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

anabranch |ˈænəˌbræntʃ| — (hydrology, of a water channel) A diverging branch of a river, creek, or stream which re-enters the main stream.

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

anachronistic |əˌnækrəˈnɪstɪk| — chronologically misplaced

anaclastics  — The part of optics that deals with the refraction of light.

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

anacreontic |ənækriːˈɑːntɪk| — Pertaining to the Greek poet Anacreon and his manners; jovial, festive.

anaemia |əˈniːmɪə| — a lack of vitality

anaemic |əˈniːmɪk| — lacking vigor or energy

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

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

anaesthesia |ˌænəsˈθiːzɪə| — 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 |ˌanəˈleptɪk| — 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

analogic |ˌænəˈlɑːdʒɪk| — Of or pertaining to analogy.

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 |əˈnælədʒɪ| — 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

analyses |əˈnæləˌsɪz| — plural form of analysis

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 |ˌænəˈlɪtɪklɪ| — by virtue of analysis

analytics |ˌænəˈlɪtɪks| — The principles governing any of various forms 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

anarch |ˈænaːk| — The author of anarchy; one who excites revolt.

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

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

anastomoses |ˌænəstəˈməʊsiːz| — plural form of anastomosis

anastomosis |əˌnæstʌˈməʊsɪs| — 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 |ˌænəˈtɑːmɪklɪ| — with respect to anatomy

anatomist |əˈnætəmɪst| — an expert in anatomy

anatomize |əˈnætʌmaɪz| — dissect in order to analyze

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

anbury |ˈænbərɪ| — (archaic) A wen or spongy wart on the legs or flanks of a horse.

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 |ˈænsestrɪ| — 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

anchored |ˈæŋkərd| — simple past tense and past participle of anchor

anchoress |ˈæŋkəres| — A female anchorite. A woman who chooses to withdraw from the world to live a solitary life of prayer and contemplation.

anchoret |ˈæŋkərɪt| — Alternative spelling of anchorite.

anchoretic  — Relating to an anchoret or hermit.

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

anchovy |ˈæntʃəʊvɪ| — 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

ancientry  — (archaic) The quality or fact of being ancient or very old.

ancillary |ˈænsəlerɪ| — furnishing added support

ANCOVA  — (statistics) analysis of covariance

and |ənd| — (astronomy) Andromeda Constellation

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

Andean |ˈændɪən| — 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 |ˌænɪkˈdəʊtl| — characterized by or given to telling anecdotes

anecdote |ˈænɪkdəʊt| — 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 |əˈniːmɪə| — a deficiency of red blood cells

anemic |əˈnɪmɪk| — lacking vigor or energy

anemograph |əˈneməˌɡraf| — An anemometer that makes a graphical recording.

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

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

anemoscope |əˈneməˌskəʊp| — An instrument that shows the direction of the wind; a wind vane; a weathercock; usually applied to a contrivance consisting of a vane above, connected in the building with a dial or index with pointers to show the changes of the wind.

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

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

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

anesthetize |ənˈiːsθətaɪz| — administer an anesthetic drug to

anesthetizing |ənˈiːsθətaɪzɪŋ| — Present participle of anesthetize.

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

anfractuosity  — A winding channel or crevice, such as occur in the depths of the sea or in mountains.

anfractuous |ænˈfræktʃuːəs| — full of twists and turns

angary |ˈæŋɡəriː| — The right of a government etc., in time of war, to seize, use or destroy property of a belligerent or neutral state, provided compensation is paid

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

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

angiosperm |ˈandʒɪə(ʊ)spɜːm| — 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)

Anglicist |ˈæŋɡlɪsɪst| — Expert on English studies.

Anglicize |ˈæŋɡlɪsaɪz| — make English in appearance

Anglo |ˈænɡləʊ| — An English person or person of English ancestry.

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

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

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

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

angola |æŋˈɡəʊlə| — 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 |æŋˈɡəʊlən| — 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 |ˈæŋɡrəlɪ| — with anger

angry |ˈæŋɡrɪ| — (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 |ˌæŋɡjʊˈlærtɪ| — 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

anhydrite |ænˈhaɪdraɪt| — (mineralogy) A saline evaporite consisting of anhydrous calcium sulfate (gypsum).

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

anility |əˈnɪlɪtiː| — The condition of being anile.

animadversion |ˌænɪmædˈvɜːʃən| — harsh criticism or disapproval

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

animadverted |ˌænɪmædˈvɜːtɪd| — simple past tense and past participle of animadvert

animadverting |ˌænɪmædˈvɜːtɪŋ| — Present participle of animadvert.

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

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

animalism |ˈanəməˌlɪzəm| — 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 |ˈænɪmeɪtɪdlɪ| — 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 |ˌænɪˈmɑːsətɪ| — 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

anker |ˈæŋkər| — (obsolete) a measure of wine or spirit equal to 10 gallons; a barrel of this capacity

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 |ˌæŋkɪˈləʊsɪs| — abnormal adhesion and rigidity of the bones of a joint

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

annal |ˈænəl| — The record of a single event or item. In deathless annal. --Young.

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 |əˈnelɪdə| — segmented worms: earthworms; lugworms; leeches

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

annexation |ˌænekˈseɪʃn| — incorporation by joining or uniting

annexationist  — An advocate of annexation

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 |ˌænɪˈvɜːrsərɪ| — 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

annotated |ˌænəˈteɪtəd| — simple past tense and past participle of annotate

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

announcing |əˈnaʊnsɪŋ| — Present participle of announce.

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

annualized |ˈænjʊəlaɪzd| — simple past tense and past participle of annualize

annually |ˈænjʊəlɪ| — without missing a year

annuitant |əˈnjuːɪtənt| — the recipient of an annuity

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

annul |əˈnʌl| — declare invalid

annular |ˈænjələr| — shaped like a ring

annulary |ˈænjʊlərɪ| — (archaic) Having the form of a ring; annular.

annulate |ˈænjəlɪt| — shaped like a ring

annulated  — shaped like a ring

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

annulled |ˈænʌld| — simple past tense and past participle of annul

annulling |əˈnʌlɪŋ| — Present participle of annul.

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

annulus |ˈænjʊləs| — a toroidal shape

annum |ˈænəm| — (Latin) year

annunciate |əˈnʌnsɪeɪt| — foreshadow or presage

annunciation |əˌnʌnsɪˈeɪʃən| — 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 |əˈnʌnsɪeɪtər| — an indicator that announces which electrical circuit has been active (as on a telephone switchboard)

anode |ˈænəʊd| — 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 |əˈnɔɪntmənt| — the act of applying oil or an oily liquid

anomalistic |əˌnɑːməˈlɪstɪk| — anomalous

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

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

anomie |ˈænəmɪ| — 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 |ˌænəˈnɪmətɪ| — the state of being anonymous

anonymous |əˈnɑːnɪməs| — not known or lacking marked individuality

anonymously |əˈnɑːnɪməslɪ| — 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 |ˌænəˈreksɪə| — 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

anourous |əˈnʊrəs| — Alternative form of anurous.

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

anoxaemia |ˌænɒkˈsiːmɪə| — (medicine) Critical lack of oxygen in blood; severe hypoxaemia.

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

anserous  — resembling a goose

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

ant-bear |ˈæntˈbeə| — aardvark (Orycteropus afer)

ant-eater |ˈænt iːtər| — Alternative spelling of anteater.

ant-heap |ˈænθiːp| — An ant-hill.

ant-hill |ˈænt hɪl| — A mound-shaped nest built or inhabited by ants or termites.

ant-lion |ˈæntˌlaɪən| — Alternative form of antlion.

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 |ˈæntɪ| — (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 |ˌæntɪˈbeləm| — 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 |ˈæntɪtʃeɪmbər| — a large entrance or reception room or area

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

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

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

antemeridian |ˌæntəmeˈrɪdɪən| — before noon

antenatal |ˌæntɪˈneɪtl| — occurring or existing before birth

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

antennae |ænˈtenɪ| — plural form of antenna

antenuptial |ˌæntɪˈnʌpʃəl| — relating to events before a marriage

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

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

anteprandial |æntiːˈprændiːəl| — Before a meal, especially before dinner.

anterior |ænˈtɪrɪər| — 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 |ænˈtɪərɪəlɪ| — in an anterior direction

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

antheap |ˈænθiːp| — anthill

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 |ænˈθɑːlədʒɪ| — a collection of selected literary passages

anthracene |ˈænθrəˌsiːn| — (organic chemistry) A tricyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (an acene containing three fused rings) obtained from coal tar; used in the manufacture of wood preservatives, insecticides and the dye alizarin; it is isomeric with phenanthrene.

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 |ˌanθrəpəˈdʒenɪk| — 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 |ˌænθrəˈpɑːlədʒɪ| — the social science that studies the origins and social relationships of human beings

anthropometric |ˌænθrəʊˈpɒmətrɪk| — of or relating to anthropometry

anthropometry |ˌænθrəʊˈpɒmətrɪ| — 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

anthropophagi |ˌænθrəˈpɑːfədʒɪaɪ| — plural form of anthropophagus

anthropophagic  — cannibalistic; man-eating

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

anti-aircraft |ˌæntɪˈeəkræft| — (military) Intended to attack aircraft.

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

anti-democratic |ˈæntɪˌdeməˈkrætɪk| — opposing the democratic process or democracy, especially by the use of force

anti-depressant |ˌæntɪdəˈpresənt| — Alternative spelling of antidepressant.

anti-dumping |ˌæntɪˈdəmpɪŋ| — (economics, trade, diplomacy) Intended to combat or prevent dumping, the sale of goods below cost for anticompetitive purposes

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

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

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

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

anti-war |ˌæntaɪˈwɔːr| — opposed to war, or to a specific war

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

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

antiballistic |ˌæntɪbəˈlɪstɪk| — (of a missile, or system) designed to detect, intercept, and destroy a ballistic missile in flight

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

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

antibody |ˈæntɪbɑːdɪ| — 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)ɪk| — a ludicrous or grotesque act done for fun and amusement

anticathode |antɪˈkaθəʊd| — The opposite of a cathode, an anode.

anticenter  — (astronomy) The point in the sky opposite to that of the centre of the galaxy (when viewed from Earth)

anticentre |ˈæntɪˈsentə| — Alternative spelling of anticenter.

antichrist |ˈæntɪkraɪst| — (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

anticipatorily  — In an anticipatory manner.

anticipatory |ænˈtɪsəpətɔːrɪ| — in anticipation

anticlerical |ˌæntɪˈklerɪkl| — Opposed to political influence of clerics.

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

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

anticline |ˈæntɪklaɪn| — (geology) A fold with strata sloping downwards on each side.

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

antics |ˈæntɪks| — plural form of antic

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

antidazzle |ˈæntɪˈdæzl| — (of car headlights) That does not dazzle oncoming traffic

antidemocratic |ˈæntɪˌdeməˈkrætɪk| — Opposed to the tenets of democracy.

antidotal |ˈæntɪdəʊtl| — counteracting the effects of a poison

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

antifebrile |ˌæntiːˈfiːbrəl| — Countering fever.

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

antifriction |ˌæntiːˈfrɪkʃən| — Reducing or intended to reduce friction.

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

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

antijamming |ˈæntɪˈdʒæmɪŋ| — Designed to prevent being jammed (communications interference).

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

antilogy |ænˈtɪlədʒiː| — (rhetoric) A contradiction in related terms or ideas. Usually an inconsistency in syllogisms, of a person or group supposedly of one set of ideals.

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

antimatter |ˈæntɪmætər| — 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

antimilitaristic |ˈæntɪˌmɪlɪtəˈrɪstɪk| — Opposing militarism.

antimissile |ˌænˌtaɪˈmɪsəl| — Designed to intercept and destroy another missile in flight.

antimony |ˈæntɪməʊnɪ| — 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 |ˌæntɪˈɑːksɪdənt| — 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

antipathic |æntɪˈpæθɪk| — characterized by antipathy

antipathy |ænˈtɪpəθɪ| — a feeling of intense dislike

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

antiphlogistic |ˌæntiːfləʊˈdʒɪstɪk| — counteracting inflammation

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

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

antipole |ˈæntɪˌpəʊl| — (geography) The opposite pole.

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

antiquarian |ˌæntɪˈkwerɪən| — an expert or collector of antiquities

antiquary |ˌæntɪkwərɪ| — 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

antiquities |ænˈtɪkwətɪz| — plural form of antiquity

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

antirevolutionary  — Opposing a sociopolitical revolution.

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

antiscorbutic |æntiːskɔːrˈbjuːtɪk| — (medicine) preventing or curing scurvy

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

antiskid |ˈæntɪˈskɪd| — said of a surface designed to increase friction, and thereby reduce the possibility of skid.

antisocial |ˌæntɪˈsəʊʃl| — shunning contact with others

antisubmarine |ˌæntaɪˈsəbməˌrɪn| — defensive against enemy submarines

antitank |ˌæntɪˈtæŋk| — designed for defense against armored vehicles

antitheses |ænˈtɪθəsiːz| — plural form of antithesis

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 |ˌæntɪˈtɑːksən| — 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 |ˌæntɪˈtrʌst| — 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

antityphoid |ˈæntɪˈtaɪfɔɪd| — Countering typhoid fever.

antiviral |ˌæntɪˈvaɪrəl| — any drug that destroys viruses

antiwar |ˈæntɪˈwɔːr| — Alternative spelling of anti-war.

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

antlers |ˈæntlərz| — plural form of antler

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

antre |ˈæntə| — (archaic) Cavern; cave.

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 |æŋˈzaɪətɪ| — (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 |ˈæŋkʃəslɪ| — 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 |ˈenɪ| — to any degree or extent

anybody |ˈenɪbɑːdɪ| — Any one out of an indefinite number of persons; anyone; any person.

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

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

anyone |ˈenɪwʌn| — Any person; anybody.

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

anything |ˈenɪθɪŋ| — In any way, any extent or any degree.

anytime |ˈenɪˌtaɪm| — At any time

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

anywhen  — (dialect or informal) At any point in time.

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

anywise |ˈeniːˌwaɪz| — In any case.

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