Important English Words For Competitive Exams – Words Starting With A


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Abase

Cause To Feel Shame


Abdication

voluntary giving up of throne in favour of someone


Aberration

A State Or Condition Markedly Different From The Normal


Abject

Most Unfortunate Or Miserable


Abrasive

Sharply Disagreeable, Rigorous


Abstain

Choose Not To Consume


Abundant

Present In Great Quantity


Accede

Yield To Another s Wish Or Opinion


Accentuate

To Stress, Single Out As Important


Acclimate

Get Used To A Certain Climate


Accolade

Any honour Acclaim, award, commendation, laurel, laudation


Accomplice

A Person Who Joins With Another In Carrying Out Some Plan


Accord

Concurrence Of Opinion


Acerbic

Harsh Or Corrosive In Tone


Acme

The Highest Stage Of Development


Acquiesce

To Agree Or Express Agreement


Acquit

Pronounce Not Guilty Of Criminal Charges


Adage

A proverb or byword


Adverse

Contrary To Your Interests Or Welfare


Aesthete

A Person Who Is Appreciative Of And Sensitive To Art And Beauty


Afflict

Cause Physical Pain Or Suffering In


Agenda

a list of headings of the business to be transacted at a meeting


Alimony

allowance paid to wife on legal separation


Allege

Report Or Maintain


Allude

Make A More Or Less Disguised Reference To


Almanac

an annual calender with positions of stars


Altruist

one, who considers the happiness and well


Amateur

a man who does a thing for pleasure and not as a profession


Ambidexterity

Ambivalent

Having mixed feelings about someone or something


Amphibian

animals which live both on land and sea


Ample

More Than Enough In Size Or Scope Or Capacity


Amputate

to cut off a part of a persons body which is infected


Anarchist

one, who is out to destroy all governance, law and order


Anthology

a collection of poems


Anthropologist

one, who studies the evolution of mankind


Anticipate

Be Excited Or Anxious About


Antipathy

A Feeling Of Intense Dislike


Apocryphal

Something whose authenticity is questionable irrespective of its wide circulation


Apparent

Obvious


Append

Add To The Very End


Apt

Naturally Disposed Toward


Aquatic

animals/plants ere which live in water


Arbitrate

Act Between Parties With A View To Reconciling Differences


Arbitrator

a person, appointed by two parties to solve a dispute


Archetype

an original model on which something is patterned
Synonyms:original,archetype,pilot


Archives

a place where government or public records are kept


Aristocracy

government by the nobles


Arsenal

a place for ammunition and weapons


Artifact

a man-made object taken as a whole
Synonyms:artifact,artefact


Ascetic

A Person Who Practices Such Self


Aspidistra

Aspire

Have An Ambitious Plan


Assail

Attack Someone Physically Or Emotionally


Assuage

To make milder or less severe


Astrologer

a person who studies the influence of heavenly bodies on human beings


Astronomer

a person, who studies stars, planets and other heavenly bodies


Asunder

Into Separate Pieces


asylum

Atheist

a person who does not believe in God


Atone

To Doing Something Right For Some Wrong Done


Attire

Clothing Of A Distinctive Style Or For A Particular Occasion


Austere

Severely Simple


Autocracy

government by one person


Avarice

Extreme Greed For Material Wealth


Aversion

A Feeling Of Intense Dislike


Avid

Marked By Active Interest And Enthusiasm


Awful

very bad or unpleasant.


Axiom

a statement which is accepted as true without proof