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mail that includes letters and postcards and packages sealed against inspection 1st-class mail , 1st class , first-class mail , first class
criminal act of capturing and carrying away by force a family member; if a man's wife is abducted it is a crime against the family relationship and against the wife abduction
touch against a side or end abut
formal charge of wrongdoing brought against a person; the act of imputing blame or guilt accusal , accusation
calculated use of violence (or threat of violence) against civilians in order to attain goals that are political or religious or ideological in nature; this is done through intimidation or coercion or instilling fear act of terrorism , terrorism , terrorist act
judicial proceeding brought by one party against another; one party prosecutes another for a wrong done or for protection of a right or for prevention of a wrong action , action at law , legal action
form of acquired immunity in which the body produces its own antibodies against disease-causing antigens active immunity
transport of a substance (as a protein or drug) across a cell membrane against the concentration gradient; requires an expenditure of energy active transport
political issue or policy, person actively against activist , dissident , insurgent , militant , protestor , Young Turk
against one's interests or welfare adverse
witness whose relationship to the opposing party is such that his or her testimony may be prejudiced against the opposing party adverse witness , hostile witness
Italian pope from 1458 to 1464 who is remembered for his unsuccessful attempt to lead a crusade against the Turks (1405-1464) Aeneas Silvius , Enea Silvio Piccolomini , Pius II
policy designed to redress past discrimination against women and minority groups through measures to improve their economic and educational opportunities affirmative action
(Greek mythology) the king who lead the Greeks against Troy in the Trojan War Agamemnon
discrimination against elderly ageism
aged, discrimination against the ageism
discrimination against middle-aged and elderly people ageism , agism
rebels against system, one who agitator , firebrand , incendiary , malcontent , subversive
use of military aircraft to provide protection against attack by enemy aircraft during ground or naval operations air cover
chamber (often underground) reinforced against bombing and provided with food and living facilities; used during air raids air-raid shelter , bombproof , bomb shelter
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