a liquid or solid; (physics) the process in which incident radiated energy is retained without reflection or transmission on passing through a medium; the mental state of being preoccupied by something; complete attention; intense mental effort; the process of absorbing nutrients into the body after digestion; the social process of absorbing one cultural group into harmony with another
 
 
* '''[[absorptive]]''' - adj. having power or capacity or tendency to absorb or soak up something (liquids or energy etc.)
 
 
* '''[[abstain]]''' - verb choose not to consume; refrain from voting
 
 
* '''[[abstemious]]''' - adj. sparing in consumption of especially food and drink; marked by temperance in indulgence
 
 
* '''[[abstention]]''' - noun the trait of abstaining (especially from alcohol)
 
 
* '''[[abstinence]]''' - noun act or practice of refraining from indulging an appetite; the trait of abstaining (especially from alcohol)
 
 
* '''[[abstinent]]''' - adj. self-restraining; not indulging an appetite especially for food or drink; noun a person who refrains from drinking intoxicating beverages
 
 
* '''[[abstract]]''' - adj. existing only in the mind; separated from embodiment; dealing with a subject in the abstract without practical purpose or intention; not representing or imitating external reality or the objects of nature; noun a concept or idea not associated with any specific instance; a sketchy summary of the main points of an argument or theory; verb consider a concept without thinking of a specific example; consider abstractly or theoretically; consider apart from a particular case or instance; give an abstract (of); make off with belongings of others
 
 
* '''[[abstraction]]''' - noun a general concept formed by extracting common features from specific examples; the act of withdrawing or removing something; an abstract painting; the process of formulating general concepts by abstracting common properties of instances; a concept or idea not associated with any specific instance; preoccupation with something to the exclusion of all else
 
 
* '''[[absurd]]''' - adj. inconsistent with reason or logic or common sense; incongruous; inviting ridicule; noun a situation in which life seems irrational and meaningless
 
 
* '''[[absurdity]]''' - noun a ludicrous folly; a message whose content is at variance with reason
 
 
* '''[[abundance]]''' - noun the property of a more than adequate quantity or supply; (chemistry) the ratio of the total mass of an element in the earth's crust to the total mass of the earth's crust; expressed as a percentage or in parts per million; (physics) the ratio of the number of atoms of a specific isotope of an element to the total number of isotopes present
 
 
* '''[[abundant]]''' - adj. present in great quantity
 
 
* '''[[abundantly]]''' - adv. in an abundant manner
 
 
* '''[[abuse]]''' - noun a rude expression intended to offend or hurt; cruel or inhumane treatment; improper or excessive use; verb use wrongly or improperly or excessively; use foul or abusive language towards; change the inherent purpose or function of something; treat badly
 
 
* '''[[abused]]''' - adj. subjected to cruel treatment; used improperly or excessively especially drugs
 
 
* '''[[abut]]''' - verb lie adjacent to another or share a boundary
 
 
* '''[[abyssinian]]''' - noun a small slender short-haired breed of African origin having brownish fur with a reddish undercoat
 
 
* '''[[ac]]''' - noun an electric current that reverses direction sinusoidally; a radioactive element of the actinide series; found in uranium ores
 
 
* '''[[acacia]]''' - noun any of various spiny trees or shrubs of the genus Acacia
 
 
* '''[[academy]]''' - noun a learned establishment for the advancement of knowledge; a school for special training; a secondary school (usually private); an institution for the advancement of art or science or literature
 
 
* '''[[acanthosis]]''' - noun an abnormal but benign thickening of the prickle-cell layer of the skin (as in psoriasis)
 
 
* '''[[acarina]]''' - noun mites and ticks
 
 
* '''[[acarus]]''' - noun any of several mites of the order Acarina
 
 
* '''[[accelerate]]''' - verb move faster; cause to move faster
 
 
* '''[[accelerated]]''' - adj. caused to go more rapidly; speeded up, as of an academic course
 
 
* '''[[accelerating]]''' - adj. increasing in speed; becoming progressively faster
 
 
* '''[[acceleration]]''' - noun the act of accelerating; increasing the speed; an increase in rate of change; (physics) a rate of increase of velocity
 
 
* '''[[accelerator]]''' - noun a valve that regulates the supply of fuel to the engine; a scientific instrument that increases the kinetic energy of charged particles; a pedal that controls the throttle valve; (chemistry) a substance that initiates or accelerates a chemical reaction without itself being affected
 
 
* '''[[accentuation]]''' - noun the use or application of an accent; the relative prominence of syllables in a phrase or utterance; the act of giving special importance or significance to something
 
 
* '''[[accept]]''' - verb tolerate or accommodate oneself to; consider or hold as true; be sexually responsive to, used of a female domesticated mammal; react favorably to; consider right and proper; give an affirmative reply to; respond favorably to; receive (a report) officially, as from a committee; receive willingly something given or offered; admit into a group or community; be designed to hold or take; make use of or accept for some purpose; take on as one's own the expenses or debts of another person
 
 
* '''[[acceptable]]''' - adj. worthy of acceptance or satisfactory; adequate for the purpose; judged to be in conformity with approved usage; meeting requirements
 
 
* '''[[acceptance]]''' - noun the act of taking something that is offered; (contract law) words signifying consent to the terms of an offer (thereby creating a contract); banking: a time draft drawn on and accepted by a bank; the state of being acceptable and accepted; the act of accepting with approval; favorable reception; a disposition to tolerate or accept people or situations; the mental attitude that something is believable and should be accepted as true
 
 
* '''[[accepted]]''' - adj. generally approved or compelling recognition; generally agreed upon; not subject to dispute; widely accepted as true or worthy; widely or permanently accepted; generally accepted or used; judged to be in conformity with approved usage
 
 
* '''[[accepting]]''' - adj. tolerating without protest
 
 
* '''[[access]]''' - noun the act of approaching or entering; a way of entering or leaving; (computer science) the operation of reading or writing stored information; the right to obtain or make use of or take advantage of something (as services or membership); a code (a series of characters or digits) that must be entered in some way (typed or dialed or spoken) to get the use of something (a telephone line or a computer or a local area network etc.); the right to enter; verb reach or gain access to; obtain or retrieve from a storage device; as of information on a computer
 
 
* '''[[accessibility]]''' - noun the attribute of being easy to meet or deal with; the quality of being at hand when needed
 
 
* '''[[accessible]]''' - adj. capable of being reached; easy to get along with or talk to; friendly; easily obtained; capable of being read with comprehension
 
 
* '''[[accessory]]''' - adj. furnishing added support; noun a supplementary component that improves capability; clothing that is worn or carried, but not part of your main clothing; someone who helps another person commit a crime
 
 
* '''[[accident]]''' - noun anything that happens by chance without an apparent cause; a mishap; especially one causing injury or death
 
 
* '''[[accidental]]''' - adj. without intention (especially resulting from heedless action); associated by chance and not an integral part; occurring or appearing or singled out by chance; noun a musical notation that makes a note sharp or flat or natural although that is not part of the key signature
 
 
* '''[[accidentally]]''' - adv. without advance planning; without intention; in an unintentional manner; in an incidental manner
 
 
* '''[[acclimatization]]''' - noun adaptation to a new climate (a new temperature or altitude or environment)
 
 
* '''[[accommodate]]''' - verb make compatible with; provide with something desired or needed; have room for; hold without crowding; make fit for, or change to suit a new purpose; provide a service or favor for someone; provide housing for; be agreeable or acceptable to
 
 
* '''[[accommodating]]''' - adj. helpful in bringing about a harmonious adaptation; obliging; willing to do favors
 
 
* '''[[accommodation]]''' - noun (physiology) the automatic adjustment in focal length of the lens of the eye; the act of providing something (lodging or seat or food) to meet a need; living quarters provided for public convenience; in the theories of Jean Piaget: the modification of internal representations in order to accommodate a changing knowledge of reality; a settlement of differences; making or becoming suitable; adjusting to circumstances
 
 
* '''[[accommodative]]''' - adj. tending to reconcile or accommodate; bringing into harmony; willing to adjust to differences in order to obtain agreement; helpful in bringing about a harmonious adaptation
 
 
* '''[[accompanied]]''' - adj. having accompaniment or companions or escort
 
 
* '''[[accompaniment]]''' - noun a subordinate musical part; provides background for more important parts; an event or situation that happens at the same time as or in connection with another; the act of accompanying someone or something in order to protect them
 
 
* '''[[accompany]]''' - verb go or travel along with; perform an accompaniment to; be associated with; be a companion to somebody
 
 
* '''[[accompanying]]''' - adj. following as a consequence
 
 
* '''[[accomplice]]''' - noun a person who joins with another in carrying out some plan (especially an unethical or illegal plan)
 
 
* '''[[accomplish]]''' - verb put in effect; to gain with effort
 
 
* '''[[accomplished]]''' - adj. successfully completed or brought to an end; settled securely and unconditionally; highly skilled
 
 
* '''[[accomplishment]]''' - noun the action of accomplishing something; an ability that has been acquired by training
 
 
* '''[[accord]]''' - noun sympathetic compatibility; concurrence of opinion; a written agreement between two states or sovereigns; harmony of people's opinions or actions or characters; verb allow to have; go together
 
 
* '''[[accordance]]''' - noun the act of granting rights; concurrence of opinion
 
 
* '''[[according]]''' - adj. (followed by `to') as reported or stated by; (followed by `to') in agreement with or accordant with
 
 
* '''[[accordingly]]''' - adv. in accordance with; (sentence connectors) because of the reason given
 
 
* '''[[accoucheur]]''' - noun a physician specializing in obstetrics
 
 
* '''[[account]]''' - noun the quality of taking advantage; importance or value; a statement of recent transactions and the resulting balance; a formal contractual relationship established to provide for regular banking or brokerage or business services; a record or narrative description of past events; an itemized statement of money owed for goods shipped or services rendered; a short account of the news; a statement that makes something comprehensible by describing the relevant structure or operation or circumstances etc.; the act of informing by verbal report; grounds; verb furnish a justifying analysis or explanation; keep an account of; be the sole or primary factor in the existence, acquisition, supply, or disposal of something; to give an account or representation of in words
 
 
* '''[[accountable]]''' - adj. liable to account for one's actions
 
 
* '''[[accounting]]''' - noun a system that provides quantitative information about finances; a convincing explanation that reveals basic causes; a bookkeeper's chronological list of related debits and credits of a business; forms part of a ledger of accounts; the occupation of maintaining and auditing records and preparing financial reports for a business; a statement of recent transactions and the resulting balance
 
 
* '''[[accredited]]''' - adj. given official approval to act
 
 
* '''[[accrue]]''' - verb grow by addition; come into the possession of
 
 
* '''[[accumulate]]''' - verb collect or gather; get or gather together
 
 
* '''[[accumulated]]''' - adj. brought together into a group or crowd; periodically accumulated over time
 
 
* '''[[accumulation]]''' - noun the act of accumulating; (finance) profits that are not paid out as dividends but are added to the capital base of the corporation; several things grouped together or considered as a whole; an increase by natural growth or addition
 
 
* '''[[accumulator]]''' - noun (computer science) a register that has a built-in adder that adds an input number to the contents of the register; a voltaic battery that stores electric charge; a person who is employed to collect payments (as for rent or taxes)
 
 
* '''[[accuracy]]''' - noun the quality of being near to the true value; (mathematics) the number of significant figures given in a number
 
 
* '''[[accurate]]''' - adj. conforming exactly or almost exactly to fact or to a standard or performing with total accuracy; (of ideas, images, representations, expressions) characterized by perfect conformity to fact or truth ; strictly correct
 
 
* '''[[accurately]]''' - adv. with few mistakes; strictly correctly
 
 
* '''[[accusation]]''' - noun an assertion that someone is guilty of a fault or offence; a formal charge of wrongdoing brought against a person; the act of imputing blame or guilt
 
 
* '''[[accusative]]''' - adj. containing or expressing accusation; serving as or indicating the object of a verb or of certain prepositions and used for certain other purposes; noun the category of nouns serving as the direct object of a verb
 
 
* '''[[accuse]]''' - verb bring an accusation against; level a charge against; blame for, make a claim of wrongdoing or misbehavior against
 
 
* '''[[accused]]''' - noun a defendant in a criminal proceeding
 
 
* '''[[accustom]]''' - verb make psychologically or physically used (to something)
 
 
* '''[[accustomed]]''' - adj. (often followed by `to') in the habit of or adapted to; commonly used or practiced; usual
 
 
* '''[[ace]]''' - adj. of the highest quality; noun a serve that the receiver is unable to reach; one of four playing cards in a deck having a single pip on its face; someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field; a major strategic headquarters of NATO; safeguards an area extending from Norway to Turkey; verb serve an ace against (someone); play (a hole) in one stroke; score an ace against; succeed at easily
 
 
* '''[[acetabular]]''' - adj. of the cup-shaped socket that receives the head of the thigh bone
 
 
* '''[[acetabulum]]''' - noun the cup-shaped hollow in the hipbone into which the head of the femur fits to form a ball-and-socket joint
 
 
* '''[[acetanilid]]''' - noun a white crystalline compound used as an analgesic and also as an antipyretic
 
 
* '''[[acetate]]''' - noun a salt or ester of acetic acid; a fabric made from fibers of cellulose acetate
 
 
* '''[[acetic]]''' - adj. relating to or containing acetic acid
 
 
* '''[[acetone]]''' - noun the simplest ketone; a highly inflammable liquid widely used as an organic solvent and as material for making plastics
 
 
* '''[[acetonuria]]''' - noun excessive amounts of ketone bodies in the urine as in diabetes mellitus or starvation
 
 
* '''[[acetous]]''' - adj. tasting or smelling like vinegar
 
 
* '''[[acetphenetidin]]''' - noun a white crystalline compound used as an analgesic and also as an antipyretic
 
 
* '''[[acetum]]''' - noun a dilute solution of acetic acid that is used as a solvent (e.g. for a drug); sour-tasting liquid produced usually by oxidation of the alcohol in wine or cider and used as a condiment or food preservative
 
 
* '''[[acetyl]]''' - noun the organic group of acetic acid (CH3CO-)
 
 
* '''[[acetylene]]''' - noun a colorless flammable gas used chiefly in welding and in organic synthesis
 
 
* '''[[ache]]''' - noun a dull persistent (usually moderately intense) pain; verb have a desire for something or someone who is not present; be the source of pain; feel physical pain
 
 
* '''[[achieve]]''' - verb to gain with effort
 
 
* '''[[achievement]]''' - noun the action of accomplishing something
 
 
* '''[[achilles]]''' - noun a mythical Greek hero of the Iliad; a foremost Greek warrior at the siege of Troy; when he was a baby his mother tried to make him immortal by bathing him in a magical river but the heel by which she held him remained vulnerable--his `Achilles' heel'
 
 
* '''[[aching]]''' - adj. causing a dull and steady pain; noun a dull persistent (usually moderately intense) pain
 
 
* '''[[acholia]]''' - noun a condition in which little or no bile is secreted or the flow of bile into the digestive tract is obstructed
 
 
* '''[[achondroplasia]]''' - noun an inherited skeletal disorder beginning before birth; cartilage is converted to bone resulting in dwarfism
 
 
* '''[[achromatic]]''' - adj. having no hue
 
 
* '''[[achylia]]''' - noun absence of gastric juices (partial or complete)
 
 
* '''[[acicular]]''' - adj. narrow and long and pointed; as pine leaves
 
 
* '''[[acid]]''' - adj. having the characteristics of an acid; harsh or corrosive in tone; being sour to the taste; noun street name for lysergic acid diethylamide; any of various water-soluble compounds having a sour taste and capable of turning litmus red and reacting with a base to form a salt
 
 
* '''[[acid-fast]]''' - adj. not easily decolorized by acid solutions; pertains to micro-organisms (especially the tubercle bacillus that causes tuberculosis)
 
 
* '''[[acidify]]''' - verb turn acidic; make sour or more sour
 
 
* '''[[acidity]]''' - noun pH values below 7; the taste experience when something acidic is taken into the mouth; the property of being acidic
 
 
* '''[[acidosis]]''' - noun abnormally high acidity (excess hydrogen-ion concentration) of the blood and other body tissues
 
 
* '''[[acidulate]]''' - verb make sour or more sour
 
 
* '''[[acidulous]]''' - adj. being sour to the taste
 
 
* '''[[acinous]]''' - adj. pertaining to one of the small sacs (as in a compound gland)
 
 
* '''[[acipenser]]''' - noun type genus of the Acipenseridae: sturgeons
 
 
* '''[[acknowledged]]''' - adj. recognized or made known or admitted; generally accepted
 
 
* '''[[acme]]''' - noun the highest level or degree attainable; the highest stage of development; the highest point (of something)
 
 
* '''[[acne]]''' - noun an inflammatory disease involving the sebaceous glands of the skin; characterized by papules or pustules or comedones
 
 
* '''[[aconite]]''' - noun any of various usually poisonous plants of the genus Aconitum having tuberous roots and palmately lobed leaves and blue or white flowers
 
 
* '''[[aconitum]]''' - noun genus of poisonous plants of temperate regions of northern hemisphere with a vaulted and enlarged petal
 
 
* '''[[acorus]]''' - noun sweet flags; sometimes placed in subfamily Acoraceae
 
 
* '''[[acoustic]]''' - adj. of or relating to the science of acoustics; noun a remedy for hearing loss or deafness
 
 
* '''[[acquaint]]''' - verb inform; make familiar or acquainted; cause to come to know personally
 
 
* '''[[acquaintance]]''' - noun personal knowledge or information about someone or something; a person with whom you are acquainted; a relationship less intimate than friendship
 
 
* '''[[acquainted]]''' - adj. having fair knowledge of
 
 
* '''[[acquire]]''' - verb win something through one's efforts; locate (a moving entity) by means of a tracking system such as radar; come to have or undergo a change of (physical features and attributes); take on a certain form, attribute, or aspect; gain through experience; gain knowledge or skills; come into the possession of something concrete or abstract
 
 
* '''[[acquired]]''' - adj. gotten through environmental forces
 
 
* '''[[acquiring]]''' - noun the act of acquiring something
 
 
* '''[[acquisition]]''' - noun the act of contracting or assuming or acquiring possession of something; something acquired; an ability that has been acquired by training; the cognitive process of acquiring skill or knowledge
 
 
* '''[[acre]]''' - noun a town and port in northwestern Israel in the eastern Mediterranean; a territory of western Brazil bordering on Bolivia and Peru; a unit of area (4840 square yards) used in English-speaking countries
 
 
* '''[[acres]]''' - noun extensive landed property (especially in the country) retained by the owner for his own use
 
 
* '''[[acrid]]''' - adj. harsh or corrosive in tone; strong and sharp; "the pungent taste of radishes"
 
 
* '''[[acridity]]''' - noun the quality of being sharply disagreeable in language or tone; extreme bitterness; having an acrid smell
 
 
* '''[[acris]]''' - noun cricket frogs
 
 
* '''[[acrolein]]''' - noun a pungent colorless unsaturated liquid aldehyde made from propene
 
 
* '''[[acromegaly]]''' - noun enlargement of bones of hands and feet and face; often accompanied by headache and muscle pain and emotional disturbances; caused by overproduction of growth hormone by the anterior pituitary gland (due to a tumor)
 
 
* '''[[acromion]]''' - noun the outermost point of the spine of the shoulder blade
 
 
* '''[[across]]''' - adv. transversely; to the opposite side
 
 
* '''[[act]]''' - noun something that people do or cause to happen; a legal document codifying the result of deliberations of a committee or society or legislative body; a short theatrical performance that is part of a longer program; a subdivision of a play or opera or ballet; a manifestation of insincerity; verb behave in a certain manner; show a certain behavior; conduct or comport oneself; pretend to have certain qualities or state of mind; discharge one's duties; play a role or part; perform on a stage or theater; perform an action, or work out or perform (an action); be engaged in an activity, often for no particular purpose other than pleasure; be suitable for theatrical performance; behave unnaturally or affectedly; have an effect or outcome; often the one desired or expected
 
 
* '''[[actaea]]''' - noun baneberry
 
 
* '''[[acting]]''' - adj. serving temporarily especially as a substitute; noun the performance of a part or role in a drama
 
 
* '''[[actinomyces]]''' - noun soil-inhabiting saprophytes and disease-producing plant and animal parasites
 
 
* '''[[actinomycosis]]''' - noun disease of cattle that can be transmitted to humans; results from infection with actinomycetes; characterized by hard swellings that exude pus through long sinuses
 
 
* '''[[action]]''' - noun something done (usually as opposed to something said); the most important or interesting work or activity in a specific area or field; an act by a government body or supranational organization; the operating part that transmits power to a mechanism; the trait of being active and energetic and forceful; the series of events that form a plot; the state of being active; a military engagement; a judicial proceeding brought by one party against another; one party prosecutes another for a wrong done or for protection of a right or for prevention of a wrong; a process existing in or produced by nature (rather than by the intent of human beings); verb institute legal proceedings against; file a suit against; put in effect
 
 
* '''[[activating]]''' - adj. causing motion or action or change; noun the activity of causing to have energy and be active
 
 
* '''[[active]]''' - adj. characterized by energetic activity; engaged in full-time work; full of activity or engaged in continuous activity; tending to become more severe or wider in scope; disposed to take action or effectuate change; (of e.g. volcanos) erupting or liable to erupt; (of e.g. volcanos) capable of erupting; expressing action rather than a state of being; used of verbs (e.g. `to run') and participial adjectives (e.g. `running' in `running water'); expressing that the subject of the sentence has the semantic function of actor: "Hemingway favors active constructions"; exerting influence or producing a change or effect; of the sun; characterized by a high level activity in sunspots and flares and radio emissions; in operation; taking part in an activity; engaged in or ready for military or naval operations; noun a person devoted to the active life; the voice used to indicate that the grammatical subject of the verb is performing the action or causing the happening denoted by the verb; chemical agent capable of activity
 
 
* '''[[actively]]''' - adv. in an active manner
 
 
* '''[[activity]]''' - noun any specific behavior; (chemistry) the capacity of a substance to take part in a chemical reaction; the trait of being active; moving or acting rapidly and energetically; an organic process that takes place in the body; a process existing in or produced by nature (rather than by the intent of human beings); the state of being active
 
 
* '''[[acts]]''' - noun a New Testament book describing the development of the early church from Christ's Ascension to Paul's sojourn at Rome
 
 
* '''[[actual]]''' - adj. presently existing in fact and not merely potential or possible; being or existing at the present moment; taking place in reality; not pretended or imitated; existing in act or fact; being or reflecting the essential or genuine character of something; existing in fact whether with lawful authority or not
 
 
* '''[[actually]]''' - adv. used to imply that one would expect the fact to be the opposite of that stated; surprisingly; in actual fact; as a sentence modifier to add slight emphasis; at the present moment
 
 
* '''[[actuarial]]''' - adj. of or relating to the work of an actuary
 
 
* '''[[acuity]]''' - noun sharpness of vision; the visual ability to resolve fine detail (usually measured by a Snellen chart); a quick and penetrating intelligence
 
 
* '''[[acuminate]]''' - adj. of a leaf shape; narrowing to a slender point; verb make sharp or acute; taper; make (something) come to a point
 
 
* '''[[acupressure]]''' - noun treatment of symptoms by applying pressure with the fingers to specific pressure points on the body
 
 
* '''[[acupuncture]]''' - noun treatment of pain or disease by inserting the tips of needles at specific points on the skin
 
 
* '''[[acute]]''' - adj. having or experiencing a rapid onset and short but severe course; of critical importance and consequence; extremely sharp or intense; having or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions; of an angle; less than 90 degrees; ending in a sharp point; noun a mark (') placed above a vowel to indicate pronunciation
 
 
* '''[[acutely]]''' - adv. having a rapid onset; in an acute manner; in a shrewd manner; changing suddenly in direction and degree
 
 
* '''[[acuteness]]''' - noun the quality of having a sharp edge or point; a quick and penetrating intelligence; a sensitivity that is keen and highly developed
 
 
* '''[[ad]]''' - adv. in the Christian era; used before dates after the supposed year Christ was born; noun a public promotion of some product or service
 
 
* '''[[adams]]''' - noun a mountain peak in southwestern Washington in the Cascade Range (12,307 feet high); 2nd President of the United States (1735-1826); 6th President of the United States; son of John Adams (1767-1848); American Revolutionary leader and patriot; an organizer of the Boston Tea Party and signer of the Declaration of Independence (1722-1803)
 
 
* '''[[adapt]]''' - verb make fit for, or change to suit a new purpose; adapt or conform oneself to new or different conditions
 
 
* '''[[adaptation]]''' - noun (physiology) the responsive adjustment of a sense organ (as the eye) to varying conditions (as of light); a written work (as a novel) that has been recast in a new form; the process of adapting to something (such as environmental conditions)
 
 
* '''[[adapted]]''' - adj. changed in order to improve or made more fit for a particular purpose
 
 
* '''[[add]]''' - noun a condition (mostly in boys) characterized by behavioral and learning disorders; verb make an addition (to); join or combine or unite with others; increase the quality, quantity, size or scope of; make an addition by combining numbers; state or say further; constitute an addition; determine the sum of; bestow a quality on
 
 
* '''[[addicted]]''' - adj. compulsively or physiologically dependent on something habit-forming
 
 
* '''[[addiction]]''' - noun (Roman law) a formal award by a magistrate of a thing or person to another person (as the award of a debtor to his creditor); a surrender to a master; an abnormally strong craving; being abnormally tolerant to and dependent on something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming (especially alcohol or narcotic drugs)
 
 
* '''[[addition]]''' - noun the act of adding one thing to another; a component that is added to something to improve it; a suburban area laid out in streets and lots for a future residential area; a quantity that is added; the arithmetic operation of summing; calculating the sum of two or more numbers; something added to what you already have
 
 
* '''[[additional]]''' - adj. further or added
 
 
* '''[[additionally]]''' - adv. by way of addition; furthermore
 
 
* '''[[address]]''' - noun the stance assumed by a golfer in preparation for hitting a golf ball; (computer science) the code that identifies where a piece of information is stored; written directions for finding some location; written on letters or packages that are to be delivered to that location; a sign in front of a house or business carrying the conventional form by which its location is described; the manner of speaking to another individual; the act of delivering a formal spoken communication to an audience; the place where a person or organization can be found or communicated with; social skill; verb adjust and aim (a golf ball) at in preparation of hitting; speak to; give a speech to; speak to someone; put an address on (an envelope); direct a question at someone; address or apply oneself to something, direct one's efforts towards something, such as a question; access or locate by address; greet, as with a prescribed form, title, or name; deal with verbally or in some form of artistic expression
 
 
* '''[[addressed]]''' - adj. (of mail) marked with a destination
 
 
* '''[[adduct]]''' - noun a compound formed by an addition reaction; verb draw a limb towards the body
 
 
* '''[[adducting]]''' - adj. especially of muscles; bringing together or drawing toward the midline of the body or toward an adjacent part
 
 
* '''[[adduction]]''' - noun (physiology) moving of a body part toward the central axis of the body
 
 
* '''[[adductor]]''' - noun a muscle that draws a body part toward the median line
 
 
* '''[[ade]]''' - noun a sweetened beverage of diluted fruit juice
 
 
* '''[[adenitis]]''' - noun inflammation of a gland or lymph node
 
 
* '''[[adenocarcinoma]]''' - noun malignant tumor originating in glandular epithelium
 
 
* '''[[adenoid]]''' - adj. relating to or resembling lymphatic glands or lymphoid tissue; noun a collection of lymphatic tissue in the throat behind the uvula (on the posterior wall and roof of the nasopharynx)
 
 
* '''[[adenoma]]''' - noun a benign epithelial tumor of glandular origin
 
 
* '''[[adenopathy]]''' - noun a glandular disease or enlargement of glandular tissue (especially of the lymph glands)
 
 
* '''[[adequate]]''' - adj. (sometimes followed by `to') meeting the requirements especially of a task; about average; acceptable; enough to meet a purpose
 
 
* '''[[adhere]]''' - verb follow through or carry out a plan without deviation; stick to firmly; be a devoted follower or supporter; be compatible or in accordance with; come or be in close contact with; stick or hold together and resist separation; be loyal to
 
 
* '''[[adherence]]''' - noun faithful support for a religion or cause or political party; the property of sticking together (as of glue and wood) or the joining of surfaces of different composition
 
 
* '''[[adherent]]''' - adj. sticking fast; noun someone who believes and helps to spread the doctrine of another
 
 
* '''[[adhesion]]''' - noun a fibrous band of scar tissue that binds together normally separate anatomical structures; abnormal union of bodily tissues; most common in the abdomen; faithful support for a religion or cause or political party; the property of sticking together (as of glue and wood) or the joining of surfaces of different composition
 
 
* '''[[adhesive]]''' - adj. tending to adhere; noun a substance that unites or bonds surfaces together
 
 
* '''[[adhesive plaster]]''' - noun adhesive tape used in dressing wounds
 
 
* '''[[adipose]]''' - adj. composed of animal fat
 
 
* '''[[adiposis]]''' - noun the property of excessive fatness
 
 
* '''[[adjacent]]''' - adj. near or close to but not necessarily touching; nearest in space or position; immediately adjoining without intervening space; having a common boundary or edge; touching
 
 
* '''[[adjoining]]''' - adj. having a common boundary or edge; touching
 
 
* '''[[adjunct]]''' - adj. of or relating to a person who is subordinate to another; furnishing added support; noun a construction that can be used to extend the meaning of a word or phrase but is not one of the main constituents of a sentence; something added to another thing but not an essential part of it; a person who is an assistant or subordinate to another
 
 
* '''[[adjust]]''' - verb adapt or conform oneself to new or different conditions; alter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard; make correspondent or conformable; decide how much is to be paid on an insurance claim; place in a line or arrange so as to be parallel or straight
 
 
* '''[[adjusted]]''' - adj. altered to accommodate to certain requirements or bring into a proper relation; adjusted to demands of daily living; showing emotional stability; (especially of garments) having the fit or style adjusted; having achieved a comfortable relation with your environment
 
 
* '''[[adjustment]]''' - noun the act of adjusting something to match a standard; making or becoming suitable; adjusting to circumstances; the act of making something different (as e.g. the size of a garment); an amount added or deducted on the basis of qualifying circumstances; the process of adapting to something (such as environmental conditions)
 
 
* '''[[adjuvant]]''' - adj. enhancing the action of a medical treatment; furnishing added support; noun an additive that enhances the effectiveness of medical treatment
 
 
* '''[[administer]]''' - verb give or apply (medications); administer ritually; of church sacraments; work in an administrative capacity; supervise; administer or bestow, as in small portions
 
 
* '''[[administration]]''' - noun the act of administering medication; a method of tending to (especially business) matters; the persons (or committees or departments etc.) who make up a body for the purpose of administering something; the tenure of a president
 
 
* '''[[administrator]]''' - noun someone who manages a government agency or department; the party appointed by a probate court to distribute the estate of someone who dies without a will or without naming an executor; someone who administers a business
 
 
* '''[[admirable]]''' - adj. deserving of the highest esteem or admiration; inspiring admiration or approval
 
 
* '''[[admirably]]''' - adv. in an admirable manner
 
 
* '''[[admissible]]''' - adj. deserving to be admitted
 
 
* '''[[admission]]''' - noun the act of admitting someone to enter; an acknowledgment of the truth of something; the fee charged for admission
 
 
* '''[[admit]]''' - verb declare to be true or admit the existence or reality or truth of; allow participation in or the right to be part of; permit to exercise the rights, functions, and responsibilities of; allow to enter; grant entry to; serve as a means of entrance; give access or entrance to; afford possibility; admit into a group or community; have room for; hold without crowding
 
 
* '''[[admittedly]]''' - adv. as acknowledged
 
 
* '''[[admixture]]''' - noun an additional ingredient that is added by mixing with the base; the state of impairing the quality or reducing the value of something; the act of mixing together
 
 
* '''[[adnexa]]''' - noun an accessory or adjoining anatomical parts or appendages (especially of the embryo)
 
 
* '''[[adolescence]]''' - noun in the state that someone is in between puberty and adulthood; the time period between the beginning of puberty and adulthood
 
 
* '''[[adolescent]]''' - adj. in the state of development between puberty and maturity; displaying or suggesting a lack of maturity; being of the age 13 through 19; relating to or peculiar to or suggestive of an adolescent; noun a juvenile between the onset of puberty and maturity
 
 
* '''[[adonis]]''' - noun (Greek mythology) a handsome youth loved by both Aphrodite and Persephone; any handsome young man; annual or perennial herbs
 
 
* '''[[adopt]]''' - verb take into one's family; take up and practice as one's own; choose and follow; as of theories, ideas, policies, strategies or plans; take on a certain form, attribute, or aspect; take up the cause, ideology, practice, method, of someone and use it as one's own; put into dramatic form; take on titles, offices, duties, responsibilities
 
 
* '''[[adopted]]''' - adj. acquired as your own by free choice; having been taken into a specific relationship
 
 
* '''[[adoption]]''' - noun the act of accepting with approval; favorable reception; a legal proceeding that creates a parent-child relation between persons not related by blood; the adopted child is entitled to all privileges belonging to a natural child of the adoptive parents (including the right to inherit); the appropriation (of ideas or words etc) from another source
 
 
* '''[[adrenal]]''' - adj. of or pertaining to the adrenal glands or their secretions; near the kidneys; noun either of a pair of complex endocrine glands situated near the kidney
 
 
* '''[[adrenalin]]''' - noun a catecholamine secreted by the adrenal medulla in response to stress (trade name Adrenalin); stimulates autonomic nerve action
 
 
* '''[[adroit]]''' - adj. quick or skillful or adept in action or thought; skillful (or showing skill) in adapting means to ends
 
 
* '''[[adult]]''' - adj. (of animals) fully developed; noun any mature animal; a fully developed person from maturity onward
 
 
* '''[[adulterant]]''' - adj. making impure or corrupt by adding extraneous materials; noun any substance that adulterates (lessens the purity or effectiveness of a substance)
 
 
* '''[[adulterated]]''' - adj. mixed with impurities
 
 
* '''[[adulteration]]''' - noun the act of adulterating (especially the illicit substitution of one substance for another); being mixed with extraneous material; the product of adulterating
 
 
* '''[[advance]]''' - adj. situated ahead or going before; being ahead of time or need; noun increase in price or value; an amount paid before it is earned; the act of moving forward toward a goal; a tentative suggestion designed to elicit the reactions of others; a change for the better; progress in development; a movement forward; verb rise in rate or price; develop further; bring forward for consideration or acceptance; move forward, also in the metaphorical sense; cause to move forward; move forward; pay in advance; develop in a positive way; increase or raise; obtain advantages, such as points, etc.; give a promotion to or assign to a higher position; contribute to the progress or growth of
 
 
* '''[[advanced]]''' - adj. (of societies) highly developed especially in technology or industry; far along in time; comparatively late in a course of development; ahead in development; complex or intricate; at a higher level in training or knowledge or skill; farther along in physical or mental development; ahead of the times; situated ahead or going before
 
 
* '''[[advancement]]''' - noun gradual improvement or growth or development; the act of moving forward toward a goal; encouragement of the progress or growth or acceptance of something
 
 
* '''[[advancing]]''' - adj. moving ahead or toward the front; moving forward
 
 
* '''[[advantage]]''' - noun benefit resulting from some event or action; the quality of having a superior or more favorable position; (tennis) first point scored after deuce; verb give an advantage to
 
 
* '''[[advantageous]]''' - adj. giving an advantage; appropriate for achieving a particular end; implies a lack of concern for fairness
 
 
* '''[[advantageously]]''' - adv. in a manner affording benefit or advantage
 
 
* '''[[advent]]''' - noun arrival that has been awaited (especially of something momentous); the season including the four Sundays preceding Christmas; (Christian theology) the reappearance of Jesus as judge for the Last Judgment
 
 
* '''[[adventitia]]''' - noun an enveloping or covering membrane or layer of body tissue
 
 
* '''[[adventitious]]''' - adj. associated by chance and not an integral part
 
 
* '''[[adverse]]''' - adj. in an opposing direction; contrary to your interests or welfare
 
 
* '''[[advertised]]''' - adj. called to public attention
 
 
* '''[[advice]]''' - noun a proposal for an appropriate course of action
 
 
* '''[[advisability]]''' - noun the quality of being advisable
 
 
* '''[[advisable]]''' - adj. worthy of being recommended or suggested; prudent or wise
 
 
* '''[[advise]]''' - verb inform (somebody) of something; give advice to; make a proposal, declare a plan for something
 
 
* '''[[advised]]''' - adj. having received information; having the benefit of careful prior consideration or counsel
 
 
* '''[[adviser]]''' - noun an expert who gives advice
 
 
* '''[[advocacy]]''' - noun active support of an idea or cause etc.; especially the act of pleading or arguing for something
 
 
* '''[[advocate]]''' - noun a person who pleads for a cause or propounds an idea; a lawyer who pleads cases in court; verb speak, plead, or argue in favour of; push for something
 
 
* '''[[adynamia]]''' - noun lack of strength or vigor (especially from illness)
 
 
* '''[[adynamic]]''' - adj. lacking strength or vigor; characterized by an absence of force or forcefulness
 
 
* '''[[aerate]]''' - verb impregnate, combine, or supply with oxygen; aerate (sewage) so as to favor the growth of organisms that decompose organic matter; expose to fresh air
 
 
* '''[[aerated]]''' - adj. (of a liquid) treated by having air passed or bubbled through it for purification; supplied with carbon dioxide
 
 
* '''[[aeration]]''' - noun the act of charging a liquid with a gas making it effervescent; the process of exposing to air (so as to purify)
 
 
* '''[[aerator]]''' - noun an apparatus for exposing something to the air (as sewage)
 
 
* '''[[aerial]]''' - adj. growing in air; in or belonging to the air or operating (for or by means of aircraft or elevated cables) in the air; characterized by lightness and insubstantiality; as impalpable or intangible as air; noun a pass to a receiver downfield from the passer; an electrical device that sends or receives radio or television signals
 
 
* '''[[aerobic]]''' - adj. depending on free oxygen or air; based on or using the principles of aerobics; enhancing respiratory and circulatory efficiency
 
 
* '''[[aerophagia]]''' - noun swallowing air (usually followed by belching and discomfort and flatulence)
 
 
* '''[[afebrile]]''' - adj. having no fever
 
 
* '''[[affection]]''' - noun a positive feeling of liking
 
 
* '''[[affair]]''' - noun a vaguely specified social event; a usually secretive or illicit sexual relationship; a vaguely specified concern
 
 
* '''[[affairs]]''' - noun transactions of professional or public interest; matters of personal concern
 
 
* '''[[affect]]''' - noun the conscious subjective aspect of feeling or emotion; verb act physically on; have an effect upon; have an effect upon; have an emotional or cognitive impact upon; make believe with the intent to deceive; connect closely and often incriminatingly
 
 
* '''[[affected]]''' - adj. acted upon; influenced; speaking or behaving in an artificial way to make an impression; being excited or provoked to the expression of an emotion
 
 
* '''[[affecting]]''' - adj. arousing affect
 
 
* '''[[affection]]''' - noun a positive feeling of liking
 
 
* '''[[affective]]''' - adj. characterized by emotion
 
 
* '''[[afferent]]''' - adj. of nerves and nerve impulses; conveying sensory information from the sense organs to the CNS; noun a nerve that passes impulses from receptors toward or to the central nervous system
 
 
* '''[[affidavit]]''' - noun written declaration made under oath; a written statement sworn to be true before someone legally authorized to administer an oath
 
 
* '''[[affinity]]''' - noun a natural attraction or feeling of kinship; inherent resemblance between persons or things; the force attracting atoms to each other and binding them together in a molecule; (immunology) the attraction between an antigen and an antibody; a close connection marked by community of interests or similarity in nature or character; (biology) state of relationship between organisms or groups of organisms resulting in resemblance in structure or structural parts; (anthropology) kinship by marriage or adoption; not a blood relationship
 
 
* '''[[affirmative]]''' - adj. affirming or giving assent; supporting a policy or attitude etc; expecting the best; noun a reply of affirmation
 
 
* '''[[affirmed]]''' - noun thoroughbred that won the triple crown in 1978
 
 
* '''[[affixed]]''' - adj. firmly attached
 
 
* '''[[afflicted]]''' - adj. mentally or physically unfit; grievously affected especially by disease
 
 
* '''[[affliction]]''' - noun a cause of great suffering and distress; a condition of suffering or distress due to ill health; a state of great suffering and distress due to adversity
 
 
* '''[[afford]]''' - verb be able to spare or give up; afford access to; have the financial means to do something or buy something; be the cause or source of
 
 
* '''[[affusion]]''' - noun the act of baptizing someone by pouring water on their head
 
 
* '''[[afield]]''' - adv. off the subject; beyond the point at issue; in or into a field (especially a field of battle); far away from home or one's usual surroundings
 
 
* '''[[aforesaid]]''' - adj. being the one previously mentioned or spoken of
 
 
* '''[[afraid]]''' - adj. filled with fear or apprehension; filled with regret or concern; used often to soften an unpleasant statement; feeling worry or concern or insecurity; having feelings of aversion or unwillingness
 
 
* '''[[afresh]]''' - adv. again but in a new or different way
 
 
* '''[[africa]]''' - noun the second largest continent; located south of Europe and bordered to the west by the South Atlantic and to the east by the Indian Ocean
 
 
* '''[[african]]''' - adj. of or relating to the nations of Africa or their peoples; noun a native or inhabitant of Africa
 
 
* '''[[after]]''' - adj. located farther aft; adv. behind or in the rear; happening at a time subsequent to a reference time
 
 
* '''[[aftereffect]]''' - noun any result that follows its cause after an interval; a delayed effect of a drug or therapy
 
 
* '''[[afternoon]]''' - noun the part of the day between noon and evening; a conventional expression of greeting or farewell
 
 
* '''[[afterward]]''' - adv. happening at a time subsequent to a reference time
 
 
* '''[[afterwards]]''' - adv. happening at a time subsequent to a reference time
 
 
* '''[[ag]]''' - noun a soft white precious univalent metallic element having the highest electrical and thermal conductivity of any metal; occurs in argentite and in free form; used in coins and jewelry and tableware and photography
 
 
* '''[[again]]''' - adv. anew
 
 
* '''[[agalactia]]''' - noun a condition in which milk is not secreted in the mother's breasts after her child has been delivered
 
 
* '''[[agar]]''' - noun a colloidal extract of algae; used especially in culture media and as a gelling agent in foods; any culture medium that uses agar as the gelling agent
 
 
* '''[[agar-agar]]''' - noun a colloidal extract of algae; used especially in culture media and as a gelling agent in foods
 
 
* '''[[agaric]]''' - noun a saprophytic fungus of the order Agaricales having an umbrellalike cap with gills on the underside; fungus used in the preparation of punk for fuses
 
 
* '''[[agaricus]]''' - noun type genus of Agaricaceae; gill fungi having brown spores and including several edible species
 
 
* '''[[age]]''' - noun how long something has existed; a time in life (usually defined in years) at which some particular qualification or power arises; a late time of life; a prolonged period of time; an era of history having some distinctive feature; verb begin to seem older; get older; make older; grow old or older
 
 
* '''[[aged]]''' - adj. (used of tobacco) aging as a preservative process (`aged' is pronounced as one syllable); of wines, fruit, cheeses; having reached a desired or final condition; (`aged' pronounced as one syllable); advanced in years; (`aged' is pronounced as two syllables); having attained a specific age; (`aged' is pronounced as one syllable); at an advanced stage of erosion (pronounced as one syllable); noun people who are old collectively
 
 
* '''[[agency]]''' - noun a business that serves other businesses; an administrative unit of government; the state of being in action or exerting power; how a result is obtained or an end is achieved; the state of serving as an official and authorized delegate or agent
 
 
* '''[[agent]]''' - noun an active and efficient cause; capable of producing a certain effect; a businessman who buys or sells for another in exchange for a commission; a representative who acts on behalf of other persons or organizations; any agent or representative of a federal agency or bureau; a substance that exerts some force or effect; the semantic role of the animate entity that instigates or causes the happening denoted by the verb in the clause
 
 
* '''[[agglutinate]]''' - adj. united as if by glue; verb clump together; as of bacteria, red blood cells, etc.; string together (morphemes in an agglutinating language)
 
 
* '''[[agglutination]]''' - noun the building of words from component morphemes that retain their form and meaning in the process of combining; a clumping of bacteria or red cells when held together by antibodies (agglutinins); the coalescing of small particles that are suspended in solution; these larger masses are then (usually) precipitated
 
 
* '''[[aggravate]]''' - verb make worse; exasperate or irritate
 
 
* '''[[aggravated]]''' - adj. incited, especially deliberately, to anger; made more severe or intense especially in law
 
 
* '''[[aggravating]]''' - adj. making worse
 
 
* '''[[aggravation]]''' - noun action that makes a problem or a disease (or its symptoms) worse; unfriendly behavior that causes anger or resentment; an exasperated feeling of annoyance
 
 
* '''[[aggregate]]''' - adj. gathered or tending to gather into a mass or whole; formed of separate units in a cluster; noun a sum total of many heterogenous things taken together; the whole amount; verb gather in a mass, sum, or whole; amount in the aggregate to
 
 
* '''[[aggregated]]''' - adj. gathered or tending to gather into a mass or whole
 
 
* '''[[aggregation]]''' - noun the act of gathering something together; several things grouped together or considered as a whole
 
 
* '''[[aggressive]]''' - adj. having or showing determination and energetic pursuit of your ends; characteristic of an enemy or one eager to fight; tending to spread quickly
 
 
* '''[[aghast]]''' - adj. struck with fear, dread, or consternation
 
 
* '''[[aging]]''' - adj. growing old; noun the organic process of growing older and showing the effects of increasing age; acquiring desirable qualities by being left undisturbed for some time
 
 
* '''[[agitate]]''' - verb change the arrangement or position of; cause to be agitated, excited, or roused; try to stir up public opinion; move or cause to move back and forth; move very slightly; exert oneself continuously, vigorously, or obtrusively to gain an end or engage in a crusade for a certain cause or person; be an advocate for
 
 
* '''[[agitated]]''' - adj. troubled emotionally and usually deeply; physically disturbed or set in motion; thrown from side to side
 
 
* '''[[agitation]]''' - noun the act of agitating something; causing it to move around (usually vigorously); disturbance usually in protest; the feeling of being agitated; not calm; a state of agitation or turbulent change or development; a mental state of extreme emotional disturbance
 
 
* '''[[ago]]''' - adj. gone by; or in the past; adv. in the past
 
 
* '''[[agonal]]''' - adj. pertaining to or associated with agony (especially death agonies)
 
 
* '''[[agonized]]''' - adj. expressing pain or agony
 
 
* '''[[agonizing]]''' - adj. extremely painful
 
 
* '''[[agony]]''' - noun intense feelings of suffering; acute mental or physical pain; a state of acute pain
 
 
* '''[[agoraphobia]]''' - noun a morbid fear of open spaces (as fear of being caught alone in some public place)
 
 
* '''[[agra]]''' - noun a city in northern India; former capital of the Mogul empire; site of the Taj Mahal
 
 
* '''[[agraphia]]''' - noun a loss of the ability to write or to express thoughts in writing because of a brain lesion
 
 
* '''[[agree]]''' - verb consent or assent to a condition, or agree to do something; be in accord; be in agreement; achieve harmony of opinion, feeling, or purpose; be agreeable or suitable; show grammatical agreement; be compatible, similar or consistent; coincide in their characteristics; go together
 
 
* '''[[agreeable]]''' - adj. conforming to your own liking or feelings or nature; prepared to agree or consent; in keeping
 
 
* '''[[agreed]]''' - adj. united by being of the same opinion
 
 
* '''[[agreement]]''' - noun compatibility of observations; the thing arranged or agreed to; the statement (oral or written) of an exchange of promises; the verbal act of agreeing; the determination of grammatical inflection on the basis of word relations; harmony of people's opinions or actions or characters
 
 
* '''[[agriculture]]''' - noun the class of people engaged in growing food; the practice of cultivating the land or raising stock; a large-scale farming enterprise; the federal department that administers programs that provide services to farmers (including research and soil conservation and efforts to stabilize the farming economy); created in 1862
 
 
* '''[[agropyron]]''' - noun perennial grasses of temperate and cool regions: wheatgrass; dog grass
 
 
* '''[[ague]]''' - noun a fit of shivering or shaking; successive stages of chills and fever that is a symptom of malaria; a mark (') placed above a vowel to indicate pronunciation
 
 
* '''[[ahead]]''' - adj. having the leading position or higher score in a contest; adv. at or in the front; ahead of time; in anticipation; in a forward direction; leading or ahead in a competition; to a different or a more advanced time (meaning advanced either toward the present or toward the future); to a more advanced or advantageous position; toward the future; forward in time
 
 
* '''[[aim]]''' - noun the action of directing something at an object; the goal intended to be attained (and which is believed to be attainable); an anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions; the direction or path along which something moves or along which it lies; verb propose or intend; direct (a remark) toward an intended goal; aim or direct at; as of blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment; have an ambitious plan or a lofty goal; specifically design a product, event, or activity for a certain public; move into a desired direction of discourse; intend (something) to move towards a certain goal
 
 
* '''[[aid]]''' - noun the activity of contributing to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose; a resource; a gift of money to support a worthy person or cause; the work of providing treatment for or attending to someone or something; verb improve the condition of; give help or assistance; be of service
 
 
* '''[[aided]]''' - adj. having help; often used as a combining form
 
 
* '''[[aids]]''' - noun a serious (often fatal) disease of the immune system transmitted through blood products especially by sexual contact or contaminated needles
 
 
* '''[[aiken]]''' - noun United States writer (1889-1973)
 
 
* '''[[ail]]''' - noun aromatic bulb used as seasoning; verb be unwell, ill, or ill disposed; cause bodily suffering to and make sick or indisposed
 
 
* '''[[ailanthus]]''' - noun any of several deciduous Asian trees of the genus Ailanthus
 
 
* '''[[ailment]]''' - noun an often persistent bodily disorder or disease; a cause for complaining
 
 
* '''[[aim]]''' - noun the action of directing something at an object; the goal intended to be attained (and which is believed to be attainable); an anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions; the direction or path along which something moves or along which it lies; verb propose or intend; direct (a remark) toward an intended goal; aim or direct at; as of blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment; have an ambitious plan or a lofty goal; specifically design a product, event, or activity for a certain public; move into a desired direction of discourse; intend (something) to move towards a certain goal
 
 
* '''[[aimlessly]]''' - adv. in an aimless manner
 
 
* '''[[air]]''' - adj. relating to or characteristic of or occurring in the air; noun a distinctive but intangible quality surrounding a person or thing; medium for radio and television broadcasting; the region above the ground; a mixture of gases (especially oxygen) required for breathing; the stuff that the wind consists of; once thought to be one of four elements composing the universe (Empedocles); travel via aircraft; a succession of notes forming a distinctive sequence; the mass of air surrounding the Earth; a slight wind (usually refreshing); verb expose to warm or heated air, so as to dry; broadcast over the airwaves, as in radio or television; be broadcast; expose to cool or cold air so as to cool or freshen; make public; expose to fresh air
 
 
* '''[[air bag]]''' - noun a safety restraint in an automobile; the bag inflates on collision and prevents the driver or passenger from being thrown forward
 
 
* '''[[air cell]]''' - noun a tiny sac for holding air in the lungs; formed by the terminal dilation of tiny air passageways
 
 
* '''[[air current]]''' - noun air moving (sometimes with considerable force) from an area of high pressure to an area of low pressure
 
 
* '''[[air cushion]]''' - noun a cushion usually made of rubber or plastic that can be inflated; a mechanical device using confined air to absorb the shock of motion; the trapped air that supports a hovercraft a short distance above the water or ground
 
 
* '''[[air-dried]]''' - adj. made dry by contact with unheated air
 
 
* '''[[air embolism]]''' - noun obstruction of the circulatory system caused by an air bubble as, e.g., accidentally during surgery or hypodermic injection or as a complication from scuba diving; pain resulting from rapid change in pressure
 
 
* '''[[air passage]]''' - noun a duct that provides ventilation (as in mines)
 
 
* '''[[air pressure]]''' - noun the pressure exerted by the atmosphere
 
 
* '''[[air pump]]''' - noun a pump that moves air in or out of something
 
 
* '''[[air space]]''' - noun the space in the atmosphere immediately above the earth
 
 
* '''[[air-tight]]''' - adj. not allowing air or gas to pass in or out; having no weak points
 
 
* '''[[aired]]''' - adj. open to or abounding in fresh air
 
 
* '''[[airing]]''' - noun a short excursion (a walk or ride) in the open air; the act of supplying fresh air and getting rid of foul air; the opening of a subject to widespread discussion and debate
 
 
* '''[[airless]]''' - adj. lacking fresh air
 
 
* '''[[aix-la-chapelle]]''' - noun a city in western Germany near the Dutch and Belgian borders; formerly it was Charlemagne's northern capital
 
 
* '''[[ak]]''' - noun a state in northwestern North America; the 49th state admitted to the union
 
 
* '''[[akin]]''' - adj. related by blood; similar or related in quality or character
 
 
* '''[[al]]''' - noun a state in the southeastern United States on the Gulf of Mexico; one of the Confederate states during the American Civil War; a silvery ductile metallic element found primarily in bauxite
 
 
* '''[[ala]]''' - noun a wing of an insect; a flat wing-shaped process or winglike part of an organism
 
 
* '''[[alabama]]''' - noun the Muskhogean language of the Alabama; a state in the southeastern United States on the Gulf of Mexico; one of the Confederate states during the American Civil War; a river in Alabama formed by the confluence of the Coosa and Tallapoosa Rivers near Montgomery; flows southwestward to become a tributary of the Mobile River; a member of the Muskhogean people formerly living in Alabama; a member of the Creek Confederacy
 
 
* '''[[alalia]]''' - noun paralysis of the vocal cords resulting in an inability to speak
 
 
* '''[[alar]]''' - adj. having or resembling wings; of or relating to the axil; noun a chemical sprayed on fruit trees to regulate their growth so the entire crop can be harvested at one time
 
 
* '''[[alarm]]''' - noun a device that signals the occurrence of some undesirable event; an automatic signal (usually a sound) warning of danger; fear resulting from the awareness of danger; a clock that wakes sleeper at preset time; verb warn or arouse to a sense of danger or call to a state of preparedness; fill with apprehension or alarm; cause to be unpleasantly surprised
 
 
* '''[[alarming]]''' - adj. causing alarm or fear
 
 
* '''[[alaska]]''' - noun a state in northwestern North America; the 49th state admitted to the union
 
 
* '''[[albany]]''' - noun a town in southwest Georgia; processing center for peanuts and pecans; state capital of New York; located in eastern New York State on the west bank of the Hudson river
 
 
* '''[[albert]]''' - noun prince consort of Queen Victoria of England (1819-1861)
 
 
* '''[[albinism]]''' - noun the congenital absence of pigmentation in the eyes and skin and hair
 
 
* '''[[albuginea]]''' - noun whitish tunic
 
 
* '''[[album]]''' - noun a book of blank pages with pockets or envelopes; for organizing photographs or stamp collections etc; one or more recordings issued together; originally released on 12-inch phonograph records (usually with attractive record covers) and later on cassette audio tape and compact disc
 
 
* '''[[albumen]]''' - noun the white part of an egg; the nutritive and protective gelatinous substance surrounding the yolk consisting mainly of albumin dissolved in water; a simple water-soluble protein found in many animal tissues and liquids
 
 
* '''[[albumin]]''' - noun a simple water-soluble protein found in many animal tissues and liquids
 
 
* '''[[albuminoid]]''' - noun a simple protein found in horny and cartilaginous tissues and in the lens of the eye
 
 
* '''[[albuminous]]''' - adj. relating to or containing or resembling albumin
 
 
* '''[[albuminuria]]''' - noun the presence of excessive protein (chiefly albumin but also globulin) in the urine; usually a symptom of kidney disorder
 
 
* '''[[albuminuric]]''' - adj. of or related to the state of albuminuria
 
 
* '''[[alcohol]]''' - noun a liquor or brew containing alcohol as the active agent; any of a series of volatile hydroxyl compounds that are made from hydrocarbons by distillation
 
 
* '''[[alcoholic]]''' - adj. addicted to alcohol; characteristic of or containing alcohol; noun a person who drinks alcohol to excess habitually
 
 
* '''[[alcoholism]]''' - noun habitual intoxication; prolonged and excessive intake of alcoholic drinks leading to a breakdown in health and an addiction to alcohol such that abrupt deprivation leads to severe withdrawal symptoms; an intense persistent desire to drink alcoholic beverages to excess
 
 
* '''[[aldehyde]]''' - noun any of a class of highly reactive chemical compounds; used in making resins and dyes and organic acids
 
 
* '''[[alder]]''' - noun north temperate shrubs or trees having toothed leaves and conelike fruit; bark is used in tanning and dyeing and the wood is rot-resistant; wood of any of various alder trees; resistant to underwater rot; used for bridges etc
 
 
* '''[[ale]]''' - noun a general name for beer made with a top fermenting yeast; in some of the United States an ale is (by law) a brew of more than 4% alcohol by volume
 
 
* '''[[aleppo]]''' - noun a city in northwestern Syria
 
 
* '''[[alert]]''' - adj. very attentive or observant; (usually followed by `to') showing acute awareness; mentally perceptive; not unconscious; especially having become conscious; mentally responsive; noun a warning serves to make you more alert to danger; condition of heightened watchfulness or preparation for action; an automatic signal (usually a sound) warning of danger; verb warn or arouse to a sense of danger or call to a state of preparedness
 
 
* '''[[alertness]]''' - noun lively attentiveness; a state of readiness to respond; the process of paying close and continuous attention
 
 
* '''[[alexander]]''' - noun king of Macedon; conqueror of Greece and Egypt and Persia; founder of Alexandria (356-323 BC); European herb somewhat resembling celery widely naturalized in Britain coastal regions and often cultivated as a potherb
 
 
* '''[[alexanders]]''' - noun European herb somewhat resembling celery widely naturalized in Britain coastal regions and often cultivated as a potherb
 
 
* '''[[alexandria]]''' - noun the chief port of Egypt; located on the western edge of the Nile delta on the Mediterranean Sea; founded by Alexander the Great; the capital of ancient Egypt; a town in Louisiana on the Red River
 
 
* '''[[alexia]]''' - noun inability to perceive written words
 
 
* '''[[alfred]]''' - noun king of Wessex; defeated the Danes and encouraged writing in English (849-899)
 
 
* '''[[algeria]]''' - noun a republic in northwestern Africa on the Mediterranean Sea with a population that is predominantly Sunni Muslim; colonized by France in the 19th century but gained autonomy in the early 1960s
 
 
* '''[[algid]]''' - adj. chilly
 
 
* '''[[algiers]]''' - noun an ancient port on the Mediterranean; the capital and largest city of Algeria
 
 
* '''[[ali]]''' - noun the fourth caliph of Islam who is considered to be the first caliph by Shiites; he was a cousin and son-in-law of Muhammad; after his assassination Islam was divided into Shiite and Sunnite sects; United States prizefighter who won the world heavyweight championship three times (born in 1942)
 
 
* '''[[alienation]]''' - noun the action of alienating; the action of causing to become unfriendly; (law) the voluntary and absolute transfer of title and possession of real property from one person to another; the feeling of being alienated from other people; separation resulting from hostility
 
 
* '''[[alienism]]''' - noun an obsolete term for the study and treatment of mental illness; the quality of being alien
 
 
* '''[[alike]]''' - adj. having the same or similar characteristics; adv. in a like manner; equally
 
 
* '''[[aliment]]''' - noun a source of materials to nourish the body; verb give nourishment to
 
 
* '''[[alimentary]]''' - adj. of or providing nourishment
 
 
* '''[[alimentation]]''' - noun the act of supplying food and nourishment; a source of materials to nourish the body
 
 
* '''[[aline]]''' - verb place in a line or arrange so as to be parallel or straight
 
 
* '''[[alive]]''' - adj. capable of erupting; possessing life; (often followed by `with') full of life and spirit; (followed by `to' or `of') aware of; having life or vigor or spirit; (usually followed by `to') showing acute awareness; mentally perceptive; in operation
 
 
* '''[[alizarin]]''' - noun an orange-red crystalline compound used in making red pigments and in dyeing
 
 
* '''[[alkali]]''' - noun a mixture of soluble salts found in arid soils and some bodies of water; detrimental to agriculture; any of various water-soluble compounds capable of turning litmus blue and reacting with an acid to form a salt and water
 
 
* '''[[alkaline]]''' - adj. relating to or containing an alkali; having a pH greater than 7
 
 
* '''[[alkalinity]]''' - noun pH values above 7
 
 
* '''[[alkalinize]]''' - verb make (a substance) alkaline; become alkaline
 
 
* '''[[alkaloid]]''' - noun natural bases containing nitrogen found in plants
 
 
* '''[[alkaloidal]]''' - adj. pertaining to or consisting of alkaloids
 
 
* '''[[alkapton]]''' - noun an acid formed as an intermediate product of the metabolism of tyrosine and phenylalanine
 
 
* '''[[all]]''' - adj. completely given to or absorbed by; quantifier; used with either mass or count nouns to indicate the whole number or amount of or every one of a class; adv. to a complete degree or to the full or entire extent (`whole' is often used informally for `wholly')
 
 
* '''[[all fours]]''' - noun card games in which points are won for taking the high or low or jack or game
 
 
* '''[[all-important]]''' - adj. of the greatest importance
 
 
* '''[[allantois]]''' - noun vascular fetal membrane that develops from the hindgut in embryonic higher vertebrates (reptiles, birds and mammals)
 
 
* '''[[allay]]''' - verb satisfy (thirst); lessen the intensity of or calm
 
 
* '''[[allegation]]''' - noun statements affirming or denying certain matters of fact that you are prepared to prove; (law) a formal accusation against somebody (often in a court of law)
 
 
* '''[[alleged]]''' - adj. declared but not proved; doubtful or suspect
 
 
* '''[[allegheny]]''' - noun a river that rises in Pennsylvania and flows north into New York and then back south through Pennsylvania again to join the Monongahela River at Pittsburgh which is the beginning of the Ohio River
 
 
* '''[[allen]]''' - noun a soldier of the American Revolution whose troops helped capture Fort Ticonderoga from the British (1738-1789); United States filmmaker and comic actor (1935-); United States comedienne remembered as the confused but imperturbable partner of her husband, George Burns (1906-1964)
 
 
* '''[[alleviate]]''' - verb provide physical relief, as from pain; make easier
 
 
* '''[[alleviated]]''' - adj. (of pain or sorrow) made easier to bear
 
 
* '''[[alliaceous]]''' - adj. smelling of onions or garlic; of or pertaining to the botanical genus Allium
 
 
* '''[[allied]]''' - adj. joined by treaty or agreement; related by common characteristics or ancestry; united in a confederacy or league; of or relating to or denoting the Allies in World War I; of or relating to or denoting the Allies in World War II
 
 
* '''[[alligator]]''' - noun either of two amphibious reptiles related to crocodiles but with shorter broader snouts; leather made from alligator's hide; verb crack and acquire the appearance of alligator hide, as from weathering or improper application; of paint and varnishes
 
 
* '''[[allis]]''' - noun European shad
 
 
* '''[[allotropic]]''' - adj. of or related to or exhibiting allotropism
 
 
* '''[[allow]]''' - verb allow or plan for a certain possibility; concede the truth or validity of something; give or assign a resource to a particular person or cause; allow the presence of or allow (an activity) without opposing or prohibiting; let have; grant as a discount or in exchange; consent to, give permission; make it possible through a specific action or lack of action for something to happen; allow the other (baseball) team to score; make a possibility or provide opportunity for; permit to be attainable or cause to remain; afford possibility
 
 
* '''[[allowance]]''' - noun the act of allowing; a permissible difference; allowing some freedom to move within limits; an amount added or deducted on the basis of qualifying circumstances; an amount allowed or granted (as during a given period); a sum granted as reimbursement for expenses; a reserve fund created by a charge against profits in order to provide for changes in the value of a company's assets; verb put on a fixed allowance, as of food
 
 
* '''[[alloy]]''' - noun a mixture containing two or more metallic elements or metallic and nonmetallic elements usually fused together or dissolving into each other when molten; the state of impairing the quality or reducing the value of something; verb make an alloy of; lower in value by increasing the base-metal content
 
 
* '''[[allspice]]''' - noun ground dried berrylike fruit of a West Indian allspice tree; suggesting combined flavors of cinnamon and nutmeg and cloves; deciduous shrubs having aromatic bark; eastern China; southwestern and eastern United States; aromatic West Indian tree that produces allspice berries
 
 
* '''[[alluring]]''' - adj. highly attractive and able to arouse hope or desire
 
 
* '''[[allusion]]''' - noun passing reference or indirect mention
 
 
* '''[[ally]]''' - noun a friendly nation; an associate who provides assistance; verb become an ally or associate, as by a treaty or marriage
 
 
* '''[[allyl]]''' - noun the univalent unsaturated organic radical C3H5; derived from propylene
 
 
* '''[[almond]]''' - noun oval-shaped edible seed of the almond tree; small bushy deciduous tree native to Asia and North Africa having pretty pink blossoms and highly prized edible nuts enclosed in a hard green hull; cultivated in southern Australia and California
 
 
* '''[[almost]]''' - adv. (of actions or states) slightly short of or not quite accomplished
 
 
* '''[[aloe]]''' - noun succulent plants having rosettes of leaves usually with fiber like hemp and spikes of showy flowers; found chiefly in Africa
 
 
* '''[[aloes]]''' - noun a purgative made from the leaves of aloe
 
 
* '''[[alone]]''' - adj. radically distinctive and without equal; exclusive of anyone or anything else; isolated from others; lacking companions or companionship; adv. without anybody else; without any others being included or involved
 
 
* '''[[along]]''' - adv. with a forward motion; in accompaniment or as a companion; in addition (usually followed by `with'); to a more advanced state; in line with a length or direction (often followed by `by' or `beside')
 
 
* '''[[alongside]]''' - adv. side by side
 
 
* '''[[alopecia]]''' - noun loss of hair (especially on the head) or loss of wool or feathers; in humans it can result from heredity or hormonal imbalance or certain diseases or drugs and treatments (chemotherapy for cancer)
 
 
* '''[[aloud]]''' - adv. using the voice; not silently; with relatively high volume
 
 
* '''[[alpha]]''' - adj. early testing stage of a software or hardware product; first in order of importance; noun the 1st letter of the Greek alphabet; the beginning of a series or sequence
 
 
* '''[[alphabet]]''' - noun a character set that includes letters and is used to write a language; the elementary stages of any subject (usually plural)
 
 
* '''[[alphabetic]]''' - adj. arranged in order according to the alphabet; relating to or expressed by a writing system that uses an alphabet
 
 
* '''[[alpine]]''' - adj. living or growing above the timber line; relating to the Alps and their inhabitants; relating to or characteristic of alps
 
 
* '''[[alps]]''' - noun a large mountain system in south-central Europe; scenic beauty and winter sports make them a popular tourist attraction
 
 
* '''[[already]]''' - adv. prior to a specified or implied time
 
 
* '''[[als]]''' - noun thickening of tissue in the motor tracts of the lateral columns and anterior horns of the spinal cord; results in progressive muscle atrophy that starts in the limbs
 
 
* '''[[also]]''' - adv. in addition
 
 
* '''[[alt]]''' - noun angular distance above the horizon (especially of a celestial object)
 
 
* '''[[alter]]''' - verb remove the ovaries of; make an alteration to; make or become different in some particular way, without permanently losing one's or its former characteristics or essence; cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; insert words into texts, often falsifying it thereby
 
 
* '''[[alteration]]''' - noun the act of making something different (as e.g. the size of a garment); the act of revising or altering (involving reconsideration and modification); an event that occurs when something passes from one state or phase to another
 
 
* '''[[alterative]]''' - adj. tending to cure or restore to health
 
 
* '''[[altered]]''' - adj. changed in form or character without becoming something else; having testicles or ovaries removed; changed in order to improve or made more fit for a particular purpose
 
 
* '''[[altering]]''' - noun the sterilization of an animal
 
 
* '''[[alternate]]''' - adj. occurring by turns; first one and then the other; every second one of a series; of leaves and branches etc; first on one side and then on the other in two ranks along an axis; not paired; allowing a choice; noun someone who takes the place of another person; verb do something in turns; go back and forth; swing back and forth between two states or conditions; exchange people temporarily to fulfill certain jobs and functions; reverse (a direction, attitude, or course of action); be an understudy or alternate for a role
 
 
* '''[[alternately]]''' - adv. in an alternating sequence or position
 
 
* '''[[alternating]]''' - adj. (of a current) reversing direction; occurring by turns; first one and then the other
 
 
* '''[[alternation]]''' - noun successive change from one thing or state to another and back again; being regularly exchangeable
 
 
* '''[[alternative]]''' - adj. necessitating a choice between mutually exclusive possibilities; pertaining to unconventional choices; allowing a choice; noun one of a number of things from which only one can be chosen
 
 
* '''[[alternatively]]''' - adv. in place of, or as an alternative to
 
 
* '''[[althaea]]''' - noun any of various plants of the genus Althaea; similar to but having smaller flowers than genus Alcea
 
 
* '''[[althea]]''' - noun any of various plants of the genus Althaea; similar to but having smaller flowers than genus Alcea
 
 
* '''[[altitude]]''' - noun elevation especially above sea level or above the earth's surface; the perpendicular distance from the base of a geometric figure to opposite vertex (or side if parallel); angular distance above the horizon (especially of a celestial object)
 
 
* '''[[altitudinal]]''' - adj. pertaining to altitude
 
 
* '''[[alto]]''' - adj. (of a musical instrument) second highest member of a group; of or being the lowest female voice; of or being the highest male voice; having a range above that of tenor; noun the pitch range of the lowest female voice; (of a musical instrument) the second highest instrument in a family of musical instruments; a singer whose voice lies in the alto clef; the highest adult male singing voice; the lowest female singing voice
 
 
* '''[[altogether]]''' - adv. with everything included or counted; to a complete degree or to the full or entire extent (`whole' is often used informally for `wholly'); with everything considered (and neglecting details); noun informal terms for nakedness
 
 
* '''[[alum]]''' - noun a double sulphate of aluminum and potassium that is used as an astringent (among other things); a white crystalline double sulfate of aluminum: the potassium double sulfate of aluminum; a white crystalline double sulfate of aluminum: the ammonium double sulfate of aluminum; a person who has received a degree from a school (high school or college or university)
 
 
* '''[[alumina]]''' - noun any of various forms of aluminum oxide occurring naturally as corundum
 
 
* '''[[aluminium]]''' - noun a silvery ductile metallic element found primarily in bauxite
 
 
* '''[[aluminum]]''' - noun a silvery ductile metallic element found primarily in bauxite
 
 
* '''[[alveolar]]''' - adj. pertaining to the tiny air sacs of the lungs; pertaining to the alveolar ridge; noun a consonant articulated with the tip of the tongue near the gum ridge
 
 
* '''[[alveolitis]]''' - noun inflammation of the alveoli in the lungs caused by inhaling dust; with repeated exposure the condition may become chronic; inflammation in the socket of a tooth; sometimes occurs after a tooth is extracted and a blood clot fails to form
 
 
* '''[[alveolus]]''' - noun a tiny sac for holding air in the lungs; formed by the terminal dilation of tiny air passageways; a bony socket in the alveolar ridge that holds a tooth
 
 
* '''[[always]]''' - adv. at all times; all the time and on every occasion; forever; throughout all time; at any time or in any event; seemingly without interruption; often and repeatedly
 
 
* '''[[am]]''' - noun modulation of the amplitude of the (radio) carrier wave; a master's degree in arts and sciences; a radioactive transuranic metallic element; discovered by bombarding uranium with helium atoms
 
 
* '''[[amanita]]''' - noun genus of widely distributed agarics that have white spores and are poisonous with few exceptions
 
 
* '''[[amateur]]''' - adj. engaged in as a pastime; lacking professional skill or expertise; noun someone who pursues a study or sport as a pastime; does not play for pay
 
 
* '''[[amaurosis]]''' - noun partial or total loss of sight without pathology of the eye; caused by disease of optic nerve or retina or brain
 
 
* '''[[amaurotic]]''' - adj. pertaining to blindness caused by amaurosis
 
 
* '''[[amber]]''' - adj. of a medium to dark brownish yellow color; noun a deep yellow color; a hard yellowish to brownish translucent fossil resin; used for jewelry
 
 
* '''[[ambergris]]''' - noun waxy substance secreted by the sperm whale and found floating at sea or washed ashore; used in perfume
 
 
* '''[[ambiguous]]''' - adj. having more than one possible meaning; having no intrinsic or objective meaning; not organized in conventional patterns; open to two or more interpretations; or of uncertain nature or significance; or (often) intended to mislead
 
 
* '''[[ambition]]''' - noun a strong drive for success; a cherished desire; verb have as one's ambition
 
 
* '''[[ambitious]]''' - adj. having a strong desire for success or achievement; requiring full use of your abilities or resources
 
 
* '''[[amblyopia]]''' - noun visual impairment without apparent organic pathology
 
 
* '''[[amblyopic]]''' - adj. pertaining to a kind of visual impairment without apparent organic pathology
 
 
* '''[[amboyna]]''' - noun mottled curly-grained wood of Pterocarpus indicus; tree native to southeastern Asia having reddish wood with a mottled or striped black grain
 
 
* '''[[ambulance]]''' - noun a vehicle that takes people to and from hospitals
 
 
* '''[[ambulant]]''' - adj. able to walk about
 
 
* '''[[ambulatory]]''' - adj. relating to or adapted for walking; able to walk about; noun a covered walkway (as in a cloister)
 
 
* '''[[ameba]]''' - noun naked freshwater or marine or parasitic protozoa that form temporary pseudopods for feeding and locomotion
 
 
* '''[[amebiasis]]''' - noun infection by a disease-causing ameba
 
 
* '''[[amebic]]''' - adj. pertaining to or resembling amoebae
 
 
* '''[[ameboid]]''' - adj. like an amoeba (especially in having a variable irregular shape)
 
 
* '''[[ameliorate]]''' - verb get better; to make better
 
 
* '''[[ameliorating]]''' - adj. tending to ameliorate
 
 
* '''[[amelioration]]''' - noun the act of relieving ills and changing for the better
 
 
* '''[[amen]]''' - noun a primeval Egyptian personification of air and breath; worshipped especially at Thebes
 
 
* '''[[amenability]]''' - noun the trait of being cooperative
 
 
* '''[[amenable]]''' - adj. disposed or willing to comply; liable to answer to a higher authority; open to being acted upon in a certain way; readily reacting to suggestions and influences
 
 
* '''[[amendment]]''' - noun the act of amending or correcting; a statement that is added to or revises or improves a proposal or document (a bill or constitution etc.)
 
 
* '''[[amenorrhea]]''' - noun absence or suppression of normal menstrual flow
 
 
* '''[[amentia]]''' - noun extreme mental retardation
 
 
* '''[[america]]''' - noun North America and South America and Central America; North American republic containing 50 states - 48 conterminous states in North America plus Alaska in northwest North America and the Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific Ocean; achieved independence in 1776
 
 
* '''[[american]]''' - adj. of or relating to or characteristic of the continents and islands of the Americas; of or relating to the United States of America or its people or language or culture; noun a native or inhabitant of a North American or Central American or South American country; a native or inhabitant of the United States; the English language as used in the United States
 
 
* '''[[americana]]''' - noun any artifact (such as books or furniture or art) that is distinctive of America
 
 
* '''[[ametropia]]''' - noun (ophthalmology) faulty refraction of light rays in the eye as in astigmatism or myopia
 
 
* '''[[ametropic]]''' - adj. of or relating to an abnormal condition of the eye in which visual images are not in focus on the retina
 
 
* '''[[amine]]''' - noun a compound derived from ammonia by replacing hydrogen atoms by univalent hydrocarbon radicals
 
 
* '''[[ammonia]]''' - noun a pungent gas compounded of nitrogen and hydrogen (NH3); a water solution of ammonia
 
 
* '''[[ammonia water]]''' - noun a water solution of ammonia
 
 
* '''[[ammoniac]]''' - adj. pertaining to or containing or similar to ammonia; noun the aromatic gum of the ammoniac plant
 
 
* '''[[ammoniacal]]''' - adj. pertaining to or containing or similar to ammonia
 
 
* '''[[ammoniated]]''' - adj. combined or treated with ammonia
 
 
* '''[[ammonium]]''' - noun the ion NH4 derived from ammonia; behaves in many respects like an alkali metal ion
 
 
* '''[[ammonium alum]]''' - noun a white crystalline double sulfate of aluminum: the ammonium double sulfate of aluminum
 
 
* '''[[amnesia]]''' - noun partial or total loss of memory
 
 
* '''[[amnesic]]''' - adj. suffering from a partial loss of memory; of or relating to or caused by amnesia; noun a person suffering from amnesia
 
 
* '''[[amnion]]''' - noun thin innermost membranous sac enclosing the developing embryo of higher vertebrates (reptiles, birds and mammals)
 
 
* '''[[amniotic]]''' - adj. of or related to the amnion or characterized by developing an amnion
 
 
* '''[[amorphous]]''' - adj. without real or apparent crystalline form; lacking the system or structure characteristic of living bodies; having no definite form or distinct shape
 
 
* '''[[amount]]''' - noun how much of something is available; how much there is of something that you can quantify; a quantity obtained by the addition of a group of numbers; a quantity of money; verb be tantamount or equivalent to; develop into; add up in number or quantity
 
 
* '''[[ampere]]''' - noun the basic unit of electric current adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites; a former unit of electric current (slightly smaller than the SI ampere)
 
 
* '''[[amphoric]]''' - adj. the sound heard in auscultation resembling the hollow sound made by blowing across the mouth of a bottle
 
 
* '''[[ample]]''' - adj. affording an abundant supply; more than enough in size or scope or capacity; fairly large
 
 
* '''[[amplification]]''' - noun (electronics) the act of increasing voltage or power or current; addition of extra material or illustration or clarifying detail; the amount of increase in signal power or voltage or current expressed as the ratio of output to input
 
 
* '''[[amplitude]]''' - noun greatness of magnitude; the property of copious abundance; (physics) the maximum displacement of a periodic wave
 
 
* '''[[amply]]''' - adv. sufficiently; more than adequately; to an ample degree or in an ample manner
 
 
* '''[[ampullar]]''' - adj. of or related to an ampulla
 
 
* '''[[amputate]]''' - verb remove surgically
 
 
* '''[[amputation]]''' - noun a surgical removal of all or part of a limb; a condition of disability resulting from the loss of one or more limbs
 
 
* '''[[amsterdam]]''' - noun an industrial center and the nominal capital of the Netherlands; center of the diamond-cutting industry; seat of an important stock exchange; known for its canals and art museum
 
 
* '''[[amusement]]''' - noun a feeling of delight at being entertained; an activity that is diverting and that holds the attention
 
 
* '''[[amygdala]]''' - noun an almond-shaped neural structure in the anterior part of the temporal lobe of the cerebrum; intimately connected with the hypothalamus and the hippocampus and the cingulate gyrus; as part of the limbic system it plays an important role in motivation and emotional behavior
 
 
* '''[[amygdalin]]''' - noun a bitter cyanogenic glucoside extracted from the seeds of apricots and plums and bitter almonds
 
 
* '''[[amyl]]''' - noun a hydrocarbon radical that occurs in many organic compounds
 
 
* '''[[amylaceous]]''' - adj. resembling starch
 
 
* '''[[amyloid]]''' - adj. resembling starch; noun (pathology) a waxy translucent complex protein resembling starch that results from degeneration of tissue; a non-nitrogenous food substance consisting chiefly of starch; any substance resembling starch
 
 
* '''[[amyotrophy]]''' - noun progressive wasting of muscle tissues
 
 
* '''[[an]]''' - noun an associate degree in nursing
 
 
* '''[[ana]]''' - noun a collection of anecdotes about a person or place; mother of the ancient Irish gods; sometimes identified with Danu
 
 
* '''[[anacyclus]]''' - noun Spanish pellitory
 
 
* '''[[anaerobic]]''' - adj. living or active in the absence of free oxygen; not aerobic
 
 
* '''[[anal]]''' - adj. a stage in psychosexual development when the child's interest is concentrated on the anal region; fixation at this stage is said to result in orderliness, meanness, stubbornness, compulsiveness, etc.; of or related to the anus
 
 
* '''[[analgesia]]''' - noun absence of the sense of pain without loss of consciousness
 
 
* '''[[analgesic]]''' - adj. capable of relieving pain; noun a medicine used to relieve pain
 
 
* '''[[analogous]]''' - adj. corresponding in function but not in evolutionary origin; similar or equivalent in some respects though otherwise dissimilar
 
 
* '''[[analogue]]''' - adj. of a circuit or device having an output that is proportional to the input; noun something having the property of being analogous to something else
 
 
* '''[[analogy]]''' - noun drawing a comparison in order to show a similarity in some respect; an inference that if things agree in some respects they probably agree in others; the religious belief that between creature and creator no similarity can be found so great but that the dissimilarity is always greater; language can point in the right direction but any analogy between God and humans will always be inadequate
 
 
* '''[[analysis]]''' - noun an investigation of the component parts of a whole and their relations in making up the whole; the abstract separation of a whole into its constituent parts in order to study the parts and their relations; a branch of mathematics involving calculus and the theory of limits; sequences and series and integration and differentiation; a form of literary criticism in which the structure of a piece of writing is analyzed; the use of closed-class words instead of inflections: e.g., `the father of the bride' instead of `the bride's father'; a set of techniques for exploring underlying motives and a method of treating various mental disorders; based on the theories of Sigmund Freud
 
 
* '''[[analytic]]''' - adj. of a proposition that is necessarily true independent of fact or experience; expressing a grammatical category by using two or more words rather than inflection; using or skilled in using analysis (i.e., separating a whole--intellectual or substantial--into its elemental parts or basic principles); using or subjected to a methodology using algebra and calculus
 
 
* '''[[analytically]]''' - adv. by virtue of analysis
 
 
* '''[[analyze]]''' - verb subject to psychoanalytic treatment; make a mathematical, chemical, or grammatical analysis of; break down into components or essential features; consider in detail and subject to an analysis in order to discover essential features or meaning; break down into components or essential features
 
 
* '''[[analyzed]]''' - adj. examined carefully and methodically; broken down for consideration of constituent parts
 
 
* '''[[anaphrodisiac]]''' - adj. tending to diminish sexual desire
 
 
* '''[[anaphylaxis]]''' - noun hypersensitivity reaction to the ingestion or injection of a substance (a protein or drug) resulting from prior contact with a substance
 
 
* '''[[anarthria]]''' - noun partial or total loss of articulate speech resulting from lesions of the central nervous system
 
 
* '''[[anasarca]]''' - noun generalized edema with accumulation of serum in subcutaneous connective tissue
 
 
* '''[[anastomosis]]''' - noun a natural or surgical joining of parts or branches of tubular structures so as to make or become continuous
 
 
* '''[[anastomotic]]''' - adj. of or relating to or exhibiting anastomosis
 
 
* '''[[anatomic]]''' - adj. of or relating to the structure of the body; of or relating to the branch of morphology that studies the structure of organisms
 
 
* '''[[anatomical]]''' - adj. of or relating to the structure of the body; of or relating to the branch of morphology that studies the structure of organisms; noun an expression that relates to anatomy
 
 
* '''[[anatomically]]''' - adv. with respect to anatomy
 
 
* '''[[anatomy]]''' - noun a detailed analysis; the branch of morphology that deals with the structure of animals; alternative names for the body of a human being
 
 
* '''[[ancestor]]''' - noun someone from whom you are descended (but usually more remote than a grandparent)
 
 
* '''[[ancestral]]''' - adj. inherited or inheritable by established rules (usually legal rules) of descent; of or belonging to or inherited from an ancestor
 
 
* '''[[anchor]]''' - noun a mechanical device that prevents a vessel from moving; a central cohesive source of support and stability; a television reporter who coordinates a broadcast to which several correspondents contribute; verb secure a vessel with an anchor; fix firmly and stably
 
 
* '''[[anchorage]]''' - noun the act of anchoring; place for vessels to anchor; a city in south central Alaska; a fee for anchoring; the condition of being secured to a base
 
 
* '''[[ancient]]''' - adj. very old; belonging to times long past especially of the historical period before the fall of the Western Roman Empire; noun a person who lived in ancient times; a very old person
 
 
* '''[[ancients]]''' - noun people who lived in times long past (especially during the historical period before the fall of the Roman Empire in western Europe)
 
 
* '''[[andes]]''' - noun a mountain range in South America running 5000 miles along the Pacific coast
 
 
* '''[[anemia]]''' - noun genus of terrestrial or lithophytic ferns having pinnatifid fronds; chiefly of tropical America; a deficiency of red blood cells; a lack of vitality
 
 
* '''[[anemic]]''' - adj. lacking vigor or energy; relating to anemia or suffering from anemia
 
 
* '''[[aneroid]]''' - adj. containing no liquid or actuated without the use of liquid; noun a barometer that measures pressure without using fluids
 
 
* '''[[anesthesia]]''' - noun loss of bodily sensation with or without loss of consciousness
 
 
* '''[[anesthetic]]''' - adj. characterized by insensibility; noun a drug that causes temporary loss of bodily sensations
 
 
* '''[[anesthetist]]''' - noun a specialist who administers an anesthetic to a patient before he is treated
 
 
* '''[[anesthetize]]''' - verb make unconscious by means of anesthetic drugs
 
 
* '''[[anesthetized]]''' - adj. rendered insensible by means of anesthesia
 
 
* '''[[aneurysm]]''' - noun a cardiovascular disease characterized by a saclike widening of an artery resulting from weakening of the artery wall
 
 
* '''[[aneurysmal]]''' - adj. relating to or affected by an aneurysm
 
 
* '''[[anew]]''' - adv. again but in a new or different way
 
 
* '''[[ang]]''' - noun a civilian reserve component of the United States Air Force that provides prompt mobilization during war and assistance during national emergencies
 
 
* '''[[angelic]]''' - adj. marked by utter benignity; resembling or befitting an angel or saint; having a sweet nature befitting an angel or cherub; of or relating to angels
 
 
* '''[[angelica]]''' - noun aromatic stems or leaves or roots of Angelica Archangelica; candied stalks of the angelica plant; any of various tall and stout herbs of the genus Angelica having pinnately compound leaves and small white or greenish flowers in compound umbels
 
 
* '''[[anger]]''' - noun a strong emotion; a feeling that is oriented toward some real or supposed grievance; the state of being angry; belligerence aroused by a real or supposed wrong (personified as one of the deadly sins); verb make angry; become angry
 
 
* '''[[angina]]''' - noun any disease of the throat or fauces marked by spasmodic attacks of intense suffocative pain; a heart condition marked by paroxysms of chest pain due to reduced oxygen to the heart
 
 
* '''[[angina pectoris]]''' - noun a heart condition marked by paroxysms of chest pain due to reduced oxygen to the heart
 
 
* '''[[anginal]]''' - adj. of or related to the pain of angina pectoris
 
 
* '''[[angioma]]''' - noun a tumor consisting of a mass of blood or lymphatic vessels
 
 
* '''[[angle]]''' - noun a member of a Germanic people who conquered England and merged with the Saxons and Jutes to become Anglo-Saxons; the space between two lines or planes that intersect; the inclination of one line to another; measured in degrees or radians; a biased way of looking at or presenting something; verb fish with a hook; move or proceed at an angle; present with a bias; seek indirectly; to incline or bend from a vertical position
 
 
* '''[[angola]]''' - noun a republic in southwestern Africa on the Atlantic Ocean; achieved independence from Portugal in 1975 and was the scene of civil war until 1990
 
 
* '''[[angry]]''' - adj. feeling or showing anger; (of the elements) as if showing violent anger; severely inflamed and painful
 
 
* '''[[anguish]]''' - noun extreme mental distress; extreme distress of body or mind; verb suffer great pains or distress; cause emotional anguish or make miserable
 
 
* '''[[angular]]''' - adj. having angles or an angular shape; measured by an angle or by the rate of change of an angle
 
 
* '''[[angularity]]''' - noun the property possessed by a shape that has angles; a shape having one or more sharp angles
 
 
* '''[[angulation]]''' - noun the act of making angulate (having corners); the precise measurement of angles
 
 
* '''[[anhidrosis]]''' - noun failure of the sweat glands
 
 
* '''[[anhydrous]]''' - adj. without water; especially without water of crystallization
 
 
* '''[[ani]]''' - noun black tropical American cuckoo
 
 
* '''[[aniline]]''' - noun oily poisonous liquid amine obtained from nitrobenzene and used to make dyes and plastics and medicines
 
 
* '''[[animal]]''' - adj. of the nature of or characteristic of or derived from an animal or animals; marked by the appetites and passions of the body; noun a living organism characterized by voluntary movement
 
 
* '''[[animalcule]]''' - noun microscopic organism such as an amoeba or paramecium
 
 
* '''[[animation]]''' - noun the making of animated cartoons; quality of being active or spirited or alive and vigorous; the property of being able to survive and grow; the condition of living or the state of being alive; general activity and motion; the activity of giving vitality and vigour to something
 
 
* '''[[anise]]''' - noun liquorice-flavored seeds or oil used in cookies or cakes or pickles; native to Egypt but cultivated widely for its aromatic seeds and the oil from them used medicinally and as a flavoring in cookery
 
 
* '''[[anisometropia]]''' - noun difference in the refractive power of the two eyes
 
 
* '''[[ankle]]''' - noun a gliding joint between the distal ends of the tibia and fibula and the proximal end of the talus
 
 
* '''[[ankle joint]]''' - noun a gliding joint between the distal ends of the tibia and fibula and the proximal end of the talus
 
 
* '''[[anklets]]''' - noun a sock that reaches just above the ankle
 
 
* '''[[ankylosis]]''' - noun abnormal adhesion and rigidity of the bones of a joint
 
 
* '''[[ankylotic]]''' - adj. relating to or characteristic of the abnormality ankylosis
 
 
* '''[[annex]]''' - noun an addition that extends a main building; verb attach to; take (territory) as if by conquest
 
 
* '''[[annexa]]''' - noun an accessory or adjoining anatomical parts or appendages (especially of the embryo)
 
 
* '''[[annihilate]]''' - verb kill in large numbers
 
 
* '''[[annihilated]]''' - adj. destroyed completely
 
 
* '''[[announced]]''' - adj. declared publicly; made widely known
 
 
* '''[[announcement]]''' - noun a formal public statement; a public statement about something that is happening or going to happen
 
 
* '''[[annoyance]]''' - noun the act of troubling or annoying someone; something or someone that causes trouble; a source of unhappiness; anger produced by some annoying irritation; an unpleasant person who is annoying or exasperating; the psychological state of being irritated or annoyed
 
 
* '''[[annoyed]]''' - adj. aroused to impatience or anger; troubled persistently especially with petty annoyances
 
 
* '''[[annoying]]''' - adj. causing irritation or annoyance; noun the act of troubling or annoying someone
 
 
* '''[[annual]]''' - adj. completing its life cycle within a year; occurring or payable every year; noun a reference book that is published regularly once every year; a plant that completes its entire life cycle within the space of a year
 
 
* '''[[annually]]''' - adv. without missing a year; by the year; every year (usually with reference to a sum of money paid or received)
 
 
* '''[[annul]]''' - verb annul by recalling or rescinding; declare invalid
 
 
* '''[[annular]]''' - adj. shaped like a ring
 
 
* '''[[annum]]''' - noun (Latin) year
 
 
* '''[[ano]]''' - noun a Palestinian international terrorist organization that split from the PLO in 1974; has conducted terrorist attacks in 20 countries
 
 
* '''[[anodal]]''' - adj. of or at or relating to an anode
 
 
* '''[[anode]]''' - noun a positively charged electrode by which electrons leave an electrical device; the negatively charged terminal of a voltaic cell or storage battery that supplies current
 
 
* '''[[anodyne]]''' - adj. capable of relieving pain; noun a medicine used to relieve pain
 
 
* '''[[anointing]]''' - noun the act of applying oil or an oily liquid
 
 
* '''[[anomalous]]''' - adj. deviating from the general or common order or type
 
 
* '''[[anomaly]]''' - noun (astronomy) position of a planet as defined by its angular distance from its perihelion (as observed from the sun); a person who is unusual; deviation from the normal or common order or form or rule
 
 
* '''[[anonymously]]''' - adv. without giving a name
 
 
* '''[[anopheles]]''' - noun malaria mosquitoes; distinguished by the adult's head-downward stance and absence of breathing tubes in the larvae
 
 
* '''[[anorectal]]''' - adj. pertaining to the anus and rectum considered together
 
 
* '''[[anorexia]]''' - noun a prolonged disorder of eating due to loss of appetite
 
 
* '''[[anosmia]]''' - noun absence of the sense of smell (as by damage to olfactory nasal tissue or the olfactory nerve or by obstruction of the nasal passages)
 
 
* '''[[another]]''' - adj. any of various alternatives; some other
 
 
* '''[[answer]]''' - noun a nonverbal reaction; the principle pleading by the defendant in response to plaintiff's complaint; in criminal law it consists of the defendant's plea of `guilty' or `not guilty' (or nolo contendere); in civil law it must contain denials of all allegations in the plaintiff's complaint that the defendant hopes to controvert and it can contain affirmative defenses or counterclaims; a statement (either spoken or written) that is made in reply to a question or request or criticism or accusation; the speech act of replying to a question; a statement that solves a problem or explains how to solve the problem; verb understand the meaning of; give the correct answer or solution to; react to a stimulus or command; respond to a signal; give a defence or refutation of (a charge) or in (an argument); reply or respond to; be satisfactory for; meet the requirements of or serve the purpose of; match or correspond; be liable or accountable; be sufficient; be adequate, either in quality or quantity
 
 
* '''[[answering]]''' - adj. replying
 
 
* '''[[ant]]''' - noun social insect living in organized colonies; characteristically the males and fertile queen have wings during breeding season; wingless sterile females are the workers
 
 
* '''[[antacid]]''' - adj. acting to neutralize acid (especially in the stomach); noun an agent that counteracts or neutralizes acidity (especially in the stomach)
 
 
* '''[[antagonism]]''' - noun (biochemistry) interference in or inhibition of the physiological action of a chemical substance by another having a similar structure; an actively expressed feeling of dislike and hostility; the relation between opposing principles or forces or factors; a state of deep-seated ill-will
 
 
* '''[[antagonist]]''' - noun a drug that neutralizes or counteracts the effects of another drug; a muscle that relaxes while another contracts; someone who offers opposition
 
 
* '''[[antagonistic]]''' - adj. incapable of harmonious association; used especially of drugs or muscles that counteract or neutralize each other's effect; arousing animosity or hostility; characterized by antagonism or antipathy; indicating opposition or resistance
 
 
* '''[[antagonize]]''' - verb provoke the hostility of; act in opposition to
 
 
* '''[[ante]]''' - noun (poker) the initial contribution that each player makes to the pot; verb place one's stake
 
 
* '''[[antecedent]]''' - adj. preceding in time or order; noun the referent of an anaphor; a phrase or clause that is referred to by an anaphoric pronoun; a preceding occurrence or cause or event; anything that precedes something similar in time; someone from whom you are descended (but usually more remote than a grandparent)
 
 
* '''[[antemortem]]''' - adj. preceding death
 
 
* '''[[anterior]]''' - adj. earlier in time; of or near the head end or toward the front plane of the body; noun a tooth situated at the front of the mouth
 
 
* '''[[anteriorly]]''' - adv. in an anterior direction
 
 
* '''[[anthelmintic]]''' - adj. capable of expelling or destroying parasitic worms; noun a medication capable of causing the evacuation of parasitic intestinal worms
 
 
* '''[[anthracosis]]''' - noun lung disease caused by inhaling coal dust
 
 
* '''[[anthrax]]''' - noun a disease of humans that is not communicable; caused by infection with Bacillus anthracis followed by septicemia; a highly infectious animal disease (especially cattle and sheep); it can be transmitted to people
 
 
* '''[[anti]]''' - adj. not in favor of (an action or proposal etc.); noun a person who is opposed (to an action or policy or practice etc.)
 
 
* '''[[antibacterial]]''' - adj. destroying bacteria or inhibiting their growth; noun any drug that destroys bacteria or inhibits their growth
 
 
* '''[[antibody]]''' - noun any of a large variety of proteins normally present in the body or produced in response to an antigen which it neutralizes, thus producing an immune response
 
 
* '''[[anticipate]]''' - verb be a forerunner of or occur earlier than; realize beforehand; be excited or anxious about; act in advance of; deal with ahead of time; regard something as probable or likely; make a prediction about; tell in advance
 
 
* '''[[anticipated]]''' - adj. expected hopefully
 
 
* '''[[antidotal]]''' - adj. counteracting the effects of a poison
 
 
* '''[[antidote]]''' - noun a remedy that stops or controls the effects of a poison
 
 
* '''[[antiemetic]]''' - noun a drug that prevents or alleviates nausea and vomiting
 
 
* '''[[antigen]]''' - noun any substance (as a toxin or enzyme) that stimulates an immune response in the body (especially the production of antibodies)
 
 
* '''[[antimalarial]]''' - noun a medicinal drug used to prevent or treat malaria
 
 
* '''[[antimicrobic]]''' - adj. capable of destroying or inhibiting the growth of disease-causing microorganisms; noun an agent (as heat or radiation or a chemical) that destroys microorganisms that might carry disease
 
 
* '''[[antimonial]]''' - adj. containing antimony
 
 
* '''[[antimony]]''' - noun a metallic element having four allotropic forms; used in a wide variety of alloys; found in stibnite
 
 
* '''[[antiphlogistic]]''' - adj. counteracting inflammation
 
 
* '''[[antipruritic]]''' - noun a substance that relieves or prevents itching
 
 
* '''[[antipyretic]]''' - adj. preventing or alleviating fever; noun any medicine that lowers body temperature to prevent or alleviate fever
 
 
* '''[[antisepsis]]''' - noun the process of inhibiting the growth and multiplication of microorganisms; (of non-living objects) the state of being free of pathogenic organisms
 
 
* '''[[antiseptic]]''' - adj. (extended sense) of exceptionally clean language; clean and honest; thoroughly clean and free of or destructive to disease-causing organisms; made free from live bacteria or other microorganisms; freeing from error or corruption; noun a substance that destroys micro-organisms that carry disease without harming body tissues
 
 
* '''[[antisepticize]]''' - verb disinfect with an antiseptic
 
 
* '''[[antiserum]]''' - noun blood serum containing antibodies against specific antigens; provides immunity to a disease
 
 
* '''[[antispasmodic]]''' - noun a drug used to relieve or prevent spasms (especially of the smooth muscles)
 
 
* '''[[antisyphilitic]]''' - noun a drug (or other chemical agent) that is effective against syphilis
 
 
* '''[[antithesis]]''' - noun the juxtaposition of contrasting words or ideas to give a feeling of balance; exact opposite
 
 
* '''[[antithyroid]]''' - adj. having the effect of counteracting excessive thyroid activity
 
 
* '''[[antitoxic]]''' - adj. counteracting a toxin or poison
 
 
* '''[[antitoxin]]''' - noun an antibody that can neutralize a specific toxin
 
 
* '''[[antivenene]]''' - noun an antitoxin that counteracts the effects of venom from the bite of a snake or insect or other animal
 
 
* '''[[antivenin]]''' - noun an antitoxin that counteracts the effects of venom from the bite of a snake or insect or other animal
 
 
* '''[[antrum]]''' - noun a natural cavity or hollow in a bone
 
 
* '''[[anuria]]''' - noun inability to urinate
 
 
* '''[[anus]]''' - noun excretory opening at the end of the alimentary canal
 
 
* '''[[anxiety]]''' - noun a vague unpleasant emotion that is experienced in anticipation of some (usually ill-defined) misfortune; a relatively permanent state of anxiety occurring in a variety of mental disorders
 
 
* '''[[anxious]]''' - adj. eagerly desirous; causing or fraught with or showing anxiety
 
 
* '''[[anxiously]]''' - adv. with anxiety or apprehension
 
 
* '''[[any]]''' - adj. one or some or every or all without specification; adv. to any degree or extent
 
 
* '''[[anything]]''' - noun a thing of any kind
 
 
* '''[[anyway]]''' - adv. used to indicate that a statement explains or supports a previous statement; in any way whatsoever
 
 
* '''[[anywhere]]''' - adv. at or in or to any place
 
 
* '''[[aorta]]''' - noun the large trunk artery that carries blood from the left ventricle of the heart to branch arteries
 
 
* '''[[aortic]]''' - adj. of or relating to the aorta
 
 
* '''[[aortitis]]''' - noun inflammation of the aorta
 
 
* '''[[apart]]''' - adj. remote and separate physically or socially; having characteristics not shared by others; not living together as man and wife; adv. not taken into account or excluded from consideration; into parts or pieces; separated or at a distance in place or position or time; one from the other; away from another or others; placed or kept separate and distinct as for a purpose
 
 
* '''[[apartment]]''' - noun a suite of rooms usually on one floor of an apartment house
 
 
* '''[[apathetic]]''' - adj. marked by a lack of interest; showing little or no emotion or animation
 
 
* '''[[apathy]]''' - noun the trait of lacking enthusiasm for or interest in things generally; an absence of emotion or enthusiasm
 
 
* '''[[ape]]''' - noun any of various primates with short tails or no tail at all; person who resembles a nonhuman primate; someone who copies the words or behavior of another; verb imitate uncritically and in every aspect; represent in or produce a caricature of
 
 
* '''[[aperient]]''' - adj. mildly laxative; noun a purging medicine; stimulates evacuation of the bowels
 
 
* '''[[aperture]]''' - noun an man-made opening; usually small; a device that controls amount of light admitted; a natural opening in something
 
 
* '''[[apex]]''' - noun the point on the celestial sphere toward which the sun and solar system appear to be moving relative to the fixed stars; the highest point (of something)
 
 
* '''[[aphakia]]''' - noun absence of the natural lens of the eye (usually resulting from the removal of cataracts)
 
 
* '''[[aphasia]]''' - noun inability to use or understand language (spoken or written) because of a brain lesion
 
 
* '''[[aphasic]]''' - adj. unable to speak because of a brain lesion; related to or affected by aphasia; noun someone affected by aphasia or inability to use or understand language
 
 
* '''[[aphonia]]''' - noun a disorder of the vocal organs that results in the loss of voice
 
 
* '''[[aphorism]]''' - noun a short pithy instructive saying
 
 
* '''[[aphrodisiac]]''' - adj. exciting sexual desire; noun a drug or other agent that stimulates sexual desire
 
 
* '''[[apical]]''' - adj. situated at an apex
 
 
* '''[[apis]]''' - noun type genus of the Apidae: honeybees
 
 
* '''[[apnea]]''' - noun transient cessation of respiration
 
 
* '''[[apocynum]]''' - noun perennial herbs with small pink or white flowers
 
 
* '''[[apollo]]''' - noun (Greek mythology) Greek god of light; god of prophesy and poetry and music and healing; son of Zeus and Leto; twin brother of Artemis
 
 
* '''[[aponeurosis]]''' - noun any of the deeper and thicker fascia that attach muscles to bones; resemble flattened tendons
 
 
* '''[[aponeurotic]]''' - adj. of or relating to an aponeurosis
 
 
* '''[[apoplectic]]''' - adj. pertaining to or characteristic of apoplexy
 
 
* '''[[apoplectiform]]''' - adj. resembling apoplexy
 
 
* '''[[apoplectoid]]''' - adj. resembling apoplexy
 
 
* '''[[apoplexy]]''' - noun a sudden loss of consciousness resulting when the rupture or occlusion of a blood vessel leads to oxygen lack in the brain
 
 
* '''[[appalling]]''' - adj. causing consternation; noun an experience that appalls
 
 
* '''[[apparatus]]''' - noun equipment designed to serve a specific function; (anatomy) a group of body parts that work together to perform a given function
 
 
* '''[[apparel]]''' - noun clothing in general; verb provide with clothes or put clothes on
 
 
* '''[[apparent]]''' - adj. clearly revealed to the mind or the senses or judgment; appearing as such but not necessarily so
 
 
* '''[[apparently]]''' - adv. from appearances alone; unmistakably (`plain' is often used informally for `plainly')
 
 
* '''[[appeal]]''' - noun (law) a legal proceeding in which the appellant resorts to a higher court for the purpose of obtaining a review of a lower court decision and a reversal of the lower court's judgment or the granting of a new trial; attractiveness that interests or pleases or stimulates; request for a sum of money; earnest or urgent request; verb request earnestly (something from somebody); ask for aid or protection; take a court case to a higher court for review; challenge (a decision); cite as an authority; resort to; be attractive to
 
 
* '''[[appear]]''' - verb come into sight or view; come into being or existence, or appear on the scene; be issued or published; appear as a character on stage or appear in a play, etc.; seem to be true, probable, or apparent; present oneself formally, as before a (judicial) authority; give a certain impression or have a certain outward aspect
 
 
* '''[[appearance]]''' - noun the act of appearing in public view; pretending that something is the case in order to make a good impression; formal attendance (in court or at a hearing) of a party in an action; outward or visible aspect of a person or thing; a mental representation; the event of coming into sight
 
 
* '''[[appearing]]''' - noun formal attendance (in court or at a hearing) of a party in an action
 
 
* '''[[appease]]''' - verb make peace with; overcome or allay; cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of
 
 
* '''[[append]]''' - verb fix to; attach; add to the very end; state or say further
 
 
* '''[[appendage]]''' - noun a part that is joined to something larger; a natural prolongation or projection from a part of an organism either animal or plant; an external body part that projects from the body
 
 
* '''[[appendicitis]]''' - noun inflammation of the vermiform appendix
 
 
* '''[[appendicular]]''' - adj. relating to or consisting of an appendage or appendages; especially the limbs
 
 
* '''[[appendix]]''' - noun a vestigial process that extends from the lower end of the cecum and that resembles a small pouch; supplementary material that is collected and appended at the back of a book
 
 
* '''[[apperception]]''' - noun the process whereby perceived qualities of an object are related to past experience
 
 
* '''[[appetite]]''' - noun a feeling of craving something
 
 
* '''[[appetizer]]''' - noun food or drink to stimulate the appetite (usually served before a meal or as the first course)
 
 
* '''[[apple]]''' - noun fruit with red or yellow or green skin and sweet to tart crisp whitish flesh; native Eurasian tree widely cultivated in many varieties for its firm rounded edible fruits
 
 
* '''[[appliance]]''' - noun durable goods for home or office use; a device or control that is very useful for a particular job
 
 
* '''[[applicability]]''' - noun relevance by virtue of being applicable to the matter at hand
 
 
* '''[[applicable]]''' - adj. readily applicable or practical; capable of being applied; having relevance
 
 
* '''[[applicant]]''' - noun a person who requests or seeks something such as assistance or employment or admission
 
 
* '''[[application]]''' - noun a diligent effort; the work of applying something; the act of bringing something to bear; using it for a particular purpose; a verbal or written request for assistance or employment or admission to a school; a program that gives a computer instructions that provide the user with tools to accomplish a task; liquid preparation having a soothing or antiseptic or medicinal action when applied to the skin
 
 
* '''[[applicator]]''' - noun a device for applying a substance
 
 
* '''[[applied]]''' - adj. concerned with concrete problems or data rather than with fundamental principles; opposed to theoretical; put into practice or put to use; that are used
 
 
* '''[[apply]]''' - verb ask (for something); refer (a word or name) to a person or thing; apply oneself to; be pertinent or relevant or applicable; put into service; make work or employ (something) for a particular purpose or for its inherent or natural purpose; apply to a surface; give or convey physically; ensure observance of laws and rules; avail oneself to; be applicable to; as to an analysis
 
 
* '''[[appoint]]''' - verb furnish; create and charge with a task or function; assign a duty, responsibility or obligation to
 
 
* '''[[appointed]]''' - adj. selected for a job; provided with furnishing and accessories (especially of a tasteful kind); fixed or established especially by order or command; subject to appointment
 
 
* '''[[appointment]]''' - noun (law) the act of disposing of property by virtue of the power of appointment; the act of putting a person into a non-elective position; the job to which you are (or hope to be) appointed; (usually plural) furnishings and equipment (especially for a ship or hotel); a meeting arranged in advance; a person who is appointed to a job or position
 
 
* '''[[apposition]]''' - noun (biology) growth in the thickness of a cell wall by the deposit of successive layers of material; a grammatical relation between a word and a noun phrase that follows; the act of positioning close together (or side by side)
 
 
* '''[[appreciable]]''' - adj. enough to be estimated or measured
 
 
* '''[[appreciably]]''' - adv. to a noticeable degree
 
 
* '''[[appreciate]]''' - verb increase the value of; gain in value; be fully aware of; realize fully; recognize with gratitude; be grateful for; hold dear
 
 
* '''[[appreciated]]''' - adj. fully understood or grasped; giving pleasure or satisfaction
 
 
* '''[[appreciation]]''' - noun an increase in price or value; understanding of the nature or meaning or quality or magnitude of something; an expression of gratitude; a favorable judgment; delicate discrimination (especially of aesthetic values)
 
 
* '''[[apprehended]]''' - adj. fully understood or grasped
 
 
* '''[[apprehension]]''' - noun the act of apprehending (especially apprehending a criminal); painful expectation; fearful expectation or anticipation; the cognitive condition of someone who understands
 
 
* '''[[apprehensive]]''' - adj. in fear or dread of possible evil or harm; mentally upset over possible misfortune or danger etc; quick to understand
 
 
* '''[[appro]]''' - noun an informal British abbreviation of approval
 
 
* '''[[approach]]''' - noun the act of drawing spatially closer to something; a relatively short golf shot intended to put the ball onto the putting green; ideas or actions intended to deal with a problem or situation; a close approximation; the temporal property of becoming nearer in time; the event of one object coming closer to another; a way of entering or leaving; a tentative suggestion designed to elicit the reactions of others; the final path followed by an aircraft as it is landing; verb make advances to someone, usually with a proposal or suggestion; come near in time; move towards; begin to deal with; come near or verge on, resemble, come nearer in quality, or character
 
 
* '''[[approaching]]''' - adj. of the relatively near future; noun the act of drawing spatially closer to something; the temporal property of becoming nearer in time; the event of one object coming closer to another
 
 
* '''[[appropriate]]''' - adj. suitable for a particular person or place or condition etc; suitable and fitting; meant or adapted for an occasion or use; being of striking appropriateness and pertinence; appropriate for achieving a particular end; implies a lack of concern for fairness; verb take possession of by force, as after an invasion; give or assign a resource to a particular person or cause
 
 
* '''[[appropriately]]''' - adv. in an appropriate manner
 
 
* '''[[approval]]''' - noun a message expressing a favorable opinion; a feeling of liking something or someone good; acceptance as satisfactory; the formal act of approving
 
 
* '''[[approved]]''' - adj. generally or especially officially judged acceptable or satisfactory; established by authority; given authoritative approval
 
 
* '''[[approximate]]''' - adj. located close together; very close in resemblance; not quite exact or correct; verb be close or similar; judge tentatively or form an estimate of (quantities or time)
 
 
* '''[[approximately]]''' - adv. (of quantities) imprecise but fairly close to correct
 
 
* '''[[approximation]]''' - noun the act of bringing near or bringing together especially the cut edges of tissue; the quality of coming near to identity (especially close in quantity); an imprecise or incomplete account; an approximate calculation of quantity or degree or worth
 
 
* '''[[apraxia]]''' - noun inability to make purposeful movements
 
 
* '''[[apricot]]''' - noun downy yellow to rosy-colored fruit resembling a small peach; Asian tree having clusters of usually white blossoms and edible fruit resembling the peach; a shade of pink tinged with yellow
 
 
* '''[[april]]''' - noun the month following March and preceding May
 
 
* '''[[apron]]''' - noun a garment of cloth or leather or plastic that is tied about the waist and worn to protect your clothing; a paved surface where aircraft stand while not being used; (golf) the part of the fairway leading onto the green; the part of a modern theater stage between the curtain and the orchestra (i.e., in front of the curtain)
 
 
* '''[[apt]]''' - adj. (usually followed by `to') naturally disposed toward; mentally quick and resourceful; at risk of or subject to experiencing something usually unpleasant; being of striking appropriateness and pertinence
 
 
* '''[[aptly]]''' - adv. in a competent capable manner
 
 
* '''[[aqua]]''' - noun a shade of blue tinged with green
 
 
* '''[[aqueous]]''' - adj. produced by the action of water; similar to or containing or dissolved in water
 
 
* '''[[ar]]''' - noun a state in south central United States; one of the Confederate states during the American Civil War; a unit of surface area equal to 100 square meters; a colorless and odorless inert gas; one of the six inert gases; comprises approximately 1% of the earth's atmosphere
 
 
* '''[[arabia]]''' - noun a peninsula between the Red Sea and the Persian Gulf; strategically important for its oil resources
 
 
* '''[[arabic]]''' - adj. relating to or characteristic of Arabs; noun the Semitic language of the Arabs; spoken in a variety of dialects
 
 
* '''[[arable]]''' - adj. (of farmland) capable of being farmed productively
 
 
* '''[[arachnoid]]''' - adj. relating to or resembling a member of the class Arachnida; noun the middle of the 3 meninges; air-breathing arthropods characterized by simple eyes and four pairs of legs
 
 
* '''[[arbitrarily]]''' - adv. in a random manner
 
 
* '''[[arbitrary]]''' - adj. based on or subject to individual discretion or preference or sometimes impulse or caprice
 
 
* '''[[arborescent]]''' - adj. resembling a tree in form and branching structure
 
 
* '''[[arc]]''' - noun a continuous portion of a circle; electrical conduction through a gas in an applied electric field; something curved in shape; verb form an arch or curve
 
 
* '''[[arch]]''' - adj. expert in skulduggery; (used of behavior or attitude) characteristic of those who treat others with condescension; noun (architecture) a masonry construction (usually curved) for spanning an opening and supporting the weight above it; a passageway under a curved masonry construction; a curved bony structure supporting or enclosing organs (especially the inner sides of the feet); a curved shape in the vertical plane that spans an opening; verb form an arch or curve
 
 
* '''[[arched]]''' - adj. constructed with or in the form of an arch or arches; forming or resembling an arch
 
 
* '''[[arching]]''' - adj. forming or resembling an arch
 
 
* '''[[arctic]]''' - adj. extremely cold; of or relating to the Arctic; at or near the north pole; noun a waterproof overshoe that protects shoes from water or snow; the regions north of the Arctic Circle centered on the North Pole
 
 
* '''[[arctium]]''' - noun burdock
 
 
* '''[[arctostaphylos]]''' - noun bearberry; manzanita
 
 
* '''[[arcus]]''' - noun an whitish deposit in the shape of an arc that is sometimes seen in the cornea
 
 
* '''[[ardent]]''' - adj. glowing or shining like fire; characterized by strong enthusiasm; characterized by intense emotion
 
 
* '''[[ardor]]''' - noun feelings of great warmth and intensity; intense feeling of love; a feeling of strong eagerness (usually in favor of a person or cause)
 
 
* '''[[ards]]''' - noun acute lung injury characterized by coughing and rales; inflammation of the lungs which become stiff and fibrous and cannot exchange oxygen; occurs among persons exposed to irritants such as corrosive chemical vapors or ammonia or chlorine etc.
 
 
* '''[[arduous]]''' - adj. difficult to accomplish; demanding considerable mental effort and skill; characterized by toilsome effort to the point of exhaustion; especially physical effort; taxing to the utmost; testing powers of endurance
 
 
* '''[[are]]''' - noun a unit of surface area equal to 100 square meters
 
 
* '''[[area]]''' - noun a part of a structure having some specific characteristic or function; the extent of a 2-dimensional surface enclosed within a boundary; a part of an animal that has a special function or is supplied by a given artery or nerve; a subject of study; a particular geographical region of indefinite boundary (usually serving some special purpose or distinguished by its people or culture or geography); a particular environment or walk of life
 
 
* '''[[areola]]''' - noun small circular area such as that around the human nipple or an inflamed area around a pimple or insect bite; small space in a tissue or body part such as the area between veins on a leaf or an insect's wing
 
 
* '''[[areolar]]''' - adj. relating to or like or divided into areolae
 
 
* '''[[argentic]]''' - adj. relating to compounds in which silver is bivalent
 
 
* '''[[argue]]''' - verb present reasons and arguments; give evidence of; have an argument about something
 
 
* '''[[argument]]''' - noun a variable in a logical or mathematical expression whose value determines the dependent variable; if f(x)=y, x is the independent variable; a summary of the subject or plot of a literary work or play or movie; a fact or assertion offered as evidence that something is true; a discussion in which reasons are advanced for and against some proposition or proposal; a contentious speech act; a dispute where there is strong disagreement
 
 
* '''[[argyll]]''' - noun a covered gravy holder of silver or other metal containing a detachable central vessel for hot water to keep the gravy warm; a sock knitted or woven with an argyle design (usually used in the plural); a design consisting of a pattern of varicolored diamonds on a solid background (originally for knitted articles); patterned after the tartan of a clan in western Scotland
 
 
* '''[[argyrol]]''' - noun antiseptic consisting of a compound of protein and silver (trade name Argyrol)
 
 
* '''[[arid]]''' - adj. lacking vitality or spirit; lifeless; lacking sufficient water or rainfall
 
 
* '''[[arise]]''' - verb result or issue; rise to one's feet; originate or come into being; get up and out of bed; move upward; take part in a rebellion; renounce a former allegiance; come into existence; take on form or shape
 
 
* '''[[aristolochia]]''' - noun birthworts; Dutchman's-pipe
 
 
* '''[[arizona]]''' - noun glossy snake; a state in southwestern United States; site of the Grand Canyon
 
 
* '''[[ark]]''' - noun a boat built by Noah to save his family and animals from the flood; (Judaism) sacred chest where the ancient Hebrews kept the two tablets containing the Ten Commandments
 
 
* '''[[arkansas]]''' - noun a state in south central United States; one of the Confederate states during the American Civil War; a river that rises in the Rocky Mountains in Colorado and flows southeast through Kansas and Oklahoma and through Arkansas to become a tributary of the Mississippi River
 
 
* '''[[arm]]''' - noun the part of an armchair or sofa that supports the elbow and forearm of a seated person; any projection that is thought to resemble a human arm; a human limb; technically the part of the superior limb between the shoulder and the elbow but commonly used to refer to the whole superior limb; the part of a garment that is attached at the armhole and that provides a cloth covering for the arm; any instrument or instrumentality used in fighting or hunting; an administrative division of some larger or more complex organization; verb prepare oneself for a military confrontation; supply with arms
 
 
* '''[[arm band]]''' - noun a band worn around the arm for decoration
 
 
* '''[[armamentarium]]''' - noun the collection of equipment and methods used in the practice of medicine
 
 
* '''[[armband]]''' - noun a band worn around the upper arm; worn around arm as identification or to indicate mourning
 
 
* '''[[armed]]''' - adj. (used of persons or the military) characterized by having or bearing arms; (used of plants and animals) furnished with bristles and thorns; having arms or arms as specified; used especially in combination
 
 
* '''[[armpit]]''' - noun the hollow under the arm where it is joined to the shoulder
 
 
* '''[[arms]]''' - noun the official symbols of a family, state, etc.; weapons considered collectively
 
 
* '''[[armstrong]]''' - noun United States jazz trumpeter and bandleader (1900-1971); United States astronaut; the first man to set foot on the moon (July 20, 1969) (1930-)
 
 
* '''[[army]]''' - noun a large number of people united for some specific purpose; a permanent organization of the military land forces of a nation or state; the army of the United States of America; the agency that organizes and trains soldiers for land warfare
 
 
* '''[[arnica]]''' - noun an ointment used in treating bruises; any of various rhizomatous usually perennial plants of the genus Arnica; used especially in treating bruises
 
 
* '''[[aroma]]''' - noun a distinctive odor that is pleasant; any property detected by the olfactory system
 
 
* '''[[aromatic]]''' - adj. having a strong pleasant odor; (chemistry) of or relating to or containing one or more benzene rings
 
 
* '''[[around]]''' - adv. in circumference; by a circular or circuitous route; in a circle or circular motion; to a particular destination either specified or understood; (of quantities) imprecise but fairly close to correct; in the area or vicinity; from beginning to end; throughout; all around or on all sides; in or to a reversed position or direction; to or among many different places or in no particular direction
 
 
* '''[[arouse]]''' - verb call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses); stimulate sexually; to begin moving, "As the thunder started the sleeping children began to stir"; stop sleeping; cause to become awake or conscious; cause to be alert and energetic; summon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic
 
 
* '''[[aroused]]''' - adj. (of persons) excessively affected by emotion; aroused to action; feeling great sexual desire; brought to a state of great tension; emotionally aroused; keenly excited (especially sexually) or indicating excitement
 
 
* '''[[arrange]]''' - verb arrange thoughts, ideas, temporal events; make arrangements for; put into a proper or systematic order; adapt for performance in a different way; arrange attractively; plan, organize, and carry out (an event); set (printed matter) into a specific format
 
 
* '''[[arranged]]''' - adj. deliberately arranged for effect; planned in advance; disposed or placed in a particular kind of order
 
 
* '''[[arrangement]]''' - noun the act of arranging and adapting a piece of music; an organized structure for arranging or classifying; an orderly grouping (of things or persons) considered as a unit; the result of arranging; the spatial property of the way in which something is placed; the thing arranged or agreed to; a piece of music that has been adapted for performance by a particular set of voices or instruments
 
 
* '''[[arranging]]''' - noun the act of arranging and adapting a piece of music
 
 
* '''[[array]]''' - noun an arrangement of aerials spaced to give desired directional characteristics; especially fine or decorative clothing; an impressive display; an orderly arrangement; verb align oneself with a group or a way of thinking; lay out orderly or logically in a line or as if in a line
 
 
* '''[[arrest]]''' - noun the state of inactivity following an interruption; the act of apprehending (especially apprehending a criminal); verb hold back, as of a danger or an enemy; check the expansion or influence of; take into custody; attract and fix; cause to stop
 
 
* '''[[arrested]]''' - adj. having development checked or reversed
 
 
* '''[[arresting]]''' - adj. commanding attention
 
 
* '''[[arrhythmia]]''' - noun an abnormal rate of muscle contractions in the heart
 
 
* '''[[arrhythmic]]''' - adj. without regard for rhythm; not having a steady rhythm
 
 
* '''[[arrival]]''' - noun accomplishment of an objective; the act of arriving at a certain place; someone who arrives (or has arrived)
 
 
* '''[[arrive]]''' - verb reach a destination; arrive by movement or progress; succeed in a big way; get to the top
 
 
* '''[[arrowroot]]''' - noun white-flowered West Indian plant whose root yields arrowroot starch; a nutritive starch obtained from the root of the arrowroot plant; canna grown especially for its edible rootstock from which arrowroot starch is obtained
 
 
* '''[[arse]]''' - noun excretory opening at the end of the alimentary canal; the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on
 
 
* '''[[arsenate]]''' - noun a salt or ester of arsenic acid
 
 
* '''[[arsenic]]''' - noun a very poisonous metallic element that has three allotropic forms; arsenic and arsenic compounds are used as herbicides and insecticides and various alloys; found in arsenopyrite and orpiment and realgar; a white powdered poisonous trioxide of arsenic; used in manufacturing glass and as a pesticide (rat poison) and weed killer
 
 
* '''[[arsenical]]''' - adj. relating to or containing arsenic; noun a pesticide or drug containing arsenic
 
 
* '''[[art]]''' - noun the creation of beautiful or significant things; the products of human creativity; works of art collectively; a superior skill that you can learn by study and practice and observation; photographs or other visual representations in a printed publication
 
 
* '''[[artemisia]]''' - noun any of various composite shrubs or herbs of the genus Artemisia having aromatic green or greyish foliage
 
 
* '''[[arteria]]''' - noun a blood vessel that carries blood from the heart to the body
 
 
* '''[[arterial]]''' - adj. of or involving or contained in the arteries
 
 
* '''[[arteriosclerosis]]''' - noun sclerosis of the arterial walls
 
 
* '''[[arteriovenous]]''' - adj. connecting an artery to a vein
 
 
* '''[[arteritis]]''' - noun inflammation of an artery
 
 
* '''[[artery]]''' - noun a major thoroughfare that bears important traffic; a blood vessel that carries blood from the heart to the body
 
 
* '''[[arthralgia]]''' - noun pain in a joint or joints
 
 
* '''[[arthralgic]]''' - adj. of or relating to arthralgia
 
 
* '''[[arthritic]]''' - adj. of or pertaining to arthritis; noun a person afflicted with arthritis
 
 
* '''[[arthritis]]''' - noun inflammation of a joint or joints
 
 
* '''[[arthropathy]]''' - noun a pathology or abnormality of a joint
 
 
* '''[[arthrospore]]''' - noun one of a string of thick walled vegetative resting cells formed by some algae and fungi; a body that resembles a spore but is not an endospore; produced by some bacteria
 
 
* '''[[article]]''' - noun one of a class of artifacts; nonfictional prose forming an independent part of a publication; (grammar) a determiner that may indicate the specificity of reference of a noun phrase; a separate section of a legal document (as a statute or contract or will); verb bind by a contract; especially for a training period
 
 
* '''[[articular]]''' - adj. relating to or affecting the joints of the body
 
 
* '''[[articulate]]''' - adj. expressing yourself easily or characterized by clear expressive language; consisting of segments held together by joints; verb express or state clearly; speak, pronounce, or utter in a certain way; put into words or an expression; provide with a joint
 
 
* '''[[articulated]]''' - adj. pronounced distinctly and clearly; consisting of segments held together by joints
 
 
* '''[[articulation]]''' - noun the act of joining things in such a way that motion is possible; expressing in coherent verbal form; the aspect of pronunciation that involves bringing articulatory organs together so as to shape the sounds of speech; the shape or manner in which things come together and a connection is made; (anatomy) the point of connection between two bones or elements of a skeleton (especially if it allows motion)
 
 
* '''[[artificial]]''' - adj. artificially formal; contrived by art rather than nature; not arising from natural growth or characterized by vital processes
 
 
* '''[[artificially]]''' - adv. not according to nature; not by natural means
 
 
* '''[[artillery]]''' - noun large but transportable armament; an army unit that uses big guns; a means of persuading or arguing
 
 
* '''[[artist]]''' - noun a person whose creative work shows sensitivity and imagination
 
 
* '''[[arts]]''' - noun studies intended to provide general knowledge and intellectual skills (rather than occupational or professional skills)
 
 
* '''[[arum]]''' - noun any plant of the family Araceae; have small flowers massed on a spadix surrounded by a large spathe; starch resembling sago that is obtained from cuckoopint root
 
 
* '''[[arytenoid]]''' - noun either of two small cartilages at the back of the larynx to which the vocal folds are attached
 
 
* '''[[as]]''' - adv. to the same degree (often followed by `as'); noun a United States territory on the eastern part of the island of Samoa; a very poisonous metallic element that has three allotropic forms; arsenic and arsenic compounds are used as herbicides and insecticides and various alloys; found in arsenopyrite and orpiment and realgar
 
 
* '''[[asafetida]]''' - noun the brownish gum resin of various plants; has strong taste and odor; formerly used as an antispasmodic
 
 
* '''[[asbestos]]''' - noun a fibrous amphibole; used for making fireproof articles; inhaling fibers can cause asbestosis or lung cancer
 
 
* '''[[ascaridae]]''' - noun large roundworms parasitic in intestines of vertebrates
 
 
* '''[[ascaris]]''' - noun type genus of the family Ascaridae: roundworms with a three-lipped mouth
 
 
* '''[[ascend]]''' - verb travel up, "We ascended the mountain"; slope upwards; go along towards (a river's) source; become king or queen; go back in order of genealogical succession; come up, of celestial bodies
 
 
* '''[[ascendancy]]''' - noun the state that exists when one person or group has power over another
 
 
* '''[[ascending]]''' - adj. moving or going or growing upward; noun the act of changing location in an upward direction
 
 
* '''[[ascent]]''' - noun an upward slope or grade (as in a road); the act of changing location in an upward direction; a movement upward
 
 
* '''[[ascertain]]''' - verb learn or discover with certainty; be careful or certain to do something; make certain of something; establish after a calculation, investigation, experiment, survey, or study; find out, learn, or determine with certainty, usually by making an inquiry or other effort
 
 
* '''[[ascertainable]]''' - adj. capable of being ascertained or found out
 
 
* '''[[ascertained]]''' - adj. discovered or determined by scientific observation
 
 
* '''[[ascites]]''' - noun accumulation of serous fluid in peritoneal cavity
 
 
* '''[[ascribe]]''' - verb attribute or credit to
 
 
* '''[[asepsis]]''' - noun (of non-living objects) the state of being free of pathogenic organisms; the process of inhibiting the growth and multiplication of microorganisms
 
 
* '''[[aseptic]]''' - adj. free of or using methods to keep free of pathological microorganisms
 
 
* '''[[asexually]]''' - adv. in an asexual manner
 
 
* '''[[ash]]''' - noun any of various deciduous pinnate-leaved ornamental or timber trees of the genus Fraxinus; strong elastic wood of any of various ash trees; used for furniture and tool handles and sporting goods such as baseball bats; the residue that remains when something is burned; verb convert into ashes
 
 
* '''[[ash-gray]]''' - adj. of a light grey
 
 
* '''[[ashen]]''' - adj. anemic looking from illness or emotion; made of wood of the ash tree
 
 
* '''[[asheville]]''' - noun a town in western North Carolina in the Blue Ridge Mountains west of Charlotte
 
 
* '''[[ashy]]''' - adj. of a light grey
 
 
* '''[[asia]]''' - noun the nations of the Asian continent collectively; the largest continent with 60% of the earth's population; it is joined to Europe on the west to form Eurasia; it is the site of some of the world's earliest civilizations
 
 
* '''[[asia minor]]''' - noun a peninsula in southwestern Asia that forms the Asian part of Turkey
 
 
* '''[[asiatic]]''' - adj. of or relating to or characteristic of Asia or the peoples of Asia or their languages or culture; noun a native or inhabitant of Asia
 
 
* '''[[aside]]''' - adv. in reserve; not for immediate use; on or to one side; out of the way (especially away from one's thoughts); placed or kept separate and distinct as for a purpose; not taken into account or excluded from consideration; in a different direction; noun a line spoken by an actor to the audience but not intended for others on the stage; a message that departs from the main subject
 
 
* '''[[ask]]''' - verb make a request or demand for something to somebody; consider obligatory; request and expect; inquire about; direct or put; seek an answer to; address a question to and expect an answer from; require or ask for as a price or condition; require as useful, just, or proper
 
 
* '''[[asking]]''' - adj. relating to the use of or having the nature of an interrogation; noun the verbal act of requesting
 
 
* '''[[asleep]]''' - adj. dead; in a state of sleep; lacking sensation; adv. into a sleeping state; in the sleep of death
 
 
* '''[[asparagus]]''' - noun edible young shoots of the asparagus plant; plant whose succulent young shoots are cooked and eaten as a vegetable
 
 
* '''[[aspect]]''' - noun a characteristic to be considered; a distinct feature or element in a problem; the beginning or duration or completion or repetition of the action of a verb; the feelings expressed on a person's face; the visual percept of a region
 
 
* '''[[aspergillus]]''' - noun genus of common molds causing food spoilage and some pathogenic to plants and animals
 
 
* '''[[asphyxia]]''' - noun a condition in which insufficient or no oxygen and carbon dioxide are exchanged on a ventilatory basis; caused by choking or drowning or electric shock or poison gas
 
 
* '''[[asphyxiated]]''' - adj. in a state of asphyxia
 
 
* '''[[asphyxiation]]''' - noun killing by depriving of oxygen; the condition of being deprived of oxygen (as by having breathing stopped)
 
 
* '''[[aspirate]]''' - noun a consonant pronounced with aspiration; verb suck in (air); pronounce with aspiration; of stop sounds; remove as if by suction
 
 
* '''[[aspiration]]''' - noun a will to succeed; a manner of articulation involving an audible release of breath; the act of inhaling; the drawing in of air (or other gases) as in breathing; a cherished desire
 
 
* '''[[aspirator]]''' - noun a pump that draws air or another gas through a liquid
 
 
* '''[[aspirin]]''' - noun the acetylated derivative of salicylic acid; used as an analgesic anti-inflammatory drug (trade names Bayer and Empirin) usually taken in tablet form; used as an antipyretic; slows clotting of the blood by poisoning platelets
 
 
* '''[[ass]]''' - noun hardy and sure-footed animal smaller and with longer ears than the horse; a pompous fool; slang for sexual intercourse; the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on
 
 
* '''[[assault]]''' - noun a threatened or attempted physical attack by someone who appears to be able to cause bodily harm if not stopped; close fighting during the culmination of a military attack; thoroughbred that won the triple crown in 1946; the crime of forcing a woman to submit to sexual intercourse against her will; verb attack in speech or writing; attack someone physically or emotionally; force (someone) to have sex against their will
 
 
* '''[[assembled]]''' - adj. formed by fitting or joining components together; brought together into a group or crowd
 
 
* '''[[assent]]''' - noun agreement with a statement or proposal to do something; verb to agree or express agreement
 
 
* '''[[asserted]]''' - adj. confidently declared to be so
 
 
* '''[[asserting]]''' - adj. relating to the use of or having the nature of a declaration
 
 
* '''[[assertion]]''' - noun a declaration that is made emphatically (as if no supporting evidence were necessary); the act of affirming or asserting or stating something
 
 
* '''[[assiduous]]''' - adj. marked by care and persistent effort
 
 
* '''[[assiduously]]''' - adv. with care and persistence
 
 
* '''[[assign]]''' - verb select something or someone for a specific purpose; decide as to where something belongs in a scheme; transfer one's right to; give out or allot; attribute or credit to; attribute or give; make undue claims to having; give an assignment to (a person) to a post, or assign a task to (a person)
 
 
* '''[[assignable]]''' - adj. legally transferable to the ownership of another
 
 
* '''[[assigned]]''' - adj. appointed to a post or duty
 
 
* '''[[assimilable]]''' - adj. able to be absorbed and incorporated into body tissues
 
 
* '''[[assimilate]]''' - verb become similar to one's environment; make similar; become similar in sound; take (gas, light or heat) into a solution; take up mentally
 
 
* '''[[assimilating]]''' - adj. capable of taking (gas,light, or liquids into a solution)
 
 
* '''[[assimilation]]''' - noun in the theories of Jean Piaget: the application of a general schema to a particular instance; a linguistic process by which a sound becomes similar to an adjacent sound; the process of absorbing nutrients into the body after digestion; the social process of absorbing one cultural group into harmony with another; the state of being assimilated; people of different backgrounds come to see themselves as part of a larger national family; the process of assimilating new ideas into an existing cognitive structure
 
 
* '''[[assimilative]]''' - adj. capable of mentally absorbing; capable of taking (gas,light, or liquids into a solution)
 
 
* '''[[assist]]''' - noun (sports) the act of enabling another player to make a good play; the activity of contributing to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose; verb act as an assistant in a subordinate or supportive function; work for or be a servant to; give help or assistance; be of service
 
 
* '''[[assistance]]''' - noun the activity of contributing to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose; a resource
 
 
* '''[[assistant]]''' - adj. of or relating to a person who is subordinate to another; noun a person who contributes to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose
 
 
* '''[[assisted]]''' - adj. having help; often used as a combining form
 
 
* '''[[associate]]''' - adj. having partial rights and privileges or subordinate status; noun any event that usually accompanies or is closely connected with another; a person who joins with others in some activity; a degree granted by a two-year college on successful completion of the undergraduates course of studies; a person who is frequently in the company of another; verb make a logical or causal connection; bring or come into association or action; keep company with; hang out with
 
 
* '''[[associated]]''' - adj. related to or accompanying; joined in some kind of relationship (as a colleague or ally or companion etc.)
 
 
* '''[[association]]''' - noun the act of consorting with or joining with others; the process of bringing ideas or events together in memory or imagination; (ecology) a group of organisms (plants and animals) that live together in a certain geographical region and constitute a community with a few dominant species; a formal organization of people or groups of people; (chemistry) any process of combination (especially in solution) that depends on relatively weak chemical bonding; a relation resulting from interaction or dependence; the state of being connected together as in memory or imagination; a social or business relationship
 
 
* '''[[assuage]]''' - verb provide physical relief, as from pain; satisfy (thirst); cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of
 
 
* '''[[assume]]''' - verb take on a certain form, attribute, or aspect; take to be the case or to be true; accept without verification or proof; take up someone's soul into heaven; occupy or take on; seize and take control without authority and possibly with force; take as one's right or possession; take on titles, offices, duties, responsibilities; put clothing on one's body; make a pretence of; take on as one's own the expenses or debts of another person
 
 
* '''[[assumed]]''' - adj. accepted as real or true without proof; adopted in order to deceive; taken as your right without justification
 
 
* '''[[assuming]]''' - adj. excessively forward
 
 
* '''[[assumption]]''' - noun the act of taking possession of or power over something; the act of assuming or taking for granted; a hypothesis that is taken for granted; (Christianity) the taking up of the body and soul of the Virgin Mary when her earthly life had ended; celebration in the Roman Catholic Church of the Virgin Mary's being taken up into heaven when her earthly life ended; corresponds to the Dormition in the Eastern Orthodox church; audacious (even arrogant) behavior that you have no right to; a statement that is assumed to be true and from which a conclusion can be drawn
 
 
* '''[[assur]]''' - noun an ancient Assyrian city on the Tigris and traditional capital of Assyria; just south of the modern city of Mosul in Iraq
 
 
* '''[[assurance]]''' - noun freedom from doubt; belief in yourself and your abilities; a statement intended to inspire confidence; a binding commitment to do or give or refrain from something; a British term for some kinds of insurance
 
 
* '''[[assure]]''' - verb assure somebody of the truth of something with the intention of giving the listener confidence; inform positively and with certainty and confidence; be careful or certain to do something; make certain of something; make a promise or commitment; make certain of; cause to feel sure; give reassurance to
 
 
* '''[[assured]]''' - adj. marked by assurance; exhibiting confidence; characterized by certainty or security
 
 
* '''[[assuring]]''' - adj. giving confidence
 
 
* '''[[astasia]]''' - noun inability to stand due to muscular incoordination
 
 
* '''[[aster]]''' - noun star-shaped structure formed in the cytoplasm of a cell having fibers like rays that surround the centrosome during mitosis; any of various chiefly fall-blooming herbs of the genus Aster with showy daisylike flowers
 
 
* '''[[astereognosis]]''' - noun a loss of the ability to recognize objects by handling them
 
 
* '''[[asterisk]]''' - noun a star-shaped character * used in printing; verb mark with an asterisk
 
 
* '''[[asthenia]]''' - noun an abnormal loss of strength
 
 
* '''[[asthenic]]''' - adj. having a slender physique; lacking strength or vigor
 
 
* '''[[asthenopia]]''' - noun a tiredness of the eyes caused by prolonged close work by a person with an uncorrected vision problem
 
 
* '''[[asthma]]''' - noun respiratory disorder characterized by wheezing; usually of allergic origin
 
 
* '''[[asthmatic]]''' - adj. relating to breathing with a whistling sound; noun a person suffering from asthma
 
 
* '''[[astigmatic]]''' - adj. of or relating to a defect in the eye or in a lens caused by a deviation from spherical curvature which prevents light rays from meeting at a common focus and so results in distorted images
 
 
* '''[[astigmatism]]''' - noun (optics) defect in an optical system in which light rays from a single point fail to converge in a single focal point; (ophthalmology) impaired eyesight resulting usually from irregular conformation of the cornea
 
 
* '''[[astonish]]''' - verb affect with wonder
 
 
* '''[[astonishing]]''' - adj. so surprisingly impressive as to stun or overwhelm; surprising greatly
 
 
* '''[[astounding]]''' - adj. bewildering or striking dumb with wonder; so surprisingly impressive as to stun or overwhelm
 
 
* '''[[astragalus]]''' - noun large genus of annual or perennial herbs or shrubs of north temperate regions; largest genus in the family Leguminosae; the bone in the ankle that articulates with the leg bones to form the ankle joint
 
 
* '''[[astride]]''' - adv. with one leg on each side; with the legs stretched far apart
 
 
* '''[[astringency]]''' - noun the ability to contract or draw together soft body tissues to check blood flow or restrict secretion of fluids; a sharp astringent taste; the taste experience when a substance causes the mouth to pucker
 
 
* '''[[astringent]]''' - adj. tending to draw together or constrict soft organic tissue; sour or bitter in taste; noun a drug that causes contraction of body tissues and canals
 
 
* '''[[asunder]]''' - adj. widely separated especially in space; adv. into parts or pieces
 
 
* '''[[asylum]]''' - noun a hospital for mentally incompetent or unbalanced person; a shelter from danger or hardship
 
 
* '''[[asymmetric]]''' - adj. characterized by asymmetry in the spatial arrangement or placement of parts or components
 
 
* '''[[asymmetry]]''' - noun (mathematics) a lack of symmetry
 
 
* '''[[at]]''' - noun 100 at equal 1 kip in Laos; a highly unstable radioactive element (the heaviest of the halogen series); a decay product of uranium and thorium
 
 
* '''[[ataxia]]''' - noun inability to coordinate voluntary muscle movements; unsteady movements and staggering gait
 
 
* '''[[ataxic]]''' - adj. lacking motor coordination; marked or caused by ataxia
 
 
* '''[[ate]]''' - noun goddess of criminal rashness and its punishment
 
 
* '''[[atelectasis]]''' - noun collapse of an expanded lung (especially in infants); also failure of pulmonary alveoli to expand at birth
 
 
* '''[[atheroma]]''' - noun a fatty deposit in the intima (inner lining) of an artery; can obstruct blood flow
 
 
* '''[[atheromatous]]''' - adj. of or relating to or resembling atheroma
 
 
* '''[[athetosis]]''' - noun a continuous succession of slow, writhing, involuntary movements of the hands and feet and other body parts
 
 
* '''[[athletic]]''' - adj. having a sturdy and well proportioned body; relating to or befitting athletics or athletes; vigorously active
 
 
* '''[[athletics]]''' - noun participation in sports events as an extracurricular activity; an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition; a contest between athletes
 
 
* '''[[atlanta]]''' - noun a siege in which Federal troops under Sherman cut off the railroads supplying the city and then burned it; 1864; state capital and largest city of Georgia; chief commercial center of the southeastern United States; was plundered and burned by Sherman's army during the American Civil War
 
 
* '''[[atlantic]]''' - adj. relating to or bordering the Atlantic Ocean; noun the 2nd largest ocean; separates North and South America on the west from Europe and Africa on the east
 
 
* '''[[atlas]]''' - noun a figure of a man used as a supporting column; the 1st cervical vertebra; a collection of maps in book form; (Greek mythology) a Titan who was forced by Zeus to bear the sky on his shoulders
 
 
* '''[[atmosphere]]''' - noun the mass of air surrounding the Earth; the envelope of gases surrounding any celestial body; the weather or climate at some place; a particular environment or surrounding influence; a distinctive but intangible quality surrounding a person or thing; a unit of pressure: the pressure that will support a column of mercury 760 mm high at sea level and 0 degrees centigrade
 
 
* '''[[atmospheric]]''' - adj. relating to or located in the atmosphere
 
 
* '''[[atom]]''' - noun (nontechnical usage) a tiny piece of anything; (physics and chemistry) the smallest component of an element having the chemical properties of the element
 
 
* '''[[atomic]]''' - adj. immeasurably small; of or relating to or comprising atoms; (weapons) deriving destructive energy from the release of atomic energy
 
 
* '''[[atomization]]''' - noun annihilation by reducing something to atoms; separating something into fine particles
 
 
* '''[[atomizer]]''' - noun a dispenser that turns a liquid (such as perfume) into a fine mist
 
 
* '''[[atonic]]''' - adj. used of syllables; characterized by a lack of tonus
 
 
* '''[[atony]]''' - noun lack of normal muscular tension or tonus
 
 
* '''[[atrabilious]]''' - adj. irritable as if suffering from indigestion
 
 
* '''[[atresia]]''' - noun an abnormal condition in which a normal opening or tube in the body (as the urethra) is closed or absent
 
 
* '''[[atrium]]''' - noun the central area in a building; open to the sky; any chamber that is connected to other chambers or passageways (especially one of the two upper chambers of the heart)
 
 
* '''[[atropa]]''' - noun belladonna
 
 
* '''[[atrophic]]''' - adj. relating to or characterized by atrophy
 
 
* '''[[atrophied]]''' - adj. (of an organ or body part) diminished in size or strength as a result of disease or injury or lack of use
 
 
* '''[[atrophy]]''' - noun any weakening or degeneration (especially through lack of use); a decrease in size of an organ caused by disease or disuse; verb undergo atrophy
 
 
* '''[[attach]]''' - verb be attached; be in contact with; become attached; cause to be attached; take temporary possession of as a security, by legal authority; create social or emotional ties
 
 
* '''[[attached]]''' - adj. associated in an exclusive sexual relationship; used of buildings joined by common sidewalls; fastened together; permanently attached to a substrate; not free to move about; being joined in close association
 
 
* '''[[attachment]]''' - noun the act of attaching or affixing something; faithful support for a religion or cause or political party; a supplementary part or accessory; a connection that fastens things together; a writ authorizing the seizure of property that may be needed for the payment of a judgment in a judicial proceeding; a feeling of affection for a person or an institution; the act of fastening things together
 
 
* '''[[attack]]''' - noun a decisive manner of beginning a musical tone or phrase; an offensive move in a sport or game; the act of attacking; (military) an offensive against an enemy (using weapons); strong criticism; the onset of a corrosive or destructive process (as by a chemical agent); a sudden occurrence of an uncontrollable condition; ideas or actions intended to deal with a problem or situation; intense adverse criticism; verb begin to injure; set to work upon; turn one's energies vigorously to a task; attack in speech or writing; take the initiative and go on the offensive; launch an attack or assault on; begin hostilities or start warfare with; attack someone physically or emotionally
 
 
* '''[[attacking]]''' - adj. disposed to attack
 
 
* '''[[attain]]''' - verb reach a point in time, or a certain state or level; reach a destination, either real or abstract; find unexpectedly; to gain with effort
 
 
* '''[[attainable]]''' - adj. capable of being attained or accomplished
 
 
* '''[[attained]]''' - adj. achieved or reached
 
 
* '''[[attainment]]''' - noun arrival at a new stage; the act of achieving an aim; an ability that has been acquired by training
 
 
* '''[[attar]]''' - noun essential oil or perfume obtained from flowers
 
 
* '''[[attempt]]''' - noun earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something; the act of attacking; verb enter upon an activity or enterprise; make an effort or attempt
 
 
* '''[[attempted]]''' - adj. tried unsuccessfully
 
 
* '''[[attend]]''' - verb give heed (to); take charge of or deal with; be present at (meetings, church services, university), etc.; to accompany as a circumstance or follow as a result; work for or be a servant to
 
 
* '''[[attendance]]''' - noun the act of being present (at a meeting or event etc.); the number of people that are present; the frequency with which a person is present
 
 
* '''[[attendant]]''' - adj. being present (at meeting or event etc.); following as a consequence; noun a person who is present and participates in a meeting; someone who waits on or tends to or attends to the needs of another; an event or situation that happens at the same time as or in connection with another
 
 
* '''[[attended]]''' - adj. having a caretaker or other watcher; having accompaniment or companions or escort
 
 
* '''[[attending]]''' - adj. being present (at meeting or event etc.); serving attendance on someone; noun the act of being present (at a meeting or event etc.); the process whereby a person concentrates on some features of the environment to the (relative) exclusion of others
 
 
* '''[[attention]]''' - noun a courteous act indicating affection; a motionless erect stance with arms at the sides and feet together; assumed by military personnel during drill or review; the faculty or power of mental concentration; the process whereby a person concentrates on some features of the environment to the (relative) exclusion of others; a general interest that leads people to want to know more; the work of providing treatment for or attending to someone or something
 
 
* '''[[attenuated]]''' - adj. of an electrical signal; reduced in amplitude with little or no distortion; reduced in strength
 
 
* '''[[attenuation]]''' - noun the property of something that has been weakened or reduced in thickness or density; weakening in force or intensity
 
 
* '''[[attest]]''' - verb authenticate, affirm to be true, genuine, or correct, as in an official capacity; establish or verify the usage of; provide evidence for; stand as proof of; show by one's behavior, attitude, or external attributes; give testimony in a court of law
 
 
* '''[[attested]]''' - adj. established as genuine
 
 
* '''[[attic]]''' - adj. of or relating to Attica or its inhabitants or to the dialect spoken in Athens in classical times; noun (architecture) a low wall at the top of the entablature; hides the roof; informal terms for a human head; the dialect of Ancient Greek spoken and written in Attica and Athens; floor consisting of open space at the top of a house just below roof; often used for storage
 
 
* '''[[attitude]]''' - noun a theatrical pose created for effect; a complex mental state involving beliefs and feelings and values and dispositions to act in certain ways; position of aircraft or spacecraft relative to a frame of reference (the horizon or direction of motion); the arrangement of the body and its limbs
 
 
* '''[[attorney]]''' - noun a professional person authorized to practice law; conducts lawsuits or gives legal advice
 
 
* '''[[attract]]''' - verb exert a force on (a body) causing it to approach or prevent it from moving away; direct toward itself or oneself by means of some psychological power or physical attributes; be attractive to
 
 
* '''[[attraction]]''' - noun the quality of arousing interest; being attractive or something that attracts; a characteristic that provides pleasure and attracts; an entertainment that is offered to the public; the force by which one object attracts another; an entertainer who attracts large audiences
 
 
* '''[[attractive]]''' - adj. pleasing to the eye or mind especially through beauty or charm; having the properties of a magnet; the ability to draw or pull; having power to arouse interest
 
 
* '''[[attributable]]''' - adj. capable of being attributed
 
 
* '''[[attribute]]''' - noun an abstraction belonging to or characteristic of an entity; a construct whereby objects or individuals can be distinguished; verb attribute or credit to; decide as to where something belongs in a scheme
 
 
* '''[[attrition]]''' - noun the act of rubbing together; wearing something down by friction; a wearing down to weaken or destroy; sorrow for sin arising from fear of damnation; the wearing down of rock particles by friction due to water or wind or ice; erosion by friction
 
 
* '''[[atypical]]''' - adj. deviating from normal expectations; somewhat odd, strange, or abnormal; not representative of a group, class, or type
 
 
* '''[[au]]''' - noun a unit of length used for distances within the solar system; equal to the mean distance between the Earth and the Sun (approximately 93 million miles or 150 million kilometers); a soft yellow malleable ductile (trivalent and univalent) metallic element; occurs mainly as nuggets in rocks and alluvial deposits; does not react with most chemicals but is attacked by chlorine and aqua regia
 
 
* '''[[auburn]]''' - adj. (of hair) colored a moderate reddish-brown
 
 
* '''[[audibility]]''' - noun quality or fact or degree of being audible or perceptible by the ear
 
 
* '''[[audible]]''' - adj. heard or perceptible by the ear; noun a football play is changed orally after both teams have assumed their positions at the line of scrimmage
 
 
* '''[[auditive]]''' - adj. of or relating to the process of hearing
 
 
* '''[[auditor]]''' - noun a qualified accountant who inspects the accounting records and practices of a business or other organization; a student who attends a course but does not take it for credit; someone who listens attentively
 
 
* '''[[auditory]]''' - adj. of or relating to the process of hearing
 
 
* '''[[augment]]''' - verb enlarge or increase; grow or intensify
 
 
* '''[[augmentation]]''' - noun the act of augmenting; the statement of a theme in notes of greater duration (usually twice the length of the original); the amount by which something increases
 
 
* '''[[augmented]]''' - adj. added to or made greater in amount or number or strength
 
 
* '''[[augury]]''' - noun an event that is experienced as indicating important things to come
 
 
* '''[[august]]''' - adj. profoundly honored; of or befitting a lord; noun the month following July and preceding September
 
 
* '''[[augustine]]''' - noun (Roman Catholic Church) one of the great fathers of the early Christian church; after a dramatic conversion to Christianity he became bishop of Hippo Regius in North Africa; St. Augustine emphasized man's need for grace (354-430)
 
 
* '''[[augustus]]''' - noun Roman statesman who established the Roman Empire and became emperor in 27 BC; defeated Mark Antony and Cleopatra in 31 BC at Actium (63 BC - AD 14)
 
 
* '''[[aura]]''' - noun an indication of radiant light drawn around the head of a saint; a sensation (as of a cold breeze or bright light) that precedes the onset of certain disorders such as a migraine attack or epileptic seizure; a distinctive but intangible quality surrounding a person or thing
 
 
* '''[[aural]]''' - adj. relating to or characterized by an aura; of or pertaining to hearing or the ear
 
 
* '''[[auricle]]''' - noun the externally visible cartilaginous structure of the external ear; a small conical pouch projecting from the upper anterior part of each atrium of the heart
 
 
* '''[[auricular]]''' - adj. pertaining to an auricle of the heart; relating to or perceived by or shaped like the organ of hearing; of or relating to near the ear
 
 
* '''[[auriculoventricular]]''' - adj. relating to or affecting the atria and ventricles of the heart
 
 
* '''[[auscultation]]''' - noun listening to sounds within the body (usually with a stethoscope)
 
 
* '''[[auscultatory]]''' - adj. of or relating to auscultation
 
 
* '''[[auspices]]''' - noun kindly endorsement and guidance
 
 
* '''[[australia]]''' - noun a nation occupying the whole of the Australian continent; aboriginal tribes are thought to have migrated from southeastern Asia 20,000 years ago; first Europeans were British convicts sent there as a penal colony; the smallest continent; between the South Pacific and the Indian Ocean
 
 
* '''[[australian]]''' - adj. of or relating to or characteristic of Australia or its inhabitants; noun the Austronesian languages spoken by Australian aborigines; a native or inhabitant of Australia
 
 
* '''[[austria]]''' - noun a mountainous republic in central Europe; under the Habsburgs (1278-1918) Austria maintained control of the Holy Roman Empire and was a leader in European politics until the 19th century
 
 
* '''[[austria-hungary]]''' - noun a geographical area in central and eastern Europe; broken into separate countries at the end of World War I
 
 
* '''[[authentic]]''' - adj. not counterfeit or copied; conforming to fact and therefore worthy of belief
 
 
* '''[[authentically]]''' - adv. genuinely; with authority
 
 
* '''[[authenticated]]''' - adj. established as genuine
 
 
* '''[[author]]''' - noun someone who originates or causes or initiates something; writes (books or stories or articles or the like) professionally (for pay); verb be the author of
 
 
* '''[[authoritatively]]''' - adv. in an authoritative manner
 
 
* '''[[authorities]]''' - noun the organization that is the governing authority of a political unit
 
 
* '''[[authority]]''' - noun official permission or approval; the power or right to give orders or make decisions; an authoritative written work; an expert whose views are taken as definitive; (usually plural) persons who exercise (administrative) control over others; freedom from doubt; belief in yourself and your abilities; an administrative unit of government
 
 
* '''[[authorized]]''' - adj. endowed with authority; sanctioned by established authority
 
 
* '''[[auto]]''' - noun a motor vehicle with four wheels; usually propelled by an internal combustion engine
 
 
* '''[[autoclave]]''' - noun a device for heating substances above their boiling point; used to manufacture chemicals or to sterilize surgical instruments; verb subject to the action of an autoclave
 
 
* '''[[autogenous]]''' - adj. originating within the body
 
 
* '''[[automatic]]''' - adj. operating with minimal human intervention; independent of external control; like the unthinking functioning of a machine; without volition or conscious control; noun a pistol that will keep firing until the ammunition is gone or the trigger is released; light machine gun
 
 
* '''[[automatically]]''' - adv. in a reflex manner; in a mechanical manner; by a mechanism
 
 
* '''[[automatism]]''' - noun any reaction that occurs automatically without conscious thought or reflection (especially the undirected behavior seen in psychomotor epilepsy)
 
 
* '''[[automobile]]''' - noun a motor vehicle with four wheels; usually propelled by an internal combustion engine; verb travel in an automobile
 
 
* '''[[autoplasty]]''' - noun surgical repair by using tissue from another part of the patient's own body; tissue that is taken from one site and grafted to another site on the same person
 
 
* '''[[autopsy]]''' - noun an examination and dissection of a dead body to determine cause of death or the changes produced by disease; verb perform an autopsy on a dead body; do a post-mortem
 
 
* '''[[autosuggestion]]''' - noun hypnosis induced by yourself
 
 
* '''[[autumn]]''' - noun the season when the leaves fall from the trees
 
 
* '''[[autumnal]]''' - adj. of or characteristic of or occurring in autumn; characteristic of late maturity verging on decline
 
 
* '''[[auxiliary]]''' - adj. functioning in a subsidiary or supporting capacity; furnishing added support; noun someone who acts as assistant
 
 
* '''[[avail]]''' - noun a means of serving; verb use to one's advantage; take or use; be of use to, be useful to
 
 
* '''[[availability]]''' - noun the quality of being at hand when needed
 
 
* '''[[available]]''' - adj. obtainable or accessible and ready for use or service; convenient for use or disposal; not busy; not otherwise committed
 
 
* '''[[avascular]]''' - adj. without blood vessels
 
 
* '''[[avenue]]''' - noun a line of approach; a wide street or thoroughfare
 
 
* '''[[aver]]''' - verb to declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true; report or maintain
 
 
* '''[[average]]''' - adj. lacking special distinction, rank, or status; commonly encountered; around the middle of a scale of evaluation of physical measures; approximating the statistical norm or average or expected value; lacking exceptional quality or ability; relating to or constituting the middle value of an ordered set of values (or the average of the middle two in a set with an even number of values); relating to or constituting the most frequent value in a distribution; noun a statistic describing the location of a distribution; verb compute the average of; achieve or reach on average; amount to or come to an average, without loss or gain
 
 
* '''[[aversion]]''' - noun the act of turning yourself (or your gaze) away; a feeling of intense dislike
 
 
* '''[[avert]]''' - verb turn away or aside; prevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening
 
 
* '''[[averting]]''' - noun the act of preventing something from occurring; the act of turning yourself (or your gaze) away
 
 
* '''[[avian]]''' - adj. pertaining to or characteristic of birds
 
 
* '''[[avocation]]''' - noun an auxiliary activity
 
 
* '''[[avoid]]''' - verb stay clear from; keep away from; keep out of the way of someone or something; refrain from doing something; refrain from certain foods or beverages; prevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening; declare invalid
 
 
* '''[[avoidable]]''' - adj. capable of being avoided or warded off
 
 
* '''[[avoidance]]''' - noun deliberately avoiding; keeping away from or preventing from happening
 
 
* '''[[avoirdupois]]''' - noun a system of weights based on the 16-ounce pound (or 7,000 grains); excess bodily weight
 
 
* '''[[avulsion]]''' - noun a forcible tearing or surgical separation of one body part from another; an abrupt change in the course of a stream that forms the boundary between two parcels of land resulting in the loss of part of the land of one landowner and a consequent increase in the land of another
 
 
* '''[[await]]''' - verb look forward to the probable occurrence of
 
 
* '''[[awaited]]''' - adj. expected hopefully
 
 
* '''[[awake]]''' - adj. not in a state of sleep; completely conscious; (usually followed by `to') showing acute awareness; mentally perceptive; not unconscious; especially having become conscious; verb stop sleeping
 
 
* '''[[awaken]]''' - verb cause to become awake or conscious; make aware; stop sleeping
 
 
* '''[[awakened]]''' - adj. (somewhat formal) having been waked up; aroused or activated
 
 
* '''[[awakening]]''' - noun the act of waking
 
 
* '''[[aware]]''' - adj. (sometimes followed by `of') having or showing knowledge or understanding or realization or perception; aware or knowing; bearing in mind; attentive to
 
 
* '''[[away]]''' - adj. (of a baseball pitch) on the far side of home plate from the batter; used of an opponent's ground; not present; having left; adv. from a particular thing or place or position (`forth' is obsolete); from one's possession; out of existence; indicating continuing action; continuously or steadily; in a different direction; in or into a proper place (especially for storage or safekeeping); so as to be removed or gotten rid of; freely or at will; in reserve; not for immediate use; out of the way (especially away from one's thoughts); at a distance in space or time
 
 
* '''[[awkward]]''' - adj. not at ease socially; unsure and constrained in manner; causing inconvenience; hard to deal with; especially causing pain or embarrassment; not elegant or graceful in expression; lacking grace or skill in manner or movement or performance; difficult to handle or manage especially because of shape
 
 
* '''[[awkwardly]]''' - adv. in an awkward manner
 
 
* '''[[awl]]''' - noun a pointed tool for marking surfaces or for punching small holes
 
 
* '''[[awn]]''' - noun slender bristlelike appendage found on the bracts of grasses
 
 
* '''[[awning]]''' - noun a canopy made of canvas to shelter people or things from rain or sun
 
 
* '''[[ax]]''' - noun an edge tool with a heavy bladed head mounted across a handle; verb terminate; chop or split with an ax
 
 
* '''[[axial]]''' - adj. situated on or along or in the direction of an axis; of or relating to or resembling an axis of rotation; relating to or attached to the axis
 
 
* '''[[axil]]''' - noun the upper angle between an axis and an offshoot such as a branch or leafstalk
 
 
* '''[[axilla]]''' - noun the hollow under the arm where it is joined to the shoulder
 
 
* '''[[axillary]]''' - adj. of or relating to the armpit; of or relating to the axil
 
 
* '''[[axiom]]''' - noun (logic) a proposition that is not susceptible of proof or disproof; its truth is assumed to be self-evident; a saying that is widely accepted on its own merits
 
 
* '''[[axis]]''' - noun the center around which something rotates; the 2nd cervical vertebra; serves as a pivot for turning the head; a straight line through a body or figure that satisfies certain conditions; in World War II the alliance of Germany and Italy in 1936 which later included Japan and other nations; the main stem or central part about which plant organs or plant parts such as branches are arranged; a group of countries in special alliance
 
 
* '''[[azure]]''' - adj. of a deep somewhat purplish blue color similar to that of a clear October sky; noun a light shade of blue; verb color azure
 
 
* '''[[azygos]]''' - adj. occurring singly; not one of a pair
 
 
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==B==
 
 
* '''[[b]]''' - noun the blood group whose red cells carry the B antigen; the 2nd letter of the Roman alphabet; aerobic rod-shaped spore-producing bacterium; often occurring in chainlike formations; found primarily in soil; (physics) a unit of nuclear cross section; the effective circular area that one particle presents to another as a target for an encounter; a logarithmic unit of sound intensity equal to 10 decibels; a trivalent metalloid element; occurs both in a hard black crystal and in the form of a yellow or brown powder; originally thought to be a single vitamin but now separated into several B vitamins
 
 
* '''[[ba]]''' - noun a bachelor's degree in arts and sciences; a soft silvery metallic element of the alkali earth group; found in barite
 
 
* '''[[babe]]''' - noun a very young child (birth to 1 year) who has not yet begun to walk or talk
 
 
* '''[[babinski]]''' - noun extension upward of the toes when the sole of the foot is stroked firmly on the outer side from the heel to the front; normal in infants under the age of two years but a sign of brain or spinal cord injury in older persons
 
 
* '''[[baby]]''' - noun a project of personal concern to someone; a very young mammal; (slang) sometimes used as a term of address for attractive young women; the youngest member of a group (not necessarily young); a very young child (birth to 1 year) who has not yet begun to walk or talk; an immature childish person; verb treat with excessive indulgence
 
 
* '''[[bacillar]]''' - adj. formed like a bacillus; relating to or produced by or containing bacilli
 
 
* '''[[bacillary]]''' - adj. formed like a bacillus; relating to or produced by or containing bacilli
 
 
* '''[[bacillus]]''' - noun aerobic rod-shaped spore-producing bacterium; often occurring in chainlike formations; found primarily in soil
 
 
* '''[[back]]''' - adj. located at or near the back of an animal; related to or located at the back; of an earlier date; adv. in or to or toward a past time; at or to or toward the back or rear; in repayment or retaliation; in or to or toward a former location; in or to or toward an original condition; in answer; noun the position of a player on a football team who is stationed behind the line of scrimmage; a support that you can lean against while sitting; the part of a garment that covers the back of your body; the posterior part of a human (or animal) body from the neck to the end of the spine; the part of something that is furthest from the normal viewer; (football) a person who plays in the backfield; the protective covering on the front, back, and spine of a book; the side that goes last or is not normally seen; the series of vertebrae forming the axis of the skeleton and protecting the spinal cord; verb strengthen by providing with a back or backing; establish as valid or genuine; shift to a counterclockwise direction; travel backward; cause to travel backward; support financial backing for; be behind; approve of; be in back of; place a bet on; give support or one's approval to
 
 
* '''[[backache]]''' - noun an ache localized in the back
 
 
* '''[[backed]]''' - adj. having a back or backing, usually of a specified type; used of film that is coated on the side opposite the emulsion with a substance to absorb light; having backing
 
 
* '''[[background]]''' - noun (computer science) the area of the screen in graphical user interfaces against which icons and windows appear; a person's social heritage: previous experience or training; information that is essential to understanding a situation or problem; the part of a scene (or picture) that lies behind objects in the foreground; relatively unimportant or inconspicuous accompanying situation; extraneous signals that can be confused with the phenomenon to be observed or measured; scenery hung at back of stage; the state of the environment in which a situation exists; verb understate the importance or quality of
 
 
* '''[[backing]]''' - noun the act of providing approval and support; something forming a back that is added for strengthening; financial resources provided to make some project possible
 
 
* '''[[backward]]''' - adj. directed or facing toward the back or rear; (used of temperament or behavior) marked by a retiring nature; retarded in intellectual development; adv. in a manner or order or direction the reverse of normal; in or to or toward a past time; at or to or toward the back or rear
 
 
* '''[[bacon]]''' - noun back and sides of a hog salted and dried or smoked; usually sliced thin and fried; English statesman and philosopher; precursor of British empiricism; advocated inductive reasoning (1561-1626); English scientist and Franciscan monk who stressed the importance of experimentation; first showed that air is required for combustion and first used lenses to correct vision (1220-1292)
 
 
* '''[[bacteremia]]''' - noun transient presence of bacteria (or other microorganisms) in the blood
 
 
* '''[[bacteria]]''' - noun (microbiology) single-celled or noncellular spherical or spiral or rod-shaped organisms lacking chlorophyll that reproduce by fission; important as pathogens and for biochemical properties; taxonomy is difficult; often considered plants
 
 
* '''[[bacterial]]''' - adj. relating to or caused by bacteria
 
 
* '''[[bactericidal]]''' - adj. preventing infection by inhibiting the growth or action of microorganisms
 
 
* '''[[bactericide]]''' - noun any chemical agent that destroys bacteria; any drug that destroys bacteria or inhibits their growth
 
 
* '''[[bacteriologic]]''' - adj. of or relating to bacteriology
 
 
* '''[[bacteriological]]''' - adj. of or relating to bacteriology
 
 
* '''[[bacteriologist]]''' - noun a biologist who studies bacteria
 
 
* '''[[bacteriology]]''' - noun the branch of medical science that studies bacteria in relation to disease
 
 
* '''[[bacteriolysis]]''' - noun dissolution or destruction of bacteria
 
 
* '''[[bacteriolytic]]''' - adj. of or relating to or causing bacteriolysis
 
 
* '''[[bacterium]]''' - noun (microbiology) single-celled or noncellular spherical or spiral or rod-shaped organisms lacking chlorophyll that reproduce by fission; important as pathogens and for biochemical properties; taxonomy is difficult; often considered plants
 
 
* '''[[bad]]''' - adj. feeling physical discomfort or pain (`tough' is occasionally used colloquially for `bad'); (of foodstuffs) not in an edible or usable condition; not working properly; reproduced fraudulently; having undesirable or negative qualities; characterized by wickedness or immorality; capable of harming; physically unsound or diseased; very intense; not financially safe or secure; nonstandard; below average in quality or performance; not capable of being collected; feeling or expressing regret or sorrow or a sense of loss over something done or undone; adv. very much; strongly; with great intensity (`bad' is a nonstandard variant for `badly'); noun that which is below standard or expectations as of ethics or decency
 
 
* '''[[badger]]''' - noun sturdy carnivorous burrowing mammal with strong claws widely distributed in the northern hemisphere; a native or resident of Wisconsin; verb persuade through constant efforts; annoy persistently
 
 
* '''[[badly]]''' - adv. with unusual distress or resentment or regret or emotional display; in a disadvantageous way; to someone's disadvantage; without skill or in a displeasing manner; to a severe or serious degree; very much; strongly; with great intensity (`bad' is a nonstandard variant for `badly'); in a disobedient or naughty way; evilly or wickedly; (`ill' is often used as a combining form) in a poor or improper or unsatisfactory manner; not well; unfavorably or with disapproval
 
 
* '''[[bag]]''' - noun a flexible container with a single opening; a portable rectangular container for carrying clothes; a container used for carrying money and small personal items or accessories (especially by women); an ugly or ill-tempered woman; the quantity of game taken in a particular period (usually by one person); the quantity that a bag will hold; an activity that you like or at which you are superior; mammary gland of bovids (cows and sheep and goats); place that runner must touch before scoring; verb capture or kill, as in hunting; put into a bag; hang loosely, like an empty bag; take unlawfully; bulge out; form a bulge outward, or be so full as to appear to bulge
 
 
* '''[[baggage]]''' - noun a case used to carry belongings when traveling; the portable equipment and supplies of an army; a worthless or immoral woman
 
 
* '''[[bagging]]''' - noun coarse fabric used for bags or sacks
 
 
* '''[[bait]]''' - noun something used to lure victims into danger; anything that serves as an enticement; verb attack with dogs or set dogs upon; lure, entice, or entrap with bait; harass with persistent criticism or carping
 
 
* '''[[bake]]''' - verb cook and make edible by putting in a hot oven; prepare with dry heat in an oven; heat by a natural force
 
 
* '''[[baked]]''' - adj. (bread and pastries) cooked by dry heat (as in an oven); hardened by subjecting to intense heat; dried out by heat or excessive exposure to sunlight
 
 
* '''[[baking]]''' - adj. as hot as if in an oven; noun cooking by dry heat in an oven; making bread or cake or pastry etc.
 
 
* '''[[balance]]''' - noun a scale for weighing; depends on pull of gravity; equality between the totals of the credit and debit sides of an account; the difference between the totals of the credit and debit sides of an account; equality of distribution; a state of equilibrium; a wheel that regulates the rate of movement in a machine; especially a wheel oscillating against the hairspring of a timepiece to regulate its beat; a weight that balances another weight; (mathematics) an attribute of a shape or relation; exact reflection of form on opposite sides of a dividing line or plane; harmonious arrangement or relation of parts or elements within a whole (as in a design); the seventh sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about September 23 to October 22; (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Libra; something left after other parts have been taken away; verb compute credits and debits of an account; bring into balance or equilibrium; be in equilibrium; hold or carry in equilibrium
 
 
* '''[[balanced]]''' - adj. total debits and credits are equal; being in a state of proper balance or equilibrium
 
 
* '''[[balanitis]]''' - noun inflammation of the head of the penis
 
 
* '''[[balanoposthitis]]''' - noun inflammation of both the head of the penis and the foreskin
 
 
* '''[[bald]]''' - adj. lacking hair on all or most of the scalp; without the natural or usual covering; with no effort to conceal; verb grow bald; lose hair on one's head
 
 
* '''[[baldness]]''' - noun the condition of having no hair on the top of the head
 
 
* '''[[baldwin]]''' - noun an American eating apple with red or yellow and red skin; English statesman; member of the Conservative Party (1867-1947); United States author who was an outspoken critic of racism (1924-1987)
 
 
* '''[[balfour]]''' - noun English statesman; member of the Conservative Party (1848-1930)
 
 
* '''[[ball]]''' - noun a pitch that is not in the strike zone; the game of baseball; round object that is hit or thrown or kicked in games; a spherical object used as a plaything; a more or less rounded anatomical body or mass; a lavish dance requiring formal attire; a compact mass; the people assembled at a lavish formal dance; United States comedienne best known as the star of a popular television program (1911-1989); an object with a spherical shape; a solid projectile that is shot by a musket; one of the two male reproductive glands that produce spermatozoa and secrete androgens; verb form into a ball by winding or rolling
 
 
* '''[[ballast]]''' - noun any heavy material used to stabilize a ship or airship; an electrical device for starting and regulating fluorescent and discharge lamps; an attribute that tends to give stability in character and morals; something that steadies the mind or feelings; coarse gravel laid to form a bed for streets and railroads; a resistor inserted into a circuit to compensate for changes (as those arising from temperature fluctuations); verb make steady with a ballast
 
 
* '''[[balloon]]''' - noun large tough nonrigid bag filled with gas or heated air; small thin inflatable rubber bag with narrow neck; verb become inflated; ride in a hot-air balloon
 
 
* '''[[ballooning]]''' - noun flying in a balloon
 
 
* '''[[ballottement]]''' - noun a palpatory technique for feeling a floating object in the body (especially for determining the position of a fetus by feeling the rebound of the fetus after a quick digital tap on the wall of the uterus)
 
 
* '''[[balm]]''' - noun any of various aromatic resinous substances used for healing and soothing; semisolid preparation (usually containing a medicine) applied externally as a remedy or for soothing an irritation
 
 
* '''[[balsam]]''' - noun an ointment containing a fragrant resin; any seed plant yielding balsam; any of various fragrant oleoresins used in medicines and perfumes
 
 
* '''[[balsamic]]''' - adj. of or relating to or containing balsam
 
 
* '''[[baltic]]''' - adj. of or near or on the Baltic Sea; of or pertaining to or characteristic of the Baltic States or their peoples or languages; noun a branch of the Indo-European family of languages related to the Slavonic languages; Baltic languages have preserved many archaic features that are believed to have existed in Proto-Indo European; a sea in northern Europe; stronghold of the Russian navy
 
 
* '''[[baltimore]]''' - noun the largest city in Maryland; a major seaport and industrial center
 
 
* '''[[banal]]''' - adj. repeated too often; overfamiliar through overuse
 
 
* '''[[band]]''' - noun a thin flat strip of flexible material that is worn around the body or one of the limbs (especially to decorate the body); an adornment consisting of a strip of a contrasting color or material; a restraint put around something to hold it together; a strip of material attached to the leg of a bird to identify it (as in studies of bird migration); a thin flat strip or loop of flexible material that goes around or over something else; a stripe or stripes of contrasting color; a range of frequencies between two limits; instrumentalists not including string players; jewelry consisting of a circlet of precious metal (often set with jewels) worn on the finger; a cord-like tissue connecting two larger parts of an anatomical structure; an unofficial association of people or groups; a group of musicians playing popular music for dancing; verb bind or tie together, as with a band; attach a ring to the foot of, in order to identify
 
 
* '''[[bandage]]''' - noun a piece of soft material that covers and protects an injured part of the body; verb dress by covering or binding; wrap around with something so as to cover or enclose
 
 
* '''[[bandaged]]''' - adj. covered or wrapped with a bandage
 
 
* '''[[bandaging]]''' - noun the act of applying a bandage
 
 
* '''[[bane]]''' - noun something causes misery or death
 
 
* '''[[baneful]]''' - adj. exceedingly harmful; deadly or sinister
 
 
* '''[[banishment]]''' - noun rejection by means of an act of banishing or proscribing someone; the state of being banished or ostracized (excluded from society by general consent)
 
 
* '''[[banks]]''' - noun English botanist who accompanied Captain Cook on his first voyage to the Pacific Ocean (1743-1820)
 
 
* '''[[banting]]''' - noun Canadian physiologist who discovered insulin with C. H. Best and who used it to treat diabetes(1891-1941); wild ox of the Malay Archipelago
 
 
* '''[[bar]]''' - noun a rigid piece of metal or wood; usually used as a fastening or obstruction or weapon; an obstruction (usually metal) placed at the top of a goal; a counter where you can obtain food or drink; (law) a railing that encloses the part of the courtroom where the judges and lawyers sit and the case is tried; a heating element in an electric fire; a horizontal rod that serves as a support for gymnasts as they perform exercises; a submerged (or partly submerged) ridge in a river or along a shore; (meteorology) a unit of pressure equal to a million dynes per square centimeter; the act of preventing; a room or establishment where alcoholic drinks are served over a counter; a portable .30 caliber automatic rifle operated by gas pressure and fed by cartridges from a magazine; used by United States troops in World War I and in World War II and in the Korean War; a block of solid substance (such as soap or wax); musical notation for a repeating pattern of musical beats; the body of individuals qualified to practice law in a particular jurisdiction; verb prevent from entering; keep out; secure with, or as if with, bars; render unsuitable for passage; expel, as if by official decree
 
 
* '''[[barb]]''' - noun one of the parallel filaments projecting from the main shaft of a feather; a subsidiary point facing opposite from the main point that makes an arrowhead or spear hard to remove; the pointed part of barbed wire; an aggressive remark directed at a person like a missile and intended to have a telling effect; verb provide with barbs; provide with barbs
 
 
* '''[[barbados]]''' - noun easternmost of the West Indies about 300 miles north of Venezuela; a parliamentary democracy on the island of Barbados; former British colony; a popular resort area
 
 
* '''[[barbed]]''' - adj. having or covered with protective barbs or quills or spines or thorns or setae etc.; capable of wounding
 
 
* '''[[barber]]''' - noun a hairdresser who cuts hair and shaves beards as a trade; United States composer (1910-1981); verb perform the services of a barber: cut the hair and/or beard of
 
 
* '''[[barberry]]''' - noun any of numerous plants of the genus Berberis having prickly stems and yellow flowers followed by small red berries
 
 
* '''[[bardeen]]''' - noun United States physicist who won the Nobel prize for physics twice (1908-1991)
 
 
* '''[[bare]]''' - adj. lacking in amplitude or quantity; completely unclothed; having everything extraneous removed including contents; providing no shelter or sustenance; lacking its natural or customary covering; lacking a surface finish such as paint; apart from anything else; without additions or modifications; just barely adequate or within a lower limit; lacking embellishment or ornamentation; not having a protective covering; verb lay bare; lay bare; make public
 
 
* '''[[bared]]''' - adj. having the head uncovered
 
 
* '''[[barefoot]]''' - adj. without shoes; adv. without shoes on
 
 
* '''[[barely]]''' - adv. by a small margin; in a sparse or scanty way
 
 
* '''[[baring]]''' - noun the removal of covering
 
 
* '''[[barium]]''' - noun a soft silvery metallic element of the alkali earth group; found in barite
 
 
* '''[[bark]]''' - noun a sailing ship with 3 (or more) masts; the sound made by a dog; a noise resembling the bark of a dog; tough protective covering of the woody stems and roots of trees and other woody plants; verb tan (a skin) with bark tannins; speak in an unfriendly tone; make barking sounds; remove the bark of a tree; cover with bark
 
 
* '''[[barker]]''' - noun someone who stands in front of a show (as at a carnival) and gives a loud colorful sales talk to potential customers; informal terms for dogs
 
 
* '''[[barley]]''' - noun a grain of barley; cultivated since prehistoric times; grown for forage and grain
 
 
* '''[[barley water]]''' - noun used to feed infants
 
 
* '''[[barnyard]]''' - noun a yard adjoining a barn
 
 
* '''[[barometer]]''' - noun an instrument that measures atmospheric pressure
 
 
* '''[[barometric]]''' - adj. relating to atmospheric pressure or indicated by a barometer
 
 
* '''[[barred]]''' - adj. firmly fastened or secured against opening; preventing entry or exit or a course of action
 
 
* '''[[barrel]]''' - noun a cylindrical container that holds liquids; a tube through which a bullet travels when a gun is fired; any of various units of capacity; the quantity that a barrel (of any size) will hold; a bulging cylindrical shape; hollow with flat ends; verb put in barrels
 
 
* '''[[barrel-shaped]]''' - adj. having the general shape of a barrel
 
 
* '''[[barrels]]''' - noun the amount that many barrels might hold
 
 
* '''[[barrenness]]''' - noun the state (usually of a woman) of having no children or being unable to have children; a condition yielding nothing of value
 
 
* '''[[barrier]]''' - noun a structure or object that impedes free movement; any condition that makes it difficult to make progress or to achieve an objective; anything serving to maintain separation by obstructing vision or access
 
 
* '''[[barrio]]''' - noun an urban area in a Spanish-speaking country; a Spanish-speaking quarter in a town or city (especially in the United States)
 
 
* '''[[bars]]''' - noun gymnastic apparatus consisting of two parallel wooden rods supported on uprights
 
 
* '''[[barter]]''' - noun an equal exchange; verb exchange goods without involving money
 
 
* '''[[basal]]''' - adj. of primary importance; serving as or forming a base; especially of leaves; located at the base of a plant or stem; especially arising directly from the root or rootstock or a root-like stem
 
 
* '''[[base]]''' - adj. debased; not genuine; illegitimate; having or showing an ignoble lack of honor or morality; of low birth or station (`base' is archaic in this sense); not adhering to ethical or moral principles; (used of metals) consisting of or alloyed with inferior metal; serving as or forming a base; noun a support or foundation; place that runner must touch before scoring; (electronics) the part of a transistor that separates the emitter from the collector; installation from which a military force initiates operations; a flat bottom on which something is intended to sit; the principal ingredient of a mixture; the place where you are stationed and from which missions start and end; (anatomy) the part of an organ nearest its point of attachment; the bottom or lowest part; (numeration system) the positive integer that is equivalent to one in the next higher counting place; the bottom side of a geometric figure from which the altitude can be constructed; any of various water-soluble compounds capable of turning litmus blue and reacting with an acid to form a salt and water; lowest support of a structure; the stock of basic facilities and capital equipment needed for the functioning of a country or area; the fundamental assumptions from which something is begun or developed or calculated or explained; (linguistics) the form of a word after all affixes are removed; a lower limit; a terrorist network intensely opposed to the United States that dispenses money and logistical support and training to a wide variety of radical Islamic terrorist groups; has cells in more than 50 countries; the most important or necessary part of something; verb use as a basis for; found on; assign to a station; use (purified cocaine) by burning it and inhaling the fumes
 
 
* '''[[baseball]]''' - noun a ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players; teams take turns at bat trying to score runs; a ball used in playing baseball
 
 
* '''[[based]]''' - adj. having a base of operations (often used as a combining form); having a base; having a basis; often used as combining terms; being derived from (often followed by `on' or `upon')
 
 
* '''[[bashfulness]]''' - noun feeling embarrassed due to modesty
 
 
* '''[[basic]]''' - adj. of or denoting or of the nature of or containing a base; serving as a base or starting point; pertaining to or constituting a base or basis; reduced to the simplest and most significant form possible without loss of generality; noun (usually plural) a necessary commodity for which demand is constant; a popular programming language that is relatively easy to learn; an acronym for beginner's all-purpose symbolic instruction code; no longer in general use
 
 
* '''[[basilar]]''' - adj. of or relating to or located at the base
 
 
* '''[[basin]]''' - noun a bowl-shaped vessel; usually used for holding food or liquids; a natural depression in the surface of the land often with a lake at the bottom of it; the quantity that a basin will hold; a bathroom sink that is permanently installed and connected to a water supply and drainpipe; where you can wash your hands and face; the entire geographical area drained by a river and its tributaries
 
 
* '''[[basis]]''' - noun the fundamental assumptions from which something is begun or developed or calculated or explained; the most important or necessary part of something; a relation that provides the foundation for something
 
 
* '''[[basketball]]''' - noun a game played on a court by two opposing teams of 5 players; points are scored by throwing the ball through an elevated horizontal hoop; an inflated ball used in playing basketball
 
 
* '''[[basle]]''' - noun a city in northwestern Switzerland
 
 
* '''[[basophile]]''' - noun a leukocyte with basophilic granules easily stained by basic stains
 
 
* '''[[basophilic]]''' - adj. staining readily with basic dyes
 
 
* '''[[bass]]''' - adj. having or denoting a low vocal or instrumental range; noun nontechnical name for any of numerous edible marine and freshwater spiny-finned fishes; the member with the lowest range of a family of musical instruments; the lowest part of the musical range; the lowest adult male singing voice; the lowest part in polyphonic music; an adult male singer with the lowest voice; any of various North American freshwater fish with lean flesh (especially of the genus Micropterus); the lean flesh of a saltwater fish of the family Serranidae
 
 
* '''[[bat]]''' - noun (baseball) a turn trying to get a hit; nocturnal mouselike mammal with forelimbs modified to form membranous wings and anatomical adaptations for echolocation by which they navigate; a club used for hitting a ball in various games; the club used in playing cricket; a small racket with a long handle used for playing squash; verb wink briefly; strike with, or as if with a baseball bat; use a bat; have a turn at bat; beat thoroughly and conclusively in a competition or fight
 
 
* '''[[batch]]''' - noun a collection of things or persons to be handled together; all the loaves of bread baked at the same time; (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent; verb batch together; assemble or process as a batch
 
 
* '''[[bath]]''' - noun you soak and wash your body in a bathtub; a vessel containing liquid in which something is immersed (as to process it or to maintain it at a constant temperature or to lubricate it); a town in southwestern England on the River Avon; famous for its hot springs and Roman remains; an ancient Hebrew liquid measure equal to about 10 gallons; a room (as in a residence) containing a bathtub or shower and usually a washbasin and toilet; a relatively large open container that you fill with water and use to wash the body; verb clean one's body by immersion into water
 
 
* '''[[bathe]]''' - noun the act of swimming; verb cleanse the entire body; clean one's body by immersion into water; suffuse with or as if with light
 
 
* '''[[bather]]''' - noun a person who takes a bath; a person who travels through the water by swimming
 
 
* '''[[bathing]]''' - noun immersing the body in water or sunshine; the act of washing yourself (or another person)
 
 
* '''[[battalion]]''' - noun an army unit usually consisting of a headquarters and three or more companies; a large indefinite number
 
 
* '''[[batter]]''' - noun a flour mixture thin enough to pour or drop from a spoon; (baseball) a ballplayer who is batting; verb make a dent or impression in; strike violently and repeatedly; strike against forcefully
 
 
* '''[[battery]]''' - noun an assault in which the assailant makes physical contact; a device that produces electricity; may have several primary or secondary cells arranged in parallel or series; a series of stamps operated in one mortar for crushing ores; a collection of related things intended for use together; a unit composed of the pitcher and catcher; group of guns or missile launchers operated together at one place; the heavy fire of artillery to saturate an area rather than hit a specific target
 
 
* '''[[batting]]''' - noun (baseball) the batter's attempt to get on base; stuffing made of rolls or sheets of cotton wool or synthetic fiber
 
 
* '''[[battle]]''' - noun a hostile meeting of opposing military forces in the course of a war; an energetic attempt to achieve something; an open clash between two opposing groups (or individuals); verb battle or contend against in or as if in a battle
 
 
* '''[[battledore]]''' - noun an ancient racket game; a light long-handled racket used by badminton players
 
 
* '''[[baum]]''' - noun United States writer of children's books (1856-1919)
 
 
* '''[[bavaria]]''' - noun a state in southern Germany famous for its beer; site of an automobile factory
 
 
* '''[[bay]]''' - adj. (used of animals especially a horse) of a moderate reddish-brown color; noun a horse of a moderate reddish-brown color; a compartment in an aircraft used for some specific purpose; a compartment on a ship between decks; often used as a hospital; the sound of a hound on the scent; an indentation of a shoreline larger than a cove but smaller than a gulf; a small recess opening off a larger room; small Mediterranean evergreen tree with small blackish berries and glossy aromatic leaves used for flavoring in cooking; also used by ancient Greeks to crown victors; verb bark with prolonged noises, of dogs; utter in deep prolonged tones
 
 
* '''[[bay rum]]''' - noun an aromatic liquid originally obtained by distilling the leaves of the bayberry tree with rum
 
 
* '''[[bayard]]''' - noun French soldier said to be fearless and chivalrous (1473-1524)
 
 
* '''[[bdellium]]''' - noun aromatic gum resin; similar to myrrh
 
 
* '''[[be]]''' - noun a light strong brittle grey toxic bivalent metallic element; verb spend or use time; work in a specific place, with a specific subject, or in a specific function; have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); have life, be alive; be identical to; be someone or something; occupy a certain position or area; be somewhere; to remain unmolested, undisturbed, or uninterrupted -- used only in infinitive form; happen, occur, take place; have an existence, be extant; form or compose; be identical or equivalent to; represent, as of a character on stage; be priced at
 
 
* '''[[bead]]''' - noun a small ball with a hole through the middle; a beaded molding for edging or decorating furniture; a shape that is spherical and small; verb string together like beads; decorate by sewing beads onto; form into beads, as of water or sweat, for example
 
 
* '''[[beaded]]''' - adj. covered with beads or jewels or sequins; covered with beads of liquid
 
 
* '''[[beads]]''' - noun several beads threaded together on a string
 
 
* '''[[beak]]''' - noun horny projecting mouth of a bird; beaklike mouth of animals other than birds (e.g., turtles); informal terms for the nose; verb hit lightly with a picking motion
 
 
* '''[[beaker]]''' - noun a cup (usually without a handle); a flatbottomed jar made of glass or plastic; used for chemistry
 
 
* '''[[beam]]''' - noun long thick piece of wood or metal or concrete, etc., used in construction; (nautical) breadth amidships; a column of light (as from a beacon); a group of nearly parallel lines of electromagnetic radiation; a gymnastic apparatus used by women gymnasts; a signal transmitted along a narrow path; guides pilots in darkness or bad weather; verb smile radiantly; express joy through one's facial expression; express with a beaming face or smile; broadcast over the airwaves, as in radio or television; experience a feeling of well-being or happiness, as from good health or an intense emotion; have a complexion with a strong bright color, such as red or pink; emit light; be bright, as of the sun or a light
 
 
* '''[[bean]]''' - noun any of various edible seeds of plants of the family Leguminosae used for food; any of various leguminous plants grown for their edible seeds and pods; any of various seeds or fruits that are beans or resemble beans; informal terms for a human head; verb hit on the head, especially with a pitched baseball
 
 
* '''[[bear]]''' - noun massive plantigrade carnivorous or omnivorous mammals with long shaggy coats and strong claws; an investor with a pessimistic market outlook; an investor who expects prices to fall and so sells now in order to buy later at a lower price; verb move while holding up or supporting; bring forth, "The apple tree bore delicious apples this year"; take on as one's own the expenses or debts of another person; have rightfully; of rights, titles, and offices; have; have on one's person; cause_to_be_born; be pregnant with; put up with something or somebody unpleasant; support or hold in a certain manner; bring in; behave in a certain manner; contain or hold; have within
 
 
* '''[[bearable]]''' - adj. capable of being borne though unpleasant
 
 
* '''[[bearberry]]''' - noun chiefly evergreen subshrubs of northern to arctic areas; deciduous shrub of southeastern and central United States; shrubby tree of the Pacific coast of the United States; yields cascara sagrada
 
 
* '''[[beard]]''' - noun hairy growth on or near the face of certain mammals; the hair growing on the lower part of a man's face; a person who diverts suspicion from someone (especially a woman who accompanies a male homosexual in order to conceal his homosexuality); a tuft or growth of hairs or bristles on certain plants such as iris or grasses; tuft of strong filaments by which e.g. a mussel makes itself fast to a fixed surface; verb go along the rim, like a beard around the chin
 
 
* '''[[bearded]]''' - adj. having a growth of hairlike awns; having hair on the cheeks and chin
 
 
* '''[[bearer]]''' - noun a messenger who bears or presents; someone whose employment involves carrying something; the person who is in possession of a check or note or bond or document of title that is endorsed to him or to whoever holds it; one of the mourners carrying the coffin at a funeral
 
 
* '''[[bearing]]''' - adj. (of a structural member) withstanding a weight or strain; producing or yielding; noun a rotating support placed between moving parts to allow them to move easily; dignified manner or conduct; the direction or path along which something moves or along which it lies; relevant relation or interconnection; heraldry consisting of a design or image depicted on a shield; characteristic way of bearing one's body
 
 
* '''[[beat]]''' - adj. very tired; noun the act of beating to windward; sailing as close as possible to the direction from which the wind is blowing; a stroke or blow; a regular rate of repetition; the sound of stroke or blow; a regular route for a sentry or policeman; a single pulsation of an oscillation produced by adding two waves of different frequencies; has a frequency equal to the difference between the two oscillations; the basic rhythmic unit in a piece of music; (prosody) the accent in a metrical foot of verse; the rhythmic contraction and expansion of the arteries with each beat of the heart; a member of the beat generation; a nonconformist in dress and behavior; verb come out better in a competition, race, or conflict; give a beating to; subject to a beating, either as a punishment or as an act of aggression; hit repeatedly; strike (water or bushes) repeatedly to rouse animals for hunting; strike (a part of one's own body) repeatedly, as in great emotion or in accompaniment to music; stir vigorously; shape by beating; produce a rhythm by striking repeatedly; make by pounding or trampling; move rhythmically; indicate by beating, as with the fingers or drumsticks; sail with much tacking or with difficulty; move with a flapping motion; move with a thrashing motion; glare or strike with great intensity; avoid paying; be superior; wear out completely; be a mystery or bewildering to; beat through cleverness and wit; move with or as if with a regular alternating motion; make a rhythmic sound; make a sound like a clock or a timer
 
 
* '''[[beaten]]''' - adj. much trodden and worn smooth or bare; formed or made thin by hammering
 
 
* '''[[beating]]''' - adj. expanding and contracting rhythmically as to the beating of the heart; noun the act of inflicting corporal punishment with repeated blows; the act of overcoming or outdoing
 
 
* '''[[beats]]''' - noun a United States youth subculture of the 1950s; rejected possessions or regular work or traditional dress; for communal living and psychedelic drugs and anarchism; favored modern forms of jazz (e.g., bebop)
 
 
* '''[[beautiful]]''' - adj. aesthetically pleasing; delighting the senses or exciting intellectual or emotional admiration; (of weather) highly enjoyable
 
 
* '''[[beauty]]''' - noun the qualities that give pleasure to the senses; an outstanding example of its kind; a very attractive or seductive looking woman
 
 
* '''[[beck]]''' - noun a beckoning gesture
 
 
* '''[[become]]''' - verb enter or assume a certain state or condition; come into existence; undergo a change or development; enhance the appearance of
 
 
* '''[[becoming]]''' - adj. displaying or setting off to best advantage; according with custom or propriety
 
 
* '''[[bed]]''' - noun a piece of furniture that provides a place to sleep; a plot of ground in which plants are growing; a foundation of earth or rock supporting a road or railroad track; the flat surface of a printing press on which the type form is laid in the last stage of producing a newspaper or magazine or book etc.; a depression forming the ground under a body of water; (geology) a stratum of rock (especially sedimentary rock); single thickness of usually some homogeneous substance; a stratum of ore or coal thick enough to be mined with profit; verb put to bed; place (plants) in a prepared bed of soil; furnish with a bed; prepare for sleep; have sexual intercourse with
 
 
* '''[[bed bug]]''' - noun bug of temperate regions that infests especially beds and feeds on human blood
 
 
* '''[[bed clothing]]''' - noun coverings that are used on a bed
 
 
* '''[[bed linen]]''' - noun linen or cotton articles for a bed (as sheets and pillowcases)
 
 
* '''[[bedclothes]]''' - noun coverings that are used on a bed
 
 
* '''[[bedded]]''' - adj. having a bed or beds as specified; deposited or arranged in horizontal layers
 
 
* '''[[bedding]]''' - noun coverings that are used on a bed; material used to provide a bed for animals
 
 
* '''[[bedridden]]''' - adj. confined to bed (by illness)
 
 
* '''[[bedroom]]''' - noun a room used primarily for sleeping
 
 
* '''[[bedside]]''' - noun space by the side of a bed (especially the bed of a sick or dying person)
 
 
* '''[[bedstead]]''' - noun the framework of a bed
 
 
* '''[[bedtime]]''' - noun the time you go to bed
 
 
* '''[[bee]]''' - noun any of numerous hairy-bodied insects including social and solitary species; a social gathering to carry out some communal task or to hold competitions
 
 
* '''[[bee sting]]''' - noun a sting inflicted by a bee
 
 
* '''[[beech]]''' - noun any of several large deciduous trees with rounded spreading crowns and smooth grey bark and small sweet edible triangular nuts enclosed in burs; north temperate regions; wood of any of various beech trees; used for flooring and containers and plywood and tool handles
 
 
* '''[[beechwood]]''' - noun wood of any of various beech trees; used for flooring and containers and plywood and tool handles
 
 
* '''[[beef]]''' - noun cattle that are reared for their meat; meat from an adult domestic bovine; informal terms for objecting; verb complain
 
 
* '''[[beef broth]]''' - noun a stock made with beef
 
 
* '''[[beef tea]]''' - noun an extract of beef (given to people who are ill)
 
 
* '''[[beefsteak]]''' - noun a slice of beef usually cooked by broiling
 
 
* '''[[beep]]''' - noun a short high tone produced as a signal or warning; verb call, summon, or alert with a beeper; make a loud noise
 
 
* '''[[beer]]''' - noun a general name for alcoholic beverages made by fermenting a cereal (or mixture of cereals) flavored with hops
 
 
* '''[[beer bottle]]''' - noun a bottle that holds beer
 
 
* '''[[beeswax]]''' - noun a yellow to brown wax secreted by honeybees to build honeycombs; verb cover with beeswax
 
 
* '''[[beetle]]''' - adj. jutting or overhanging; noun insect having biting mouthparts and front wings modified to form horny covers overlying the membranous rear wings; a tool resembling a hammer but with a large head (usually wooden); used to drive wedges or ram down paving stones or for crushing or beating or flattening or smoothing; verb beat with a beetle; fly or go in a manner resembling a beetle; be suspended over or hang over
 
 
* '''[[beetroot]]''' - noun beet having a massively swollen red root; widely grown for human consumption; round red root vegetable
 
 
* '''[[before]]''' - adv. earlier in time; previously; at or in the front
 
 
* '''[[beforehand]]''' - adj. being ahead of time or need; adv. ahead of time; in anticipation
 
 
* '''[[befouled]]''' - adj. made dirty or foul
 
 
* '''[[beget]]''' - verb make children
 
 
* '''[[begin]]''' - noun Israeli statesman (born in Russia) who (as prime minister of Israel) negotiated a peace treaty with Anwar Sadat (then the president of Egypt) (1913-1992); verb set in motion, cause to start; begin to speak or say; begin to speak, understand, read, and write a language; achieve or accomplish in the least degree, usually used in the negative; begin an event that is implied and limited by the nature or inherent function of the direct object; have a beginning, in a temporal, spatial, or evaluative sense; have a beginning characterized in some specified way; have a beginning, of a temporal event; be the first item or point, constitute the beginning or start, come first in a series; take the first step or steps in carrying out an action
 
 
* '''[[beginner]]''' - noun a person who founds or establishes some institution; someone new to a field or activity
 
 
* '''[[beginning]]''' - adj. serving to begin; noun the act of starting something; the first part or section of something; the event consisting of the start of something; the place where something begins, where it springs into being; the time at which something is supposed to begin
 
 
* '''[[begrimed]]''' - adj. thickly covered with ingrained dirt or soot
 
 
* '''[[behalf]]''' - noun as the agent of or on someone's part (usually expressed as "on behalf of" rather than "in behalf of"); for someone's benefit (usually expressed as `in behalf' rather than `on behalf' and usually with a possessive)
 
 
* '''[[behavior]]''' - noun manner of acting or controlling yourself; (psychology) the aggregate of the responses or reactions or movements made by an organism in any situation; the action or reaction of something (as a machine or substance) under specified circumstances; (behavioral attributes) the way a person behaves toward other people
 
 
* '''[[behind]]''' - adj. having the lower score or lagging position in a contest; adv. in or to or toward the rear; remaining in a place or condition that has been left or departed from; in debt; in or into an inferior position; of timepieces; noun the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on
 
 
* '''[[behring]]''' - noun Danish explorer who explored the northern Pacific Ocean for the Russians and discovered the Bering Strait (1681-1741)
 
 
* '''[[being]]''' - noun the state or fact of existing; a living thing that has (or can develop) the ability to act or function independently
 
 
* '''[[belch]]''' - noun a reflex that expels wind noisily from the stomach through the mouth; verb expel gas from the stomach; become active and spew forth lava and rocks
 
 
* '''[[belching]]''' - noun the forceful expulsion of something from inside; a reflex that expels wind noisily from the stomach through the mouth
 
 
* '''[[belief]]''' - noun any cognitive content held as true; a vague idea in which some confidence is placed
 
 
* '''[[believe]]''' - verb accept as true; take to be true; credit with veracity; follow a credo; have a faith; be a believer; be confident about something; judge or regard; look upon; judge
 
 
* '''[[believing]]''' - noun the cognitive process that leads to convictions
 
 
* '''[[bell]]''' - noun a hollow device made of metal that makes a ringing sound when struck; the flared opening of a tubular device; the sound of a bell being struck; United States inventor (born in Scotland) of the telephone (1847-1922); English painter; sister of Virginia Woolf; prominent member of the Bloomsbury Group (1879-1961); a phonetician and father of Alexander Graham Bell (1819-1905); the shape of a bell; (nautical) each of the eight half-hour units of nautical time signaled by strokes of a ship's bell; eight bells signals 4:00, 8:00, or 12:00 o'clock, either a.m. or p.m.; a percussion instrument consisting of a set of tuned bells that are struck with a hammer; used as an orchestral instrument; a push button at an outer door that gives a ringing or buzzing signal when pushed; verb attach a bell to
 
 
* '''[[belladonna]]''' - noun an alkaloidal extract or tincture of the poisonous belladonna plant that is used medicinally; perennial Eurasian herb with reddish bell-shaped flowers and shining black berries; extensively grown in United States; roots and leaves yield atropine
 
 
* '''[[bellingham]]''' - noun a town in northeastern Washington on a bay near the Canadian border
 
 
* '''[[bellini]]''' - noun Italian composer of operas (1801-1835)
 
 
* '''[[bellows]]''' - noun a mechanical device that blows a strong current of air; used to make a fire burn more fiercely or to sound a musical instrument
 
 
* '''[[belly]]''' - noun the underpart of the body of certain vertebrates such as snakes or fish; a protruding abdomen; the hollow inside of something; a part that bulges deeply; the region of the body of a vertebrate between the thorax and the pelvis; verb swell out or bulge out
 
 
* '''[[belong]]''' - verb be owned by; be in the possession of; be classified with; be suitable or acceptable; be in the right place or situation; originate (in)
 
 
* '''[[belonging]]''' - noun happiness felt in a secure relationship
 
 
* '''[[below]]''' - adv. at a later place; in or to a place that is lower; (in writing) see below; on a floor below; further down
 
 
* '''[[belt]]''' - noun a band to tie or buckle around the body (usually at the waist); endless loop of flexible material between two rotating shafts or pulleys; an elongated region where a specific condition is found; the act of hitting vigorously; a vigorous blow; a path or strip (as cut by one course of mowing); verb fasten with a belt; deliver a blow to; sing loudly and forcefully
 
 
* '''[[ben]]''' - noun a mountain or tall hill
 
 
* '''[[bench]]''' - noun a long seat for more than one person; (law) the seat for judges in a courtroom; the reserve players on a team; the magistrate or judge or judges sitting in court in judicial capacity to compose the court collectively; a strong worktable for a carpenter or mechanic; persons who administer justice; a level shelf of land interrupting a declivity (with steep slopes above and below); verb exhibit on a bench; take out of a game; of players
 
 
* '''[[bend]]''' - noun curved segment (of a road or river or railroad track etc.); diagonal line traversing a shield from the upper right corner to the lower left; a town in central Oregon at the eastern foot of the Cascade Range; a circular segment of a curve; movement that causes the formation of a curve; an angular or rounded shape made by folding; verb change direction; form a curve; cause (a plastic object) to assume a crooked or angular form; bend a joint; turn from a straight course , fixed direction, or line of interest; bend one's back forward from the waist on down
 
 
* '''[[bending]]''' - adj. not remaining rigid or straight; noun the act of bending something; movement that causes the formation of a curve; the property of being bent or deflected
 
 
* '''[[bends]]''' - noun pain resulting from rapid change in pressure
 
 
* '''[[beneath]]''' - adv. in or to a place that is lower
 
 
* '''[[beneficent]]''' - adj. doing or producing good; generous in assistance to the poor
 
 
* '''[[beneficial]]''' - adj. promoting or enhancing well-being; tending to promote physical well-being; beneficial to health
 
 
* '''[[beneficially]]''' - adv. in a beneficial manner
 
 
* '''[[benefit]]''' - noun something that aids or promotes well-being; a performance to raise money for a charitable cause; financial assistance in time of need; verb be beneficial for; derive a benefit from
 
 
* '''[[benign]]''' - adj. pleasant and beneficial in nature or influence; kindness of disposition or manner; not dangerous to health; not recurrent or progressive (especially of a tumor)
 
 
* '''[[benignant]]''' - adj. characterized by kindness and warm courtesy especially of a king to his subjects; pleasant and beneficial in nature or influence
 
 
* '''[[benjamin]]''' - noun (Old Testament) the youngest and best-loved son of Jacob and Rachel and one of the twelve forebears of the tribes of Israel; gum resin used especially in treating skin irritation
 
 
* '''[[bennett]]''' - noun United States aviator who (with Richard E. Byrd) piloted the first flight over the North Pole (1890-1928)
 
 
* '''[[bent]]''' - adj. of metal e.g.; used especially of the head or upper back; fixed in your purpose; altered from an originally straight condition; used of the back and knees; stooped; noun a special way of doing something; a relatively permanent inclination to react in a particular way; an area of grassland unbounded by fences or hedges; grass for pastures and lawns especially bowling and putting greens
 
 
* '''[[benumb]]''' - verb make numb or insensitive
 
 
* '''[[benzene]]''' - noun a colorless liquid hydrocarbon; highly inflammable; carcinogenic; the simplest of the aromatic compounds
 
 
* '''[[benzine]]''' - noun a colorless liquid hydrocarbon; highly inflammable; carcinogenic; the simplest of the aromatic compounds
 
 
* '''[[benzoate]]''' - noun any salt or ester of benzoic acid
 
 
* '''[[benzoic]]''' - adj. containing or derived from benzoic acid or benzoin
 
 
* '''[[benzoin]]''' - noun used in some classifications for the American spicebush and certain other plants often included in the genus Lindera; gum resin used especially in treating skin irritation
 
 
* '''[[benzol]]''' - noun a colorless liquid hydrocarbon; highly inflammable; carcinogenic; the simplest of the aromatic compounds
 
 
* '''[[berberis]]''' - noun large genus of shrubs of temperate zones of New and Old Worlds
 
 
* '''[[bergamot]]''' - noun small tree with pear-shaped fruit whose oil is used in perfumery; Italy
 
 
* '''[[beriberi]]''' - noun avitaminosis caused by lack of thiamine (vitamin B1)
 
 
* '''[[berkeley]]''' - noun a city in California on the eastern shore of San Francisco Bay; site of the University of California at Berkeley; Irish philosopher and Anglican bishop who opposed the materialism of Thomas Hobbes (1685-1753)
 
 
* '''[[berlin]]''' - noun a limousine with a glass partition between the front and back seats; capital of Germany located in eastern Germany; United States songwriter (born in Russia) who wrote more than 1500 songs and several musical comedies (1888-1989)
 
 
* '''[[bermuda]]''' - noun a group of islands in the Atlantic off the Carolina coast; British colony; a popular resort
 
 
* '''[[berry]]''' - noun any of numerous small and pulpy edible fruits; used as desserts or in making jams and jellies and preserves; United States rock singer (born in 1931); a small fruit having any of various structures, e.g., simple (grape or blueberry) or aggregate (blackberry or raspberry); verb pick or gather berries
 
 
* '''[[berth]]''' - noun a bed on a ship or train; usually in tiers; a job in an organization; a place where a craft can be made fast; verb provide with a berth; come into or dock at a wharf; secure in or as if in a berth or dock
 
 
* '''[[beset]]''' - verb assail or attack on all sides: "The zebra was beset by leopards"; decorate or cover lavishly (as with gems); annoy continually or chronically
 
 
* '''[[besides]]''' - adv. making an additional point; anyway; in addition
 
 
* '''[[best]]''' - adj. (superlative of `good') having the most positive qualities; (comparative and superlative of `well') wiser or more advantageous and hence advisable; adv. it would be sensible; in a most excellent way or manner; from a position of superiority or authority; noun the supreme effort one can make; the person who is most outstanding or excellent; someone who tops all others; Canadian physiologist (born in the United States) who assisted F. G. Banting in research leading to the discovery of insulin (1899-1978); verb get the better of
 
 
* '''[[best-known]]''' - adj. most familiar or renowned
 
 
* '''[[bestow]]''' - verb give as a gift; present; bestow a quality on
 
 
* '''[[beta]]''' - adj. preliminary or testing stage of a software or hardware product; second in order of importance; noun the 2nd letter of the Greek alphabet; beets
 
 
* '''[[beta-naphthol]]''' - noun an isomer of naphthol used in rubber as an antioxidant
 
 
* '''[[betray]]''' - verb reveal unintentionally; deliver to an enemy by treachery; give away information about somebody; cause someone to believe an untruth; disappoint, prove undependable to; abandon, forsake; be sexually unfaithful to one's partner in marriage
 
 
* '''[[better]]''' - adj. (comparative and superlative of `well') wiser or more advantageous and hence advisable; (comparative of `good') superior to another (of the same class or set or kind) in excellence or quality or desirability or suitability; more highly skilled than another; (comparative of `good') changed for the better in health or fitness; more than half; adv. comparative of `well'; in a better or more excellent manner or more advantageously or attractively or to a greater degree etc.; from a position of superiority or authority; noun the superior one of two alternatives; a superior person having claim to precedence; someone who bets; verb get better; to make better; surpass in excellence
 
 
* '''[[betterment]]''' - noun an improvement that adds to the value of a property or facility; the act of relieving ills and changing for the better; a change for the better; progress in development
 
 
* '''[[betula]]''' - noun a genus of trees of the family Betulaceae (such as birches)
 
 
* '''[[between]]''' - adv. in between; in the interval
 
 
* '''[[beverage]]''' - noun any liquid suitable for drinking
 
 
* '''[[bewildered]]''' - adj. perplexed by many conflicting situations or statements; filled with bewilderment
 
 
* '''[[bewildering]]''' - adj. causing bafflement
 
 
* '''[[beyond]]''' - adv. in addition; farther along in space or time or degree; on the farther side from the observer
 
 
* '''[[bhang]]''' - noun a preparation of the leaves and flowers of the hemp plant; much used in India
 
 
* '''[[bi]]''' - noun a heavy brittle diamagnetic trivalent metallic element (resembles arsenic and antimony chemically); usually recovered as a by-product from ores of other metals
 
 
* '''[[bias]]''' - adj. slanting diagonally across the grain of a fabric; noun a partiality that prevents objective consideration of an issue or situation; a line or cut across a fabric that is not at right angles to a side of the fabric; verb cause to be biased; influence in an unfair way
 
 
* '''[[bicarbonate]]''' - noun a salt of carbonic acid (containing the anion HCO3) in which one hydrogen atom has been replaced; an acid carbonate
 
 
* '''[[biceps]]''' - noun any skeletal muscle having two origins (but especially the muscle that flexes the forearm)
 
 
* '''[[bichromate]]''' - noun a salt of the hypothetical dichromic acid
 
 
* '''[[bicipital]]''' - adj. having two heads or points of origin as a biceps
 
 
* '''[[biconcave]]''' - adj. concave on both sides
 
 
* '''[[biconvex]]''' - adj. convex on both sides; shaped like a lentil
 
 
* '''[[bicornuate]]''' - adj. having two horns or horn-shaped parts
 
 
* '''[[bicuspid]]''' - adj. having two cusps or points (especially a molar tooth); noun a tooth having two cusps or points; located between the incisors and the molars
 
 
* '''[[bicycle]]''' - noun a wheeled vehicle that has two wheels and is moved by foot pedals; verb ride a bicycle
 
 
* '''[[bid]]''' - noun an attempt to get something; (bridge) the number of tricks a bridge player is willing to contract to make; a formal proposal to buy at a specified price; an authoritative direction or instruction to do something; verb ask for or request earnestly; make a serious effort to attain something; make a demand, as for a card or a suit or a show of hands; ask someone in a friendly way to do something; invoke upon; propose a payment
 
 
* '''[[biennial]]''' - adj. having a life cycle lasting two seasons; occurring every second year; noun a plant having a life cycle that normally takes two seasons from germination to death to complete; flowering biennials usually bloom and fruit in the second season
 
 
* '''[[bier]]''' - noun a stand to support a corpse or a coffin prior to burial; a coffin along with its stand
 
 
* '''[[bifid]]''' - adj. divided into two lobes
 
 
* '''[[bifocal]]''' - adj. having two foci
 
 
* '''[[bifocals]]''' - noun eyeglasses having two focal lengths
 
 
* '''[[bifurcated]]''' - adj. divided into or made up of two parts
 
 
* '''[[bifurcation]]''' - noun the act of splitting into two branches; the place where something divides into two branches; a bifurcating branch (one or both of them)
 
 
* '''[[big]]''' - adj. in an advanced stage of pregnancy; conspicuous in position or importance; given or giving freely; generous and understanding and tolerant; marked by intense physical force; significant; loud and firm; feeling self-importance; prodigious; above average in size or number or quantity or magnitude or extent; (of animals) fully developed; very intense; exhibiting self-importance; adv. in a major way; on a grand scale; extremely well; in a boastful manner
 
 
* '''[[bigeminal]]''' - adj. occurring in pairs
 
 
* '''[[bilateral]]''' - adj. having two sides or parts; affecting or undertaken by two parties; having identical parts on each side of an axis
 
 
* '''[[bilaterally]]''' - adv. in a bilateral manner
 
 
* '''[[bilberry]]''' - noun blue-black berries similar to American blueberries; erect blueberry of western United States having solitary flowers and somewhat sour berries; erect European blueberry having solitary flowers and blue-black berries
 
 
* '''[[bile]]''' - noun a digestive juice secreted by the liver and stored in the gallbladder; aids in the digestion of fats
 
 
* '''[[bile duct]]''' - noun a duct formed by the hepatic and cystic ducts; opens into the duodenum
 
 
* '''[[bilharziasis]]''' - noun an infestation with or a resulting infection caused by a parasite of the genus Schistosoma; common in the tropics and Far East; symptoms depend on the part of the body infected
 
 
* '''[[biliary]]''' - adj. relating to the bile ducts or the gallbladder; relating to or containing bile
 
 
* '''[[bilious]]''' - adj. suffering from or suggesting a liver disorder or gastric distress; relating to or containing bile; irritable as if suffering from indigestion
 
 
* '''[[biliousness]]''' - noun gastric distress caused by a disorder of the liver or gall bladder; a disposition to exhibit uncontrolled anger
 
 
* '''[[bilirubin]]''' - noun an orange-yellow pigment in the bile that forms as a product of hemoglobin; excess amounts in the blood produce the yellow appearance observed in jaundice
 
 
* '''[[bill]]''' - noun the entertainment offered at a public presentation; a brim that projects to the front to shade the eyes; a long-handled saw with a curved blade; a list of particulars (as a playbill or bill of fare); an itemized statement of money owed for goods shipped or services rendered; a statute in draft before it becomes law; a piece of paper money (especially one issued by a central bank); horny projecting mouth of a bird; a sign posted in a public place as an advertisement; an advertisement (usually printed on a page or in a leaflet) intended for wide distribution; verb advertise especially by posters or placards; publicize or announce by placards; demand payment
 
 
* '''[[billings]]''' - noun the largest city in Montana; located in southern Montana on the Yellowstone river
 
 
* '''[[bilobed]]''' - adj. having two lobes
 
 
* '''[[bilocular]]''' - adj. divided into or containing two cells or chambers
 
 
* '''[[bimanual]]''' - adj. requiring two hands or designed for two people
 
 
* '''[[bin]]''' - noun a container; usually has a lid; the quantity contained in a bin; an identification number consisting of a two-part code assigned to banks and savings associations; the first part shows the location and the second identifies the bank itself; verb store in bins
 
 
* '''[[binaural]]''' - adj. relating to or having or hearing with two ears
 
 
* '''[[bind]]''' - noun something that hinders as if with bonds; verb form a chemical bond with; make fast; tie or secure, with or as if with a rope; wrap around with something so as to cover or enclose; provide with a binding; create social or emotional ties; cause to be constipated; bind by an obligation; cause to be indebted; fasten or secure with a rope, string, or cord; secure with or as if with ropes; stick to firmly
 
 
* '''[[binder]]''' - noun something used to tie or bind; holds loose papers or magazines; a machine that cuts grain and binds it in sheaves; something used to bind separate particles together or facilitate adhesion to a surface
 
 
* '''[[binding]]''' - adj. causing constipation; hindering freedom of movement; executed with proper legal authority; noun the protective covering on the front, back, and spine of a book; strip sewn over or along an edge for reinforcement or decoration; the capacity to attract and hold something; the act of applying a bandage
 
 
* '''[[binocular]]''' - adj. relating to both eyes
 
 
* '''[[biologic]]''' - adj. pertaining to biology or to life and living things
 
 
* '''[[biological]]''' - adj. of parents and children; related by blood; pertaining to biology or to life and living things
 
 
* '''[[biology]]''' - noun the science that studies living organisms; characteristic life processes and phenomena of living organisms; all the plant and animal life of a particular region
 
 
* '''[[bipartite]]''' - adj. involving two parts or elements; divided into two portions almost to the base
 
 
* '''[[bipolar]]''' - adj. having two poles; of, pertaining to, or occurring in both polar regions; of or relating to manic depressive illness
 
 
* '''[[birch]]''' - adj. consisting of or made of wood of the birch tree; noun a switch consisting of a twig or a bundle of twigs from a birch tree; used to hit people as punishment; any betulaceous tree or shrub of the genus Betula having a thin peeling bark; hard close-grained wood of any of various birch trees; used especially in furniture and interior finishes and plywood; verb whip with a birch twig
 
 
* '''[[bird]]''' - noun warm-blooded egg-laying vertebrates characterized by feathers and forelimbs modified as wings; the flesh of a bird or fowl (wild or domestic) used as food; badminton equipment consisting of a ball of cork or rubber with a crown of feathers; a cry or noise made to express displeasure or contempt; informal terms for a (young) woman; verb watch and study birds in their natural habitat
 
 
* '''[[birmingham]]''' - noun a city in central England; 2nd largest English city and an important industrial and transportation center; the largest city in Alabama; located in northeastern Alabama
 
 
* '''[[birth]]''' - noun the event of being born; the time when something begins (especially life); the process of giving birth; the kinship relation of an offspring to the parents; verb cause_to_be_born
 
 
* '''[[biscuit]]''' - noun small round bread leavened with baking-powder or soda; any of various small flat sweet cakes (`biscuit' is the British term)
 
 
* '''[[bismarck]]''' - noun capital of the state of North Dakota; located in south central North Dakota overlooking the Missouri river; German statesman under whose leadership Germany was united (1815-1898)
 
 
* '''[[bismuth]]''' - noun a heavy brittle diamagnetic trivalent metallic element (resembles arsenic and antimony chemically); usually recovered as a by-product from ores of other metals
 
 
* '''[[bisque]]''' - noun a thick cream soup made from shellfish
 
 
* '''[[bit]]''' - noun the cutting part of a drill; usually pointed and threaded and is replaceable in a brace or bitstock or drill press; piece of metal held in horse's mouth by reins and used to control the horse while riding; a small fragment of something broken off from the whole; a unit of measurement of information (from binary + digit); the amount of information in a system having two equiprobable states; a short theatrical performance that is part of a longer program; a small fragment; an instance of some kind; a small amount of solid food; a mouthful; a small quantity; an indefinitely short time
 
 
* '''[[bitartrate]]''' - noun an acid tartrate; a hydrogen tartrate
 
 
* '''[[bite]]''' - noun a portion removed from the whole; the act of gripping or chewing off with the teeth and jaws; (angling) an instance of a fish taking the bait; a light informal meal; a wound resulting from biting by an animal or a person; a strong odor or taste property; wit having a sharp and caustic quality; a small amount of solid food; a mouthful; a painful wound caused by the thrust of an insect's stinger into skin; verb penetrate or cut, as with a knife; to grip, cut off, or tear with or as if with the teeth or jaws; cause a sharp or stinging pain or discomfort; deliver a sting to
 
 
* '''[[biting]]''' - adj. causing a sharply painful or stinging sensation; used especially of cold; capable of wounding
 
 
* '''[[bitter]]''' - adj. proceeding from or exhibiting great hostility or animosity; expressive of severe grief or regret; one of the four basic taste sensations; sharp and disagreeable; like the taste of quinine; very difficult to accept or bear; marked by strong resentment or cynicism; causing a sharply painful or stinging sensation; used especially of cold; harsh or corrosive in tone; adv. extremely and sharply; noun the taste experience when quinine or coffee is taken into the mouth; English term for a dry sharp-tasting ale with strong flavor of hops (usually on draft); the property of having a harsh unpleasant taste; verb make bitter
 
 
* '''[[bitter almond]]''' - noun almond trees having white blossoms and poisonous nuts yielding an oil used for flavoring and for medicinal purposes
 
 
* '''[[bitter orange]]''' - noun highly acidic orange used especially in marmalade; any of various common orange trees yielding sour or bitter fruit; used as grafting stock
 
 
* '''[[bitterish]]''' - adj. somewhat bitter
 
 
* '''[[bitterly]]''' - adv. in a resentful manner; indicating something hard to accept; extremely and sharply
 
 
* '''[[bitterness]]''' - noun a rough and bitter manner; the property of having a harsh unpleasant taste; the taste experience when quinine or coffee is taken into the mouth; a feeling of deep and bitter anger and ill-will
 
 
* '''[[bitters]]''' - noun alcoholic liquor flavored with bitter herbs and roots
 
 
* '''[[bituminous]]''' - adj. resembling or containing bitumen
 
 
* '''[[bivalent]]''' - adj. used of homologous chromosomes associated in pairs in synapsis; having a valence of two or having two valences
 
 
* '''[[bivalve]]''' - adj. used of mollusks having two shells (as clams etc.); noun marine or freshwater mollusks having a soft body with platelike gills enclosed within two shells hinged together
 
 
* '''[[bizarre]]''' - adj. conspicuously or grossly unconventional or unusual
 
 
* '''[[black]]''' - adj. marked by anger or resentment or hostility; of or belonging to a racial group having dark skin especially of sub-Saharan African origin; extremely dark; being of the achromatic color of maximum darkness; having little or no hue owing to absorption of almost all incident light; (of the face) made black especially as with suffused blood; soiled with dirt or soot; dressed in black; (of coffee) without cream or sugar; (of events) having extremely unfortunate or dire consequences; bringing ruin; stemming from evil characteristics or forces; wicked or dishonorable; (used of conduct or character) deserving or bringing disgrace or shame; offering little or no hope; (of intelligence operations) deliberately misleading; harshly ironic or sinister; distributed or sold illicitly; noun black clothing (worn as a sign of mourning); (board games) the darker pieces; the quality or state of the achromatic color of least lightness (bearing the least resemblance to white); a person with dark skin who comes from Africa (or whose ancestors came from Africa); popular child actress of the 1930's (born in 1928); British chemist who identified carbon dioxide and who formulated the concepts of specific heat and latent heat (1728-1799); total absence of light; verb make or become black
 
 
* '''[[blackberry]]''' - noun large sweet black or very dark purple edible aggregate fruit of any of various bushes of the genus Rubus; bramble with sweet edible black or dark purple berries that usually do not separate from the receptacle; verb pick or gather blackberries
 
 
* '''[[blackboard]]''' - noun sheet of slate; for writing with chalk
 
 
* '''[[blacken]]''' - verb make or become black; burn slightly and superficially so as to affect color
 
 
* '''[[blackened]]''' - adj. darkened by smoke; (of the face) made black especially as with suffused blood
 
 
* '''[[blackening]]''' - noun changing to a darker color
 
 
* '''[[blackish]]''' - adj. of something that is somewhat black
 
 
* '''[[blackish-brown]]''' - adj. of brown tinged with black
 
 
* '''[[blackwater]]''' - noun any of several human or animal diseases characterized by dark urine resulting from rapid breakdown of red blood cells
 
 
* '''[[bladder]]''' - noun a bag that fills with air; a distensible membranous sac (usually containing liquid or gas)
 
 
* '''[[bladderlike]]''' - adj. resembling a bladder
 
 
* '''[[blade]]''' - noun the flat part of a tool or weapon that (usually) has a cutting edge; flat surface that rotates and pushes against air or water; the part of the skate that slides on the ice; a broad flat body part (as of the shoulder or tongue); a cut of beef from the shoulder blade; something long and thin resembling a blade of grass; a dashing young man; especially a leaf of grass or the broad portion of a leaf as distinct from the petiole; a cutting or thrusting weapon that has a long metal blade and a hilt with a hand guard
 
 
* '''[[blake]]''' - noun visionary British poet and painter (1757-1827)
 
 
* '''[[blamed]]''' - adj. expletives used informally as intensifiers
 
 
* '''[[blameworthy]]''' - adj. deserving blame or censure as being wrong or evil or injurious
 
 
* '''[[blanc]]''' - noun a white sauce of fat, broth, and vegetables (used especially with braised meat)
 
 
* '''[[blanch]]''' - verb cook (vegetables) briefly; turn pale, as if in fear
 
 
* '''[[blanched]]''' - adj. anemic looking from illness or emotion; (especially of plants) developed without chlorophyll by being deprived of light
 
 
* '''[[bland]]''' - adj. lacking stimulating characteristics; uninteresting; lacking taste or flavor or tang; smoothly agreeable and courteous with a degree of sophistication
 
 
* '''[[blank]]''' - adj. void of expression; (of a surface) not written or printed on; not charged with a bullet; noun a cartridge containing an explosive charge but no bullet; a piece of material ready to be made into something; a substitute for a taboo word; a blank gap or missing part; a blank character used to separate successive words in writing or printing; verb keep the opposing (baseball) team from winning
 
 
* '''[[blanket]]''' - adj. broad in scope or content; noun bedding that keeps a person warm in bed; a layer of lead surrounding the highly reactive core of a nuclear reactor; anything that covers; verb cover as if with a blanket; form a blanket-like cover (over)
 
 
* '''[[blast]]''' - noun a very long fly ball; an explosion (as of dynamite); intense adverse criticism; a highly pleasurable or exciting experience; a sudden very loud noise; a strong current of air; verb use explosives on; make a strident sound; hit hard
 
 
* '''[[blasting]]''' - adj. causing injury or blight; especially affecting with sudden violence or plague or ruin; unpleasantly loud and penetrating
 
 
* '''[[blastodermic]]''' - adj. of or relating to a blastoderm
 
 
* '''[[blastomyces]]''' - noun genus of pathogenic yeastlike fungi
 
 
* '''[[blastomycosis]]''' - noun any of several infections of the skin or mucous membrane caused by Blastomyces
 
 
* '''[[blatta]]''' - noun type genus of the Blattidae: cockroaches infesting buildings worldwide
 
 
* '''[[bleach]]''' - noun the act of whitening something by bleaching it (exposing it to sunlight or using a chemical bleaching agent); the whiteness that results from removing the color from something; an agent that makes things white or colorless; verb make whiter or lighter; remove color from
 
 
* '''[[bleached]]''' - adj. having lost freshness or brilliance of color; (used of color) artificially produced; not natural
 
 
* '''[[blear]]''' - adj. tired to the point of exhaustion; verb make dim or indistinct
 
 
* '''[[bleb]]''' - noun (pathology) an elevation of the skin filled with serous fluid
 
 
* '''[[bleed]]''' - verb draw blood; drain of liquid or steam; get or extort (money or other possessions) from someone; lose blood from one's body; be diffused
 
 
* '''[[bleeding]]''' - noun flow of blood from a ruptured blood vessels
 
 
* '''[[blemish]]''' - noun a mark or flaw that spoils the appearance of something (especially on a person's body); verb mar or impair with a flaw; add a flaw or blemish to; make imperfect or defective; mar or spoil the appearance of
 
 
* '''[[blend]]''' - noun the act of blending components together thoroughly; a new word formed by joining two others and combining their meanings; an occurrence of thorough mixing; verb mix together different elements; combine into one; blend or harmonize
 
 
* '''[[blende]]''' - noun an ore that is the chief source of zinc; consists largely of zinc sulfide in crystalline form
 
 
* '''[[blended]]''' - adj. combined or mixed together so that the constituent parts are indistinguishable
 
 
* '''[[blepharitis]]''' - noun inflammation of the eyelids characterized by redness and swelling and dried crusts
 
 
* '''[[blepharospasm]]''' - noun spasm of the eyelid muscle resulting in closure of the eye
 
 
* '''[[blighted]]''' - adj. affected by blight--anything that mars or events growth or prosperity
 
 
* '''[[blind]]''' - adj. unable or unwilling to perceive or understand; not based on reason or evidence; unable to see; noun something that keeps things out or hinders sight; a hiding place sometimes used by hunters (especially duck hunters); people who have severe visual impairments, considered as a group; something intended to misrepresent the true nature of an activity; verb make dim by comparison or conceal; make blind by putting the eyes out; render unable to see
 
 
* '''[[blindly]]''' - adv. without preparation or reflection; without a rational basis; without seeing or looking
 
 
* '''[[blindness]]''' - noun the state of being blind or lacking sight
 
 
* '''[[blister]]''' - noun (pathology) an elevation of the skin filled with serous fluid; verb get blistered; cause blisters to from on; subject to harsh criticism
 
 
* '''[[blistered]]''' - adj. (of skin) having blisters (swellings containing watery fluid) caused by burning or irritation
 
 
* '''[[blistering]]''' - adj. very fast; capable of quick response and great speed; hot enough to raise (or as if to raise) blisters; marked by harshly abusive criticism; harsh or corrosive in tone; noun the formation of vesicles
 
 
* '''[[bloated]]''' - adj. abnormally distended especially by fluids or gas
 
 
* '''[[block]]''' - noun a solid piece of something (usually having flat rectangular sides); housing in a large building that is divided into separate units; an inability to remember or think of something you normally can do; often caused by emotional tension; a number or quantity of related things dealt with as a unit; a rectangular area in a city surrounded by streets and usually containing several buildings; (computer science) a sector or group of sectors that function as the smallest data unit permitted; a three-dimensional shape with six square or rectangular sides; the act of obstructing or deflecting someone's movements; a platform from which an auctioneer sells; an obstruction in a pipe or tube; a metal casting containing the cylinders and cooling ducts of an engine; a simple machine consisting of a wheel with a groove in which a rope can run to change the direction or point of application of a force applied to the rope; verb shape into a block or blocks; shape by using a block; support, secure, or raise with a block; stamp or emboss a title or design on a book with a block; interrupt the normal function of by means of anesthesia; run on a block system; prohibit the conversion or use of (assets); be unable to remember; interfere with or prevent the reception of signals; impede the movement of (an opponent or a ball); block passage through; render unsuitable for passage; obstruct; shut out from view or get in the way so as to hide from sight; hinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of; stop from happening or developing
 
 
* '''[[blocked]]''' - adj. completely obstructed or closed off; closed to traffic
 
 
* '''[[blocking]]''' - noun the act of obstructing or deflecting someone's movements
 
 
* '''[[blond]]''' - adj. being or having light colored skin and hair and usually blue or grey eyes; noun a light grayish yellow to near white; a person with fair skin and hair
 
 
* '''[[blood]]''' - noun temperament or disposition; the fluid (red in vertebrates) that is pumped by the heart; people viewed as members of a group; the descendants of one individual; a dissolute man in fashionable society; verb smear with blood, as in a hunting initiation rite, where the face of a person is smeared with the blood of the kill
 
 
* '''[[blood clot]]''' - noun a semisolid mass of coagulated red and white blood cells
 
 
* '''[[blood corpuscle]]''' - noun either of two types of cells (erythrocytes and leukocytes) and sometimes including platelets
 
 
* '''[[blood count]]''' - noun the act of estimating the number of red and white corpuscles in a blood sample; the number of red and white corpuscles in a blood sample
 
 
* '''[[blood extravasation]]''' - noun the leakage of blood from a vessel into tissues surrounding it; can occur in injuries or burns or allergic reactions
 
 
* '''[[blood heat]]''' - noun temperature of the body; normally 98.6 F or 37 C in humans; usually measured to obtain a quick evaluation of a person's health
 
 
* '''[[blood poisoning]]''' - noun invasion of the bloodstream by virulent microorganisms from a focus of infection
 
 
* '''[[blood pressure]]''' - noun the pressure of the circulating blood against the walls of the blood vessels; results from the systole of the left ventricle of the heart; sometimes measured for a quick evaluation of a person's health
 
 
* '''[[blood-red]]''' - adj. of a color at the end of the color spectrum (next to orange); resembling the color of blood or cherries or tomatoes or rubies
 
 
* '''[[blood serum]]''' - noun watery fluid of the blood that resembles plasma but contains fibrinogen
 
 
* '''[[blood vessel]]''' - noun a vessel in which blood circulates
 
 
* '''[[blooded]]''' - adj. of unmixed ancestry
 
 
* '''[[bloodless]]''' - adj. destitute of blood or apparently so; free from blood or bloodshed; devoid of human emotion or feeling; without vigor or zest or energy; anemic looking from illness or emotion
 
 
* '''[[bloodletting]]''' - noun formerly used as a treatment to reduce excess blood (one of the four humors of medieval medicine); indiscriminate slaughter
 
 
* '''[[bloodstained]]''' - adj. covered with blood
 
 
* '''[[bloody]]''' - adj. having or covered with or accompanied by blood; (used of persons) informal intensifiers; adv. extremely; verb cover with blood
 
 
* '''[[blotch]]''' - noun an irregularly shaped spot; verb mark with spots or blotches of different color or shades of color as if stained
 
 
* '''[[blow]]''' - noun forceful exhalation through the nose or mouth; a powerful stroke with the fist or a weapon; an impact (as from a collision); street names for cocaine; an unpleasant or disappointing surprise; an unfortunate happening that hinders or impedes; something that is thwarting or frustrating; a strong current of air; verb exhale hard; free of obstruction by blowing air through; burst suddenly; shape by blowing; allow to regain its breath; cause to be revealed and jeopardized; lay eggs; spout moist air from the blowhole; cause to move by means of an air current; cause air to go in, on, or through; play or sound a wind instrument; make a sound as if blown; sound by having air expelled through a tube; spend lavishly or wastefully on; be blowing or storming; melt, break, or become otherwise unusable; show off; leave; informal or rude; be in motion due to some air or water current; provide sexual gratification through oral stimulation; spend thoughtlessly; throw away; make a mess of, destroy or ruin
 
 
* '''[[blower]]''' - noun a device that produces a current of air; large aquatic carnivorous mammal with fin-like forelimbs no hind limbs, including: whales; dolphins; porpoises; narwhals; a fan run by an electric motor
 
 
* '''[[blowing]]''' - noun processing that involves blowing a gas
 
 
* '''[[blown]]''' - adj. breathing laboriously or convulsively; being moved or acted upon by moving air or vapor; (of glass) formed by forcing air into a molten ball
 
 
* '''[[blubber]]''' - noun an insulating layer of fat under the skin of whales and other large marine mammals; used as a source of oil; excess bodily weight; verb utter while crying; cry or whine with snuffling
 
 
* '''[[blue]]''' - adj. causing dejection; of the color intermediate between green and violet; having a color similar to that of a clear unclouded sky; low in spirits; morally rigorous and strict; used to signify the Union forces in the American Civil War (who wore blue uniforms); suggestive of sexual impropriety; characterized by profanity or cursing; belonging to or characteristic of the nobility or aristocracy; noun any of numerous small butterflies of the family Lycaenidae; blue clothing; blue color or pigment; resembling the color of the clear sky in the daytime; any organization or party whose uniforms or badges are blue; the sodium salt of amobarbital that is used as a barbiturate; used as a sedative and a hypnotic; the sky as viewed during daylight; used to whiten laundry or hair or give it a bluish tinge; verb turn blue
 
 
* '''[[blue gum]]''' - noun tall fast-growing timber tree with leaves containing a medicinal oil; young leaves are bluish
 
 
* '''[[blue stone]]''' - noun hydrated blue crystalline form of copper sulfate
 
 
* '''[[bluefish]]''' - noun bluish warm-water marine food and game fish that follow schools of small fishes into shallow waters; fatty bluish flesh of bluefish
 
 
* '''[[blueness]]''' - noun blue color or pigment; resembling the color of the clear sky in the daytime
 
 
* '''[[blues]]''' - noun a type of folksong that originated among Black Americans at the beginning of the 20th century; has a melancholy sound from repeated use of blue notes; a state of depression
 
 
* '''[[bluing]]''' - noun a process that makes something blue (or bluish); used to whiten laundry or hair or give it a bluish tinge
 
 
* '''[[bluish]]''' - adj. of the color intermediate between green and violet; having a color similar to that of a clear unclouded sky
 
 
* '''[[bluish-gray]]''' - adj. of grey tinged with blue
 
 
* '''[[bluish green]]''' - adj. of a bluish shade of green; noun a blue-green color or pigment
 
 
* '''[[bluish-white]]''' - adj. of white tinged with blue
 
 
* '''[[blunt]]''' - adj. devoid of any qualifications or disguise or adornment; characterized by directness in manner or speech; without subtlety or evasion; used of a knife or other blade; not sharp; having a broad or rounded end; verb make less sharp; make less intense; make less lively, intense, or vigorous; impair in vigor, force, activity, or sensation; make dull or blunt; make numb or insensitive
 
 
* '''[[blunted]]''' - adj. made dull or blunt
 
 
* '''[[blur]]''' - noun a hazy or indistinct representation; verb become vague or indistinct; make dim or indistinct; to make less distinct or clear; make unclear, indistinct, or blurred; make a smudge on; soil by smudging; become glassy; lose clear vision
 
 
* '''[[blurred]]''' - adj. unclear in form or expression; indistinct or hazy in outline
 
 
* '''[[blushing]]''' - adj. having a red face from embarrassment or shame or agitation or emotional upset
 
 
* '''[[board]]''' - noun a flat piece of material designed for a special purpose; a flat portable surface (usually rectangular) designed for board games; food or meals in general; a committee having supervisory powers; a stout length of sawn timber; made in a wide variety of sizes and used for many purposes; a printed circuit that can be inserted into expansion slots in a computer to increase the computer's capabilities; electrical device consisting of a flat insulated surface that contains switches and dials and meters for controlling other electrical devices; a table at which meals are served; a vertical surface on which information can be displayed to public view; verb provide food and lodging (for); lodge and take meals (at); get on board of (trains, buses, ships, aircraft, etc.); live and take one's meals at or in
 
 
* '''[[boarder]]''' - noun a pupil who lives at school during term time; someone who forces their way aboard ship; a tenant in someone's house
 
 
* '''[[boards]]''' - noun the boarding that surrounds an ice hockey rink; the stage of a theater
 
 
* '''[[boat]]''' - noun a small vessel for travel on water; a dish (often boat-shaped) for serving gravy or sauce; verb ride in a boat on water
 
 
* '''[[boat-shaped]]''' - adj. having a concave shape like a boat
 
 
* '''[[bobbin]]''' - noun a winder around which thread or tape or film or other flexible materials can be wound
 
 
* '''[[bod]]''' - noun alternative names for the body of a human being
 
 
* '''[[bodily]]''' - adj. having or relating to a physical material body; affecting or characteristic of the body as opposed to the mind or spirit; of or relating to or belonging to the body; adv. in bodily form
 
 
* '''[[body]]''' - noun the external structure of a vehicle; the entire structure of an organism (especially an animal or human being); a natural object consisting of a dead animal or person; the central message of a communication; a group of persons associated by some common tie or occupation and regarded as an entity; a collection of particulars considered as a system; an individual 3-dimensional object that has mass and that is distinguishable from other objects; the property of holding together and retaining its shape; the body excluding the head and neck and limbs; verb invest with or as with a body; give body to
 
 
* '''[[body temperature]]''' - noun temperature of the body; normally 98.6 F or 37 C in humans; usually measured to obtain a quick evaluation of a person's health
 
 
* '''[[body weight]]''' - noun the weight of a person's body
 
 
* '''[[bog]]''' - noun wet spongy ground of decomposing vegetation; has poorer drainage than a swamp; soil is unfit for cultivation but can be cut and dried and used for fuel; verb get stuck while doing something; cause to slow down or get stuck
 
 
* '''[[boggy]]''' - adj. (of soil) soft and watery
 
 
* '''[[bohemia]]''' - noun a group of artists and writers with real or pretended artistic or intellectual aspirations and usually an unconventional life style; a historical area and former kingdom in the Czech Republic
 
 
* '''[[boil]]''' - noun a painful sore with a hard core filled with pus; the temperature at which a liquid boils at sea level; verb cook in boiling liquid; bring to, or maintain at, the boiling point; come to the boiling point and change from a liquid to vapor; be in an agitated emotional state; be agitated
 
 
* '''[[boiled]]''' - adj. cooked in hot water
 
 
* '''[[boiling]]''' - adv. extremely; noun cooking in a liquid that has been brought to a boil; the application of heat to change something from a liquid to a gas
 
 
* '''[[boiling point]]''' - noun being highly angry or excited; ready to boil over; the temperature at which a liquid boils at sea level
 
 
* '''[[bold face]]''' - noun a typeface with thick heavy lines
 
 
* '''[[boldly]]''' - adv. in a bold manner
 
 
* '''[[boldness]]''' - noun the quality of standing out strongly and distinctly; impudent aggressiveness; the trait of being willing to undertake things that involve risk or danger
 
 
* '''[[bologna]]''' - noun large smooth-textured smoked sausage of beef and veal and pork; the capital of Emilia-Romagna; located in northern Italy east of the Apennines
 
 
* '''[[bolted]]''' - adj. firmly fastened or secured against opening
 
 
* '''[[bolus]]''' - noun a large pill; used especially in veterinary medicine; a small round soft mass (as of chewed food)
 
 
* '''[[bond]]''' - adj. held in slavery; noun British secret operative 007 in novels by Ian Fleming; United States civil rights leader who was elected to the legislature in Georgia but was barred from taking his seat because he opposed the Vietnam War (born 1940); a certificate of debt (usually interest-bearing or discounted) that is issued by a government or corporation in order to raise money; the issuer is required to pay a fixed sum annually until maturity and then a fixed sum to repay the principal; a superior quality of strong durable white writing paper; originally made for printing documents; a connection that fastens things together; a restraint that confines or restricts freedom (especially something used to tie down or restrain a prisoner); the property of sticking together (as of glue and wood) or the joining of surfaces of different composition; an electrical force linking atoms; (criminal law) money that must be forfeited by the bondsman if an accused person fails to appear in court for trial; a connection based on kinship or marriage or common interest; verb bring together in a common cause or emotion; issue bonds on; stick to firmly; create social or emotional ties
 
 
* '''[[bone]]''' - adj. consisting of or made up of bone; noun a shade of white the color of bleached bones; rigid connective tissue that makes up the skeleton of vertebrates; the porous calcified substance from which bones are made; verb remove the bones from; study intensively, as before an exam
 
 
* '''[[bone ash]]''' - noun ash left when bones burn; high in calcium phosphate; used as fertilizer and in bone china
 
 
* '''[[bone marrow]]''' - noun the fatty network of connective tissue that fills the cavities of bones; very tender and very nutritious tissue from marrowbones
 
 
* '''[[bones]]''' - noun a percussion instrument consisting of a pair of hollow pieces of wood or bone (usually held between the thumb and fingers) that are made to click together (as by Spanish dancers) in rhythm with the dance
 
 
* '''[[boneset]]''' - noun perennial herb of southeastern United States having white-rayed flower heads; formerly used as in folk medicine; European herb having small white, pink or purple flowers; naturalized as a weed in North America
 
 
* '''[[bonney]]''' - noun United States outlaw who was said to have killed 21 men (1859-1881)
 
 
* '''[[bony]]''' - adj. having bones especially many or prominent bones; very thin especially from disease or hunger or cold; composed of or containing bone
 
 
* '''[[book]]''' - noun physical objects consisting of a number of pages bound together; a number of sheets (ticket or stamps etc.) bound together on one edge; a major division of a long written composition; a written work or composition that has been published (printed on pages bound together); a collection of rules or prescribed standards on the basis of which decisions are made; a collection of playing cards satisfying the rules of a card game; the sacred writings of the Christian religions; the sacred writings of Islam revealed by God to the prophet Muhammad during his life at Mecca and Medina; a compilation of the known facts regarding something or someone; a written version of a play or other dramatic composition; used in preparing for a performance; a record in which commercial accounts are recorded; verb engage for a performance; record a charge in a police register; register in a hotel booker; arrange for and reserve (something for someone else) in advance
 
 
* '''[[booker]]''' - noun someone who engages a person or company for performances
 
 
* '''[[boon]]''' - adj. very close and convivial; noun a desirable state
 
 
* '''[[boot]]''' - noun a form of foot torture in which the feet are encased in iron and slowly crushed; footwear that covers the whole foot and lower leg; British term for the luggage compartment in a car; an instrument of torture that is used to heat or crush the foot and leg; protective casing for something that resembles a leg; the act of delivering a blow with the foot; the swift release of a store of affective force; verb cause to load (an operating system) and start the initial processes; kick; give a boot to
 
 
* '''[[borate]]''' - noun a salt or ester of boric acid
 
 
* '''[[borated]]''' - adj. mixed or impregnated with borax
 
 
* '''[[borax]]''' - noun an ore of boron consisting of hydrated sodium borate; used as a flux or cleansing agent
 
 
* '''[[border]]''' - noun a strip forming the outer edge of something; a decorative recessed or relieved surface on an edge; a line that indicates a boundary; the boundary of a surface; the boundary line or the area immediately inside the boundary; verb lie adjacent to another or share a boundary; provide with a border or edge; extend on all sides of simultaneously; encircle; enclose in or as if in a frame; form the boundary of; be contiguous to
 
 
* '''[[borderline]]''' - adj. of questionable or minimal quality; noun a line that indicates a boundary
 
 
* '''[[bore]]''' - noun a hole or passage made by a drill; usually made for exploratory purposes; diameter of a tube or gun barrel; a person who evokes boredom; a high wave (often dangerous) caused by tidal flow (as by colliding tidal currents or in a narrow estuary); verb make a hole with a pointed power or hand tool; cause to be bored
 
 
* '''[[bored]]''' - adj. tired of the world; uninterested because of frequent exposure or indulgence
 
 
* '''[[boric]]''' - adj. of or relating to or derived from or containing boron
 
 
* '''[[boric acid]]''' - noun any of various acids containing boron and oxygen; a white or colorless slightly acid solid that is soluble in water and ethanol; used in the manufacture of glass and paper and adhesives and in detergents and as a flux in welding; also used as an antiseptic and food preservative
 
 
* '''[[boring]]''' - adj. so lacking in interest as to cause mental weariness; noun the act of drilling a hole in the earth in the hope of producing petroleum; the act of drilling
 
 
* '''[[born]]''' - adj. brought into existence; being talented through inherited qualities; noun British nuclear physicist (born in Germany) honored for his contributions to quantum mechanics (1882-1970)
 
 
* '''[[bos]]''' - noun wild and domestic cattle; in some classifications placed in the subfamily Bovinae or tribe Bovini
 
 
* '''[[boston]]''' - noun state capital and largest city of Massachusetts; a major center for banking and financial services
 
 
* '''[[bot]]''' - noun botfly larva; typically develops inside the body of a horse or sheep or human
 
 
* '''[[botany]]''' - noun the branch of biology that studies plants; all the plant life in a particular region or period
 
 
* '''[[both]]''' - adj. (used with count nouns) two considered together; the two
 
 
* '''[[bottle]]''' - noun a glass or plastic vessel used for storing drinks or other liquids; typically cylindrical without handles and with a narrow neck that can be plugged or capped; a vessel fitted with a flexible teat and filled with milk or formula; used as a substitute for breast feeding infants and very young children; the quantity contained in a bottle; verb put into bottles; store (liquids or gases) in bottles
 
 
* '''[[bottle-fed]]''' - adj. (of an infant) given milk from a bottle
 
 
* '''[[bottom]]''' - adj. the lowest rank; situated at the bottom or lowest position; noun a cargo ship; the lower side of anything; the lowest part of anything; the second half of an inning; while the home team is at bat; the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on; a depression forming the ground under a body of water; low-lying alluvial land near a river; verb strike the ground, as with a ship's bottom; provide with a bottom or a seat; come to understand
 
 
* '''[[bottomed]]''' - adj. having a bottom of a specified character
 
 
* '''[[bouillon]]''' - noun a clear seasoned broth
 
 
* '''[[boule]]''' - noun an inlaid furniture decoration; tortoiseshell and yellow and white metal form scrolls in cabinetwork
 
 
* '''[[bound]]''' - adj. confined by bonds; secured with a cover or binding; often used as a combining form; (usually followed by `to') governed by fate; confined in the bowels; held with another element, substance or material in chemical or physical union; headed or intending to head in a certain direction; often used as a combining form as in `college-bound students'; bound by an oath; bound by contract; covered or wrapped with a bandage; noun a light, self-propelled movement upwards or forwards; the greatest possible degree of something; the line or plane indicating the limit or extent of something; a line determining the limits of an area; verb form the boundary of; be contiguous to; place limits on (extent or access); spring back; spring away from an impact; move forward by leaps and bounds
 
 
* '''[[boundary]]''' - noun the line or plane indicating the limit or extent of something; a line determining the limits of an area; the greatest possible degree of something
 
 
* '''[[bounded]]''' - adj. having the limits or boundaries established
 
 
* '''[[bounds]]''' - noun the line or plane indicating the limit or extent of something
 
 
* '''[[bountifully]]''' - adv. in a bountiful manner
 
 
* '''[[boutonniere]]''' - noun a flower that is worn in a buttonhole
 
 
* '''[[bovine]]''' - adj. dull and slow-moving and stolid; like an ox; of or relating to or belonging to the genus Bos (cattle); noun any of various members of the genus Bos
 
 
* '''[[bow]]''' - noun a stroke with a curved piece of wood with taut horsehair strands that is used in playing stringed instruments; a slightly curved piece of resilient wood with taut horsehair strands, used in playing certain stringed instrument; curved piece of resilient wood with taut cord to propel arrows; front part of a vessel or aircraft; a knot with two loops and loose ends; used to tie shoelaces; a decorative interlacing of ribbons; an appearance by actors or performers at the end of the concert or play in order to acknowledge the applause of the audience; bending the head or body or knee as a sign of reverence or submission or shame; something curved in shape; verb bend one's knee or body, or lower one's head; play on a string instrument; bend the head or the upper part of the body in a gesture of respect or greeting; submit or yield to another's wish or opinion; bend one's back forward from the waist on down
 
 
* '''[[bow leg]]''' - noun outward curvature of the legs
 
 
* '''[[bow legs]]''' - noun outward curvature of the legs
 
 
* '''[[bowed]]''' - adj. showing an excessively deferential manner; of a stringed instrument; sounded by stroking with a bow; have legs that curve outward at the knees; used especially of the head or upper back; forming or resembling an arch
 
 
* '''[[bowel]]''' - noun the part of the alimentary canal between the stomach and the anus
 
 
* '''[[bowels]]''' - noun the center of the Earth
 
 
* '''[[bowing]]''' - adj. showing an excessively deferential manner; noun managing the bow in playing a stringed instrument; bending the head or body or knee as a sign of reverence or submission or shame
 
 
* '''[[bowl]]''' - noun a dish that is round and open at the top for serving foods; a round vessel that is open at the top; used for holding fruit or liquids or for serving food; a small round container that is open at the top for holding tobacco; a wooden ball (with flattened sides so that it rolls on a curved course) used in the game of lawn bowling; the quantity contained in a bowl; a concave shape with an open top; a large ball with finger holes used in the sport of bowling; a large structure for open-air sports or entertainments; verb engage in the sport of bowling; roll (a ball)
 
 
* '''[[bowleg]]''' - adj. have legs that curve outward at the knees; noun a leg bowed outward at the knee (or below the knee)
 
 
* '''[[box]]''' - noun a blow with the hand (usually on the ear); a (usually rectangular) container; may have a lid; separate partitioned area in a public place for a few people; private area in a theater or grandstand where a small group can watch the performance; the driver's seat on a coach; any one of several designated areas on a ball field where the batter or catcher or coaches are positioned; evergreen shrubs or small trees; the quantity contained in a box; a rectangular drawing; a predicament from which a skillful or graceful escape is impossible; verb engage in a boxing match; hit with the fist; put into a box
 
 
* '''[[boxing]]''' - noun fighting with the fists; the enclosure of something in a package or box
 
 
* '''[[boxwood]]''' - noun very hard tough close-grained light yellow wood of the box (particularly the common box); used in delicate woodwork: musical instruments and inlays and engraving blocks; evergreen shrubs or small trees
 
 
* '''[[boy]]''' - noun (ethnic slur) offensive and disparaging term for Black man; a friendly informal reference to a grown man; a youthful male person; a male human offspring
 
 
* '''[[boyhood]]''' - noun the childhood of a boy
 
 
* '''[[br]]''' - noun a Marxist-Leninist terrorist organization that arose out of a student protest movement in the late 1960s; wants to separate Italy from NATO and advocates violence in the service of class warfare and revolution; mostly inactive since 1989; a nonmetallic largely pentavalent heavy volatile corrosive dark brown liquid element belonging to the halogens; found in sea water
 
 
* '''[[brace]]''' - noun a structural member used to stiffen a framework; a carpenter's tool having a crank handle for turning and a socket to hold a bit for boring; an appliance that corrects dental irregularities; a support that steadies or strengthens something else; elastic straps that hold trousers up (usually used in the plural); a rope on a square-rigged ship that is used to swing a yard about and secure it; either of two punctuation marks ({ or }) used to enclose textual material; a set of two similar things considered as a unit; two items of the same kind; verb support by bracing; support or hold steady and make steadfast, with or as if with a brace; prepare (oneself) for something unpleasant or difficult; cause to be alert and energetic
 
 
* '''[[braces]]''' - noun an appliance that corrects dental irregularities
 
 
* '''[[brachial]]''' - adj. of or relating to an arm
 
 
* '''[[brachycephalic]]''' - adj. having a short broad head with a cephalic index of over 80; noun an adult with a short broad head
 
 
* '''[[bracing]]''' - adj. imparting vitality and energy; noun a structural member used to stiffen a framework
 
 
* '''[[bracket]]''' - noun an L-shaped support projecting from a wall (as to hold a shelf); either of two punctuation marks ([ or ]) used to enclose textual material; either of two punctuation marks (`<' or `>') used in computer programming and sometimes used to enclose textual material; a category falling within certain defined limits; verb classify or group; place into brackets; support with brackets
 
 
* '''[[bradford]]''' - noun United States printer (born in England) whose press produced the first American prayer book and the New York City's first newspaper (1663-1752)
 
 
* '''[[bradycardia]]''' - noun abnormally slow heartbeat
 
 
* '''[[braided]]''' - adj. adorned with braid
 
 
* '''[[brain]]''' - noun that part of the central nervous system that includes all the higher nervous centers; enclosed within the skull; continuous with the spinal cord; mental ability; the brain of certain animals used as meat; that which is responsible for one's thoughts and feelings; the seat of the faculty of reason; someone who has exceptional intellectual ability and originality; verb kill by smashing someone's skull; hit on the head
 
 
* '''[[brain disease]]''' - noun any disorder or disease of the brain
 
 
* '''[[brain-worker]]''' - noun someone whose profession involves using his head to solve problems
 
 
* '''[[bran]]''' - noun food prepared from the husks of cereal grains; broken husks of the seeds of cereal grains that are separated from the flour by sifting
 
 
* '''[[branch]]''' - noun an administrative division of some larger or more complex organization; a stream or river connected to a larger one; a division of a stem, or secondary stem arising from the main stem of a plant; a part of a forked or branching shape; any projection that is thought to resemble a human arm; a natural consequence of development; verb divide into two or more branches so as to form a fork; grow and send out branches or branch-like structures
 
 
* '''[[branched]]''' - adj. having branches; resembling a fork; divided or separated into two branches
 
 
* '''[[branchial]]''' - adj. of or relating to gills (or to parts of the body derived from embryonic gills)
 
 
* '''[[branching]]''' - adj. resembling the branches of a tree; having branches; noun the act of branching out or dividing into branches
 
 
* '''[[brand]]''' - noun a recognizable kind; identification mark on skin, made by burning; a piece of wood that has been burned or is burning; a cutting or thrusting weapon that has a long metal blade and a hilt with a hand guard; a symbol of disgrace or infamy; a name given to a product or service; verb burn with a branding iron to indicate ownership; of animals; mark or expose as infamous; to accuse or condemn or openly or formally or brand as disgraceful
 
 
* '''[[brandy]]''' - noun distilled from wine or fermented fruit juice
 
 
* '''[[brass]]''' - noun a wind instrument that consists of a brass tube (usually of variable length) that is blown by means of a cup-shaped or funnel-shaped mouthpiece; a memorial made of brass; an ornament or utensil made of brass; an alloy of copper and zinc; impudent aggressiveness; the persons (or committees or departments etc.) who make up a body for the purpose of administering something; the section of a band or orchestra that plays brass instruments
 
 
* '''[[brassica]]''' - noun mustards: cabbages; cauliflowers; turnips; etc.
 
 
* '''[[brassy]]''' - adj. tastelessly showy; resembling the sound of a brass instrument; unrestrained by convention or propriety
 
 
* '''[[braun]]''' - noun United States rocket engineer (born in Germany where he designed a missile used against England); he led the United States Army team that put the first American satellite into space (1912-1977); the German mistress of Adolf Hitler (1910-1945)
 
 
* '''[[brawny]]''' - adj. (of a person) possessing physical strength and weight; rugged and powerful
 
 
* '''[[brazen]]''' - adj. made of or resembling brass (as in color or hardness); unrestrained by convention or propriety; verb face with defiance or impudence
 
 
* '''[[brazil]]''' - noun the largest Latin American country and the largest Portuguese speaking country in the world; located in the central and northeastern part of South America; world's leading coffee exporter; three-sided tropical American nut with white oily meat and hard brown shell
 
 
* '''[[brazilian]]''' - adj. of or relating to or characteristic of Brazil or the people of Brazil; noun a native or inhabitant of Brazil
 
 
* '''[[breach]]''' - noun a failure to perform some promised act or obligation; an opening (especially a gap in a dike or fortification); a personal or social separation (as between opposing factions); verb make an opening or gap in; act in disregard of laws, rules, contracts, or promises
 
 
* '''[[bread]]''' - noun food made from dough of flour or meal and usually raised with yeast or baking powder and then baked; informal terms for money; verb cover with bread crumbs
 
 
* '''[[breadth]]''' - noun the capacity to understand a broad range of topics; the extent of something from side to side
 
 
* '''[[break]]''' - noun an escape from jail; a sudden dash; an act of delaying or interrupting the continuity; (tennis) a score consisting of winning a game when your opponent was serving; the opening shot that scatters the balls in billiards or pool; an abrupt change in the tone or register of the voice (as at puberty or due to emotion); an unexpected piece of good luck; the occurrence of breaking; any frame in which a bowler fails to make a strike or spare; the act of breaking something; a pause from doing something (as work); a personal or social separation (as between opposing factions); some abrupt occurrence that interrupts an ongoing activity; (geology) a crack in the earth's crust resulting from the displacement of one side with respect to the other; breaking of hard tissue such as bone; a time interval during which there is a temporary cessation of something; verb weaken or destroy in spirit or body; diminish or discontinue abruptly; fall sharply; be broken in; crack; of the male voice in puberty; render inoperable or ineffective; become separated into pieces or fragments; destroy the integrity of; usually by force; cause to separate into pieces or fragments; happen; prevent completion; change suddenly from one tone quality or register to another; come into being; find the solution or key to; find a flaw in; undergo breaking; interrupt the flow of current in; be released or become known; of news; pierce or penetrate; become punctured or penetrated; break a piece from a whole; go to pieces; ruin completely; separate from a clinch, in boxing; make the opening shot that scatters the balls; destroy the completeness of a set of related items; exchange for smaller units of money; force out or release suddenly and often violently something pent up; curl over and fall apart in surf or foam, of waves; emerge from the surface of a body of water; scatter or part; make a rupture in the ranks of the enemy or one's own by quitting or fleeing; move away or escape suddenly; change directions suddenly; invalidate by judicial action; interrupt a continued activity; cause the failure or ruin of; happen or take place; come forth or begin from a state of latency; give up; cause to give up a habit; vary or interrupt a uniformity or continuity; come to an end; fracture a bone of; make submissive, obedient, or useful; become fractured; break or crack on the surface only; terminate; lessen in force or effect; stop operating or functioning; cease an action temporarily; make known to the public information that was previously known only to a few people or that was meant to be kept a secret; surpass in excellence; do a break dance; break down, literally or metaphorically; reduce to bankruptcy; assign to a lower position; reduce in rank; discontinue an association or relation; go different ways; act in disregard of laws, rules, contracts, or promises; enter someone's property in an unauthorized manner, usually with the intent to steal or commit a violent act; fail to agree with; be in violation of; as of rules or patterns
 
 
* '''[[break down]]''' - verb collapse due to fatigue, an illness, or a sudden attack; make ineffective; cause to fall or collapse; lose control of one's emotions; separate (substances) into constituent elements or parts; stop operating or functioning; make a mathematical, chemical, or grammatical analysis of; break down into components or essential features; fall apart
 
 
* '''[[breakage]]''' - noun the act of breaking something; reimbursement for goods damaged while in transit or in use; the quantity broken
 
 
* '''[[breakdown]]''' - noun an analysis into mutually exclusive categories; a cessation of normal operation; a mental or physical breakdown; the act of disrupting an established order so it fails to continue
 
 
* '''[[breakfast]]''' - noun the first meal of the day (usually in the morning); verb eat an early morning meal; provide breakfast for
 
 
* '''[[breaking]]''' - adj. (of waves) curling over and crashing into surf or spray; noun the act of breaking something
 
 
* '''[[breast]]''' - noun the front part of the trunk from the neck to the abdomen; either of two soft fleshy milk-secreting glandular organs on the chest of a woman; meat carved from the breast of a fowl; verb reach the summit; meet at breast level; confront bodily
 
 
* '''[[breast-fed]]''' - adj. (of an infant) fed milk from the mother's breast
 
 
* '''[[breath]]''' - noun the process of taking in and expelling air during breathing; a slight movement of the air; the air that is inhaled and exhaled in respiration; a short respite; an indirect suggestion
 
 
* '''[[breathe]]''' - verb draw air into, and expel out of, the lungs; reach full flavor by absorbing air and being let to stand after having been uncorked; manifest or evince; utter or tell; impart as if by breathing; be alive; allow the passage of air through; expel (gases or odors); take a short break from one's activities in order to relax
 
 
* '''[[breathed]]''' - adj. uttered without voice
 
 
* '''[[breathing]]''' - adj. passing or able to pass air in and out of the lungs normally; sometimes used in combination; noun the bodily process of inhalation and exhalation; the process of taking in oxygen from inhaled air and releasing carbon dioxide by exhalation
 
 
* '''[[breathlessness]]''' - noun a dyspneic condition
 
 
* '''[[breech]]''' - noun opening in the rear of the barrel of a gun where bullets can be loaded
 
 
* '''[[breeches]]''' - noun trousers ending above the knee
 
 
* '''[[breeding]]''' - adj. producing offspring or set aside especially for producing offspring; noun the production of animals or plants by inbreeding or hybridization; helping someone grow up to be an accepted member of the community; elegance by virtue of fineness of manner and expression; the sexual activity of conceiving and bearing offspring; the result of good upbringing (especially knowledge of correct social behavior)
 
 
* '''[[breeze]]''' - noun a slight wind (usually refreshing); any undertaking that is easy to do; verb to proceed quickly and easily; blow gently and lightly
 
 
* '''[[breezy]]''' - adj. fresh and animated; abounding in or exposed to the wind or breezes
 
 
* '''[[bregma]]''' - noun the craniometric point at the junction of the sagittal and coronal sutures at the top of the cranium
 
 
* '''[[bregmatic]]''' - adj. of or relating to the bregma of the skull
 
 
* '''[[breslau]]''' - noun a city in southwestern Poland on the Oder
 
 
* '''[[brevity]]''' - noun the attribute of being brief or fleeting; the use of brief expressions
 
 
* '''[[brewer]]''' - noun the owner or manager of a brewery; someone who brews beer or ale from malt and hops and water
 
 
* '''[[brick]]''' - noun rectangular block of clay baked by the sun or in a kiln; used as a building or paving material; a good fellow; helpful and trustworthy
 
 
* '''[[brick red]]''' - noun a bright reddish-brown color
 
 
* '''[[bridge]]''' - noun any of various card games based on whist for four players; a structure that allows people or vehicles to cross an obstacle such as a river or canal or railway etc.; an upper deck where a ship is steered and the captain stands; the link between two lenses; rests on nose; a denture anchored to teeth on either side of missing teeth; a wooden support that holds the strings up; a circuit consisting of two branches (4 arms arranged in a diamond configuration) across which a meter is connected; the hard ridge that forms the upper part of the nose; something resembling a bridge in form or function; verb make a bridge across; cross over on a bridge; connect or reduce the distance between
 
 
* '''[[bridgeport]]''' - noun a port in southwestern Connecticut on Long Island Sound
 
 
* '''[[bridges]]''' - noun United States labor leader who organized the longshoremen (1901-1990)
 
 
* '''[[brief]]''' - adj. concise and succinct; of short duration or distance; (of clothing) very short; noun a condensed written summary or abstract; a document stating the facts and points of law of a client's case; verb give essential information to someone
 
 
* '''[[briefly]]''' - adv. for a short time; in a concise manner; in a few words
 
 
* '''[[brigade]]''' - noun army unit smaller than a division; verb form or unite into a brigade
 
 
* '''[[bright]]''' - adj. full or promise; having lots of light either natural or artificial; emitting or reflecting light readily or in large amounts; having striking color; abounding with sunlight; splendid; characterized by happiness or gladness; characterized by quickness and ease in learning; made smooth and bright by or as if by rubbing; reflecting a sheen or glow; clear and sharp and ringing; not made dim or less bright; adv. with brightness
 
 
* '''[[bright-red]]''' - adj. of the red of fresh raspberries
 
 
* '''[[brightness]]''' - noun the location of a visual perception along a continuum from black to white; intelligence as manifested in being quick and witty; the quality of being luminous; emitting or reflecting light
 
 
* '''[[brill]]''' - noun European food fish
 
 
* '''[[brilliant]]''' - adj. full of light; shining intensely; characterized by grandeur; of surpassing excellence; having striking color; having or marked by unusual and impressive intelligence; clear and sharp and ringing
 
 
* '''[[brim]]''' - noun a circular projection that sticks outward from the crown of a hat; the top edge of a vessel or other container; verb fill as much as possible; be completely full
 
 
* '''[[brimstone]]''' - noun an old name for sulfur
 
 
* '''[[brine]]''' - noun a strong solution of salt and water used for pickling; water containing salts; verb soak in brine
 
 
* '''[[bring]]''' - verb bring into a different state; induce or persuade; go or come after and bring or take back; be accompanied by; cause to come into a particular state or condition; cause to happen or to occur as a consequence; attract the attention of; take something or somebody with oneself somewhere; advance or set forth in court; be sold for a certain price; bestow a quality on
 
 
* '''[[bringing]]''' - noun the act of delivering or distributing something (as goods or mail)
 
 
* '''[[briquet]]''' - noun a block made from charcoal or coal dust and burned as fuel
 
 
* '''[[brisk]]''' - adj. very active; quick and energetic; imparting vitality and energy; verb become brisk
 
 
* '''[[briskly]]''' - adv. in a brisk manner
 
 
* '''[[bristle]]''' - noun a stiff hair; a stiff fiber (coarse hair or filament); natural or synthetic; verb react in an offended or angry manner; rise up as in fear; be in a state of movement or action
 
 
* '''[[britain]]''' - noun a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland
 
 
* '''[[british]]''' - adj. of or relating to or characteristic of Great Britain or its people or culture; noun the people of Great Britain
 
 
* '''[[brittle]]''' - adj. having little elasticity; hence easily cracked or fractured or snapped; (of metal or glass) not annealed and consequently easily cracked or fractured; lacking warmth and generosity of spirit; noun caramelized sugar cooled in thin sheets
 
 
* '''[[brittleness]]''' - noun firm but easily broken
 
 
* '''[[broad]]''' - adj. showing or characterized by broad-mindedness; lacking subtlety; obvious; not detailed or specific; being at a peak or culminating point; (of speech) heavily and noticeably regional; very large in expanse or scope; broad in scope or content; having great (or a certain) extent from one side to the other; noun slang term for a woman
 
 
* '''[[broadly]]''' - adv. without regard to specific details or exceptions; in a wide fashion
 
 
* '''[[broiled]]''' - adj. cooked by radiant heat (as over a grill)
 
 
* '''[[broken]]''' - adj. physically and forcibly separated into pieces or cracked or split; (especially of promises or contracts) having been violated or disregarded; not continuous in space, time, or sequence or varying abruptly; lacking a part or parts; discontinuous; out of working order (`busted' is an informal substitute for `broken'); destroyed financially; weakened and infirm; thrown into a state of disarray or confusion; imperfectly spoken or written; subdued or brought low in condition or status; topographically very uneven; tamed or trained to obey
 
 
* '''[[broken-down]]''' - adj. not in working order; in deplorable condition
 
 
* '''[[bromic]]''' - adj. relating to or containing bromine (especially pentavalent bromine)
 
 
* '''[[bromoform]]''' - noun colorless liquid haloform CHBr3
 
 
* '''[[bronchial]]''' - adj. relating to or associated with the bronchi
 
 
* '''[[bronchitic]]''' - adj. suffering from or prone to bronchitis
 
 
* '''[[bronchitis]]''' - noun inflammation of the membranes lining the bronchial tubes
 
 
* '''[[broncho]]''' - noun an unbroken or imperfectly broken mustang
 
 
* '''[[bronchopneumonia]]''' - noun pneumonia characterized by acute inflammation of the walls of the bronchioles
 
 
* '''[[bronchoscope]]''' - noun a slender tubular instrument used to examine the bronchial tubes
 
 
* '''[[bronchoscopic]]''' - adj. of or relating to an instrument for examining the interior of the bronchi
 
 
* '''[[bronchus]]''' - noun either of the two main branches of the trachea
 
 
* '''[[bronze]]''' - adj. of the color of bronze; made from or consisting of bronze; noun a sculpture made of bronze; an alloy of copper and tin and sometimes other elements; also any copper-base alloy containing other elements in place of tin; verb give the color and appearance of bronze to something; get a tan, from wind or sun
 
 
* '''[[bronzed]]''' - adj. (of skin) having a tan color from exposure to the sun
 
 
* '''[[brooch]]''' - noun a decorative pin worn by women; verb fasten with or as if with a brooch
 
 
* '''[[brook]]''' - noun a natural stream of water smaller than a river (and often a tributary of a river); verb put up with something or somebody unpleasant
 
 
* '''[[brooklyn]]''' - noun a borough of New York City
 
 
* '''[[broom]]''' - noun a cleaning implement for sweeping; bundle of straws or twigs attached to a long handle; any of various shrubs of the genera Cytisus or Genista or Spartium having long slender branches and racemes of yellow flowers; common Old World heath represented by many varieties; low evergreen grown widely in the northern hemisphere; verb finish with a broom; sweep with a broom or as if with a broom
 
 
* '''[[broth]]''' - noun a thin soup of meat or fish or vegetable stock; liquid in which meat and vegetables are simmered; used as a basis for e.g. soups or sauces
 
 
* '''[[brother]]''' - noun a male with the same parents as someone else; (Roman Catholic Church) a title given to a monk and used as form of address; a male person who is a fellow member (of a fraternity or religion of other group); used as a term of address for those male persons engaged in the same movement; a close friend who accompanies his buddies in their activities
 
 
* '''[[brow]]''' - noun the part of the face above the eyes; the arch of hair above each eye; the peak of a hill
 
 
* '''[[brown]]''' - adj. (of skin) deeply suntanned; of a color similar to that of wood or earth; noun an orange of low brightness and saturation; abolitionist who was hanged after leading an unsuccessful raid at Harper's Ferry, Virginia (1800-1858); Scottish botanist who first observed the movement of small particles in fluids now known a Brownian motion (1773-1858); a university in Rhode Island; verb fry in a pan until it changes color
 
 
* '''[[browne]]''' - noun United States writer of humorous tales of an itinerant showman (1834-1867); English illustrator of several of Dickens' novels (1815-1882)
 
 
* '''[[browned]]''' - adj. (of skin) deeply suntanned
 
 
* '''[[brownish]]''' - adj. of a color similar to that of wood or earth
 
 
* '''[[brownish-black]]''' - adj. of black tinged with brown
 
 
* '''[[brownish-gray]]''' - adj. of grey tinged with brown
 
 
* '''[[brownish-green]]''' - adj. of green tinged with brown
 
 
* '''[[brownish-red]]''' - adj. of dark brownish to purplish red
 
 
* '''[[brownish-yellow]]''' - adj. of a medium to dark brownish yellow color
 
 
* '''[[bruce]]''' - noun King of Scotland from 1306 to 1329; defeated the English army under Edward II at Bannockburn and gained recognition of Scottish independence (1274-1329); Australian physician and bacteriologist who described the bacterium that causes undulant fever or brucellosis (1855-1931)
 
 
* '''[[bruise]]''' - noun an injury that doesn't break the skin but results in some discoloration; verb damage (plant tissue) by abrasion of pressure; break up into small pieces for food preparation; injure the underlying soft tissue of bone of; hurt the feelings of
 
 
* '''[[bruised]]''' - adj. injured without breaking the skin
 
 
* '''[[bruising]]''' - adj. brutally forceful and compelling; causing mental or emotional injury
 
 
* '''[[bruit]]''' - verb tell or spread rumors
 
 
* '''[[brunt]]''' - noun main force of a blow etc
 
 
* '''[[brush]]''' - noun contact with something dangerous or undesirable; the act of brushing your hair; the act of brushing your teeth; a minor short-term fight; an implement that has hairs or bristles firmly set into a handle; conducts current between rotating and stationary parts of a generator or motor; momentary contact; a dense growth of bushes; verb remove with or as if with a brush; touch lightly and briefly; rub with a brush, or as if with a brush; clean with a brush; cover by brushing; sweep across or over
 
 
* '''[[brushed]]''' - adj. (of fabrics) having soft nap produced by brushing; (of hair or clothing) groomed with a brush; touched lightly in passing; grazed against
 
 
* '''[[brushing]]''' - noun the act of brushing your hair; the act of brushing your teeth
 
 
* '''[[brushlike]]''' - adj. resembling a brush
 
 
* '''[[brusquely]]''' - adv. in a blunt direct manner
 
 
* '''[[brussels]]''' - noun the capital and largest city of Belgium; seat of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization
 
 
* '''[[brutal]]''' - adj. (of weapons or instruments) causing suffering and pain; (of persons or their actions) able or disposed to inflict pain or suffering
 
 
* '''[[bryony]]''' - noun a vine of the genus Bryonia having large leaves and small flowers and yielding acrid juice with emetic and purgative properties
 
 
* '''[[bubble]]''' - noun a dome-shaped covering made of transparent glass or plastic; an impracticable and illusory idea; a hollow globule of gas (e.g., air or carbon dioxide); a speculative scheme that depends on unstable factors that the planner cannot control; verb form, produce, or emit bubbles; expel gas from the stomach; flow in an irregular current with a bubbling noise
 
 
* '''[[bubbling]]''' - adj. covered with or resembling small bubbles as from being agitated by beating or heating; marked by high spirits or excitement; emitting or filled with bubbles as from carbonation or fermentation
 
 
* '''[[bubo]]''' - noun a genus of Strigidae; a lymph node that is inflamed and swollen because of plague or gonorrhea or tuberculosis
 
 
* '''[[bubonic]]''' - adj. of or evidencing buboes
 
 
* '''[[buccal]]''' - adj. toward the inside of the cheek; lying within the mouth; of or relating to or toward the cheek
 
 
* '''[[bucharest]]''' - noun national capital and largest city of Romania in southeastern Romania
 
 
* '''[[buck]]''' - noun mature male of various mammals (especially deer or antelope); United States author whose novels drew on her experiences as a missionary in China (1892-1973); a framework for holding wood that is being sawed; a gymnastic horse without pommels and with one end elongated; used lengthwise for vaulting; a piece of paper money worth one dollar; verb jump vertically, with legs stiff and back arched; resist; to strive with determination; move quickly and violently
 
 
* '''[[bucket]]''' - noun a roughly cylindrical vessel that is open at the top; the quantity contained in a bucket; verb carry in a bucket; put into a bucket
 
 
* '''[[buckle]]''' - noun fastener that fastens together two ends of a belt or strap; often has loose prong; a shape distorted by twisting or folding; verb fold or collapse; fasten with a buckle or buckles; bend out of shape, as under pressure or from heat
 
 
* '''[[buckshot]]''' - noun small lead shot for shotgun shells
 
 
* '''[[buckskin]]''' - noun horse of a light yellowish dun color with dark mane and tail; a soft yellowish suede leather originally from deerskin but now usually from sheepskin
 
 
* '''[[buckthorn]]''' - noun any shrub or small tree of the genus Bumelia; a shrub or shrubby tree of the genus Rhamnus; fruits are source of yellow dyes or pigments; an Old World plantain with long narrow ribbed leaves widely established in temperate regions
 
 
* '''[[buckwheat]]''' - noun grain ground into flour; a member of the genus Fagopyrum; annual Asian plant with clusters of small pinkish white flowers and small edible triangular seeds which are used whole or ground into flour
 
 
* '''[[budapest]]''' - noun capital and largest city of Hungary; located on the Danube River in north-central Hungary
 
 
* '''[[buff]]''' - adj. of the yellowish-beige color of buff leather; noun an implement consisting of soft material mounted on a block; used for polishing (as in manicuring); bare skin; naked; a soft thick undyed leather from the skins of e.g. buffalo or oxen; a medium to dark tan color; an ardent follower and admirer; verb polish and make shiny; strike, beat repeatedly
 
 
* '''[[buff-colored]]''' - adj. having a buff color
 
 
* '''[[buffalo]]''' - noun meat from an American bison; a city on Lake Erie in western New York (near Niagara Falls); any of several Old World animals resembling oxen including, e.g., water buffalo; Cape buffalo; large shaggy-haired brown bison of North American plains; verb intimidate or overawe
 
 
* '''[[bug]]''' - noun general term for any insect or similar creeping or crawling invertebrate; a small hidden microphone; for listening secretly; a fault or defect in a system or machine; a minute life form (especially a disease-causing bacterium); the term is not in technical use; insects with sucking mouthparts and forewings thickened and leathery at the base; usually show incomplete metamorphosis; verb annoy persistently; tap a telephone or telegraph wire to get information
 
 
* '''[[build]]''' - noun constitution of the human body; alternative names for the body of a human being; verb develop and grow; improve the cleansing action of; found or ground; build or establish something abstract; be engaged in building; give form to, according to a plan; order, supervise, or finance the construction of; form or accumulate steadily; bolster or strengthen; make by combining materials and parts
 
 
* '''[[building]]''' - noun a structure that has a roof and walls and stands more or less permanently in one place; the occupants of a building; the act of constructing something; the commercial activity involved in repairing old structures or constructing new ones
 
 
* '''[[built]]''' - adj. (used of soaps or cleaning agents) having a substance (an abrasive or filler) added to increase effectiveness; well or attractively formed with respect to physique; formed by fitting or joining components together
 
 
* '''[[bulb]]''' - noun a rounded part of a cylindrical instrument (usually at one end); a rounded dilation or expansion in a canal or vessel or organ; a modified bud consisting of a thickened globular underground stem serving as a reproductive structure; electric lamp consisting of a transparent or translucent glass housing containing a wire filament (usually tungsten) that emits light when heated by electricity; lower or hindmost part of the brain; continuous with spinal cord; (`bulb' is an old term for medulla oblongata)
 
 
* '''[[bulbar]]''' - adj. involving the medulla oblongata
 
 
* '''[[bulbous]]''' - adj. curving outward; shaped like a bulb
 
 
* '''[[bulgaria]]''' - noun a republic in the eastern part of the Balkan Peninsula in southeastern Europe
 
 
* '''[[bulgarian]]''' - adj. of or relating to or characteristic of Bulgaria or its people; noun a Slavic language spoken in Bulgaria; a native or inhabitant of Bulgaria
 
 
* '''[[bulge]]''' - noun something that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from its surroundings; verb cause to bulge or swell outwards; swell or protrude outwards; bulge out; form a bulge outward, or be so full as to appear to bulge; bulge outward
 
 
* '''[[bulging]]''' - adj. curving or bulging outward; curving outward
 
 
* '''[[bulimia]]''' - noun pathologically insatiable hunger (especially when caused by brain lesions); a disorder of eating seen among young women who go on eating binges and then feel guilt and depression and self-condemnation
 
 
* '''[[bulk]]''' - noun the property possessed by a large mass; the property of something that is great in magnitude; the property resulting from being or relating to the greater in number of two parts; the main part; verb stick out or up; cause to bulge or swell outwards
 
 
* '''[[bulky]]''' - adj. of large size for its weight
 
 
* '''[[bull]]''' - noun a serious and ludicrous blunder; mature male of various mammals of which the female is called `cow'; e.g. whales or elephants or especially cattle; uncastrated adult male of domestic cattle; a formal proclamation issued by the pope (usually written in antiquated characters and sealed with a leaden bulla); a large and strong and heavyset man; an investor with an optimistic market outlook; an investor who expects prices to rise and so buys now for resale later; uncomplimentary terms for a policeman; obscene words for unacceptable behavior; the center of a target; the second sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about April 20 to May 20; (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Taurus; verb advance in price; try to raise the price of stocks through speculative buying; push or force; talk through one's hat
 
 
* '''[[bulla]]''' - noun the round leaden seal affixed to a papal bull; (pathology) an elevation of the skin filled with serous fluid
 
 
* '''[[bulldog]]''' - noun a sturdy thickset short-haired breed with a large head and strong undershot lower jaw; developed originally in England for bull baiting; verb throw a steer by seizing the horns and twisting the neck, as in a rodeo; attack viciously and ferociously
 
 
* '''[[bullet]]''' - noun a projectile that is fired from a gun; (baseball) a pitch thrown with maximum velocity; a high-speed passenger train
 
 
* '''[[bum]]''' - adj. of very poor quality; flimsy; noun the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on; person who does no work; a person who is deemed to be despicable or contemptible; a disreputable vagrant; verb be lazy or idle; ask for and get free; be a parasite
 
 
* '''[[bunch]]''' - noun any collection in its entirety; a grouping of a number of similar things; an informal body of friends; verb gather or cause to gather into a cluster; form into a bunch
 
 
* '''[[bundle]]''' - noun a package of several things tied together for carrying or storing; a collection of things wrapped or boxed together; a large sum of money (especially as pay or profit); verb sleep fully clothed in the same bed with one's betrothed; make into a bundle; compress into a wad; gather or cause to gather into a cluster
 
 
* '''[[bung]]''' - noun a plug used to close a hole in a barrel or flask; verb close with a cork or stopper; give a tip or gratuity to in return for a service, beyond the compensation agreed on
 
 
* '''[[bunion]]''' - noun a painful swelling of the bursa of the first joint of the big toe
 
 
* '''[[bunsen]]''' - noun German chemist who with Kirchhoff pioneered spectrum analysis but is remembered mainly for his invention of the Bunsen burner (1811-1899); a gas burner used in laboratories; has an air valve to regulate the mixture of gas and air
 
 
* '''[[bur]]''' - noun small bit used in dentistry or surgery; seed vessel having hooks or prickles; verb remove the burrs from
 
 
* '''[[burden]]''' - noun an onerous or difficult concern; the central idea that is expanded in a document or discourse; weight to be borne or conveyed; the central meaning or theme of a speech or literary work; verb weight down with a load; impose a task upon, assign a responsibility to
 
 
* '''[[burdened]]''' - adj. bearing a physically heavy weight or load; bearing a heavy burden of work or difficulties or responsibilities
 
 
* '''[[burdensome]]''' - adj. not easily borne; wearing
 
 
* '''[[burdock]]''' - noun any of several erect biennial herbs of temperate Eurasia having stout taproots and producing burs
 
 
* '''[[bureau]]''' - noun furniture with drawers for keeping clothes; an administrative unit of government
 
 
* '''[[buret]]''' - noun measuring instrument consisting of a graduated glass tube with a tap at the bottom; used for titration
 
 
* '''[[burgundy]]''' - noun a dark purplish-red to blackish-red color; red table wine from the Burgundy region of France (or any similar wine made elsewhere); a former province of eastern France that is famous for its wines
 
 
* '''[[buried]]''' - adj. placed in a grave
 
 
* '''[[burn]]''' - noun damage inflicted by fire; a place or area that has been burned (especially on a person's body); an injury caused by exposure to heat or chemicals or radiation; pain that feels hot as if it were on fire; a browning of the skin resulting from exposure to the rays of the sun; verb burn with heat, fire, or radiation; undergo combustion; cause to undergo combustion; destroy by fire; feel strong emotion, especially anger or passion; feel hot or painful; spend (significant amounts of money); burn at the stake; cause to burn or combust; shine intensely, as if with heat; get a sunburn by overexposure to the sun; burn, sear, or freeze (tissue) using a hot iron or electric current or a caustic agent; use up (energy); create by duplicating data; cause a sharp or stinging pain or discomfort
 
 
* '''[[burned]]''' - adj. ruined by overcooking; destroyed or badly damaged by fire; injured by intense heat (as of fire or the sun); treated by heating to a high temperature but below the melting or fusing point; having undergone oxidation; hardened by subjecting to intense heat
 
 
* '''[[burner]]''' - noun an apparatus for burning fuel (or refuse); the heating elements of a stove or range on which pots and pans are placed for cooking
 
 
* '''[[burnett]]''' - noun United States writer (born in England) remembered for her novels for children (1849-1924)
 
 
* '''[[burning]]''' - adj. consuming fuel; used in combination; intensely hot; of immediate import; producing or having a painfully hot sensation; lighted up by or as by fire or flame; characterized by intense emotion; noun the act of burning something; a form of torture in which cigarettes or cigars or other hot implements are used to burn the victim's skin; execution by fire; execution by electricity; a process in which a substance reacts with oxygen to give heat and light; pain that feels hot as if it were on fire
 
 
* '''[[burns]]''' - noun celebrated Scottish poet (1759-1796); United States comedian and film actor (1896-1996)
 
 
* '''[[burnt]]''' - adj. ruined by overcooking; destroyed or badly damaged by fire; hardened by subjecting to intense heat; treated by heating to a high temperature but below the melting or fusing point; having undergone oxidation
 
 
* '''[[burr]]''' - noun rough projection left on a workpiece after drilling or cutting; rotary file for smoothing rough edges left on a workpiece; United States politician who served as vice president under Jefferson; he mortally wounded his political rival Alexander Hamilton in a duel and fled south (1756-1836); small bit used in dentistry or surgery; seed vessel having hooks or prickles; verb remove the burrs from
 
 
* '''[[burrow]]''' - noun a hole in the ground made by an animal for shelter; verb move through by or as by digging
 
 
* '''[[bursa]]''' - noun a small fluid-filled sac located between movable parts of the body especially at joints; a city in northwestern Turkey
 
 
* '''[[bursal]]''' - adj. relating to or affecting a bursa
 
 
* '''[[bursitis]]''' - noun inflammation of a bursa; frequently in the shoulder
 
 
* '''[[burst]]''' - adj. suddenly and violently broken open especially from internal pressure (`busted' is an informal term for `burst'); noun a sudden flurry of activity (often for no obvious reason); the act of exploding or bursting something; rapid simultaneous discharge of firearms; a sudden violent happening; verb break open or apart suddenly; break open or apart suddenly and forcefully; emerge suddenly; move suddenly, energetically, or violently; burst outward, usually with noise; force out or release suddenly and often violently something pent up; cause to burst; be in a state of movement or action
 
 
* '''[[bus]]''' - noun a vehicle carrying many passengers; used for public transport; a car that is old and unreliable; an electrical conductor that makes a common connection between several circuits; the topology of a network whose components are connected by a busbar; verb remove used dishes from the table in restaurants; ride in a bus; send or move around by bus
 
 
* '''[[bushel]]''' - noun a United States dry measure equal to 4 pecks or 2152.42 cubic inches; a British imperial capacity measure (liquid or dry) equal to 4 pecks; verb restore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn or broken
 
 
* '''[[bushy]]''' - adj. resembling a bush in being thickly branched and spreading; used of hair; thick and poorly groomed
 
 
* '''[[business]]''' - noun incidental activity performed by an actor for dramatic effect; the volume of commercial activity; a rightful concern or responsibility; an immediate objective; business concerns collectively; a commercial or industrial enterprise and the people who constitute it; the principal activity in your life that you do to earn money; the activity of providing goods and services involving financial and commercial and industrial aspects; customers collectively
 
 
* '''[[busy]]''' - adj. crowded with or characterized by much activity; actively or fully engaged or occupied; (of facilities such as telephones or lavatories) unavailable for use by anyone else or indicating unavailability; (`engaged' is a British term for a busy telephone line); overcrowded or cluttered with detail; intrusive in a meddling or offensive manner; verb keep busy with
 
 
* '''[[but]]''' - adv. and nothing more
 
 
* '''[[butter]]''' - noun an edible emulsion of fat globules made by churning milk or cream; for cooking and table use; a fighter who strikes the opponent with his head; verb spread butter on
 
 
* '''[[butterfly]]''' - noun a swimming stroke in which the arms are thrown forward together out of the water while the feet kick up and down; diurnal insect typically having a slender body with knobbed antennae and broad colorful wings; verb cut and spread open, as in preparation for cooking; flutter like a butterfly; talk or behave amorously, without serious intentions
 
 
* '''[[buttermilk]]''' - noun residue from making butter from sour raw milk; or pasteurized milk curdled by adding a culture
 
 
* '''[[buttock]]''' - noun either of the two large fleshy masses of muscular tissue that form the human rump
 
 
* '''[[buttocks]]''' - noun the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on
 
 
* '''[[button]]''' - noun a round fastener sewn to shirts and coats etc to fit through buttonholes; any artifact that resembles a button; a round flat badge displaying information and suitable for pinning onto a garment; any of various plant parts that resemble buttons; an electrical switch operated by pressing; a device that when pressed will release part of a mechanism; a female sexual organ homologous to the penis; verb fasten with buttons; provide with buttons
 
 
* '''[[button hole]]''' - noun a hole through which buttons are pushed
 
 
* '''[[buttoned]]''' - adj. furnished or closed with buttons or something buttonlike
 
 
* '''[[buttonhole]]''' - noun a hole through which buttons are pushed; verb detain in conversation by or as if by holding on to the outer garments of; as for political or economic favors
 
 
* '''[[butyl]]''' - noun a hydrocarbon radical (C4H9)
 
 
* '''[[butyric]]''' - adj. relating to or producing butyric acid
 
 
* '''[[buy]]''' - noun an advantageous purchase; verb accept as true; obtain by purchase; acquire by means of a financial transaction; acquire by trade or sacrifice or exchange; be worth or be capable of buying; make illegal payments to in exchange for favors or influence
 
 
* '''[[buzzing]]''' - adj. noisy like the sound of a bee
 
 
* '''[[by]]''' - adv. so as to pass a given point; in reserve; not for immediate use
 
 
* '''[[by-product]]''' - noun a product made during the manufacture of something else; a secondary and sometimes unexpected consequence
 
 
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==C==
 
* '''[[c]]''' - noun the 3rd letter of the Roman alphabet; (music) the keynote of the scale of C major; a general-purpose programing language closely associated with the UNIX operating system; street names for cocaine; a unit of electrical charge equal to the amount of charge transferred by a current of 1 ampere in 1 second; a degree on the centigrade scale of temperature; an abundant nonmetallic tetravalent element occurring in three allotropic forms: amorphous carbon and graphite and diamond; occurs in all organic compounds; a base found in DNA and RNA and derived from pyrimidine; pairs with guanine; one of the four nucleotides used in building DNA; all four nucleotides have a common phosphate group and a sugar (ribose); the speed at which light travels in a vacuum; the constancy and universality of the speed of light is recognized by defining it to be exactly 299,792,458 meters per second
 
 
* '''[[ci]]''' - noun a unit of radioactivity equal to the amount of a radioactive isotope that decays at the rate of 37,000,000,000 disintegrations per second
 
 
* '''[[ca]]''' - noun a state in the western United States on the Pacific; the 3rd largest state; known for earthquakes; a white metallic element that burns with a brilliant light; the fifth most abundant element in the earth's crust; an important component of most plants and animals
 
 
* '''[[cabbage]]''' - noun any of various types of cabbage; any of various cultivars of the genus Brassica oleracea grown for their edible leaves or flowers; informal terms for money; verb make off with belongings of others
 
 
* '''[[cabin]]''' - noun the enclosed compartment of an aircraft or spacecraft where passengers are carried; small room on a ship or boat where people sleep; a small house built of wood; usually in a wooded area; verb confine to a small space, such as a cabin
 
 
* '''[[cabinet]]''' - noun a piece of furniture resembling a cupboard with doors and shelves and drawers; for storage or display; housing for electronic instruments, as radio or television; a storage compartment for clothes and valuables; usually it has a lock; persons appointed by a head of state to head executive departments of government and act as official advisers
 
 
* '''[[cable]]''' - noun a very strong thick rope made of twisted hemp or steel wire; a television system that transmits over cables; a conductor for transmitting electrical or optical signals or electric power; a telegram sent abroad; a nautical unit of depth; television that is transmitted over cable directly to the receiver; verb send cables, wires, or telegrams; fasten with a cable
 
 
* '''[[cabot]]''' - noun Italian explorer who led the English expedition in 1497 that discovered the mainland of North America and explored the coast from Nova Scotia to Newfoundland (ca. 1450-1498); son of John Cabot who was born in Italy and who led an English expedition in search of the Northwest Passage and a Spanish expedition that explored the La Plata region of Brazil; in 1544 he published a map of the world (1476-1557)
 
 
* '''[[cacao]]''' - noun tropical American tree producing cacao beans
 
 
* '''[[cachectic]]''' - adj. relating to or having the symptoms of cachexia
 
 
* '''[[cachet]]''' - noun a seal on a letter; a warrant formerly issued by a French king who could warrant imprisonment or death in a signed letter under his seal; an indication of approved or superior status
 
 
* '''[[cachexia]]''' - noun any general reduction in vitality and strength of body and mind resulting from a debilitating chronic disease
 
 
* '''[[cacodylic]]''' - adj. of or relating to cacodyl
 
 
* '''[[cactus]]''' - noun any succulent plant of the family Cactaceae native chiefly to arid regions of the New World and usually having spines
 
 
* '''[[cadaver]]''' - noun the dead body of a human being
 
 
* '''[[cadaveric]]''' - adj. of or relating to a cadaver or corpse
 
 
* '''[[cadaverous]]''' - adj. of or relating to a cadaver or corpse; very thin especially from disease or hunger or cold
 
 
* '''[[cadmium]]''' - noun a soft bluish-white ductile malleable toxic bivalent metallic element; occurs in association with zinc ores
 
 
* '''[[caffein]]''' - noun a bitter alkaloid found in coffee and tea that is responsible for their stimulating effects
 
 
* '''[[caffeine]]''' - noun a bitter alkaloid found in coffee and tea that is responsible for their stimulating effects
 
 
* '''[[cage]]''' - noun an enclosure made or wire or metal bars in which birds or animals can be kept; the net that is the goal in ice hockey; United States composer of avant-garde music (1912-1992); something that restricts freedom as a cage restricts movement; a movable screen placed behind home base to catch balls during batting practice; verb confine in a cage
 
 
* '''[[caisson]]''' - noun large watertight chamber used for construction under water; a chest to hold ammunition; a two-wheeled military vehicle carrying artillery ammunition; an ornamental sunken panel in a ceiling or dome
 
 
* '''[[cake]]''' - noun a block of solid substance (such as soap or wax); made from or based on a mixture of flour and sugar and eggs; small flat mass of chopped food; verb form a coat over
 
 
* '''[[calamus]]''' - noun a genus of Sparidae; the aromatic root of the sweet flag used medicinally; any tropical Asian palm of the genus Calamus; light tough stems are a source of rattan canes; the hollow spine of a feather; perennial marsh plant having swordlike leaves and aromatic roots
 
 
* '''[[calcaneus]]''' - noun the largest tarsal bone; forms the human heel
 
 
* '''[[calcareous]]''' - adj. composed of or containing or resembling calcium carbonate or calcite or chalk
 
 
* '''[[calcic]]''' - adj. derived from or containing calcium or lime
 
 
* '''[[calcific]]''' - adj. involving or resulting from calcification
 
 
* '''[[calcification]]''' - noun a process that impregnates something with calcium (or calcium salts); an inflexible and unchanging state; tissue hardened by deposition of lime salts
 
 
* '''[[calcify]]''' - verb convert into lime; turn into lime; become calcified; become impregnated with calcium salts; become inflexible and unchanging
 
 
* '''[[calcium]]''' - noun a white metallic element that burns with a brilliant light; the fifth most abundant element in the earth's crust; an important component of most plants and animals
 
 
* '''[[calculate]]''' - verb make a mathematical calculation or computation; judge to be probable; specifically design a product, event, or activity for a certain public; have faith or confidence in; predict in advance; keep an account of
 
 
* '''[[calculated]]''' - adj. carefully thought out in advance
 
 
* '''[[calculating]]''' - adj. used of persons
 
 
* '''[[calculation]]''' - noun the procedure of calculating; determining something by mathematical or logical methods; planning something carefully and intentionally; problem solving that involves numbers or quantities
 
 
* '''[[calculous]]''' - adj. relating to or caused by or having a calculus or calculi
 
 
* '''[[calculus]]''' - noun the branch of mathematics that is concerned with limits and with the differentiation and integration of functions; a hard lump produced by the concretion of mineral salts; found in hollow organs or ducts of the body; an incrustation that forms on the teeth and gums
 
 
* '''[[calendar]]''' - noun a list or register of events (appointments or social events or court cases etc); a tabular array of the days (usually for one year); a system of timekeeping that defines the beginning and length and divisions of the year; verb enter into a calendar
 
 
* '''[[calendula]]''' - noun any of numerous chiefly annual herbs of the genus Calendula widely cultivated for their yellow or orange flowers; often used for medicinal and culinary purposes
 
 
* '''[[calf]]''' - noun young of domestic cattle; young of various large placental mammals e.g. whale or giraffe or elephant or buffalo; the muscular back part of the shank; fine leather from the skin of a calf
 
 
* '''[[cali]]''' - noun city in southwestern Colombia in a rich agricultural area
 
 
* '''[[caliber]]''' - noun a degree or grade of excellence or worth; diameter of a tube or gun barrel
 
 
* '''[[calibrated]]''' - adj. marked with or divided into degrees
 
 
* '''[[calico]]''' - adj. made of calico or resembling calico in being patterned; having sections or patches colored differently and usually brightly; noun coarse cloth with a bright print
 
 
* '''[[california]]''' - noun a state in the western United States on the Pacific; the 3rd largest state; known for earthquakes
 
 
* '''[[calisaya]]''' - noun Peruvian shrub or small tree having large glossy leaves and cymes of fragrant yellow to green or red flowers; cultivated for its medicinal bark
 
 
* '''[[call]]''' - noun (sports) the decision made by an umpire or referee; a visit in an official or professional capacity; a brief social visit; a special disposition (as if from a divine source) to pursue a particular course; a telephone connection; an instruction that interrupts the program being executed; a request; a demand especially in the phrase "the call of duty"; a demand for a show of hands in a card game; the option to buy a given stock (or stock index or commodity future) at a given price before a given date; the characteristic sound produced by a bird; a loud utterance; often in protest or opposition; a demand by a broker that a customer deposit enough to bring his margin up to the minimum requirement; verb rouse somebody from sleep with a call; consider or regard as being; challenge the sincerity or truthfulness of; utter in a loud voice or announce; order, summon, or request for a specific duty or activity, work, role; order or request or give a command for; lure by imitating the characteristic call of an animal; get or try to get into communication (with someone) by telephone; order, request, or command to come; declare in the capacity of an umpire or referee; challenge (somebody) to make good on a statement; charge with or censure for an offense; require the presentation of for redemption before maturation; ascribe a quality to or give a name of a common noun that reflects a quality; utter a characteristic note or cry; send a message or attempt to reach someone by radio, phone, etc.; make a signal to in order to transmit a message; read aloud to check for omissions or absentees; indicate a decision in regard to; give the calls (to the dancers) for a square dance; demand payment of (a loan); call a meeting; invite or command to meet; make a stop in a harbour; stop or postpone because of adverse conditions, such as bad weather; utter a sudden loud cry; make a prediction about; tell in advance; assign a specified (usually proper) proper name to; make a demand, as for a card or a suit or a show of hands; pay a brief visit; greet, as with a prescribed form, title, or name
 
 
* '''[[called]]''' - adj. known or spoken of as; given or having a specified name
 
 
* '''[[calling]]''' - noun the particular occupation for which you are trained
 
 
* '''[[callosity]]''' - noun an area of skin that is thick or hard from continual pressure or friction (as the sole of the foot); devoid of passion or feeling; hardheartedness
 
 
* '''[[callous]]''' - adj. emotionally hardened; having calluses; having skin made tough and thick through wear; verb make insensitive or callous; deaden feelings or morals
 
 
* '''[[callus]]''' - noun (botany) an isolated thickening of tissue, especially a stiff protuberance on the lip of an orchid; bony tissue formed during the healing of a fractured bone; an area of skin that is thick or hard from continual pressure or friction (as the sole of the foot); verb form a callus or calluses; cause a callus to form on
 
 
* '''[[calm]]''' - adj. (of weather) free from storm or wind; not agitated; without losing self-possession; living without undue worry; taking life easy; noun steadiness of mind under stress; verb become quiet or calm, especially after a state of agitation; make calm or still; cause to be calm or quiet as by administering a sedative to; make steady
 
 
* '''[[calming]]''' - adj. causing to become tranquil; freeing from fear and anxiety; noun the act of appeasing (as by acceding to the demands of)
 
 
* '''[[calomel]]''' - noun a tasteless colorless powder used medicinally as a cathartic
 
 
* '''[[caloric]]''' - adj. of or relating to calories in food; relating to or associated with heat
 
 
* '''[[calorie]]''' - noun unit of heat defined as the quantity of heat required to raise the temperature of 1 gram of water by 1 degree centigrade at atmospheric pressure; a unit of heat equal to the amount of heat required to raise the temperature of one kilogram of water by one degree at one atmosphere pressure; used by nutritionists to characterize the energy-producing potential in food
 
 
* '''[[calx]]''' - noun a white crystalline oxide used in the production of calcium hydroxide
 
 
* '''[[cambric]]''' - noun a finely woven white linen
 
 
* '''[[cambridge]]''' - noun a city in eastern England on the River Cam; site of Cambridge University; a city in Massachusetts just north of Boston; site of Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology; a university in England
 
 
* '''[[camel]]''' - noun cud-chewing mammal used as a draft or saddle animal in desert regions
 
 
* '''[[camellia]]''' - noun any of several shrubs or small evergreen trees having solitary white or pink or reddish flowers
 
 
* '''[[camera]]''' - noun equipment for taking photographs (usually consisting of a lightproof box with a lens at one end and light-sensitive film at the other); television equipment consisting of a lens system that focuses an image on a photosensitive mosaic that is scanned by an electron beam
 
 
* '''[[camomile]]''' - noun Eurasian plant apple-scented foliage and white-rayed flowers and feathery leaves used medicinally; in some classification systems placed in genus Anthemis
 
 
* '''[[camp]]''' - adj. providing sophisticated amusement by virtue of having artificially (and vulgarly) mannered or banal or sentimental qualities; noun temporary living quarters specially built by the army for soldiers; temporary lodgings in the country for travelers or vacationers; a prison for forced laborers; a site where care and activities are provided for children during the summer months; shelter for persons displaced by war or political oppression or for religious beliefs; something that is considered amusing not because of its originality but because of its unoriginality; a group of people living together in a camp; an exclusive circle of people with a common purpose; verb give an artificially banal or sexual quality to; establish or set up a camp; live in or as if in a tent
 
 
* '''[[campaign]]''' - noun an overland journey by hunters (especially in Africa); a series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end; several related operations aimed at achieving a particular goal (usually within geographical and temporal constraints); a race between candidates for elective office; verb go on a campaign; go off to war; run, stand, or compete for an office or a position; exert oneself continuously, vigorously, or obtrusively to gain an end or engage in a crusade for a certain cause or person; be an advocate for
 
 
* '''[[campana]]''' - noun the shape of a bell
 
 
* '''[[camphor]]''' - noun a resin obtained from the camphor tree; used in making celluloid and liniment
 
 
* '''[[camphoraceous]]''' - adj. being or having the properties of camphor
 
 
* '''[[camphorate]]''' - verb treat with camphor
 
 
* '''[[camphorated]]''' - adj. impregnated with camphor
 
 
* '''[[camphoric]]''' - adj. relating to or derived from or containing camphor
 
 
* '''[[camping]]''' - noun the act of encamping and living in tents in a camp
 
 
* '''[[can]]''' - noun airtight sealed metal container for food or drink or paint etc.; a buoy with a round bottom and conical top; the quantity contained in a can; a room or building equipped with one or more toilets; a plumbing fixture for defecation and urination; the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on; verb preserve in a can or tin; terminate the employment of
 
 
* '''[[canada]]''' - noun a nation in northern North America; the French were the first Europeans to settle in mainland Canada
 
 
* '''[[canadian]]''' - adj. of or relating to Canada or its people; noun a river rising in northeastern New Mexico and flowing eastward across the Texas panhandle to become a tributary of the Arkansas River in Oklahoma; a native or inhabitant of Canada
 
 
* '''[[canal]]''' - noun long and narrow strip of water made for boats or for irrigation; (astronomy) an indistinct surface feature of Mars once thought to be a system of channels; they are now believed to be an optical illusion; a bodily passage or tube lined with epithelial cells and conveying a secretion or other substance; verb provide (a city) with a canal
 
 
* '''[[canaliculus]]''' - noun a small canal or duct as in some bones and parts of plants
 
 
* '''[[canary]]''' - adj. having the color of a canary; of a light to moderate yellow; noun any of several small Old World finches; a female singer; a moderate yellow with a greenish tinge; someone acting as an informer or decoy for the police
 
 
* '''[[canary-yellow]]''' - adj. having the color of a canary; of a light to moderate yellow
 
 
* '''[[cancellated]]''' - adj. having an open or latticed or porous structure; having a latticelike structure pierced with holes or windows
 
 
* '''[[cancellous]]''' - adj. having an open or latticed or porous structure
 
 
* '''[[cancer]]''' - noun type genus of the family Cancridae; the fourth sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about June 21 to July 22; a small zodiacal constellation in the northern hemisphere; between Leo and Gemini; (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Cancer; any malignant growth or tumor caused by abnormal and uncontrolled cell division; it may spread to other parts of the body through the lymphatic system or the blood stream
 
 
* '''[[cancer juice]]''' - noun a milky substance found in certain cancerous growths
 
 
* '''[[cancerous]]''' - adj. like a cancer; an evil that grows and spreads; relating to or affected with cancer
 
 
* '''[[cancroid]]''' - adj. of or relating to a cancroid; noun the most common form of skin cancer
 
 
* '''[[candidly]]''' - adv. (used as intensives reflecting the speaker's attitude) it is sincerely the case that
 
 
* '''[[candied]]''' - adj. (used especially of fruits) preserved by coating with or allowing to absorb sugar; encrusted with sugar or syrup
 
 
* '''[[candle]]''' - noun stick of wax with a wick in the middle; the basic unit of luminous intensity adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites; equal to 1/60 of the luminous intensity per square centimeter of a black body radiating at the temperature of 2,046 degrees Kelvin; verb examine eggs for freshness by holding them against a light
 
 
* '''[[candle flame]]''' - noun the light provided by a burning candle
 
 
* '''[[candy]]''' - noun a rich sweet made of flavored sugar and often combined with fruit or nuts; verb coat with something sweet, such as a hard sugar glaze
 
 
* '''[[cane]]''' - noun a stiff switch used to hit students as punishment; a stick that people can lean on to help them walk; a strong slender often flexible stem as of bamboos, reeds, rattans, or sugar cane; verb beat with a cane
 
 
* '''[[cane sugar]]''' - noun sugar from sugarcane used as sweetening agent; sucrose obtained from sugar cane
 
 
* '''[[canella]]''' - noun highly aromatic inner bark of the Canella winterana used as a condiment and a tonic
 
 
* '''[[canine]]''' - adj. of or relating to or characteristic of members of the family Canidae; of or relating to a pointed conical tooth; noun any of various fissiped mammals with nonretractile claws and typically long muzzles; one of the four pointed conical teeth (two in each jaw) located between the incisors and the premolars
 
 
* '''[[canister]]''' - noun metal container for storing dry foods such as tea or flour; a metallic cylinder packed with shot and used as ammunition in a firearm
 
 
* '''[[canker]]''' - noun an ulceration (especially of the lips or lining of the mouth); a fungal disease of woody plants that causes localized damage to the bark; a pernicious and malign influence that is hard to get rid of; verb infect with a canker; become infected with a canker
 
 
* '''[[cannabin]]''' - noun a resin obtained from the hemp plant; thought to be the active narcotic agent in marijuana
 
 
* '''[[cannabis]]''' - noun the most commonly used illicit drug; considered a soft drug, it consists of the dried leaves of the hemp plant; smoked or chewed for euphoric effect; any plant of the genus Cannabis; a coarse bushy annual with palmate leaves and clusters of small green flowers; yields tough fibers and narcotic drugs
 
 
* '''[[canned]]''' - adj. sealed in a can or jar; recorded for broadcast
 
 
* '''[[cannon]]''' - noun lower part of the leg extending from the hock to the fetlock in hoofed mammals; a large artillery gun that is usually on wheels; heavy automatic gun fired from an airplane; (Middle Ages) a cylindrical piece of armor plate to protect the arm; heavy gun fired from a tank; a shot in billiards in which the cue ball contacts one object ball and then the other; verb fire a cannon; make a cannon
 
 
* '''[[cannon ball]]''' - noun a solid projectile that in former times was fired from a cannon
 
 
* '''[[cannula]]''' - noun a small flexible tube inserted into a body cavity for draining off fluid or introducing medication
 
 
* '''[[cant]]''' - noun insincere talk about religion or morals; two surfaces meeting at an angle different from 90 degrees; stock phrases that have become nonsense through endless repetition; a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves); a slope in the turn of a road or track; the outside is higher than the inside in order to reduce the effects of centrifugal force; verb heel over
 
 
* '''[[canter]]''' - noun a smooth three-beat gait; between a trot and a gallop; verb ride at a canter; ride at a cantering pace; go at a canter, of horses
 
 
* '''[[cantering]]''' - adj. riding at a gait between a trot and a gallop
 
 
* '''[[canthus]]''' - noun either of the corners of the eye where the upper and lower eyelids meet
 
 
* '''[[canton]]''' - noun a small administrative division of a country; a city on the Zhu Jiang delta in southern China; the capital of Guangdong province and a major deep-water port; verb divide into cantons, of a country; provide housing for (military personnel)
 
 
* '''[[canvas]]''' - noun a heavy, closely woven fabric (used for clothing or chairs or sails or tents); the mat that forms the floor of the ring in which boxers or professional wrestlers compete; an oil painting on canvas fabric; the setting for a narrative or fictional or dramatic account; a tent made of canvas fabric; a large piece of fabric (usually canvas fabric) by means of which wind is used to propel a sailing vessel; verb cover with canvas; consider in detail and subject to an analysis in order to discover essential features or meaning; get the opinions (of people) by asking specific questions; solicit votes from potential voters in an electoral campaign
 
 
* '''[[caoutchouc]]''' - noun an elastic material obtained from the latex sap of trees (especially trees of the genera Hevea and Ficus) that can be vulcanized and finished into a variety of products
 
 
* '''[[cap]]''' - noun a tight-fitting headdress; a top (as for a bottle); something serving as a cover or protection; a fruiting structure resembling an umbrella that forms the top of a stalked fleshy fungus such as a mushroom; the upper part of a column that supports the entablature; dental appliance consisting of an artificial crown for a tooth; a mechanical or electrical explosive device or a small amount of explosive; can be used to initiate the reaction of a disrupting explosive; an upper limit on what is allowed; verb restrict the number or amount of; lie at the top of
 
 
* '''[[capable]]''' - adj. (usually followed by `of') having capacity or ability; (followed by `of') having the temperament or inclination for; possibly accepting or permitting; having the requisite qualities for; have the skills and qualifications to do things well
 
 
* '''[[capacious]]''' - adj. large in capacity
 
 
* '''[[capacity]]''' - noun a specified function; the maximum production possible; tolerance for alcohol; ability to perform or produce; the power to learn or retain knowledge; in law, the ability to understand the facts and significance of your behavior; (computer science) the amount of information (in bytes) that can be stored on a disk drive; the amount that can be contained; an electrical phenomenon whereby an electric charge is stored; the susceptibility of something to a particular treatment
 
 
* '''[[cape]]''' - noun a sleeveless garment like a cloak but shorter; a strip of land projecting into a body of water
 
 
* '''[[capillary]]''' - adj. long and slender with a very small internal diameter; of or relating to hair; noun a tube of small internal diameter; holds liquid by capillary action; any of the minute blood vessels connecting arterioles with venules
 
 
* '''[[capital]]''' - adj. uppercase; of primary important; first-rate; noun the upper part of a column that supports the entablature; one of the large alphabetic characters used as the first letter in writing or printing proper names and sometimes for emphasis; the federal government of the United States; a seat of government; a center that is associated more than any other with some activity or product; wealth in the form of money or property owned by a person or business and human resources of economic value; assets available for use in the production of further assets; a book written by Karl Marx (1867) describing his economic theories
 
 
* '''[[capitulum]]''' - noun a dense clusters of flowers or foliage; the upper branches and leaves of a tree; fruiting spike of a cereal plant especially corn
 
 
* '''[[capped]]''' - adj. covered as if with a cap or crown especially of a specified kind; used especially of front teeth having artificial crowns
 
 
* '''[[capricious]]''' - adj. determined by chance or impulse or whim rather than by necessity or reason; changeable
 
 
* '''[[capriciousness]]''' - noun the quality of being guided by sudden unpredictable impulses; the trait of acting unpredictably and more from whim or caprice than from reason or judgment
 
 
* '''[[capsicum]]''' - noun any of various tropical plants of the genus Capsicum bearing peppers; chiefly tropical perennial shrubby plants having many-seeded fruits: sweet and hot peppers
 
 
* '''[[capsular]]''' - adj. of or relating to a capsule; resembling a capsule
 
 
* '''[[capsulated]]''' - adj. used of seeds or spores that are enclosed in a capsule
 
 
* '''[[capsule]]''' - noun a pill in the form of a small rounded gelatinous container with medicine inside; a small container; a structure that encloses a body part; a dry dehiscent seed vessel or the spore-containing structure of e.g. mosses; a pilot's seat in an airplane that can be forcibly ejected in the case of an emergency; then the pilot descends by parachute; a spacecraft designed to transport people and support human life in outer space; a shortened version of a written work; verb enclose in a capsule; put in a short or concise form; reduce in volume
 
 
* '''[[captain]]''' - noun a dining-room attendant who is in charge of the waiters and the seating of customers; the pilot in charge of an airship; the naval officer in command of a military ship; a policeman in charge of a precinct; an officer holding a rank below a major but above a lieutenant; the leader of a group of people; an officer who is licensed to command a merchant ship; verb be the captain of a sports team
 
 
* '''[[caption]]''' - noun brief description accompanying an illustration; taking exception; especially an quibble based on a captious argument; translation of foreign dialogue of a movie or TV program; usually displayed at the bottom of the screen; verb provide with a caption, as of a photograph or a drawing
 
 
* '''[[captivity]]''' - noun the state of being imprisoned; the state of being a slave
 
 
* '''[[caput]]''' - noun a headlike protuberance on an organ or structure; the upper part of the human body or the front part of the body in animals; contains the face and brains
 
 
* '''[[car]]''' - noun a motor vehicle with four wheels; usually propelled by an internal combustion engine; a wheeled vehicle adapted to the rails of railroad; where passengers ride up and down; the compartment that is suspended from an airship and that carries personnel and the cargo and the power plant; a conveyance for passengers or freight on a cable railway
 
 
* '''[[car sickness]]''' - noun motion sickness experienced while traveling in a car
 
 
* '''[[caraway]]''' - noun leaves used sparingly in soups and stews; a Eurasian plant with small white flowers yielding caraway seed
 
 
* '''[[carbamate]]''' - noun a salt (or ester) of carbamic acid
 
 
* '''[[carbohydrate]]''' - noun an essential structural component of living cells and source of energy for animals; includes simple sugars with small molecules as well as macromolecular substances; are classified according to the number of monosaccharide groups they contain
 
 
* '''[[carbolated]]''' - adj. containing or treated with carbolic acid
 
 
* '''[[carbolic acid]]''' - noun a toxic white soluble crystalline acidic derivative of benzene; used in manufacturing and as a disinfectant and antiseptic; poisonous if taken internally
 
 
* '''[[carbon]]''' - noun a copy made with carbon paper; an abundant nonmetallic tetravalent element occurring in three allotropic forms: amorphous carbon and graphite and diamond; occurs in all organic compounds; a thin paper coated on one side with a dark waxy substance (often containing carbon); used to transfer characters from the original to an under sheet of paper
 
 
* '''[[carbonate]]''' - noun a salt or ester of carbonic acid (containing the anion CO3); verb treat with carbon dioxide; turn into a carbonate
 
 
* '''[[carbonated]]''' - adj. having carbonation (especially artificially carbonated)
 
 
* '''[[carbonic]]''' - adj. relating to or consisting of or yielding carbon
 
 
* '''[[carbonization]]''' - noun the destructive distillation of coal (as in coke ovens)
 
 
* '''[[carbuncle]]''' - noun an infection larger than a boil and with several openings for discharge of pus; deep-red cabochon garnet cut without facets
 
 
* '''[[carcinoma]]''' - noun any malignant tumor derived from epithelial tissue; one of the four major types of cancer
 
 
* '''[[carcinomatous]]''' - adj. being or relating to carcinoma
 
 
* '''[[card]]''' - noun one of a set of small pieces of stiff paper marked in various ways and used for playing games or for telling fortunes; a card certifying the identity of the bearer; (golf) a record of scores (as in golf); a rectangular piece of stiff paper used to send messages (may have printed greetings or pictures); thin cardboard, usually rectangular; a printed circuit that can be inserted into expansion slots in a computer to increase the computer's capabilities; (baseball) a list of batters in the order in which they will bat; a list of dishes available at a restaurant; a printed or written greeting that is left to indicate that you have visited; a sign posted in a public place as an advertisement; a witty amusing person who makes jokes; verb ask someone for identification to determine whether he or she is old enough to consume liquor; separate the fibers of
 
 
* '''[[cardamom]]''' - noun aromatic seeds used as seasoning like cinnamon and cloves especially in pickles and barbecue sauces; rhizomatous herb of India having aromatic seeds used as seasoning
 
 
* '''[[cardamon]]''' - noun aromatic seeds used as seasoning like cinnamon and cloves especially in pickles and barbecue sauces; rhizomatous herb of India having aromatic seeds used as seasoning
 
 
* '''[[cardboard]]''' - adj. without substance; noun a stiff moderately thick paper
 
 
* '''[[cardia]]''' - noun the opening into the stomach and that part of the stomach connected to the esophagus
 
 
* '''[[cardiac]]''' - adj. of or relating to the heart
 
 
* '''[[cardinal]]''' - adj. serving as an essential component; being or denoting a numerical quantity but not order; noun crested thick-billed North American finch having bright red plumage in the male; a variable color averaging a vivid red; (Roman Catholic Church) one of a group of more than 100 prominent bishops in the Sacred College who advise the Pope and elect new Popes; the number of elements in a mathematical set; denotes a quantity but not the order
 
 
* '''[[cardiographic]]''' - adj. of or relating to a cardiograph
 
 
* '''[[cardiospasm]]''' - noun a spasm of the cardiac sphincter (between the esophagus and the stomach); if the cardiac sphincter does not relax during swallowing the passage of food into the stomach is obstructed
 
 
* '''[[cardiovascular]]''' - adj. of or pertaining to or involving the heart and blood vessels
 
 
* '''[[carditis]]''' - noun inflammation of the heart
 
 
* '''[[cardium]]''' - noun type genus of the family Cardiidae: cockles
 
 
* '''[[cards]]''' - noun a game played with playing cards
 
 
* '''[[care]]''' - noun activity involved in maintaining something in good working order; the work of providing treatment for or attending to someone or something; attention and management implying responsibility for safety; a cause for feeling concern; judiciousness in avoiding harm or danger; an anxious feeling; verb feel concern or interest; provide care for; be concerned with; prefer or wish to do something; be in charge of, act on, or dispose of
 
 
* '''[[career]]''' - noun the general progression of your working or professional life; the particular occupation for which you are trained; verb move headlong at high speed
 
 
* '''[[careful]]''' - adj. exercising caution or showing care or attention; with care and dignity; mindful of the future in spending money; cautiously attentive; full of cares or anxiety
 
 
* '''[[carefully]]''' - adv. taking care or paying attention; with caution or prudence or tact
 
 
* '''[[careless]]''' - adj. effortless and unstudied; marked by lack of attention or consideration or forethought or thoroughness; not careful; (usually followed by `of') without due thought or consideration
 
 
* '''[[carelessly]]''' - adv. without care or concern; in a rakish manner; without caution or prudence
 
 
* '''[[carelessness]]''' - noun the quality of not being careful or taking pains; failure to act with the prudence that a reasonable person would exercise under the same circumstances
 
 
* '''[[cargo]]''' - noun goods carried by a large vehicle
 
 
* '''[[caribbean]]''' - noun region including the Caribbean islands; an arm of the Atlantic Ocean between North and South America; the origin of the Gulf stream
 
 
* '''[[carica]]''' - noun type genus of the Caricaceae; tropical American trees: papayas
 
 
* '''[[caries]]''' - noun soft decayed area in a tooth; progressive decay can lead to the death of a tooth
 
 
* '''[[caring]]''' - adj. feeling and exhibiting concern and empathy for others; showing a care; having or displaying warmth or affection; noun a loving feeling
 
 
* '''[[carious]]''' - adj. (of teeth) affected with cavities or decay
 
 
* '''[[carlsbad]]''' - noun a town in southeastern New Mexico on the Pecos River near the Mexican border; potash deposits
 
 
* '''[[carminative]]''' - adj. relieving gas in the alimentary tract (colic or flatulence or griping); noun medication that prevents the formation of gas in the alimentary tract or eases its passing
 
 
* '''[[carmine]]''' - adj. of a color at the end of the color spectrum (next to orange); resembling the color of blood or cherries or tomatoes or rubies; noun a variable color averaging a vivid red; verb color carmine
 
 
* '''[[carolina]]''' - noun the area of the states of North Carolina and South Carolina
 
 
* '''[[carotid]]''' - adj. of or relating to either of the two major arteries supplying blood to the head and neck
 
 
* '''[[carpal]]''' - adj. of or relating to the wrist; noun any of the eight small bones of the wrist of primates
 
 
* '''[[carpet]]''' - noun floor covering consisting of a piece of thick heavy fabric (usually with nap or pile); verb cover with a carpet; cover completely, as if with a carpet; form a carpet-like cover (over)
 
 
* '''[[carpus]]''' - noun a joint between the distal end of the radius and the proximal row of carpal bones
 
 
* '''[[carrel]]''' - noun small individual study area in a library; French surgeon and biologist who developed a way to suture and graft blood vessels (1873-1944)
 
 
* '''[[carriage]]''' - noun a vehicle with wheels drawn by one or more horses; a machine part that carries something else; characteristic way of bearing one's body; a small vehicle with four wheels in which a baby or child is pushed around; a railcar where passengers ride
 
 
* '''[[carrier]]''' - noun (genetics) an organism that possesses a recessive gene whose effect is masked by a dominant allele; the associated trait is not apparent but can be passed on to offspring; a rack attached to a vehicle; for carrying luggage or skis or the like; a self-propelled wheeled vehicle designed specifically to carry something; a person or firm in the business of transporting people or goods or messages; (medicine) a person (or animal) who has some pathogen to which he is immune but who can pass it on to others; a boy who delivers newspapers; someone whose employment involves carrying something; an inactive substance that is a vehicle for a radioactive tracer of the same substance and that assists in its recovery after some chemical reaction; a large warship that carries planes and has a long flat deck for takeoffs and landings; a man who delivers the mail; a radio wave that can be modulated in order to transmit a signal
 
 
* '''[[carry]]''' - noun the act of carrying something; verb continue or extend; include, as on a list; sing or play against other voices or parts; serve as a means for expressing something; pass on a communication; be successful in; win in an election; secure the passage or adoption (of bills and motions); cover a certain distance or advance beyond; have a certain range; be able to feed; drink alcohol without showing ill effects; bear or be able to bear the weight, pressure,or responsibility of; propel or give impetus to; bear (a crop); include as the content; broadcast or publicize; pursue a line of scent or be a bearer; transfer (a number, cipher, or remainder) to the next column or unit's place before or after, in addition or multiplication; capture after a fight; have on the surface or on the skin; take further or advance; compensate for a weaker partner or member by one's own performance; extend to a certain degree; win approval or support for; be equipped with (a mast or sail); be necessarily associated with or result in or involve; have or possess something abstract; keep up with financial support; have with oneself; have on one's person; be conveyed over a certain distance; have as an inherent or characteristic feature or have as a consequence; be pregnant with; propel, "Carry the ball"; move while supporting, either in a vehicle or in one's hands or on one's body; support or hold in a certain manner; transmit or serve as the medium for transmission; transfer (entries) from one account book to another; have on hand; behave in a certain manner; contain or hold; have within
 
 
* '''[[cart]]''' - noun a heavy open wagon usually having two wheels and drawn by an animal; wheeled vehicle that can be pushed by a person; may have one or two or four wheels; verb transport something in a cart; draw slowly or heavily
 
 
* '''[[cartilage]]''' - noun tough elastic tissue; mostly converted to bone in adults
 
 
* '''[[cartilaginous]]''' - adj. difficult to chew; of or relating to cartilage
 
 
* '''[[cartwheel]]''' - noun acrobatic revolutions with the body turned sideways and the arms and legs outstretched like the spokes of a wheel; a wheel that has wooden spokes and a metal rim; a dollar made of silver; verb do cartwheels: perform an acrobatic movement using both hands and feet
 
 
* '''[[carum]]''' - noun caraway
 
 
* '''[[caruncle]]''' - noun an outgrowth on a plant or animal such as a fowl's wattle or a protuberance near the hilum of certain seeds
 
 
* '''[[casals]]''' - noun an outstanding Spanish cellist noted for his interpretation of Bach's cello suites (1876-1973)
 
 
* '''[[cascara]]''' - noun dried bark of the cascara buckthorn used as a laxative
 
 
* '''[[cascarilla]]''' - noun West Indian shrub with aromatic bark
 
 
* '''[[case]]''' - noun a portable container for carrying several objects; a glass container used to store and display items in a shop or museum or home; bed linen consisting of a cover for a pillow; the actual state of things; nouns or pronouns or adjectives (often marked by inflection) related in some way to other words in a sentence; a statement of facts and reasons used to support an argument; a problem requiring investigation; an occurrence of something; a person requiring professional services; the quantity contained in a case; a specific state of mind that is temporary; a comprehensive term for any proceeding in a court of law whereby an individual seeks a legal remedy; the enclosing frame around a door or window opening; the housing or outer covering of something; an enveloping structure or covering enclosing an animal or plant organ or part; a person of a specified kind (usually with many eccentricities); a person who is subjected to experimental or other observational procedures; someone who is an object of investigation; a special set of circumstances; verb look over, usually with the intention to rob; enclose in, or as if in, a case
 
 
* '''[[caseate]]''' - verb become cheeselike; turn into cheese
 
 
* '''[[casein]]''' - noun a milk protein used in making e.g. plastics and adhesives; a water-base paint made with a protein precipitated from milk
 
 
* '''[[caseous]]''' - adj. of damaged or necrotic tissue; cheeselike
 
 
* '''[[caspar]]''' - noun (New Testament) one of the three sages from the east who came bearing gifts for the infant Jesus
 
 
* '''[[casper]]''' - noun a city of east central Wyoming on the North Platte river
 
 
* '''[[caspian]]''' - adj. of or relating to or characteristic of the Caspian Sea; noun a large saltwater lake between Iran and Russia fed by the Volga River; the largest inland body of water in the world
 
 
* '''[[casserole]]''' - noun large deep dish in which food can be cooked and served; food cooked and served in a casserole
 
 
* '''[[cassia]]''' - noun Chinese tree with aromatic bark; yields a less desirable cinnamon than Ceylon cinnamon; any of various trees or shrubs of the genus Cassia having pinnately compound leaves and usually yellow flowers followed by long seedpods; some genus Cassia species often classified as members of the genus Senna or genus Chamaecrista
 
 
* '''[[cast]]''' - adj. (of molten metal or glass) formed by pouring or pressing into a mold; noun the act of throwing dice; object formed by a mold; bandage consisting of a firm covering (often made of plaster of Paris) that immobilizes broken bones while they heal; the actors in a play; the distinctive form in which a thing is made; a violent throw; the act of throwing a fishing line out over the water by means of a rod and reel; container into which liquid is poured to create a given shape when it hardens; the visual appearance of something or someone; verb form by pouring (e.g., wax or hot metal) into a cast or mold; select to play,sing, or dance a part in a play, movie, musical, opera, or ballet; deposit; assign the roles of (a movie or a play) to actors; eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth; formulate in a particular style or language; choose at random; throw forcefully; get rid of; put or send forth; move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment
 
 
* '''[[caste]]''' - noun a social class separated from others by distinctions of hereditary rank or profession or wealth; (Hinduism) a hereditary social class among Hindus; stratified according to ritual purity; social status or position conferred by a system based on class
 
 
* '''[[castile]]''' - noun a region of central Spain; a former kingdom that comprised most of modern Spain and united with Aragon to form Spain in 1479
 
 
* '''[[casting]]''' - noun the choice of actors to play particular roles in a play or movie; the act of throwing a fishing line out over the water by means of a rod and reel; the act of creating something by casting it in a mold; object formed by a mold
 
 
* '''[[castor]]''' - noun type genus of the Castoridae: beavers; a multiple star with 6 components; second brightest in Gemini; close to Pollux; a hat made with the fur of a beaver (or similar material); a pivoting roller attached to the bottom of furniture or trucks or portable machines to make them movable; a shaker with a perforated top for sprinkling powdered sugar
 
 
* '''[[castor oil]]''' - noun a purgative extracted from the seed of the castor plant; used in paint and varnish as well as medically
 
 
* '''[[castration]]''' - noun surgical removal of the testes or ovaries (usually to inhibit hormone secretion in cases of breast cancer in women or prostate cancer in men); neutering a male animal by removing the testicles; the deletion of objectionable parts from a literary work
 
 
* '''[[casual]]''' - adj. hasty and without attention to detail; not thorough; marked by blithe unconcern; not showing effort or strain; suited for everyday use; without or seeming to be without plan or method; offhand; occuring from time to time; natural and unstudied; characterized by a feeling of irresponsibility; occurring or appearing or singled out by chance
 
 
* '''[[casualty]]''' - noun a decrease of military personnel or equipment; someone injured or killed in an accident; someone injured or killed or captured or missing in a military engagement; an accident that causes someone to die
 
 
* '''[[cat]]''' - noun feline mammal usually having thick soft fur and no ability to roar: domestic cats; wildcats; a spiteful woman gossip; a method of examining body organs by scanning them with X rays and using a computer to construct a series of cross-sectional scans along a single axis; any of several large cats typically able to roar and living in the wild; a large tracked vehicle that is propelled by two endless metal belts; frequently used for moving earth in construction and farm work; a whip with nine knotted cords; the leaves of the shrub Catha edulis which are chewed like tobacco or used to make tea; has the effect of a euphoric stimulant; an informal term for a youth or man; verb beat with a cat-o'-nine-tails; eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth
 
 
* '''[[catalepsy]]''' - noun a trancelike state with loss of voluntary motion and failure to react to stimuli
 
 
* '''[[catalytic]]''' - adj. relating to or causing or involving catalysis
 
 
* '''[[catamenia]]''' - noun the monthly discharge of blood from the uterus of nonpregnant women from puberty to menopause
 
 
* '''[[catamenial]]''' - adj. of or relating to menstruation or the menses
 
 
* '''[[cataphoresis]]''' - noun the motion of charged particles in a colloid under the influence of an electric field; particles with a positive charge go to the cathode and negative to the anode
 
 
* '''[[cataplasm]]''' - noun a medical dressing consisting of a soft heated mass of meal or clay that is spread on a cloth and applied to the skin to treat inflamed areas or improve circulation etc.
 
 
* '''[[cataract]]''' - noun a large waterfall; violent rush of water over a precipice; clouding of the natural lens of the eye
 
 
* '''[[catarrh]]''' - noun inflammation of the nose and throat with increased production of mucus
 
 
* '''[[catarrhal]]''' - adj. of or relating to a catarrh
 
 
* '''[[catatonia]]''' - noun extreme tonus; muscular rigidity; a common symptom in catatonic schizophrenia; a form of schizophrenia characterized by a tendency to remain in a fixed stuporous state for long periods; the catatonia may give way to short periods of extreme excitement
 
 
* '''[[catatonic]]''' - adj. characterized by catatonia especially either rigidity or extreme laxness of limbs
 
 
* '''[[catch]]''' - noun the act of catching an object with the hands; a cooperative game in which a ball is passed back and forth; a fastener that fastens or locks a door or window; a restraint that checks the motion of something; a drawback or difficulty that is not readily evident; a break or check in the voice (usually a sign of strong emotion); anything that is caught (especially if it is worth catching); a person regarded as a good matrimonial prospect; the quantity that was caught; the act of apprehending (especially apprehending a criminal); verb contract; delay or hold up; prevent from proceeding on schedule or as planned; be struck or affected by; grasp with the mind or develop an understanding of; discover or come upon accidentally, suddenly, or unexpectedly; catch somebody doing something or in a certain state; become aware of; be the catcher; cause to become accidentally or suddenly caught, ensnared, or entangled; spread or be communicated; take hold of so as to seize or restrain or stop the motion of; take in and retain; attract and fix; apprehend and reproduce accurately; reach in time; suffer from the receipt of; perceive with the senses quickly, suddenly, or momentarily; hear, usually without the knowledge of the speakers; perceive by hearing; get or regain something necessary, usually quickly or briefly; check oneself during an action; start burning; detect a blunder or misstep; catch up with and possibly overtake; succeed in catching or seizing, especially after a chase; to hook or entangle; reach with a blow or hit in a particular spot; capture as if by hunting, snaring, or trapping; attract; cause to be enamored; see or watch
 
 
* '''[[catching]]''' - adj. (of disease) capable of being transmitted by infection; noun becoming infected; (baseball) playing the position of catcher on a baseball team; the act of detecting something; catching sight of something
 
 
* '''[[catechu]]''' - noun East Indian spiny tree having twice-pinnate leaves and yellow flowers followed by flat pods; source of black catechu; extract of the heartwood of Acacia catechu used for dying and tanning and preserving fishnets and sails; formerly used medicinally
 
 
* '''[[categoric]]''' - adj. not modified or restricted by reservations; relating to or included in a category or categories
 
 
* '''[[category]]''' - noun a general concept that marks divisions or coordinations in a conceptual scheme; a collection of things sharing a common attribute
 
 
* '''[[catgut]]''' - noun a strong cord made from the intestines of sheep and used in surgery; perennial subshrub of eastern North America having downy leaves yellowish and rose flowers and; source of rotenone
 
 
* '''[[catharsis]]''' - noun (psychoanalysis) purging of emotional tensions; purging the body by the use of a cathartic to stimulate evacuation of the bowels
 
 
* '''[[cathartic]]''' - adj. strongly laxative; emotionally purging (of e.g. art); emotionally purging; noun a purging medicine; stimulates evacuation of the bowels
 
 
* '''[[catheter]]''' - noun a thin flexible tube inserted into the body to permit introduction or withdrawal of fluids or to keep the passageway open
 
 
* '''[[catheterization]]''' - noun the operation of introducing a catheter into the body
 
 
* '''[[catheterize]]''' - verb insert a catheter into (a body part)
 
 
* '''[[cathode]]''' - noun a negatively charged electrode that is the source of electrons entering an electrical device; the positively charged terminal of a voltaic cell or storage battery that supplies current
 
 
* '''[[cation]]''' - noun a positively charged ion
 
 
* '''[[catoptric]]''' - adj. of or relating to catoptrics; produced by or based on mirrors
 
 
* '''[[cattle]]''' - noun domesticated bovine animals as a group regardless of sex or age
 
 
* '''[[caucasian]]''' - adj. of or relating to Caucasian people; of or relating to the geographical region of Caucasia; noun a number of languages spoken in the Caucasus that have no known affiliations to languages spoken elsewhere; a member of the Caucasoid race
 
 
* '''[[cauda]]''' - noun any taillike structure
 
 
* '''[[caudal]]''' - adj. situated in or directed toward the part of the body from which the tail arises; resembling a tail; constituting or relating to a tail; adv. toward the posterior end of the body
 
 
* '''[[caudate]]''' - adj. having a tail or taillike appendage; of a leaf shape; tapering gradually into a long taillike tip; noun amphibians that resemble lizards; a tail-shaped basal ganglion located in a lateral ventricle of the brain
 
 
* '''[[caul]]''' - noun the inner membrane of embryos in higher vertebrates (especially when covering the head at birth); part of the peritoneum attached to the stomach and to the colon and covering the intestines
 
 
* '''[[cauliflower]]''' - noun compact head of white undeveloped flowers; a plant having a large edible head of crowded white flower buds
 
 
* '''[[caulophyllum]]''' - noun blue cohosh
 
 
* '''[[causal]]''' - adj. involving or constituting a cause; causing
 
 
* '''[[causalgia]]''' - noun a burning pain in a limb along the course of a peripheral nerve; usually associated with skin changes
 
 
* '''[[causation]]''' - noun the act of causing something to happen
 
 
* '''[[causative]]''' - adj. producing an effect
 
 
* '''[[cause]]''' - noun a justification for something existing or happening; events that provide the generative force that is the origin of something; any entity that produces an effect or is responsible for events or results; a series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end; a comprehensive term for any proceeding in a court of law whereby an individual seeks a legal remedy; verb give rise to; cause to happen or occur, not always intentionally; cause to do; cause to act in a specified manner
 
 
* '''[[causeless]]''' - adj. having no cause or apparent cause; having no justifying cause or reason
 
 
* '''[[causing]]''' - noun the act of causing something to happen
 
 
* '''[[caustic]]''' - adj. of a substance, especially a strong acid; capable of destroying or eating away by chemical action; harsh or corrosive in tone; noun any chemical substance that burns or destroys living tissue
 
 
* '''[[cauterization]]''' - noun the act of coagulating blood and destroying tissue with a hot iron or caustic agent or by freezing
 
 
* '''[[cauterize]]''' - verb burn, sear, or freeze (tissue) using a hot iron or electric current or a caustic agent; make insensitive or callous; deaden feelings or morals
 
 
* '''[[cautery]]''' - noun the act of coagulating blood and destroying tissue with a hot iron or caustic agent or by freezing; an instrument or substance used to destroy tissue for medical reasons (eg removal of a wart) by burning it with a hot iron or an electric current or a caustic or by freezing it
 
 
* '''[[caution]]''' - noun the trait of being cautious; being attentive to possible danger; judiciousness in avoiding harm or danger; a warning against certain acts; the trait of being circumspect and prudent; verb warn strongly; put on guard
 
 
* '''[[cautionary]]''' - adj. tending to ward off; serving to warn
 
 
* '''[[cautious]]''' - adj. cautious in attitude and careful in actions; prudent; showing careful forethought; avoiding excess; noun people who are fearful and cautious
 
 
* '''[[cautiously]]''' - adv. with caution or prudence or tact; in a conservative manner
 
 
* '''[[cavalry]]''' - noun a highly mobile army unit; troops trained to fight on horseback
 
 
* '''[[cavern]]''' - noun a large cave or a large chamber in a cave; any large dark enclosed space; verb hollow out as if making a cavern
 
 
* '''[[cavernous]]''' - adj. being or suggesting a cavern; filled with vascular sinuses and capable of becoming distended and rigid as the result of being filled with blood
 
 
* '''[[caviar]]''' - noun salted roe of sturgeon or other large fish; usually served as an hors d'oeuvre
 
 
* '''[[cavity]]''' - noun (anatomy) a natural hollow or sinus within the body; soft decayed area in a tooth; progressive decay can lead to the death of a tooth; space that is surrounded by something; a sizeable hole (usually in the ground)
 
 
* '''[[cayenne]]''' - noun a long and often twisted hot red pepper; ground pods and seeds of pungent red peppers of the genus Capsicum; plant bearing very hot and finely tapering long peppers; usually red
 
 
* '''[[cd]]''' - noun a digitally encoded recording on an optical disk that is smaller than a phonograph record; played back by a laser; a debt instrument issued by a bank; usually pays interest; the basic unit of luminous intensity adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites; equal to 1/60 of the luminous intensity per square centimeter of a black body radiating at the temperature of 2,046 degrees Kelvin; a soft bluish-white ductile malleable toxic bivalent metallic element; occurs in association with zinc ores
 
 
* '''[[ce]]''' - adv. of the period coinciding with the Christian era; preferred by some writers who are not Christians; noun a ductile grey metallic element of the lanthanide series; used in lighter flints; the most abundant of the rare-earth group
 
 
* '''[[cease]]''' - noun (`cease' is a noun only in the phrase `without cease') end; verb have an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense; either spatial or metaphorical; put an end to a state or an activity
 
 
* '''[[cecal]]''' - adj. of or like a cecum
 
 
* '''[[cecum]]''' - noun the cavity in which the large intestine begins and into which the ileum opens
 
 
* '''[[cedar]]''' - noun any cedar of the genus Cedrus; durable aromatic wood of any of numerous cedar trees; especially wood of the red cedar often used for cedar chests; any of numerous trees of the family Cupressaceae that resemble cedars
 
 
* '''[[cede]]''' - verb relinquish possession or control over; give over; surrender or relinquish to the physical control of another
 
 
* '''[[ceding]]''' - noun the act of ceding
 
 
* '''[[ceiling]]''' - noun the overhead upper surface of a room; (meteorology) altitude of the lowest layer of clouds; maximum altitude at which a plane can fly (under specified conditions); an upper limit on what is allowed
 
 
* '''[[celebrated]]''' - adj. having an illustrious past; widely known and esteemed
 
 
* '''[[celebration]]''' - noun any joyous diversion; the public performance of a sacrament or solemn ceremony with all appropriate ritual; a joyful occasion for special festivities to mark some happy event
 
 
* '''[[celerity]]''' - noun a rate that is rapid
 
 
* '''[[celery]]''' - noun stalks eaten raw or cooked or used as seasoning; widely cultivated herb with aromatic leaf stalks that are eaten raw or cooked
 
 
* '''[[celiac]]''' - adj. belonging to or prescribed for celiac disease; of or in or belonging to the cavity of the abdomen
 
 
* '''[[celibacy]]''' - noun an unmarried status; abstaining from sexual relations (as because of religious vows)
 
 
* '''[[cell]]''' - noun (biology) the basic structural and functional unit of all organisms; they may exist as independent units of life (as in monads) or may form colonies or tissues as in higher plants and animals; a device that delivers an electric current as the result of a chemical reaction; a room where a prisoner is kept; small room is which a monk or nun lives; any small compartment; a small unit serving as part of or as the nucleus of a larger political movement; a hand-held mobile radiotelephone for use in an area divided into small sections, each with its own short-range transmitter/receiver
 
 
* '''[[cell division]]''' - noun the process in reproduction and growth by which a cell divides to form daughter cells
 
 
* '''[[cell-like]]''' - adj. resembling a cell
 
 
* '''[[cellar]]''' - noun storage space where wines are stored; the lowermost portion of a structure partly or wholly below ground level; often used for storage; an excavation where root vegetables are stored
 
 
* '''[[cellular]]''' - adj. characterized by or divided into or containing cells or compartments (the smallest organizational or structural unit of an organism or organization); relating to cells
 
 
* '''[[cellulitis]]''' - noun an inflammation of body tissue (especially that below the skin) characterized by fever and swelling and redness and pain
 
 
* '''[[celluloid]]''' - adj. artificial as if portrayed in a film; noun highly flammable substance made from cellulose nitrate and camphor; used in e.g. motion-picture and X-ray film; its use has decreased with the development of nonflammable thermoplastics; a medium that disseminates moving pictures
 
 
* '''[[cellulose]]''' - noun a polysaccharide that is the chief constituent of all plant tissues and fibers
 
 
* '''[[celsius]]''' - noun Swedish astronomer who devised the centigrade thermometer (1701-1744)
 
 
* '''[[cement]]''' - noun something that hardens to act as adhesive material; a building material that is a powder made of a mixture of calcined limestone and clay; used with water and sand or gravel to make concrete and mortar; concrete pavement is sometimes referred to as cement; any of various materials used by dentists to fill cavities in teeth; a specialized bony substance covering the root of a tooth; verb make fast as if with cement; bind or join with or as if with cement; cover or coat with cement
 
 
* '''[[cementum]]''' - noun a specialized bony substance covering the root of a tooth
 
 
* '''[[census]]''' - noun a periodic count of the population; verb conduct a census
 
 
* '''[[cent]]''' - noun a fractional monetary unit of several countries; a coin worth one-hundredth of the value of the basic unit
 
 
* '''[[center]]''' - adj. equally distant from the extremes; of or belonging to neither the right nor the left politically or intellectually; noun a position on a basketball team of the player who participates in the jump that starts the game; the position of the player on the line of scrimmage who puts the ball in play; the position on a hockey team of the player who participates in the face off at the beginning of the game; a building dedicated to a particular activity; a cluster of nerve cells governing a specific bodily process; the object upon which interest and attention focuses; the sweet central portion of a piece of candy that is enclosed in chocolate or some other covering; politically moderate persons; centrists; the middle of a military or naval formation; a place where some particular activity is concentrated; a point equidistant from the ends of a line or the extremities of a figure; an area that is approximately central within some larger region; (football) the person who plays center on the line of scrimmage and snaps the ball to the quarterback; (basketball) the person who plays center on a basketball team; (ice hockey) the person who plays center on a hockey team; the piece of ground in the outfield directly ahead of the catcher; mercantile establishment consisting of a carefully landscaped complex of shops representing leading merchandisers; usually includes restaurants and a convenient parking area; a modern version of the traditional marketplace; the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience; verb move into the center; direct one's attention on something; center upon
 
 
* '''[[centered]]''' - adj. being or placed in the center; concentrated on or clustered around a central point or purpose
 
 
* '''[[centering]]''' - noun (American football) putting the ball in play by passing it (between the legs) to a back; the concentration of attention or energy on something
 
 
* '''[[centiliter]]''' - noun a metric unit of volume equal to one hundredth of a liter
 
 
* '''[[centimeter]]''' - noun a metric unit of length equal to one hundredth of a meter
 
 
* '''[[centipede]]''' - noun chiefly nocturnal predacious arthropod having a flattened body of 15 to 173 segments each with a pair of legs the foremost being modified into poison fangs
 
 
* '''[[central]]''' - adj. in or near a center or constituting a center; the inner area; centrally located and easy to reach; used in the description of a place that in the middle of another place; serving as an essential component; noun a workplace that serves as a telecommunications facility where lines from telephones can be connected together to permit communication
 
 
* '''[[centrally]]''' - adv. in or near or toward a center or according to a central role or function
 
 
* '''[[centric]]''' - adj. having or situated at or near a center
 
 
* '''[[centrifugal]]''' - adj. tending to move away from a center; conveying information to the muscles from the CNS; tending away from centralization, as of authority
 
 
* '''[[centrifuge]]''' - noun an apparatus that uses centrifugal force to separate particles from a suspension; verb rotate at very high speed in order to separate the liquids from the solids
 
 
* '''[[centripetal]]''' - adj. tending to move toward a center; of a nerve fiber or impulse originating outside and passing toward the central nervous system; tending to unify
 
 
* '''[[centrosome]]''' - noun small region of cytoplasm adjacent to the nucleus; contains the centrioles and serves to organize the microtubules
 
 
* '''[[century]]''' - noun a period of 100 years
 
 
* '''[[ceo]]''' - noun the corporate executive responsible for the operations of the firm; reports to a board of directors; may appoint other managers (including a president)
 
 
* '''[[cephalalgia]]''' - noun pain in the head caused by dilation of cerebral arteries or muscle contractions or a reaction to drugs
 
 
* '''[[cephalhematoma]]''' - noun a collection of blood under the scalp of a newborn; caused by pressure during birth
 
 
* '''[[cephalic]]''' - adj. of or relating to the head
 
 
* '''[[cer]]''' - noun an emotional response that has been acquired by conditioning
 
 
* '''[[cerate]]''' - noun a hard medicated paste made of lard or oil mixed with wax or resin
 
 
* '''[[cere]]''' - verb wrap us in a cerecloth
 
 
* '''[[cereal]]''' - adj. made of grain or relating to grain or the plants that produce it; noun a breakfast food prepared from grain; grass whose starchy grains are used as food: wheat; rice; rye; oats; maize; buckwheat; millet; foodstuff prepared from the starchy grains of cereal grasses
 
 
* '''[[cerebellar]]''' - adj. relating to or associated with the cerebellum
 
 
* '''[[cerebellum]]''' - noun a major division of the vertebrate brain; situated above the medulla oblongata and beneath the cerebrum in humans
 
 
* '''[[cerebral]]''' - adj. involving intelligence rather than emotions or instinct; of or relating to the cerebrum or brain
 
 
* '''[[cerebration]]''' - noun the process of using your mind to consider something carefully
 
 
* '''[[cerebrospinal]]''' - adj. of or relating to the brain and spinal cord
 
 
* '''[[cerebrospinal meningitis]]''' - noun meningitis caused by bacteria and often fatal
 
 
* '''[[cerebrum]]''' - noun anterior portion of the brain consisting of two hemispheres; dominant part of the brain in humans
 
 
* '''[[cereus]]''' - noun genus of much-branched treelike or shrubby cacti with pronounced ribs and rounded needlelike spines and nocturnal flowers usually white
 
 
* '''[[cerium]]''' - noun a ductile grey metallic element of the lanthanide series; used in lighter flints; the most abundant of the rare-earth group
 
 
* '''[[cerous]]''' - adj. of or relating to or containing cerium with valence 3
 
 
* '''[[certain]]''' - adj. exercising or taking care great enough to bring assurance; established beyond doubt or question; definitely known; having or feeling no doubt or uncertainty; confident and assured; certain to occur; destined or inevitable; definite but not specified or identified; reliable in operation or effect; established irrevocably
 
 
* '''[[certainly]]''' - adv. definitely or positively (`sure' is sometimes used informally for `surely')
 
 
* '''[[certainty]]''' - noun something that is certain; the state of being certain
 
 
* '''[[certificate]]''' - noun a document attesting to the truth of certain stated facts; a formal declaration that documents a fact of relevance to finance and investment; the holder has a right to receive interest or dividends; verb authorize by certificate; present someone with a certificate
 
 
* '''[[certification]]''' - noun the act of certifying or bestowing a franchise on; validating the authenticity of something or someone; a document attesting to the truth of certain stated facts; confirmation that some fact or statement is true
 
 
* '''[[certified]]''' - adj. endorsed authoritatively as having met certain requirements; holding appropriate documentation and officially on record as qualified to perform a specified function or practice a specified skill; having quality or payment or delivery guaranteed; fit to be certified as insane (and treated accordingly)
 
 
* '''[[cerumen]]''' - noun a soft yellow wax secreted by glands in the ear canal
 
 
* '''[[cervical]]''' - adj. relating to or associated with the neck; of or relating to the cervix of the uterus
 
 
* '''[[cervix]]''' - noun necklike opening to the uterus; the part of an organism that connects the head to the rest of the body
 
 
* '''[[cesarean]]''' - adj. relating to abdominal delivery; noun the delivery of a fetus by surgical incision through the abdominal wall and uterus (from the belief that Julius Caesar was born that way)
 
 
* '''[[cessation]]''' - noun a stopping
 
 
* '''[[cesspool]]''' - noun a covered cistern; waste water and sewage flow into it
 
 
* '''[[cestoda]]''' - noun tapeworms
 
 
* '''[[cetraria]]''' - noun foliose lichens chiefly of northern latitudes
 
 
* '''[[ceylon]]''' - noun an island in the Indian Ocean off the southeastern coast of India; a republic on the island of Ceylon; became independent of the United Kingdom in 1948
 
 
* '''[[cf]]''' - adv. compare (used in texts to point the reader to another location in the text); noun the most common congenital disease; the child's lungs and intestines and pancreas become clogged with thick mucus; caused by defect in a single gene; there is no cure; a radioactive transuranic element; discovered by bombarding curium with alpha particles
 
 
* '''[[chablis]]''' - noun dry white table wine of Chablis, France or a wine resembling it; a town in north central France noted for white Burgundy wines
 
 
* '''[[chafe]]''' - noun soreness and warmth caused by friction; anger produced by some annoying irritation; verb warm by rubbing, as with the hands; tear or wear off the skin or make sore by abrading; feel extreme irritation or anger; become or make sore by or as if by rubbing; cause friction; cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations
 
 
* '''[[chafing]]''' - noun soreness or irritation of the skin caused by friction
 
 
* '''[[chagrin]]''' - noun strong feelings of embarrassment; verb cause to feel shame; hurt the pride of
 
 
* '''[[chain]]''' - noun a series of (usually metal) rings or links fitted into one another to make a flexible ligament; a necklace made by a stringing objects together; anything that acts as a restraint; a number of similar establishments (stores or restaurants or banks or hotels or theaters) under one ownership; a series of things depending on each other as if linked together; (chemistry) a series of linked atoms (generally in an organic molecule); British biochemist (born in Germany) who isolated and purified penicillin, which had been discovered in 1928 by Sir Alexander Fleming (1906-1979); a unit of length; a series of hills or mountains; verb fasten or secure with chains; connect or arrange into a chain by linking
 
 
* '''[[chains]]''' - noun metal shackles; for hands or legs
 
 
* '''[[chair]]''' - noun a seat for one person, with a support for the back; the position of professor; an instrument of execution by electrocution; resembles an ordinary seat for one person; the officer who presides at the meetings of an organization; verb act or preside as chair, as of an academic department in a university; preside over
 
 
* '''[[chalazion]]''' - noun a small sebaceous cyst of the eyelid resulting when a Meibomian gland is blocked
 
 
* '''[[chalk]]''' - noun a piece of calcite or a similar substance, usually in the shape of a crayon, that is used to write or draw on blackboards or other flat surfaces; a pure flat white with little reflectance; a soft whitish calcite; an amphetamine derivative (trade name Methedrine) used in the form of a crystalline hydrochloride; used as a stimulant to the nervous system and as an appetite suppressant; verb write, draw, or trace with chalk
 
 
* '''[[chalky]]''' - adj. of something having the color of chalk; composed of or containing or resembling calcium carbonate or calcite or chalk
 
 
* '''[[chalybeate]]''' - adj. containing or impregnated with or tasting of iron
 
 
* '''[[chamber]]''' - noun a natural or artificial enclosed space; a room where a judge transacts business; an enclosed volume in the body; a deliberative or legislative or administrative or judicial assembly; a room used primarily for sleeping; verb place in a chamber
 
 
* '''[[chambers]]''' - noun English architect (1723-1796)
 
 
* '''[[chamois]]''' - noun hoofed mammal of mountains of Eurasia having upright horns with backward-hooked tips; a soft suede leather formerly from the skin of the chamois antelope but now from sheepskin
 
 
* '''[[chamomile]]''' - noun Eurasian plant apple-scented foliage and white-rayed flowers and feathery leaves used medicinally; in some classification systems placed in genus Anthemis
 
 
* '''[[champagne]]''' - noun a white sparkling wine either produced in Champagne or resembling that produced there; a region of northeastern France
 
 
* '''[[champion]]''' - adj. holding first place in a contest; noun someone who fights for a cause; someone who has won first place in a competition; someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field; a person who backs a politician or a team etc.; verb protect or fight for as a champion
 
 
* '''[[chance]]''' - adj. occurring or appearing or singled out by chance; noun a risk involving danger; a measure of how likely it is that some event will occur; a number expressing the ratio of favorable cases to the whole number of cases possible; an unknown and unpredictable phenomenon that causes an event to result one way rather than another; the possibility of future success; a possibility due to a favorable combination of circumstances; verb be the case by chance; come upon, as if by accident; meet with; take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome
 
 
* '''[[chancellor]]''' - noun the honorary or titular head of a university; the person who is head of state (in several countries)
 
 
* '''[[chancre]]''' - noun a small hard painless nodule at the site of entry of a pathogen (as syphilis)
 
 
* '''[[chancroid]]''' - noun infectious venereal ulcer
 
 
* '''[[chancroidal]]''' - adj. of or relating to or having chancroids
 
 
* '''[[chancrous]]''' - adj. of or having chancres
 
 
* '''[[change]]''' - noun the action of changing something; a different or fresh set of clothes; a thing that is different; an event that occurs when something passes from one state or phase to another; the result of alteration or modification; money received in return for its equivalent in a larger denomination or a different currency; the balance of money received when the amount you tender is greater than the amount due; coins of small denomination regarded collectively; a relational difference between states; especially between states before and after some event; a difference that is usually pleasant; verb undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; make or become different in some particular way, without permanently losing one's or its former characteristics or essence; cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; exchange or replace with another, usually of the same kind or category; remove or replace the coverings of; change clothes; put on different clothes; lay aside, abandon, or leave for another; become deeper in tone; change from one vehicle or transportation line to another; give to, and receive from, one another
 
 
* '''[[changeable]]''' - adj. such that alteration is possible; having a marked tendency to change; varying in color when seen in different lights or from different angles; subject to change; capable of or tending to change in form or quality or nature
 
 
* '''[[changed]]''' - adj. made or become different in some respect; made or become different in nature or form; changed in constitution or structure or composition by metamorphism
 
 
* '''[[changing]]''' - adj. marked by continuous change or effective action
 
 
* '''[[channel]]''' - noun a passage for water (or other fluids) to flow through; a television station and its programs; a path over which electrical signals can pass; (often plural) a means of communication or access; a deep and relatively narrow body of water (as in a river or a harbor or a strait linking two larger bodies) that al