Vocabulary (A)

Serial Word Meaning
1 abase v. To lower in position, estimation, or the like; degrade
2 abbess n. The lady superior of a nunnery
3 abbey n. The group of buildings which collectively form the dwelling-place of a society of monks or nuns
4 abbot n. The superior of a community of monks
5 abdicate v. To give up (royal power or the like)
6 abdomen n. In mammals, the visceral cavity between the diaphragm and the pelvic floor; the belly
7 abdominal n. Of, pertaining to, or situated on the abdomen
8 abduction n. A carrying away of a person against his will, or illegally
9 abed adv. In bed; on a bed
10 aberration n. Deviation from a right, customary, or prescribed course
11 abet v. To aid, promote, or encourage the commission of (an offense)
12 abeyance n. A state of suspension or temporary inaction
13 abhorrence n. The act of detesting extremely
14 abhorrent adj. Very repugnant; hateful
15 abidance n. An abiding
16 abject adj. Sunk to a low condition
17 abjure v. To recant, renounce, repudiate under oath
18 able-bodied adj. Competent for physical service
19 ablution n. A washing or cleansing, especially of the body
20 abnegate v. To renounce (a right or privilege)
21 abnormal adj. Not conformed to the ordinary rule or standard
22 abominable adj. Very hateful
23 abominate v. To hate violently
24 abomination n. A very detestable act or practice
25 aboriginal adj. Primitive; unsophisticated
26 aborigines n. The original of earliest known inhabitants of a country
27 aboveboard adv. Without concealment, fraud, or trickery
28 abrade v. To wear away the surface or some part of by friction
29 abrasion n. That which is rubbed off
30 abridge v. To make shorter in words, keeping the essential features, leaning out minor particles
31 abridgment n. A condensed form as of a book or play
32 abrogate v. To abolish, repeal
33 abrupt adj. Beginning, ending, or changing suddenly or with a break
34 abscess n. A Collection of pus in a cavity formed within some tissue of the body
35 abscission n. The act of cutting off, as in a surgical operation
36 abscond v. To depart suddenly and secretly, as for the purpose of escaping arrest
37 absence n. The fact of not being present or available
38 absent-minded adj. Lacking in attention to immediate surroundings or business
39 absolution n. Forgiveness, or passing over of offenses
40 absolve v. To free from sin or its penalties
41 absorb v. To drink in or suck up, as a sponge absorbs water
42 absorption n. The act or process of absorbing
43 abstain v. To keep oneself back (from doing or using something)
44 abstemious adj. Characterized by self denial or abstinence, as in the use of drink, food
45 abstinence n. Self denial
46 abstruse adj. Dealing with matters difficult to be understood
47 absurd adj. Inconsistent with reason or common sense
48 abundant adj. Plentiful
49 abusive adj. Employing harsh words or ill treatment
50 abut v. To touch at the end or boundary line
51 abyss n. Bottomless gulf
52 academic adj. Of or pertaining to an academy, college, or university
53 academician n. A member of an academy of literature, art, or science
54 academy n. Any institution where the higher branches of learning are taught
55 accede v. To agree
56 accelerate v. To move faster
57 accept v. To take when offered
58 access n. A way of approach or entrance; passage
59 accessible adj. Approachable
60 accession n. Induction or elevation, as to dignity, office, or government
61 accessory n. A person or thing that aids the principal agent
62 acclaim v. To utter with a shout
63 accommodate v. To furnish something as a kindness or favor
64 accompaniment n. A subordinate part or parts, enriching or supporting the leading part
65 accompanist n. One who or that which accompanies
66 accompany v. To go with, or be associated with, as a companion
67 accomplice n. An associate in wrong-doing
68 accomplish v. To bring to pass
69 accordion n. A portable free-reed musical instrument
70 accost v. To speak to
71 account n. A record or statement of receipts and expenditures, or of business transactions
72 accouter v. To dress
73 accredit v. To give credit or authority to
74 accumulate v. To become greater in quantity or number
75 accuracy n. Exactness
76 accurate adj. Conforming exactly to truth or to a standard
77 accursed adj. Doomed to evil, misery, or misfortune
78 accusation n. A charge of crime, misdemeanor, or error
79 accusatory adj. Of, pertaining to, or involving an accusation
80 accuse v. To charge with wrong doing, misconduct, or error
81 accustom v. To make familiar by use
82 acerbity n. Sourness, with bitterness and astringency
83 acetate n. A salt of acetic acid
84 acetic adj. Of, pertaining to, or of the nature of vinegar
85 ache v. To be in pain or distress
86 Achillean adj. Invulnerable
87 achromatic adj. Colorless,
88 acid n. A sour substance
89 acidify v. To change into acid
90 acknowledge v. To recognize; to admit the genuineness or validity of
91 acknowledgment n. Recognition
92 acme n. The highest point, or summit
93 acoustic adj. Pertaining to the act or sense of hearing
94 acquaint v. To make familiar or conversant
95 acquiesce v. To comply; submit
96 acquiescence n. Passive consent
97 acquire v. To get as one’s own
98 acquisition n. Anything gained, or made one’s own, usually by effort or labor
99 acquit v. To free or clear, as from accusation
100 acquittal n. A discharge from accusation by judicial action
101 acquittance n. Release or discharge from indebtedness, obligation, or responsibility
102 acreage n. Quantity or extent of land, especially of cultivated land
103 acrid adj. Harshly pungent or bitter
104 acrimonious adj. Full of bitterness
105 acrimony n. Sharpness or bitterness of speech or temper
106 actionable adj. Affording cause for instituting an action, as trespass, slanderous words
107 actuality n. Any reality
108 actuary n. An officer, as of an insurance company, who calculates and states the risks and premiums
109 actuate v. To move or incite to action
110 acumen n. Quickness of intellectual insight, or discernment; keenness of discrimination
111 acute adj. Having fine and penetrating discernment
112 adamant n. Any substance of exceeding hardness or impenetrability
113 addendum n. Something added, or to be added
114 addle v. To make inefficient or worthless; muddle
115 adduce v. To bring forward or name for consideration
116 adhere v. To stick fast or together
117 adherence n. Attachment
118 adherent adj. Clinging or sticking fast
119 adhesion n. The state of being attached or joined
120 adieu inter. Good-by; farewell
121 adjacency n. The state of being adjacent
122 adjacent n. That which is near or bordering upon
123 adjudge v. To award or bestow by formal decision
124 adjunct n. Something joined to or connected with another thing, but holding a subordinate place
125 adjuration n. A vehement appeal
126 adjutant adj. Auxiliary
127 administrator n. One who manages affairs of any kind
128 admissible adj. Having the right or privilege of entry
129 admittance n. Entrance, or the right or permission to enter
130 admonish v. To warn of a fault
131 admonition n. Gentle reproof
132 ado n. unnecessary activity or ceremony
133 adoration n. Profound devotion
134 adroit adj. Having skill in the use of the bodily or mental powers
135 adulterant n. An adulterating substance
136 adulterate v. To make impure by the admixture of other or baser ingredients
137 adumbrate v. To represent beforehand in outline or by emblem
138 advent n. The coming or arrival, as of any important change, event, state, or personage
139 adverse adj. Opposing or opposed
140 adversity n. Misfortune
141 advert v. To refer incidentally
142 advertiser n. One who advertises, especially in newspapers
143 advisory adj. Not mandatory
144 advocacy n. The act of pleading a cause
145 advocate n. One who pleads the cause of another, as in a legal or ecclesiastical court
146 aerial adj. Of, pertaining to, or like the air
147 aeronaut n. One who navigates the air, a balloonist
148 aeronautics n. the art or practice of flying aircraft
149 aerostat n. A balloon or other apparatus floating in or sustained by the air
150 aerostatics n. The branch of pneumatics that treats of the equilibrium, pressure, and mechanical properties
151 affable adj. Easy to approach
152 affect v. To act upon
153 affectation n. A studied or ostentatious pretense or attempt
154 affiliate n. Some auxiliary person or thing
155 affirmative adj. Answering yes; to a question at issue
156 affix v. To fasten
157 affluence n. A profuse or abundant supply of riches
158 affront n. An open insult or indignity
159 afire adv. On fire, literally or figuratively
160 afoot adv. In progress
161 aforesaid adj. Said in a preceding part or before
162 afresh adv. Once more, after rest or interval
163 afterthought n. A thought that comes later than its appropriate or expected time
164 agglomerate v. To pile or heap together
165 aggrandize v. To cause to appear greatly
166 aggravate v. To make heavier, worse, or more burdensome
167 aggravation n. The fact of being made heavier or more heinous, as a crime , offense, misfortune, etc
168 aggregate n. The entire number, sum, mass, or quantity of something
169 aggress v. To make the first attack
170 aggression n. An unprovoked attack
171 aggrieve v. To give grief or sorrow to
172 aghast adj. Struck with terror and amazement
173 agile adj. Able to move or act quickly, physically, or mentally
174 agitate v. To move or excite (the feelings or thoughts)
175 agrarian adj. Pertaining to land, especially agricultural land
176 aide-de-camp n. An officer who receives and transmits the orders of the general
177 ailment n. Slight sickness
178 airy adj. Delicate, ethereal
179 akin adj. Of similar nature or qualities
180 alabaster n. A white or delicately tinted fine-grained gypsum
181 alacrity n. Cheerful willingness
182 albeit conj. Even though
183 albino n. A person with milky white skin and hair, and eyes with bright red pupil and usually pink iris
184 album n. A book whose leaves are so made to form paper frames for holding photographs or the like
185 alchemy n. Chemistry of the middle ages, characterized by the pursuit of changing base metals to gold
186 alcohol n. A volatile, inflammable, colorless liquid of a penetrating odor and burning taste
187 alcoholism n. A condition resulting from the inordinate or persistent use of alcoholic beverages
188 alcove n. A covered recess connected with or at the side of a larger room
189 alder n. Any shrub or small tree of the genus Alumnus, of the oak family
190 alderman n. A member of a municipal legislative body, who usually exercises also certain judicial functions
191 aldermanship n. The dignity, condition, office, or term of office of an alderman
192 alias n. An assumed name
193 alien n. One who owes allegiance to a foreign government
194 alienable adj. Capable of being aliened or alienated, as lands
195 alienate v. To cause to turn away
196 alienation n. Estrangement
197 aliment n. That which nourishes
198 alkali n. Anything that will neutralize an acid, as lime, magnesia, etc
199 allay v. To calm the violence or reduce the intensity of; mitigate
200 allege v. To assert to be true, especially in a formal manner, as in court
201 allegory n. The setting forth of a subject under the guise of another subject of aptly suggestive likeness
202 alleviate v. To make less burdensome or less hard to bear
203 alley n. A narrow street, garden path, walk, or the like
204 alliance n. Any combination or union for some common purpose
205 allot v. To assign a definite thing or part to a certain person
206 allotment n. Portion
207 allude v. To refer incidentally, or by suggestion
208 allusion n. An indirect and incidental reference to something without definite mention of it
209 alluvion n. Flood
210 ally n. A person or thing connected with another, usually in some relation of helpfulness
211 almanac n. A series of tables giving the days of the week together with certain astronomical information
212 aloof adv. Not in sympathy with or desiring to associate with others
213 altar n. Any raised place or structure on which sacrifices may be offered or incense burned
214 alter v. To make change in
215 alteration n. Change or modification
216 altercate v. To contend angrily or zealously in words
217 alternate n. One chosen to act in place of another, in case of the absence or incapacity of that other
218 alternative n. Something that may or must exist, be taken or chosen, or done instead of something else
219 altitude n. Vertical distance or elevation above any point or base-level, as the sea
220 alto n. The lowest or deepest female voice or part
221 altruism n. Benevolence to others on subordination to self-interest
222 altruist n. One who advocates or practices altruism
223 amalgam n. An alloy or union of mercury with another metal
224 amalgamate v. To mix or blend together in a homogeneous body
225 amateur adj. Practicing an art or occupation for the love of it, but not as a profession
226 amatory adj. Designed to excite love
227 ambidextrous adj. Having the ability of using both hands with equal skill or ease
228 ambiguous adj. Having a double meaning
229 ambitious adj. Eagerly desirous and aspiring
230 ambrosial adj. Divinely sweet, fragrant, or delicious
231 ambulance n. A vehicle fitted for conveying the sick and wounded
232 ambulate v. To walk about
233 ambush n. The act or state of lying concealed for the purpose of surprising or attacking the enemy
234 ameliorate v. To relieve, as from pain or hardship
235 amenable adj. Willing and ready to submit
236 Americanism n. A peculiar sense in which an English word or phrase is used in the United States
237 amicable adj. Done in a friendly spirit
238 amity n. Friendship
239 amorous adj. Having a propensity for falling in love
240 amorphous adj. Without determinate shape
241 amour n. A love-affair, especially one of an illicit nature
242 ampere n. The practical unit of electric-current strength
243 ampersand n. The character &; and
244 amphibious adj. Living both on land and in water
245 amphitheater n. An edifice of elliptical shape, constructed about a central open space or arena
246 amplitude n. Largeness
247 amply adv. Sufficiently
248 amputate v. To remove by cutting, as a limb or some portion of the body
249 amusement n. Diversion
250 anachronism n. Anything occurring or existing out of its proper time
251 anagram n. The letters of a word or phrase so transposed as to make a different word or phrase
252 analogous adj. Corresponding (to some other) in certain respects, as in form, proportion, relations
253 analogy n. Reasoning in which from certain and known relations or resemblance others are formed
254 analyst n. One who analyzes or makes use of the analytical method
255 analyze v. To examine minutely or critically
256 anarchy n. Absence or utter disregard of government
257 anathema n. Anything forbidden, as by social usage
258 anatomy n. That branch of morphology which treats of the structure of organisms
259 ancestry n. One’s ancestors collectively
260 anecdote n. A brief account of some interesting event or incident
261 anemia n. Deficiency of blood or red corpuscles
262 anemic adj. Affected with anemia
263 anemometer n. An instrument for measuring the force or velocity of wind
264 anesthetic adj. Pertaining to or producing loss of sensation
265 anew adv. Once more
266 angelic adj. Saintly
267 Anglophobia n. Hatred or dread of England or of what is English
268 Anglo-Saxon n. The entire English race wherever found, as in Europe, the United States, or India
269 angular adj. Sharp-cornered
270 anhydrous adj. Withered
271 animadversion n. The utterance of criticism or censure
272 animadvert v. To pass criticism or censure
273 animalcule n. An animal of microscopic smallness
274 animate v. To make alive
275 animosity n. Hatred
276 annalist n. Historian
277 annals n. A record of events in their chronological order, year by year
278 annex v. To add or affix at the end
279 annihilate v. To destroy absolutely
280 annotate v. To make explanatory or critical notes on or upon
281 annual adj. Occurring every year
282 annuity n. An annual allowance, payment, or income
283 annunciation n. Proclamation
284 anode n. The point where or path by which a voltaic current enters an electrolyte or the like
285 anonymous adj. Of unknown authorship
286 antagonism n. Mutual opposition or resistance of counteracting forces, principles, or persons
287 Antarctic adj. Pertaining to the south pole or the regions near it
288 ante v. In the game of poker, to put up a stake before the cards are dealt
289 antecede v. To precede
290 antecedent n. One who or that which precedes or goes before, as in time, place, rank, order, or causality
291 antechamber n. A waiting room for those who seek audience
292 antedate v. To assign or affix a date to earlier than the actual one
293 antediluvian adj. Of or pertaining to the times, things, events before the great flood in the days of Noah
294 antemeridian adj. Before noon
295 antemundane adj. Pertaining to time before the world’s creation
296 antenatal adj. Occurring or existing before birth
297 anterior adj. Prior
298 anteroom n. A room situated before and opening into another, usually larger
299 anthology n. A collection of extracts from the writings of various authors
300 anthracite n. Hard coal
301 anthropology n. The science of man in general
302 anthropomorphous adj. Having or resembling human form
303 antic n. A grotesque, ludicrous, or fantastic action
304 Antichrist n. Any opponent or enemy of Christ, whether a person or a power
305 anticlimax n. A gradual or sudden decrease in the importance or impressiveness of what is said
306 anticyclone n. An atmospheric condition of high central pressure, with currents flowing outward
307 antidote n. Anything that will counteract or remove the effects of poison, disease, or the like
308 antilogy n. Inconsistency or contradiction in terms or ideas
309 antipathize v. To show or feel a feeling of antagonism, aversion, or dislike
310 antiphon n. A response or alteration of responses, generally musical
311 antiphony n. An anthem or other composition sung responsively
312 antipodes n. A place or region on the opposite side of the earth
313 antiquary n. One who collects and examines old things, as coins, books, medals, weapons, etc
314 antiquate v. To make old or out of date
315 antique adj. Pertaining to ancient times
316 antiseptic n. Anything that destroys or restrains the growth of putrefactive micro­organisms
317 antislavery adj. Opposed to human slavery
318 antispasmodic adj. Tending to prevent or relieve non-inflammatory spasmodic affections
319 antistrophe n. The inversion of terms in successive classes, as in “the home of joy” and “the joy of home”
320 antitoxin n. A substance which neutralizes the poisonous products of micro-organisms
321 antonym n. A word directly opposed to another in meaning
322 anxious adj. Distressed in mind respecting some uncertain matter
323 apathy n. Insensibility to emotion or passionate feeling
324 aperture n. Hole
325 apex n. The highest point, as of a mountain
326 aphorism n. Proverb
327 apiary n. A place where bees are kept
328 apogee n. The climax
329 apology n. A disclaimer of intentional error or offense
330 apostasy n. A total departure from one’s faith or religion
331 apostate adj. False
332 apostle n. Any messenger commissioned by or as by divine authority
333 apothecary n. One who keeps drugs for sale and puts up prescriptions
334 apotheosis n. Deification
335 appall v. To fill with dismay or horror
336 apparent adj. Easily understood
337 apparition n. Ghost
338 appease v. To soothe by quieting anger or indignation
339 appellate adj. Capable of being appealed to
340 appellation n. The name or title by which a particular person, class, or thing is called
341 append v. To add or attach, as something accessory, subordinate, or supplementary
342 appertain v. To belong, as by right, fitness, association, classification, possession, or natural relation
343 apposite adj. Appropriate
344 apposition n. The act of placing side by side, together, or in contact
345 appraise v. To estimate the money value of
346 appreciable adj. Capable of being discerned by the senses or intellect
347 apprehend v. To make a prisoner of (a person) in the name of the law
348 apprehensible adj. Capable of being conceived
349 approbation n. Sanction
350 appropriate adj. Suitable for the purpose and circumstances
351 aqueduct n. A water-conduit, particularly one for supplying a community from a distance
352 aqueous adj. Of, pertaining to, or containing water
353 arbiter n. One chosen or appointed, by mutual consent of parties in dispute, to decide matters
354 arbitrary adj. Fixed or done capriciously
355 arbitrate v. To act or give judgment as umpire
356 arbor n. A tree
357 arboreal adj. Of or pertaining to a tree or trees
358 arborescent adj. Having the nature of a tree
359 arboretum n. A botanical garden or place devoted to the cultivation of trees or shrubs
360 arboriculture n. The cultivation of trees or shrubs
361 arcade n. A vaulted passageway or street; a roofed passageway having shops, etc , opening from it
362 archaic adj. Antiquated
363 archaism n. Obsolescence
364 archangel n. An angel of high rank
365 archbishop n. The chief of the bishops of an ecclesiastical province in the Greek, Roman, and Anglican church
366 archdeacon n. A high official administrator of the affairs of a diocese
367 archaeology n. The branch of anthropology concerned with the systematic investigation of the relics of man
368 archetype n. A prototype
369 archipelago n. Any large body of water studded with islands, or the islands collectively themselves
370 ardent adj. Burning with passion
371 ardor n. Intensity of passion or affection
372 arid adj. Very dry
373 aristocracy n. A hereditary nobility
374 aristocrat n. A hereditary noble or one nearly connected with nobility
375 armada n. A fleet of war-vessels
376 armful n. As much as can be held in the arm or arms
377 armory n. An arsenal
378 aroma n. An agreeable odor
379 arraign v. To call into court, as a person indicted for crime, and demand whether he pleads guilty or not
380 arrange v. To put in definite or proper order
381 arrangement n. The act of putting in proper order, or the state of being put in order
382 arrant adj. Notoriously bad
383 arrear n. Something overdue and unpaid
384 arrival n. A coming to stopping-place or destination
385 arrogant adj. Unduly or excessively proud, as of wealth, station, learning, etc
386 arrogate v. To take, demand, or claim, especially presumptuously or without reasons or grounds
387 Artesian well n. A very deep bored well, water rises due to underground pressure
388 artful adj. Characterized by craft or cunning
389 Arthurian adj. Pertaining to King Arthur, the real or legendary hero of British poetic story
390 artifice n. Trickery
391 artless adj. Ingenuous
392 ascendant adj. Dominant
393 ascension n. The act of rising
394 ascent n. A rising, soaring, or climbing
395 ascetic adj. Given to severe self-denial and practicing excessive abstinence and devotion
396 ascribe v. To assign as a quality or attribute
397 asexual adj. Having no distinct sexual organs
398 ashen adj. Pale
399 askance adv. With a side or indirect glance or meaning
400 asperity n. Harshness or roughness of temper
401 aspirant n. One who seeks earnestly, as for advancement, honors, place
402 aspiration n. An earnest wish for that which is above one’s present reach
403 aspire v. To have an earnest desire, wish, or longing, as for something high and good, not yet attained
404 assailant n. One who attacks
405 assassin n. One who kills, or tries to kill, treacherously or secretly
406 assassinate v. To kill, as by surprise or secret assault, especially the killing of some eminent person
407 assassination n. Murderer, as by secret assault or treachery
408 assay n. The chemical analysis or testing of an alloy ore
409 assent v. To express agreement with a statement or matter of opinion
410 assess v. To determine the amount of (a tax or other sum to be paid)
411 assessor n. An officer whose duty it is to assess taxes
412 assets n. Property in general, regarded as applicable to the payment of debts
413 assiduous adj. Diligent
414 assignee n. One who is appointed to act for another in the management of certain property and interests
415 assimilate v. To adapt
416 assonance n. Resemblance or correspondence in sound
417 assonant adj. Having resemblance of sound
418 assonate v. To accord in sound, especially vowel sound
419 assuage v. To cause to be less harsh, violent, or severe, as excitement, appetite, pain, or disease
420 astringent adj. Harsh in disposition or character
421 astute adj. Keen in discernment
422 atheism n. The denial of the existence of God
423 athirst adj. Wanting water
424 athwart adv. From side to side
425 atomizer n. An apparatus for reducing a liquid to a fine spray, as for disinfection, inhalation, etc
426 atone v. To make amends for
427 atonement n. Amends, reparation, or expiation made from wrong or injury
428 atrocious adj. Outrageously or wantonly wicked, criminal, vile, or cruel
429 atrocity n. Great cruelty or reckless wickedness
430 attache n. A subordinate member of a diplomatic embassy
431 attest v. To certify as accurate, genuine, or true
432 attorney-general n. The chief law-officer of a government
433 auburn adj. Reddish-brown, said usually of the hair
434 audacious adj. Fearless
435 audible adj. Loud enough to be heard
436 audition n. The act or sensation of hearing
437 auditory adj. Of or pertaining to hearing or the organs or sense of hearing
438 augment v. To make bigger
439 augur v. To predict
440 Augustinian adj. Pertaining to St Augustine, his doctrines, or the religious orders called after him
441 aura n. Pervasive psychic influence supposed to emanate from persons
442 aural adj. Of or pertaining to the ear
443 auricle n. One of the two chambers of the heart which receives the blood from the veins
444 auricular adj. Of or pertaining to the ear, its auricle, or the sense of hearing
445 auriferous adj. Containing gold
446 aurora n. A luminous phenomenon in the upper regions of the atmosphere
447 auspice n. favoring, protecting, or propitious influence or guidance
448 austere adj. Severely simple; unadorned
449 autarchy n. Unrestricted power
450 authentic adj. Of undisputed origin
451 authenticity n. The state or quality of being genuine, or of the origin and authorship claimed
452 autobiography n. The story of one’s life written by himself
453 autocracy n. Absolute government
454 autocrat n. Any one who claims or wields unrestricted or undisputed authority or influence
455 automaton n. Any living being whose actions are or appear to be involuntary or mechanical
456 autonomous adj. Self-governing
457 autonomy n. Self-government
458 autopsy n. The examination of a dead body by dissection to ascertain the cause of death
459 autumnal adj. Of or pertaining to autumn
460 auxiliary n. One who or that which aids or helps, especially when regarded as subsidiary or accessory
461 avalanche n. The fall or sliding of a mass of snow or ice down a mountain-slope, often bearing with it rock
462 avarice n. Passion for getting and keeping riches
463 aver v. To assert as a fact
464 averse adj. Reluctant
465 aversion n. A mental condition of fixed opposition to or dislike of some particular thing
466 avert v. To turn away or aside
467 aviary n. A spacious cage or enclosure in which live birds are kept
468 avidity n. Greediness
469 avocation n. Diversion
470 avow v. To declare openly
471 awaken v. To arouse, as emotion, interest, or the like
472 awry adv. Out of the proper form, direction, or position
473 aye adv. An expression of assent
474 azalea n. A flowering shrub
475 azure n. The color of the sky