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small perch of India whose gills are modified to allow it to breathe air; has spiny pectoral fins that enable it to travel on land A. testudineus , Anabas testudineus , climbing perch
city in western Germany near the Dutch and Belgian borders; formerly it was Charlemagne's northern capital Aachen , Aix-la-Chapelle , Aken
voluntary surrender of property (or a right to property) without attempting to reclaim it or give it away abandonment
cavity containing the major viscera; in mammals it is separated from the thorax by the diaphragm abdomen , abdominal cavity
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
act of terminating a project or procedure before it is completed abort
abortion-inducing drug (trade name RU_486) developed in France; when taken during the first five weeks of pregnancy it blocks the action of progesterone so that the uterus sloughs off the embryo abortion pill , mifepristone , RU 486
(astronomy) the magnitude that a star would have if it were viewed from a distance of 10 parsecs (32.62 light years) from the earth absolute magnitude
measure of the rate of decrease in the intensity of electromagnetic radiation (as light) as it passes through a given substance; the fraction of incident radiant energy absorbed per unit mass or thickness of an absorber absorptance , absorption coefficient , coefficient of absorption
(chemistry) in the formation of a coordinate bond it is the compound to which electrons are donated acceptor
method of accounting in which each item is entered as it is earned or incurred regardless of when actual payments are received or made accrual basis
(chemistry) the amount of free acid present in fat as measured by the milligrams of potassium hydroxide needed to neutralize it acid value
device that enables something to be used in a way different from that for which it was intended or makes different pieces of apparatus compatible adapter , adaptor
component that is added to something to improve it add-on , addition , improver
important port of Yemen; located on the Gulf of Aden; its strategic location have made it a major trading center of southern Arabia since ancient times Aden
(biochemistry) a nucleoside that is a structural component of nucleic acids; it is present in all living cells in a combined form as a constituent of DNA and RNA and ADP and ATP and AMP adenosine
friction between a body and the surface on which it moves (as between an automobile tire and the road) adhesive friction , grip , traction
named for a country house in Barbados where it was discovered Adiantum tenerum farleyense , Barbados maidenhair , Farley maidenhair , Farley maidenhair fern , glory fern
kind of body tissue containing stored fat that serves as a source of energy; it also cushions and insulates vital organs adipose tissue , fat , fatty tissue
give money before it is due advance
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