|1||alchemist||(noun) one who was versed in the practice of alchemy and who sought an elixir of life and a panacea and an alkahest and the philosopher's stone|
|2||alchemy||(noun) a pseudoscientific forerunner of chemistry in medieval times|
(noun) the way two individuals relate to each other; "their chemistry was wrong from the beginning -- they hated each other"; "a mysterious alchemy brought them together"
|3||allegory||(noun) an expressive style that uses fictional characters and events to describe some subject by suggestive resemblances; an extended metaphor|
(noun) a short moral story (often with animal characters)
(noun) a visible symbol representing an abstract idea
|4||alleviate||(verb) provide physical relief, as from pain; "This pill will relieve your headaches"|
(verb) make easier; "you could facilitate the process by sharing your knowledge"
|5||allocate||(verb) distribute according to a plan or set apart for a special purpose; "I am allocating a loaf of bread to everyone on a daily basis"; "I'm allocating the rations for the camping trip"|
|6||allude||(verb) make a more or less disguised reference to; "He alluded to the problem but did not mention it"|
|7||allure||(noun) the power to entice or attract through personal charm|
(verb) dispose or incline or entice to; "We were tempted by the delicious-looking food"
|8||allusion||(noun) passing reference or indirect mention|
|9||aloof||(adjective satellite) remote in manner; "stood apart with aloof dignity"; "a distant smile"; "he was upstage with strangers"|
(adverb) in an aloof manner; "the local gentry and professional classes had held aloof for the school had accepted their sons readily enough"
|10||altercation||(noun) noisy quarrel|
|11||altruism||(noun) the quality of unselfish concern for the welfare of others|
|12||altruistic||(adjective) showing unselfish concern for the welfare of others|
|13||amalgam||(noun) a combination or blend of diverse things; "his theory is an amalgam of earlier ideas"|
(noun) an alloy of mercury with another metal (usually silver) used by dentists to fill cavities in teeth; except for iron and platinum all metals dissolve in mercury and chemists refer to the resulting mercury mixtures as amalgams
|14||amalgamate||(verb) to bring or combine together or with something else; "resourcefully he mingled music and dance"|
(adjective satellite) joined together into a whole; "United Industries"; "the amalgamated colleges constituted a university"; "a consolidated school"
|15||amass||(verb) collect or gather; "Journals are accumulating in my office"; "The work keeps piling up"|
(verb) get or gather together; "I am accumulating evidence for the man's unfaithfulness to his wife"; "She is amassing a lot of data for her thesis"; "She rolled up a small fortune"
|16||ambiguous||(adjective) having more than one possible meaning; "ambiguous words"; "frustrated by ambiguous instructions, the parents were unable to assemble the toy"|
(adjective) open to two or more interpretations; or of uncertain nature or significance; or (often) intended to mislead; "an equivocal statement"; "the polling had a complex and equivocal (or ambiguous) message for potential female candidates"; "the officer's equivo
(adjective satellite) having no intrinsic or objective meaning; not organized in conventional patterns; "an ambiguous situation with no frame of reference"; "ambiguous inkblots"
|17||ambivalent||(adjective satellite) uncertain or unable to decide about what course to follow; "was ambivalent about having children"|
(adjective satellite) characterized by a mixture of opposite feelings or attitudes; "she felt ambivalent about his proposal"; "an ambivalent position on rent control"
|18||ameliorate||(verb) get better; "The weather improved toward evening"|
(verb) to make better; "The editor improved the manuscript with his changes"
|19||amendment||(noun) the act of amending or correcting|
(noun) a statement that is added to or revises or improves a proposal or document (a bill or constitution etc.)
|20||amiable||(adjective satellite) diffusing warmth and friendliness; "an affable smile"; "an amiable gathering"; "cordial relations"; "a cordial greeting"; "a genial host"|
(adjective satellite) disposed to please; "an amiable villain with a cocky sidelong grin"- Hal Hinson
|21||amiss||(adverb) in an imperfect or faulty way; "The lobe was imperfectly developed"; "Miss Bennet would not play at all amiss if she practiced more"- Jane Austen|
(adverb) in an improper or mistaken or unfortunate manner; "if you think him guilty you judge amiss"; "he spoke amiss"; "no one took it amiss when she spoke frankly"
(adverb) away from the correct or expected course; "something has gone awry in our plans"; "something went badly amiss in the preparations"
|22||amity||(noun) a cordial disposition|
(noun) a state of friendship and cordiality
|23||amorphous||(adjective satellite) without real or apparent crystalline form; "an amorphous mineral"; "amorphous structure"|
(adjective satellite) lacking the system or structure characteristic of living bodies
(adjective satellite) having no definite form or distinct shape; "amorphous clouds of insects"; "an aggregate of formless particles"; "a shapeless mass of protoplasm"
|24||amortize||(verb) liquidate gradually|
|25||anachronism||(noun) an artifact that belongs to another time|
(noun) a person who seems to be displaced in time; who belongs to another age
(noun) something located at a time when it could not have existed or occurred
|26||analogy||(noun) drawing a comparison in order to show a similarity in some respect; "the operation of a computer presents and interesting analogy to the working of the brain"; "the models show by analogy how matter is built up"|
(noun) an inference that if things agree in some respects they probably agree in others
(noun) 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
|27||anaphylaxis||(noun) hypersensitivity reaction to the ingestion or injection of a substance (a protein or drug) resulting from prior contact with a substance|
|28||anarchist||(noun) an advocate of anarchism|
|29||anchorage||(noun) the act of anchoring|
(noun) place for vessels to anchor
(noun) a city in south central Alaska; "Anchorage is the largest city in Alaska"
(noun) a fee for anchoring
|30||anecdote||(noun) short account of an incident (especially a biographical one)|
|31||animosity||(noun) a feeling of ill will arousing active hostility|
|32||anoint||(verb) administer an oil or ointment to ; often in a religious ceremony of blessing|
|33||anomaly||(noun) (astronomy) position of a planet as defined by its angular distance from its perihelion (as observed from the sun)|
(noun) a person who is unusual
(noun) deviation from the normal or common order or form or rule
|34||anonymous||(adjective) having no known name or identity or known source; "anonymous authors"; "anonymous donors"; "an anonymous gift"|
(adjective satellite) not known or lacking marked individuality; "brown anonymous houses"; "anonymous bureaucrats in the Civil Service"
|35||antagonism||(noun) (biochemistry) interference in or inhibition of the physiological action of a chemical substance by another having a similar structure|
(noun) an actively expressed feeling of dislike and hostility
(noun) the relation between opposing principles or forces or factors; "the inherent antagonism of capitalism and socialism"
(noun) a state of deep-seated ill-will
|36||antipathy||(noun) the object of a feeling of intense aversion; something to be avoided; "cats were his greatest antipathy"|
(noun) a feeling of intense dislike
|37||apathy||(noun) the trait of lacking enthusiasm for or interest in things generally|
(noun) an absence of emotion or enthusiasm
|38||apocalyptic||(adjective satellite) prophetic of devastation or ultimate doom|
(adjective) of or relating to an apocalypse
|39||apocryphal||(adjective satellite) of questionable authenticity|
(adjective) of or belonging to the Apocrypha
|40||appease||(verb) make peace with|
(verb) overcome or allay; "quell my hunger"
(verb) cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of; "She managed to mollify the angry customer"
|41||apposite||(adjective satellite) being of striking appropriateness and pertinence; "the successful copywriter is a master of apposite and evocative verbal images"; "an apt reply"|
|42||apprehensive||(adjective satellite) in fear or dread of possible evil or harm; "apprehensive for one's life"; "apprehensive of danger"|
(adjective satellite) mentally upset over possible misfortune or danger etc; worried; "anxious parents"; "anxious about her job"; "not used to a city and anxious about small things"; "felt apprehensive about the consequences"
(adjective satellite) quick to understand; "a kind and apprehensive friend"- Nathaniel Hawthorne
|43||approbatory||(adjective satellite) expressing or manifesting praise or approval; "approbative criticism"|
|44||arable||(adjective satellite) (of farmland) capable of being farmed productively|
|45||arbiter||(noun) someone chosen to judge and decide a disputed issue|
(noun) someone with the power to settle matters at will; "she was the final arbiter on all matters of fashion"
|46||arbitrary||(adjective) based on or subject to individual discretion or preference or sometimes impulse or caprice; "an arbitrary decision"; "the arbitrary rule of a dictator"; "an arbitrary penalty"; "of arbitrary size and shape"; "an arbitrary choice"; "arbitrary division of t|
|47||arcane||(adjective satellite) requiring secret or mysterious knowledge; "the arcane science of dowsing"|
|48||archetype||(noun) an original model on which something is patterned|
|49||ardent||(adjective satellite) glowing or shining like fire; "from rank to rank she darts her ardent eyes"- Alexander Pope; "frightened by his ardent burning eyes"|
(adjective satellite) characterized by strong enthusiasm; "ardent revolutionaries"; "warm support"
(adjective satellite) characterized by intense emotion; "ardent love"; "an ardent lover"; "a burning enthusiasm"; "a fervent desire to change society"; "a fervent admirer"; "fiery oratory"; "an impassioned appeal"; "a torrid love affair"
|50||arduous||(adjective satellite) difficult to accomplish; demanding considerable mental effort and skill; "the arduous work of preparing a dictionary"|
(adjective satellite) characterized by toilsome effort to the point of exhaustion; especially physical effort; "worked their arduous way up the mining valley"; "a grueling campaign"; "hard labor"; "heavy work"; "heavy going"; "spent many laborious hours on the project"; "set a
(adjective satellite) taxing to the utmost; testing powers of endurance; "his final, straining burst of speed"; "a strenuous task"; "your willingness after these six arduous days to remain here"- F.D.Roosevelt