English dictionary


an |ən| — an associate degree in nursing

ana |ˈɑːnə| — mother of the ancient Irish gods; sometimes identified with Danu

anabaptist |ˌænəˈbæptəst| — adherent of Anabaptism

anachronism |əˈnækrənɪzəm| — something located at a time when it could not have existed or occurred

anachronistic |əˌnækrəˈnɪstɪk| — chronologically misplaced

anaconda |ˌænəˈkɑːndə| — large arboreal boa of tropical South America

anaemia |əˈniːmiə| — a lack of vitality

anaemic |əˈniːmɪk| — lacking vigor or energy

anaerobe |ˈænəˌrob| — an organism (especially a bacterium) that does not require air or free oxygen to live

anaerobic |ˌæneˈroʊbɪk| — living or active in the absence of free oxygen

anaesthesia |ˌænəsˈθiːziə| — loss of bodily sensation with or without loss of consciousness

anaesthetic |ˌænəsˈθetɪk| — a drug that causes temporary loss of bodily sensations

anaesthetise |əˈniːθətaɪz| — administer an anesthetic drug to

anaesthetize |əˈniːsθətaɪz| — administer an anesthetic drug to

anagram |ˈænəɡræm| — a word or phrase spelled by rearranging the letters of another word or phrase

anal |ˈeɪnl| — of or related to the anus

analects |ˈanlˌek(t)s| — a collection of excerpts from a literary work

analeptic |ˌanəˈleptik| — a medication used as a stimulant to the central nervous system

analgesia |ˌænəlˈdʒiːʒə| — absence of the sense of pain without loss of consciousness

analgesic |ˌænəlˈdʒiːzɪk| — a medicine used to relieve pain

analgetic  — capable of relieving pain

analog |ˈænəlɔːɡ| — something having the property of being analogous to something else

analogical |ˌænəˈlɒdʒɪkəl| — expressing, composed of, or based on an analogy

analogize |əˈnælədʒaɪz| — make an analogy

analogous |əˈnæləɡəs| — similar or equivalent in some respects though otherwise dissimilar

analogue |ˈænəlɔːɡ| — something having the property of being analogous to something else

analogy |əˈnælədʒi| — an inference that if things agree in some respects they probably agree in others

analphabetic |ˌænælfəˈbetɪk| — an illiterate person who does not know the alphabet

analyse |ˈænəlaɪz| — consider in detail and subject to an analysis in order to discover essential features or meaning

analysis |əˈnæləsɪs| — an investigation of the component parts of a whole and their relations in making up the whole

analyst |ˈænəlɪst| — someone who is skilled at analyzing data

analytic |ˌænəˈlɪtɪk| — using or subjected to a methodology using algebra and calculus

analytical |ˌænəˈlɪtɪkl| — using or skilled in using analysis (i.e., separating a whole--intellectual or substantial--into its elemental parts or basic principles)

analytically |ˌænəˈlɪtɪkli| — by virtue of analysis

analyze |ˈænəlˌɑɪz| — consider in detail and subject to an analysis in order to discover essential features or meaning

analyzed |ˈænəˌlaɪzd| — examined carefully and methodically; broken down for consideration of constituent parts

analyzer |ˈænəˌlaɪzər| — an instrument that performs analyses

anamnesis |ænæmˈniːsɪs| — the case history of a medical patient as recalled by the patient

anamorphosis |ˌænəˈmɔːrfəsɪs| — the evolution of one type of organism from another by a long series of gradual changes

ananas |əˈnɑːnəs| — a genus of tropical American plants have sword-shaped leaves and a fleshy compound fruits composed of the fruits of several flowers (such as pineapples)

anapaest |ˈænəpiːst| — a metrical unit with unstressed-unstressed-stressed syllables

anapest  — a metrical unit with unstressed-unstressed-stressed syllables

anaplasty |ˈænəˌplæstiː| — surgery concerned with therapeutic or cosmetic reformation of tissue

anarchic |əˈnɑːrkɪk| — without law or control

anarchical |æˈnɑːrkəkəl| — without law or control

anarchism |ˈænərkɪzəm| — a political theory favoring the abolition of governments

anarchist |ˈænərkɪst| — an advocate of anarchism

anarchistic |ˌænəˈkɪstɪk| — of or related to anarchism or tending toward anarchism

anarchy |ˈænərki| — a state of lawlessness and disorder (usually resulting from a failure of government)

Anasazi |ˌænəˈsæzi| — a Native American who lived in what is now southern Colorado and Utah and northern Arizona and New Mexico and who built cliff dwellings

anastomosis |əˌnæstʌˈmoʊsɪs| — a natural or surgical joining of parts or branches of tubular structures so as to make or become continuous

anathema |əˈnæθəmə| — a detested person

anathematize |əˈnæθəmətaɪz| — curse or declare to be evil or anathema or threaten with divine punishment

anatomic |ˌænəˈtɒmɪk| — of or relating to the structure of the body

anatomical |ˌænəˈtɑːmɪkl| — an expression that relates to anatomy

anatomically |ˌænəˈtɑːmɪkli| — with respect to anatomy

anatomist |əˈnætəmɪst| — an expert in anatomy

anatomize |əˈnætʌmaɪz| — dissect in order to analyze

anatomy |əˈnætəmi| — the branch of morphology that deals with the structure of animals

ancestor |ˈænsestər| — someone from whom you are descended (but usually more remote than a grandparent)

ancestral |ænˈsestrəl| — inherited or inheritable by established rules (usually legal rules) of descent

ancestress |ˈanˌsestrəs| — a woman ancestor

ancestry |ˈænsestri| — the descendants of one individual

anchor |ˈæŋkər| — a mechanical device that prevents a vessel from moving

anchorage |ˈæŋkərɪdʒ| — the condition of being secured to a base

anchorite |ˈæŋkəraɪt| — one retired from society for religious reasons

anchoritic  — characterized by ascetic solitude

anchorman |ˈæŋkərmæn| — a television reporter who coordinates a broadcast to which several correspondents contribute

anchorperson |ˈaŋkəpəːs(ə)n| — a television reporter who coordinates a broadcast to which several correspondents contribute

anchovy |ˈæntʃoʊvi| — tiny fishes usually canned or salted; used for hors d'oeuvres or as seasoning in sauces

anchylosis |ˌæŋkaɪˈləʊsɪs| — abnormal adhesion and rigidity of the bones of a joint

ancient |ˈeɪnʃənt| — a very old person

ancillary |ˈænsəleri| — furnishing added support

andante |ænˈdænteɪ| — a moderately slow tempo (a walking pace)

Andean |ˈændiən| — relating to the Andes and their inhabitants

andiron |ˈænˌdaɪərn| — metal supports for logs in a fireplace

androgen |ˈændrədʒən| — male sex hormone that is produced in the testes and responsible for typical male sexual characteristics

androgyne |ˈændrəˌdʒaɪn| — one having both male and female sexual characteristics and organs; at birth an unambiguous assignment of male or female cannot be made

androgynous |ænˈdrɑːdʒənəs| — relating to or exhibiting both female and male sex organs but with a predominantly female appearance

android |ˈændrɔɪd| — an automaton that resembles a human being

anecdotal |ˌænɪkˈdoʊtl| — characterized by or given to telling anecdotes

anecdote |ˈænɪkdoʊt| — short account of an incident (especially a biographical one)

anecdotic |ˌænɪkˈdɑːtɪk| — characterized by or given to telling anecdotes

anecdotical  — characterized by or given to telling anecdotes

anemia |əˈniːmiə| — a deficiency of red blood cells

anemic |əˈnimɪk| — lacking vigor or energy

anemometer |ˌænɪˈmɑːmɪtər| — a gauge for recording the speed and direction of wind

anemone |əˈneməni| — any woodland plant of the genus Anemone grown for its beautiful flowers and whorls of dissected leaves

aneroid |ˈænərɔɪd| — a barometer that measures pressure without using fluids

anesthesia |ˌænəsˈθiʒə| — loss of bodily sensation with or without loss of consciousness

anesthetic |ˌænəsˈθet̬ɪk| — a drug that causes temporary loss of bodily sensations

anesthetize |ənˈiːsθətaɪz| — administer an anesthetic drug to

aneurism |ˈænjʊˌrɪzəm| — a cardiovascular disease characterized by a saclike widening of an artery resulting from weakening of the artery wall

aneurysm |ˈænjərɪzəm| — a cardiovascular disease characterized by a saclike widening of an artery resulting from weakening of the artery wall

anew |əˈnuː| — again but in a new or different way

anfractuous |ænˈfræktʃuːəs| — full of twists and turns

angel |ˈeɪndʒl| — spiritual being attendant upon God

angelic |ænˈdʒelɪk| — marked by utter benignity; resembling or befitting an angel or saint

angelica |ænˈdʒelɪkə| — any of various tall and stout herbs of the genus Angelica having pinnately compound leaves and small white or greenish flowers in compound umbels

angelical  — having a sweet nature befitting an angel or cherub

angelically |ænˈdʒelɪkəli| — like an angel

anger |ˈæŋɡər| — a strong emotion; a feeling that is oriented toward some real or supposed grievance

Angevin |ˈanjəvən| — a resident of Anjou

angina |ænˈdʒaɪnə| — any disease of the throat or fauces marked by spasmodic attacks of intense suffocative pain

angiography |ˌandʒɪˈɒɡrəfi| — roentgenographic examination of blood vessels after injection of a radiopaque contrast medium; produces an angiogram

angioplasty |ˈændʒioʊplæsti| — an operation to repair a damaged blood vessel or unblock a coronary artery

angiosperm |ˈandʒɪə(ʊ)spəːm| — plants having seeds in a closed ovary

angle |ˈæŋɡl| — the space between two lines or planes that intersect; the inclination of one line to another; measured in degrees or radians

angled |ˈæŋɡəld| — forming or set at an angle

angler |ˈæŋɡlər| — a scheming person; someone who schemes to gain an advantage

angleworm |ˈæŋɡəlˌwɜːrm| — terrestrial worm that burrows into and helps aerate soil; often surfaces when the ground is cool or wet; used as bait by anglers

Anglican |ˈæŋɡlɪkən| — a Protestant who is a follower of Anglicanism

Anglicism |ˈæŋɡlɪsɪzəm| — an expression that is used in Great Britain (especially as contrasted with American English)

Anglicize |ˈæŋɡlɪsaɪz| — make English in appearance

Anglo-American |ˌæŋɡləʊəˈmerɪkən| — an American who was born in Britain or one whose ancestors were British

Anglo-Saxon |ˌæŋɡloʊ ˈsæksən| — a native or inhabitant of England prior to the Norman Conquest

Anglomania |ˌæŋɡloʊˈmeɪniə| — an excessive enthusiasm for all things English

Anglophobia |ˌæŋɡloʊˈfoʊbɪə| — dislike (or fear) of Britain and British customs

angola |æŋˈɡoʊlə| — a republic in southwestern Africa on the Atlantic Ocean; achieved independence from Portugal in 1975 and was the scene of civil war until 1990

Angolan |æŋˈɡoʊlən| — a native or inhabitant of Angola

angora |æŋˈɡɔːrə| — the capital of Turkey; located in west-central Turkey; it was formerly known as Angora and is the home of Angora goats

angrily |ˈæŋɡrəli| — with anger

angry |ˈæŋɡri| — (of the elements) as if showing violent anger

angst |æŋst| — an acute but unspecific feeling of anxiety; usually reserved for philosophical anxiety about the world or about personal freedom

anguine |ˈæŋɡwɪn| — of or related to or resembling a snake

anguish |ˈæŋɡwɪʃ| — extreme mental distress

anguished |ˈæŋɡwɪʃd| — experiencing intense pain especially mental pain

angular |ˈæŋɡjələr| — measured by an angle or by the rate of change of an angle

angularity |ˌæŋɡjʊˈlærti| — a shape having one or more sharp angles

angulate |ˈæŋɡjuːˌlet| — make or become angular

anhydride |ænˈhaɪdrəd| — a compound formed from one or more other compounds in a reaction resulting in removal of water

anhydrous |ænˈhaɪdrəs| — without water; especially without water of crystallization

anil |ˈænɪl| — a blue dye obtained from plants or made synthetically

anile |ˈænaɪl| — of or like a feeble old woman

aniline |ˈanələn| — oily poisonous liquid amine obtained from nitrobenzene and used to make dyes and plastics and medicines

animadversion |ˌænɪmædˈvɝːʃən| — harsh criticism or disapproval

animadvert |ˌanəmadˈvərt| — express one's opinion openly and without fear or hesitation

animal |ˈænɪml| — a living organism characterized by voluntary movement

animalcule |ˌænɪˈmælkjuːl| — microscopic organism such as an amoeba or paramecium

animalism |ˈanəməˌlizəm| — the doctrine that human beings are purely animal in nature and lacking a spiritual nature

animate |ˈænɪmeɪt| — heighten or intensify

animated |ˈænɪmeɪtɪd| — made to appear to move as living creatures do

animatedly |ˈænɪmeɪtɪdli| — in an animated manner

animation |ˌænɪˈmeɪʃn| — the condition of living or the state of being alive

animator |ˈænɪmeɪtər| — someone who imparts energy and vitality and spirit to other people

animism |ˈænɪmɪzəm| — the doctrine that all natural objects and the universe itself have souls

animistic  — of or pertaining to the doctrine of animism

animosity |ˌænɪˈmɑːsəti| — a feeling of ill will arousing active hostility

animus |ˈænɪməs| — a feeling of ill will arousing active hostility

anise |ˈænɪs| — native to Egypt but cultivated widely for its aromatic seeds and the oil from them used medicinally and as a flavoring in cookery

aniseed |ˈænəsiːd| — liquorice-flavored seeds, used medicinally and in cooking and liquors

anisotropy  — the property of being anisotropic; having a different value when measured in different directions

ankle |ˈæŋkl| — a gliding joint between the distal ends of the tibia and fibula and the proximal end of the talus

anklet |ˈæŋklət| — a shoe for a child or woman that has a strap around the ankle

ankylose |ˈaŋkɪləʊz| — produce ankylosis by surgery

ankylosis |ˌæŋkɪˈloʊsɪs| — abnormal adhesion and rigidity of the bones of a joint

anna |ˈʌnə| — a former copper coin of Pakistan and India

annalist |ˈænəlɪst| — a historian who writes annals

annals |ˈænlz| — reports of the work of a society or learned body etc

anneal |əˈniːl| — bring to a desired consistency, texture, or hardness by a process of gradually heating and cooling

annealing |əˈniːlɪŋ| — hardening something by heat treatment

Annelida |əˈnelidə| — segmented worms: earthworms; lugworms; leeches

annex |əˈneks| — an addition that extends a main building

annexation |ˌænekˈseɪʃn| — incorporation by joining or uniting

annexe |ˈæneks| — an addition that extends a main building

annihilate |əˈnaɪəleɪt| — kill in large numbers

annihilated |əˈnaɪəˌletəd| — destroyed completely

annihilating |əˈnaɪəleɪtɪŋ| — wreaking or capable of wreaking complete destruction

annihilation |əˌnaɪəˈleɪʃn| — destruction by annihilating something

anniversary |ˌænɪˈvɜːrsəri| — the date on which an event occurred in some previous year (or the celebration of it)

annotate |ˈænəteɪt| — add explanatory notes to or supply with critical comments

annotation |ˌænəˈteɪʃn| — a comment or instruction (usually added)

annotator  — a commentator who writes notes to a text

announce |əˈnaʊns| — make known; make an announcement

announced |əˈnaʊnst| — declared publicly; made widely known

announcement |əˈnaʊnsmənt| — a formal public statement

announcer |əˈnaʊnsər| — someone who proclaims a message publicly

annoy |əˈnɔɪ| — cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations

annoyance |əˈnɔɪəns| — the psychological state of being irritated or annoyed

annoyed |əˈnɔɪd| — aroused to impatience or anger

annoying |əˈnɔɪɪŋ| — the act of troubling or annoying someone

annual |ˈænjuəl| — (botany) a plant that completes its entire life cycle within the space of a year

annually |ˈænjuəli| — without missing a year

annuitant |əˈnjuːɪtənt| — the recipient of an annuity

annuity |əˈnuːəti| — income from capital investment paid in a series of regular payments

annul |əˈnʌl| — declare invalid

annular |ˈænjələr| — shaped like a ring

annulate |ˈænjəlɪt| — shaped like a ring

annulated  — shaped like a ring

annulet |ˈanyələt| — (heraldry) a charge in the shape of a small ring

annulment |əˈnʌlmənt| — the state of being cancelled or annulled

annulus |ˈanyələs| — a toroidal shape

annum |ˈænəm| — (Latin) year

annunciate |əˈnʌnsɪeɪt| — foreshadow or presage

annunciation |əˌnʌnsiˈeɪʃən| — a festival commemorating the announcement of the Incarnation by the angel Gabriel to the Virgin Mary; a quarter day in England, Wales, and Ireland

annunciator |əˈnʌnsieɪtər| — an indicator that announces which electrical circuit has been active (as on a telephone switchboard)

anode |ˈænoʊd| — a positively charged electrode by which electrons leave an electrical device

anodyne |ˈænədaɪn| — a medicine used to relieve pain

anoint |əˈnɔɪnt| — choose by or as if by divine intervention

anointing |əˈnɔɪntɪŋ| — the act of applying oil or an oily liquid

anointment |əˈnoɪntmənt| — the act of applying oil or an oily liquid

anomalous |əˈnɑːmələs| — deviating from the general or common order or type

anomaly |əˈnɑːməli| — deviation from the normal or common order or form or rule

anomie |ˈænəmi| — personal state of isolation and anxiety resulting from a lack of social control and regulation

anomy  — personal state of isolation and anxiety resulting from a lack of social control and regulation

anon |əˈnɑːn| — at another time

anonym |ˈænənɪm| — a fictitious name used when the person performs a particular social role

anonymity |ˌænəˈnɪməti| — the state of being anonymous

anonymous |əˈnɑːnɪməs| — not known or lacking marked individuality

anonymously |əˈnɑːnɪməsli| — without giving a name

anopheles |əˈnɒfɪliːz| — malaria mosquitoes; distinguished by the adult's head-downward stance and absence of breathing tubes in the larvae

anorak |ˈænəræk| — a kind of heavy jacket (`windcheater' is a British term)

anorexia |ˌænəˈreksiə| — a prolonged disorder of eating due to loss of appetite

anosmia |ænˈɑːzmiːə| — 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 |əˈnʌðər| — any of various alternatives; some other

ANOVA |aˈnəʊvə| — a statistical method for making simultaneous comparisons between two or more means; a statistical method that yields values that can be tested to determine whether a significant relation exists between variables

anoxemia  — abnormally low oxygen content in arterial blood

anoxia |ænˈɑːksiːə| — severe hypoxia; absence of oxygen in inspired gases or in arterial blood or in the tissues

anserine |ˈænsəraɪn| — having or revealing stupidity

answer |ˈænsər| — a statement (either spoken or written) that is made to reply to a question or request or criticism or accusation

answerable |ˈænsərəbl| — capable of being answered

answerer  — someone who responds

answering |ˈænsərɪŋ| — replying

ant |ænt| — social insect living in organized colonies; characteristically the males and fertile queen have wings during breeding season; wingless sterile females are the workers

antacid |æntˈæsɪd| — an agent that counteracts or neutralizes acidity (especially in the stomach)

antagonism |ænˈtæɡənɪzəm| — a state of deep-seated ill-will

antagonist |ænˈtæɡənɪst| — someone who offers opposition

antagonistic |ænˌtæɡəˈnɪstɪk| — indicating opposition or resistance

antagonize |ænˈtæɡənaɪz| — provoke the hostility of

antarctic |ænˈtɑːrktɪk| — the region around the south pole: Antarctica and surrounding waters

ante |ˈænti| — (poker) the initial contribution that each player makes to the pot

anteater |ˈæntiːtər| — toothless mammal of southern Africa and Asia having a body covered with horny scales and a long snout for feeding on ants and termites

antebellum |ˌæntiˈbeləm| — belonging to a period before a war especially the American Civil War

antecede |antɪˈsiːd| — be earlier in time; go back further

antecedence |ˌæntɪˈsiːdns| — preceding in time

antecedent |ˌæntɪˈsiːdnt| — someone from whom you are descended (but usually more remote than a grandparent)

antechamber |ˈæntitʃeɪmbər| — a large entrance or reception room or area

antedate |ˌæntiˈdeɪt| — be earlier in time; go back further

antediluvian |ˌæntidɪˈluːviən| — any of the early patriarchs who lived prior to the Noachian deluge

antelope |ˈæntɪloʊp| — graceful Old World ruminant with long legs and horns directed upward and backward; includes gazelles; springboks; impalas; addax; gerenuks; blackbucks; dik-diks

antemeridian |ˌæntəmeˈrɪdiən| — before noon

antenatal |ˌæntiˈneɪtl| — occurring or existing before birth

antenna |ænˈtenə| — an electrical device that sends or receives radio or television signals

antenuptial |ˌæntɪˈnʌpʃəl| — relating to events before a marriage

antepenult |æntiːˈpiːnəlt| — the 3rd syllable of a word counting back from the end

antepenultimate |ˌæntipenˈʌltɪmət| — the 3rd syllable of a word counting back from the end

anterior |ænˈtɪriər| — a tooth situated at the front of the mouth

anteriority |ænˌtiːriːˈɔːrɪtiː| — the quality of being in front or (in lower animals) toward the head

anteriorly |ænˈtɪəriəli| — in an anterior direction

anteroom |ˈæntiruːm| — a large entrance or reception room or area

anthelmintic |ˌanθ(ə)lˈmɪntɪk| — a medication capable of causing the evacuation of parasitic intestinal worms

anthem |ˈænθəm| — a song of devotion or loyalty (as to a nation or school)

anther |ˈænθər| — the part of the stamen that contains pollen; usually borne on a stalk

anthill |ˈænthɪl| — a mound of earth made by ants as they dig their nest

anthologist |ænˈθɒlədʒɪst| — an editor who makes selections for an anthology

anthology |ænˈθɑːlədʒi| — a collection of selected literary passages

anthracite |ˈænθrəsaɪt| — a hard natural coal that burns slowly and gives intense heat

anthrax |ˈænθræks| — a highly infectious animal disease (especially cattle and sheep); it can be transmitted to people

anthropocentric |ˌænθrəpəˈsentrɪk| — human-centered

anthropogenic |ˌanθrəpəˈdʒɛnɪk| — of or relating to the study of the origins and development of human beings

anthropoid |ˈænθrəpɔɪd| — person who resembles a nonhuman primate

anthropological |ˌænθrəpəˈlɑːdʒɪkl| — of or concerned with the science of anthropology

anthropologist |ˌænθrəˈpɑːlədʒɪst| — a social scientist who specializes in anthropology

anthropology |ˌænθrəˈpɑːlədʒi| — the social science that studies the origins and social relationships of human beings

anthropometric |ˌænθroʊˈpɒmətrik| — of or relating to anthropometry

anthropometry |ˌænθroʊˈpɒmətri| — measurement and study of the human body and its parts and capacities

anthropomorphic |ˌænθrəpəˈmɔːrfɪk| — suggesting human characteristics for animals or inanimate things

anthropomorphism |ˌænθrəpəˈmɔːrfɪzəm| — the representation of objects (especially a god) as having human form or traits

anthropophagite  — a person who eats human flesh

anthropophagous  — of or relating to eaters of human flesh

anthropophagy |ænθrəˈpɑːfədʒiː| — human cannibalism; the eating of human flesh

anti |ˈænti| — a person who is opposed (to an action or policy or practice etc.)

anti-American  — a person who is opposed to the United States and its policies

anti-inflammatory |ˌæntiɪnˈflæmətəri| — a medicine intended to reduce inflammation

anti-Semite |ˌænti ˈsiːmaɪt| — someone who hates and would persecute Jews

anti-Semitic |ˌænti səˈmɪtɪk| — relating to or characterized by anti-Semitism; hating Jews

anti-Semitism |ˌænti ˈsemətɪzəm| — the intense dislike for and prejudice against Jewish people

antiaircraft |ˌæntaˈjerˌkræft| — artillery designed to shoot upward at airplanes

antibacterial |ˌæntibækˈtɪriəl| — any drug that destroys bacteria or inhibits their growth

antibiosis |ˌæntiːbaɪˈoʊsɪs| — an association between organisms that is harmful to one of them or between organisms and a metabolic product of another

antibiotic |ˌæntibaɪˈɑːtɪk| — a chemical substance derivable from a mold or bacterium that can kill microorganisms and cure bacterial infections

antibody |ˈæntibɑːdi| — 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

antic |ˈan(t)ik| — a ludicrous or grotesque act done for fun and amusement

antichrist |ˈæntikraɪst| — (Christianity) the adversary of Christ (or Christianity) mentioned in the New Testament; the Antichrist will rule the world until overthrown by the Second Coming of Christ

anticipant |ænˈtɪsəpənt| — one who anticipates

anticipate |ænˈtɪsɪpeɪt| — regard something as probable or likely

anticipated |ænˈtɪsəˌpetəd| — expected hopefully

anticipation |ænˌtɪsɪˈpeɪʃn| — an expectation

anticipatory |ænˈtɪsəpətɔːri| — in anticipation

anticlimax |ˌæntiˈklaɪmæks| — a disappointing decline after a previous rise

anticlinal |ˌæntɪˈklaɪnl| — sloping downward away from a common crest

anticlockwise |ˌæntiˈklɑːkwaɪz| — in the direction opposite to the rotation of the hands of a clock

anticyclone |ˌæntiˈsaɪkloʊn| — (meteorology) winds spiraling outward from a high pressure center; circling clockwise in the northern hemisphere and counterclockwise in the southern

antidotal |ˈæntɪdəʊtl| — counteracting the effects of a poison

antidote |ˈæntidoʊt| — a remedy that stops or controls the effects of a poison

antifreeze |ˈæntifriːz| — a liquid added to the water in a cooling system to lower its freezing point

antifungal |ˌænˌtaɪˈfəŋɡəl| — any agent that destroys or prevents the growth of fungi

antigen |ˈæntɪdʒən| — any substance (as a toxin or enzyme) that stimulates an immune response in the body (especially the production of antibodies)

antihero |ˈæntiˌhɪəroʊ| — a protagonist who lacks the characteristics that would make him a hero (or her a heroine)

antihistamine |ˌæntiˈhɪstəmiːn| — a medicine used to treat allergies and hypersensitive reactions and colds; works by counteracting the effects of histamine on a receptor site

antiknock |ˌæntiˈnɑːk| — any of various compounds that are added to gasoline to reduce engine knocking

antimacassar |ˌæntɪməˈkæsər| — a piece of ornamented cloth that protects the back of a chair from hair oils

antimatter |ˈæntimætər| — matter consisting of elementary particles that are the antiparticles of those making up normal substances

antimicrobial  — an agent (as heat or radiation or a chemical) that destroys microorganisms that might carry disease

antimony |ˈæntɪmoʊni| — a metallic element having four allotropic forms; used in a wide variety of alloys; found in stibnite

antinomy |ænˈtɪnəmɪ| — a contradiction between two statements that seem equally reasonable

antioxidant |ˌæntiˈɑːksɪdənt| — substance that inhibits oxidation or inhibits reactions promoted by oxygen or peroxides

antipathetic |ˌæntɪpəˈθetɪk| — (usually followed by `to') strongly opposed

antipathetical |ˌæntɪpəˈθetɪkəl| — (usually followed by `to') strongly opposed

antipathy |ænˈtɪpəθi| — a feeling of intense dislike

antipersonnel |ˌæntiˌpɝːsəˈnel| — designed to inflict death or personal injury rather than material destruction

antiphlogistic |ˌæntiːfloʊˈdʒɪstɪk| — counteracting inflammation

antipodal |anˈtipədl| — the relation of opposition along a diameter

antipodes |ænˈtɪpədiːz| — any two places or regions on diametrically opposite sides of the Earth

antipyretic |ˌæntipaɪˈretɪk| — any medicine that lowers body temperature to prevent or alleviate fever

antiquarian |ˌæntɪˈkweriən| — an expert or collector of antiquities

antiquary |ˌæntɪkwəri| — an expert or collector of antiquities

antiquate |ˈæntəˌkwet| — make obsolete or old-fashioned

antiquated |ˈæntɪkweɪtɪd| — so extremely old as seeming to belong to an earlier period

antique |ænˈtiːk| — an elderly man

antiquity |ænˈtɪkwəti| — the historic period preceding the Middle Ages in Europe

antirrhinum |ˌæntɪˈraɪnəm| — a genus of herbs of the family Scrophulariaceae with brightly colored irregular flowers

antiseptic |ˌæntiˈseptɪk| — a substance that destroys micro-organisms that carry disease without harming body tissues

antisocial |ˌæntiˈsoʊʃl| — shunning contact with others

antisubmarine |ˌæntaɪˈsəbməˌrin| — defensive against enemy submarines

antitank |ˌæntiˈtæŋk| — designed for defense against armored vehicles

antithesis |ænˈtɪθəsɪs| — exact opposite

antithetic |ˌæntɪˈθetɪk| — sharply contrasted in character or purpose

antithetical |ˌæntɪˈθetɪkl| — sharply contrasted in character or purpose

antitoxic |æntɪˈtɑːksɪk| — counteracting a toxin or poison

antitoxin |ˌæntiˈtɑːksən| — an antibody that can neutralize a specific toxin

antitrade |ˌæntɪˈtreɪd| — winds blowing from west to east and lying above the trade winds in the tropics

antitrust |ˌæntiˈtrʌst| — of laws and regulations; designed to protect trade and commerce from unfair business practices

antitype |ˈæntɪtaɪp| — a person or thing represented or foreshadowed by an earlier type or symbol; especially a figure or event in the New Testament having a counterpart in the Old Testament

antiviral |ˌæntiˈvaɪrəl| — any drug that destroys viruses

antler |ˈæntlər| — deciduous horn of a member of the deer family

antlion |ˈæntˌlaɪən| — the larva of any of several insects

antonym |ˈæntənɪm| — a word that expresses a meaning opposed to the meaning of another word, in which case the two words are antonyms of each other

anuran |əˈnjʊər(ə)n| — any of various tailless stout-bodied amphibians with long hind limbs for leaping; semiaquatic and terrestrial species

anurous |ˈænjərəs| — not having a tail

anus |ˈeɪnəs| — the excretory opening at the end of the alimentary canal

anvil |ˈænvɪl| — a heavy block of iron or steel on which hot metals are shaped by hammering

anxiety |æŋˈzaɪəti| — (psychiatry) a relatively permanent state of worry and nervousness occurring in a variety of mental disorders, usually accompanied by compulsive behavior or attacks of panic

anxious |ˈæŋkʃəs| — eagerly desirous

anxiously |ˈæŋkʃəsli| — with anxiety or apprehension

anxiousness |ˈæŋkʃəsnəs| — (psychiatry) a relatively permanent state of worry and nervousness occurring in a variety of mental disorders, usually accompanied by compulsive behavior or attacks of panic

any |ˈeni| — to any degree or extent

anyhow |ˈenihaʊ| — used to indicate that a statement explains or supports a previous statement

anymore |ˌeniˈmɔːr| — at the present or from now on; usually used with a negative

anyplace |ˈenipleɪs| — at or in or to any place

anyway |ˈeniweɪ| — used to indicate that a statement explains or supports a previous statement

anywhere |ˈeniwer| — at or in or to any place