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cleansing of the body, especially in a religious rite ablution
act of abolishing a system or practice or institution (especially abolishing slavery) abolishment , abolition
act of pivoting 180 degrees, especially in a military formation about-face , about turn
act of attaining or gaining access to a new office or right or position (especially the throne) accession , rise to power
partner, especially in crime accomplice
act of granting credit or recognition (especially with respect to educational institution that maintains suitable standards) accreditation
canna grown especially for its edible rootstock from which arrowroot starch is obtained achira , arrowroot , Canna edulis , Canna indica , indian shot
absence of normal pigmentation especially in the skin (as in albinism) or in red blood cells achromia
fragrant European mint having clusters of small violet-and-white flowers; naturalized especially in eastern North America Acinos arvensis , basil balm , basil thyme , mother of thyme , Satureja acinos
barnacle that attaches to rocks especially in intertidal zones acorn barnacle , Balanus balanoides , rock barnacle
extensive landed property (especially in the country) retained by the owner for his own use acres , demesne , estate , land , landed estate
East Indian timber tree with hard durable wood used especially for tea boxes Acrocarpus fraxinifolius , shingle tree
case officer designated to perform an act during a clandestine operation (especially in a hostile area) action officer
being abnormally tolerant to and dependent on something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming (especially alcohol or narcotic drugs) addiction , dependance , dependence , dependency , habituation
glandular disease or enlargement of glandular tissue (especially of the lymph glands) adenopathy
cautionary advice about something imminent (especially imminent danger) admonition , monition , warning , word of advice
accessory or adjoining anatomical parts or appendages (especially of the embryo) adnexa , annexa
act of adulterating (especially the illicit substitution of one substance for another) adulteration
arrival that has been awaited (especially of something momentous) advent , coming
active support of an idea or cause etc.; especially the act of pleading or arguing for something advocacy , protagonism
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