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Dictionary of Old fashioned Words Vocabulary Building

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What are “Old-fashioned Words”? Definition of ‘Old-fashioned words’: “Words and expressions that were common in the past but are passing out of ordinary use.” ‘Old-fashioned words’ are also known as ‘archaic words’. Many people use the term ‘old use’ for the words and expressions that were common in the past but have passed out of ordinary use. These words are mainly used in historical novels. They are also used to amuse people. Examples: Old-fashioned word: dandified [adjective] (of a man) too careful about his look or clothes Old-fashioned word: vamoose [verb] to leave fast Old-fashioned idiom blot your copybook -- to do something bad to spoil your good reputation among people Old-fashioned phrasal verb buck up! -- used to tell somebody to make haste Detailed list of “old-fashioned words”, parts of speech they belong to, and their meanings are as follows: Old-fashioned Words -- A abed [adverb] in bed abide [verb] to stay or live in a place Use in a sentence: Everybody must abide by the law. abroad [adverb] outside; outdoors accidence [noun] the part of grammar that deals with the change in the form of a word accursed [adjective] having a bad magic spell on something Use in a sentence: They lived in the forest as if accursed. || There is no escaping the sense of anxiety that we humans are accursed with. adieu [exclamation] goodbye Use in a sentence: They bid adieu to him with mixed emotions. addled [adjective] confused / (of an egg) not fresh Use in a sentence: He is not a silly and addled dude. without further/more ado [idiom] at once; immediately Use in a sentence: Once it was sure that the area had been secured, the children were without more ado accompanied to the assembly hall. adventurer / adventuress [noun] a person who is very fond of going to unusual places or gaining new experiences Use in a sentence: She is a hard-core adventuress, a travel journalist, who has traveled around the world. aerodrome (airdrome) [noun] a small airport Use in a sentence: The extension of the runway was aimed at better services for private operators at the aerodrome. affair [noun] an strange or inexplicable thing affright [verb] to scare; to frighten Use in a sentence: Let nothing affright you. ague [noun] malaria, dengue or other disease that causes fever and shivering ail [verb] to make somebody ill/sick air hostess [noun] a female flight attendant alack [exclamation] a word that is used to show you are sad or sorry Use in a sentence: Alas and alack, only a few of those stories are all that funny. alas [exclamation] a word that is used to show you are sad or sorry Use in a sentence: His experiments, alas, were flawed and had been mythologized. be all up (with somebody) [idiom] to be the end for somebody almoner [noun] a person employed by a hospital to handle financial and social problems of patients Use in a sentence: They wanted a more active almoner, who could find innovative ways to help the poor. alms [noun] money, clothes, food, etc. given to beggars or poor people Use in a sentence: They were injured in a stampede to receive alms being distributed by a charity. in the altogether [idiom] without wearing any clothes Amerindian [noun] Native American Use in a sentence: The word 'guava' originates from the language of the Arawaks, an Amerindian people from the Caribbean. ammo [noun] ammunition Use in a sentence: They have tested and run a lot of ammo through their rifles. amour [noun] a secret love affair anon [adverb] soon; early, immediately; in a moment apoplexy [noun] the sudden and complete loss of the ability to sense or move apoplectic [adjective] related to apoplexy apparel [noun] formal clothes Use in a sentence: The US apparel industry is highly fragmented with many players. applesauce [noun] nonsense Use in a sentence: All politics is applesauce! apprehend [verb] to understand, realize or be aware of something Use in a sentence: Making language easy to apprehend is intrinsic to making it appealing. apricity [noun] the sun’s warmth on a cold winter’s day aright [adverb] correctly or properly

A Dictionary of Archaic Provincial Words Obsolete Phrases Proverbs Ancient Customs Form the Fourteenth Century

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A Dictionary of Archaic and Provincial Words Obsolete Phrases Proverbs and Ancient Customs from the Fourteenth Century

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Dictionary of Difficult Words 5000 English Words

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5000 Difficult English Words and their Meanings. Advanced Words in English Language | One of the Best English Dictionaries for Advanced English Learners | Most used tough English Words | Vocabulary Building -- 5000 Words and Meanings-- Letter A -- 275 Words | Letter B -- 242 Words | Letter C -- 438 Words | Letter D -- 321 Words | Letter E -- 238 Words | Letter F -- 233 Words | Letter G -- 171 Words | Letter H -- 149 Words | Letter I -- 266 Words | Letter J -- 51 Words | Letter K -- 19 Words | Letter L -- 132 Words | Letter M -- 175 Words | Letter N -- 66 Words | Letter O -- 109 Words | Letter P -- 393 Words | Letter Q -- 22 Words | Letter R -- 303 Words | Letter S -- 787 Words | Letter T -- 205 Words | Letter U -- 172 Words | Letter V -- 98 Words | Letter W -- 112 Words | Letter XYZ -- 23 Words Sample This: Difficult English Words -- A -- 0001 -- abandon (v.) -- to discard; to dump; to leave sb/sth permanently || related words: abandoned (adj.), abandonment (n.) 0002 -- abase (v.) -- to do sth that makes people have less respect for you; to degrade || related word: abasement (n.) 0003 -- abashed (adj.) -- ashamed in a social situation; embarrassed 0004 -- abate (v.) -- to become very weak; to fade away; to subside || related word: abatement (n.) 0005 -- abdicate (v.) -- to step down from the position of being king; to renounce; to give up || related word: abdication (n.) 0006 -- aberrant (adj.) -- abnormal, unsocial or weird; nonstandard || related word: aberration (n.) 0007 -- abet (v.) -- to assist, encourage or support sb in doing sth illegal, immoral, etc. 0008 -- abhor (v.) -- to extremely hate or dislike sb/sth for ethical reasons; to detest || related words: abhorrent (adj.), abhorrence (n.) 0009 -- abide (v.) -- to reside somewhere 0010 -- abiding (adj.) -- (of feelings, ideas, etc.) long lasting 0011 -- abject (adj.) -- having no hope or self-esteem; miserable || related word: abjectly (adv.) 0012 -- abjure (v.) -- to give up a belief or idea publicly; to renounce 0013 -- ablaze (adj.) -- on fire; afire | full of strong feelings, bright lights, etc. 0014 -- ablutions (n.) -- action of cleaning or washing yourself 0015 -- abnegate (v.) -- to reject sth that you like; to renounce || related word: abnegation (n.) 0016 -- abode (n.) -- the place where you reside/live; residence 0017 -- abolish (v.) -- to get rid of a law, rule, etc. officially; to eliminate || related words: abolition (n.), abolitionist (n.) 0018 -- abominate (v.) -- to hate intensely || related words: abominable (adj.), abomination (n.) 0019 -- aboriginal (adj.) -- primitive 0020 -- abortive (adj.) -- (of an action) unsuccessful 0021 -- abound (v.) -- to be plentiful 0022 -- about-turn (n.) -- reversal of a plan or opinion, etc. 0023 -- above board (adj./adv.) -- honest or genuine / honestly or genuinely 0024 -- abrasion (n.) -- cut or scratch 0025 -- abrasive (adj.) -- rough | rude || related words: abrasively (adv.), abrasiveness (n.) 0026 -- abreast (adv.) -- side by side 0027 -- abridge (v.) -- to shorten a book, etc. || related words: abridged (adj.), abridgement (n.) 0028 -- abrogate (v.) -- to officially cancel a law || related word: abrogation (n.) 0029 -- abrupt (adj.) -- sudden | impolite || related words: abruptly (adv.), abruptness (n.) 0030 -- abscond (v.) -- to run away; to escape 0031 -- abseil (v.) -- to descend a steep cliff 0032 -- absolution (n.) -- forgiveness 0033 -- absolutism (n.) -- rule by dictator; autocracy || related word: absolutist (adj./n.) 0034 -- absolve (v.) -- to officially forgive somebody 0035 -- abstain (v.) -- to give up or stay away from sth bad, illegal or immoral | to decide not to cast your vote in election | related words: abstainer (n.), abstention (n.) 0036 -- abstemious (adj.) -- self-disciplined 0037 -- abstinence (n.) -- restraint from eating or drinking because of ethical reasons | related word: abstinent (adj.) 0038 -- abstracted (adj.) -- absentminded || related word: abstractedly (adv.) 0039 -- abstruse (adj.) -- that cannot be understood easily; obscure 0040 -- abundant (adj.) -- plentiful || related word: abundantly (adv.) 0041 -- abut (v.) -- to be next to sth; to adjoin 0042 -- abysmal (adj.) -- extremely bad || related word: abysmally (adv.) 0042 -- abyss (n.) -- enormously deep hole 0044 -- accede (v.) -- to give approval to a plan, request, etc. | to become ruler 0045 -- accentuate (v.) -- to highlight something; to emphasize || related word: accentuation (n.) 0046 -- accession (n.) -- the state of becoming a ruler 0047 -- acclaim (v.) -- to praise or greet sb/sth in public || related word: acclamation (n.) 0048 -- acclimatize (acclimate) (v.) -- to get used to new climate, situation, etc. || related word: acclimatization (acclimation) (n.) 0049 -- accolade (n.) -- honor for a marvelous achievement 0050 -- accommodate (v.) -- to give a place to stay | to adjust | to oblige or help || related words: accommodating (adj.), accommodation (n.) 0051 -- accord (n./v.) -- official agreement | to agree officially 0052 -- accost (v.) -- to suddenly come close and talk to sb 0053 -- accouter (accouter) (v.) -- to put on special clothes, equipments, etc. | related word: accoutrements (n.) 0054 -- accredit (v.) -- to officially recognize sb/sth || related words: accredited (adj.), accreditation (n.) 0055 -- accretion (n.) -- addition of a layer in a gradual way; newly but slowly added layer 0056 -- accrue (v.) -- to mount up; to accumulate || related word: accrual (n.) 0057 -- acculturate (v.) -- to adjust yourself in different culture || related word: acculturation (n.) 0058 -- acerbic (adj.) -- bitter in speech || related word: acerbity (n.) 0059 -- Achilles heel (n.) -- weak point in character 0060 -- acme (n.) -- the highest point in development; peak 0061 -- acolyte (n.) -- helper of a leader 0062 -- acoustic (adj.) -- connected with sound | designed to make natural sound || related words: acoustically (adv.), acoustician (n.), acoustics (n.) 0063 -- acquiesce (v.) -- to agree without arguing || related words: acquiescent (adj.), acquiescence (n.) 0064 -- acrid (adj.) -- bitter 0065 -- acrimony (n.) -- bitterness or hostility || related words: acrimonious (adj.), acrimoniously (adv.) 0066 -- acrobat (n.) -- circus performer || related words: acrobatic (adj.), acrobatically (adv.), acrobatics (n.) 0067 -- acronym (n.) -- short form of a group of words 0068 -- acuity (n.) -- the ability to hear, see or think in a clear way 0069 -- acumen (n.) -- intelligence 0070 -- ad hominem (adj./adv.) -- (of criticism, etc.) targeted to sb’s character 0071 -- ad infinitum (adv.) -- infinitely or repeatedly 0072 -- ad nauseam (adv.) -- repeatedly in a boring way 0073 -- adamant (adj.) -- too determined; obstinate || related word: adamantly (adv.) 0074 -- adamantine (adj.) -- unbreakable 0075 -- addendum (n.) -- extra section in a book; appendix 0076 -- addle (v.) -- to confuse || related word: addled (adj.) 0077 -- adduce (v.) -- to cite sth 0078 -- adhere (v.) -- to stick fast to sth | to follow a particular set of rules || related word: adherence (n.) 0079 -- adherent (n.) -- supporter of a particular set of beliefs 0080 -- adhesive (adj./n.) -- sticky | glue || related word: adhesion (n.) 0081 -- adieu (exclamation) -- goodbye 0082 -- adjure (v.) -- to seriously request or urge sb to do something 0083 -- adlib (v.) -- to speak without preparation 0084 -- admonish (v.) -- to speak harshly to sb; to warn || related words: admonitory (adj.), admonition (n.) 0085 -- adore (v.) -- to admire or love || related words: adorable (adj.), adoring (adj.), adoringly (adv.), adorably (adv.), adoration (n.) 0086 -- adorn (v.) -- to decorate || related word: adornment (n.) 0087 -- adrift (adj.) -- floating | without aim 0088 -- adroit (adj.) -- able to deal with people cleverly || related words: adroitly (adv.), adroitness (n.) 0089 -- adumbrate (v.) -- to summarize 0090 -- advent (n.) -- arrival of an important person or event 0091 -- adventitious (adj.) -- unplanned; accidental 0092 -- aesthete (n.) -- admirer of art and beauty || related words: aesthetic (adj./n.), aesthetically (adv.), aesthetics (n.), aestheticism (n.) 0093 -- affable (adj.) -- friendly || related words: affably (adv.), affability (n.) 0094 -- affinity (n.) -- attraction or resemblance 0095 -- afflict (v.) -- to create trouble for sb || related word: affliction (n.) 0096 -- affluent (adj.) -- wealthy || related word: affluence (n.) 0097 -- affray (n.) -- fight or violence in a public place 0098 -- affront (n./v.) -- insulting remark | to insult or upset sb 0099 -- aficionado (n.) -- sb who is too much interested in a particular activity, subject, etc.: enthusiast 0100 -- aflame (adj.) -- on fire | colorful and brightly lit | excited 0101 -- agglomerate (adj./n./v.) -- formed into a mass | collection or mass | to collect and form a group || related word: agglomeration (n.) 0102 -- aggrandizement (n.) -- increase in the power of country or person 0103 -- aggravate (v.) -- to make sth worse || related words: aggravated (adj.), aggravating (adj.), aggravation (n.) 0104 -- aggrieved (adj.) -- angry or hurt 0105 -- aggro (n.) -- irritating problems, too aggressive behavior 0106 -- aghast (adj.) -- shocked 0107 -- agile (adj.) -- quick to notice sth; swift in movement || related word: agility (n.) 0108 -- agog (adj.) -- excited while trying to find out sth 0109 -- agonize (v.) -- to worry a lot || related words: agonized (adj.), agonizing (adj.), agonizingly (adv.) 0110 -- agony (n.) -- pain 0111 -- agrarian (adj.) -- related to farming 0112 -- aground (adv.) -- ashore 0113 -- ail (v.) -- to create problems | to make sb ill 0114 -- airy-fairy (adj.) -- impractical; idealistic 0115 -- ajar (adj.) -- (of a door, window, etc.) slightly open 0116 -- al fresco (adj./adv.) -- outdoors 0117 -- alacrity (n.) -- quickness in an excited way 0118 -- albatross (n.) -- something that creates difficulty and get in the way of progress 0119 -- alchemy (n.) -- magical power that can transform things 0120 -- alien (adj.) -- foreign | hostile 0121 -- alienate (v.) -- to lose your support with sb; to feel isolated || related word: alienation (n.) 0122 -- alight (adj./v.) -- on fire; shining brightly | to get down from the bus, etc. 0123 -- allay (v.) -- to reduce the intensity of feelings, emotions, etc. 0124 -- allegiance (n.) -- faithfulness towards your senior or a group you belong to 0125 -- alleviate (v.) -- to reduce the intensity of sth bad || related word: alleviation (n.) 0126 -- allure (n.) -- attraction or fascination | related words: alluring (adj.), alluringly (adv.), allurement (n.) 0127 -- allusion (n.) -- indirect reference or remark || related word: allusive (adj.) 0128 -- alluvial (adj.) -- made of sand deposited by river or sea || related word: alluvium (n.) 0129 -- aloft (adv.) -- in the air; overhead 0130 -- also-ran (n.) -- unsuccessful person 0131 -- altercation (n.) -- a quarrel in a public place 0132 -- altruism (n.) -- selflessness || related word: altruistic (adv.) 0133 -- ambidextrous (adj.) -- able to use both the hands equally well 0134 -- ambience (n.) -- surroundings or atmosphere of a place || related word: ambient (adj.) 0135 -- ambivalence (n.) -- state of two minds, showing mixed feelings || related words: ambivalent (adj.), ambivalently (adv.) 0136 -- amble (v.) -- to walk slowly 0137 -- ambrosia (n.) -- delicious thing to eat 0138 -- ambulatory (adj.) -- connected with walking; mobile 0139 -- amenable (adj.) -- agreeable or controllable 0140 -- amicable (adj.) -- pleasant and friendly || related word: amicably (adv.) 0141 -- amiss (adj.) -- wrong 0142 -- amity (n.) -- peaceful and friendly relationship 0143 -- amnesia (n.) -- loss of memory || related word: amnesiac (n.) 0144 -- amorous (adj.) -- expressing feeling of love passionately || related word: amorously (adv.) 0145 -- amorphous (adj.) -- formless or shapeless 0146 -- amplify (v.) -- to increase sound ; to add more information to a story, etc. || related word: amplification (n.) 0147 -- anachronism (n.) -- old-fashioned person or thing || related word: anachronistic (adj.) 0148 -- analgesia (n.) -- inability to feel pain || related word: analgesic (adj./n.) 0149 -- analogy (n.) -- a comparison that shows similarities or correlation between two things 0150 -- anathema (n.) -- sth that you hate strongly 0151 -- anecdote (n.) -- a short and real story or event 0152 -- angst (n.) -- deep fear, tension or anxiety; nervousness 0153 -- anguish (n.) -- severe suffering || related word: anguished (adj.) 0154 -- animated (adj.) -- full of life; energetic || related word: animatedly (adv.) 0155 -- animism (n.) -- belief that natural objects possess soul || related words: animistic (adj.), animist (n.) 0156 -- animosity (n.) -- enmity 0157 -- animus (n.) -- hatred 0158 -- annals (n.) -- historical records; yearly record of events 0159 -- annex (v.) -- to forcefully take over another country || related word: annexation (n.) 0160 -- annihilate (v.) -- to defeat or destroy completely || related word: annihilation (n.) 0161 -- annotate (v.) -- to add notes to explain sth || related words: annotated (adj.), annotation (n.) 0162 -- annul (v.) -- to cancel sth officially || related word: annulment (n.) 0163 -- anodyne (adj.) -- inoffensive, harmless 0164 -- anoint (v.) -- to smear somebody with water or oil as part of a religious ceremony 0165 -- anomalous (adj.) -- abnormal, unusual or unexpected || related words: anomalously (adv.), anomaly (n.) 0166 -- anomie (n.) -- unsocial or immoral behaviour 0167 -- anorexia (n.) -- fear of being fat || related word: anorexic (adj./n.) 0168 -- antagonize (v.) -- to irritate or annoy sb | to make sb no longer friendly with you || related words: antagonistic (adj.), antagonistically (adv.), antagonist (n.), antagonism (n.) 0169 -- antecedent (adj./n.) -- previous | something that has been followed by something else 0170 -- antediluvian (adj.) -- primitive; outdated 0171 -- anthology (n.) -- compilation of stories, poems, etc. from different sources 0172 -- antipathy (n.) -- hostility || related word: antipathetic (adj.) 0173 -- antiquated (adj.) -- old-fashioned 0174 -- antiquity (n.) -- the ancient past; an object, a work of art, etc. from the ancient past 0175 -- antithesis (n.) -- exact opposite | contrast || related word: antithetical (adj.) 0176 -- apathy (n.) -- lack of interest || related words: apathetic (adj.), apathetically (adv.) 0177 -- aphorism (n.) -- a short phrase that expresses sth sensible || related word: aphoristic (adj.) 0178 -- aplomb (n.) -- self-confidence in a difficult situation 0179 -- apnea (apnoea) (n.) -- temporary loss of breath during sleep 0180 -- apocalypse (n.) -- complete or severe destruction || related word: apocalyptic (adj.) 0181 -- apocryphal (adj.) -- dubious; mythical 0182 -- apoplexy (n.) -- loss of the ability to feel 0183 -- apostate (n.) -- sb who has changed their religious beliefs || related word: apostasy (n.) 0184 -- apostle (n.) -- strong supporter or follower of an idea or a policy 0185 -- appalled (adj.) -- shocked, distressed || related words: appalling (adj.), appallingly (adv.) 0186 -- apparent (adj.) -- obvious; noticeable 0187 -- apparition (n.) -- spirit or ghost 0188 -- appease (v.) -- to calm down sb by accepting their demands || related word: appeasement (n.) 0189 -- append (v.) -- to add sth as an attachment || related word: appendage (n.) 0190 -- appetizing (adj.) -- mouth-watering 0191 -- applaud (v.) -- to clap in order to praise sb; to praise | related word: applause (n.) 0192 -- appliqué (n.) -- ornamental needlework || related word: appliquéd (adj.) 0193 -- apportion (v.) -- to divide and distribute || related word: apportionment (n.) 0194 -- apposite (adj.) -- suitable 0195 -- appraise (v.) -- to assess the quality of something; to evaluate | related words: appraisal (n.), appraiser (n.) 0196 -- appreciable (adj.) -- noticeable || related word: appreciably (adv.) 0197 -- appurtenance (n.) -- small part of sth; accessory 0198 -- apropos (prep.) -- concerning 0199 -- aquifer (n.) -- a layer of rock that can hold or transmit water. 0200 -- arable (adj.) -- related to growing crops 0201 -- arbiter (n.) -- a person who is authorized to settle a dispute 0202 -- arbitrary (adj.) -- illogical | uncontrolled || related words: arbitrarily (adv.), arbitrariness (n.) 0203 -- arbitrate (v.) -- to officially settle a dispute between two parties || related word: arbitration (n.) 0204 -- arboreal (adj.) -- connected with trees 0205 -- arcane (adj.) -- mysterious; puzzling 0206 -- archetype (n.) -- a typical example 0207 -- ardent (adj.) -- enthusiastic; excited || related word: ardently (adv.) 0208 -- ardor (ardour) (n.) -- passion 0209 -- arduous (adj.) -- difficult and tiring; laborious || related word: arduously (adv.) 0210 -- argot (n.) -- special words used by a particular profession; jargon 0211 -- arid (adj.) -- dry | ordinary || related word: aridity (n.) 0212 -- Armageddon (n.) -- an extremely terrible war 0213 -- armistice (n.) -- break in fighting; ceasefire 0214 -- arm-twisting (n.) -- persuasion by force 0215 -- arouse (v.) -- to cause particular emotion | to awaken someone from sleep || related word: arousal (n.) 0216 -- arraign (v.) -- to charge sb for a crime || related word: arraignment (n.) 0217 -- arrant (adj.) -- (of sth bad) absolute or complete 0218 -- arrogant (adj.) -- very proud || related word: arrogantly (adv.) 0219 -- artifact (artefact) (n.) -- historical object 0220 -- ascend (v.) -- to go/lead/move up; to rise 0221 -- ascendancy (n.) -- dominance or supremacy || related words: ascendant (n.), ascension (n.) 0222 -- ascetic (adj./n.) -- enormously self-disciplined | strict in self-discipline || related word: asceticism (n.) 0223 -- ascribe (v.) -- to state or believe that sth is caused or done by a particular thing/person or written by a particular person | to think sb/sth should have a particular quality || related words: ascribable (adj.), ascription (n.) 0224 -- ashen (adj.) -- light in colour, whiter than usual 0225 -- asinine (adj.) -- foolish 0226 -- askew (adj./adv.) -- not straight, bent 0227 -- aslant (adv.) -- at an angle; sloping 0228 -- asperity (n.) -- harshness of tone || related word: aspersions (n.) 0229 -- aspire (v.) -- to aim big 0230 -- assail (v.) -- to attack sb violently; to criticize sb strongly 0231 -- assault (n./v.) -- violent attack | to attack sb violently 0232 -- assent (n./v.) -- official agreement | to agree officially 0233 -- assertive (adj.) -- self-confident || related words: assertively (adv.), assertiveness (n.) 0234 -- assiduous (adj.) -- hard-working || related words: assiduously (adv.), assiduity (n.) 0235 -- assign (v.) -- to allocate 0236 -- assimilate (v.) -- to incorporate; to include || related word: assimilation (n.) 0237 -- assuage (v.) -- to lessen painful feeling 0238 -- astonish (v.) -- to extremely surprise sb 0239 -- astound (v.) -- to shock or surprise sb too much || related words: astounded (adj.), astounding (adj.), astoundingly (adv.) 0240 -- astride (adv./prep.) -- with a leg on each side of sth 0241 -- astringent (adj.) -- harsh; severe || related word: astringency (n.) 0242 -- astronomical (adj.) -- (of a price) excessive || related word: astronomically (adv.) 0243 -- astute (adj.) -- very clever; shrewd || related words: astutely (adv.), astuteness (n.) 0244 -- asunder (adv.) -- not together 0245 -- atavistic (adj.) -- connected with primitive humans 0246 -- ataxia (n.) -- loss of control of bodily movements || related word: ataxic (adj.) 0247 -- atone (v.) -- to express regret and make up for sth || related word: atonement (n.) 0248 -- atrocity (n.) -- terrible and violent act; evil || related words: atrocious (adj.), atrociously (adv.), atrociousness (n.) 0249 -- attenuate (v.) -- to make sth less forceful or effective || related words: attenuated (adj.), attenuation (n.) 0250 -- attire (n.) -- clothes || related word: attired (adj.) 0251 -- attuned (adj.) -- completely familiar with sth 0252 -- audacity (n.) -- boldness; rudeness || related words: audacious (adj.), audaciously (adv.) 0253 -- auditory (adj.) -- related to hearing 0254 -- augment (v.) -- to increase || related word: augmentation (n.) 0255 -- augur (v.) -- to foretell, foresee or predict || related word: augury (n.) 0256 -- aura (n.) -- noticeable quality of surrounding areas 0257 -- aural (adj.) -- related to hearing and listening || related word: aurally (adv.) 0258 -- austere (adj.) -- having strict attitude; having simple style; having uncomfortable way of life || related words: austerely (adv.), austerity (n.) 0259 -- autism (n.) -- loss of ability to form relationship or communicate with people || related word: autistic (adj.) 0260 -- autocrat (n.) -- a ruler with absolute power | || related word: autocratic (adj.), autocratically (adv.) autocracy (n.), 0261 -- avarice (n.) -- greed || related word: avaricious (adj.) 0262 -- avenue (n.) -- path; a way of making progress 0263 -- aver (v.) -- to firmly express a truth 0264 -- averse (adj.) -- not liking sth || related word: aversion (n.) 0265 -- avert (v.) -- to prevent or foil sth undesirable from happening 0266 -- avid (adj.) -- enthusiastic || related words: avidly (adv.), avidity (n.) 0267 -- avow (v.) -- to say sth openly; to affirm || related words: avowed (adj.), avowedly (adv.), avowal (n.) 0268 -- awash (adj.) -- flooded with water; containing large amount of something 0269 -- awe (n./v.) -- admiration and wonder | to respect || related word: awed (adj.) 0270 -- awe-inspiring (adj.) -- splendid 0271 -- awesome (adj.) -- amazing || related word: awesomely (adv.) 0272 -- awestruck (adj.) -- fascinated 0273 -- awful (adj./adv.) -- too bad; excessive | extremely || related word: awfulness (n.) 0274 -- awry (adj./adv.) -- wrong; untidy 0275 -- axiom (n.) -- a principle that is believed to be true || related word: axiomatic (adj.)

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Presents a collection of essays and commentaries on the English language.