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terrorist organization formed in 1979 by a faction of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine but disbanded in the 1980s when key members left to join a faction of al-Fatah 15 May Organization
small fast-growing but short-lived fir of southern Alleghenies similar to balsam fir but with very short leaves Abies fraseri , Fraser fir
compositions not defining idea or incident but being solely rhythmic or melodic absolute music
large evergreen arborescent herb having huge paddle-shaped leaves and bearing inedible fruit that resemble bananas but edible young flower shoots; sometimes placed in genus Musa Abyssinian banana , Ensete ventricosum , Ethiopian banana , Musa ensete
abnormal but benign thickening of the prickle-cell layer of the skin (as in psoriasis) acanthosis
any plant of the genus Acanthus having large spiny leaves and spikes or white or purplish flowers; native to Mediterranean region but widely cultivated acanthus
person who procures or advises or commands the commission of a felony but who is not present at its perpetration accessory before the fact
person who witnesses a crime but does not try to prevent it accessory during the fact
vein that accompanies the vertebral vein but passes through the foramen of the transverse process of the 7th cervical vertebra and empties into the brachiocephalic vein accessory vertebral vein , vena vertebralis accessoria
clothing that is worn or carried, but not part of your main clothing accessory , accouterment , accoutrement
person who endorses a promissory note without compensation or benefit but simply as a favor to the borrower accommodation endorser
income earned but not paid accrued interest
(finance) profits that are not paid out as dividends but are added to the capital base of the corporation accumulation
common North American maple tree; five-lobed leaves are light green above and silvery white beneath; source of hard close-grained but brittle light-brown wood Acer saccharinum , silver maple
mythical Greek hero of the Iliad; a foremost Greek warrior at the siege of Troy; when he was a baby his mother tried to make him immortal by bathing him in a magical river but the heel by which she held him remained vulnerable--his `Achilles' heel' Achilles
seemingly small but actual mortal weakness Achilles' heel
someone who assists a priest or minister in a liturgical service; a cleric ordained in the highest of the minor orders in the Roman Catholic Church but not in the Anglican Church or the Eastern Orthodox Churches acolyte
immunity to a particular disease that is not innate but has been acquired during life; immunity can be acquired by the development of antibodies after an attack of an infectious disease or by a pregnant mother passing antibodies through the placenta to a acquired immunity
angle less than 90 degrees but more than 0 degrees acute angle
oral antiviral drug (trade name Zovirax) used to treat genital herpes; does not cure the disease but relieves the symptoms acyclovir , Zovirax
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