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retirement savings plan that is funded by employee contributions and (often) matching contributions from the employer; contributions are made from your salary before taxes and the funds grow tax-free until they are withdrawn at which point they can be con 401-k , 401-k plan
genus of tropical coarse herbs having large lobed leaves and often yellow flowers Abelmoschus , genus Abelmoschus
bottomless gulf or pit; any unfathomable (or apparently unfathomable) cavity or chasm or void extending below (often used figuratively) abysm , abyss
agreeing with or consenting to (often unwillingly) accession , assenting
shrubby Eurasian maple often used as a hedge Acer campestre , field maple , hedge maple
abnormal deficiency or absence of free hydrochloric acid in the gastric juice; often associated with severe anemias and cancer of the stomach achlorhydria
skin disease of adults (more often women) in which blood vessels of the face enlarge resulting in a flushed appearance acne rosacea , rosacea
serious (often fatal) disease of the immune system transmitted through blood products especially by sexual contact or contaminated needles acquired immune deficiency syndrome , AIDS
enlargement of bones of hands and feet and face; often accompanied by headache and muscle pain and emotional disturbances; caused by overproduction of growth hormone by the anterior pituitary gland (due to a tumor) acromegalia , acromegaly
(psychiatry) the display of previously inhibited emotions (often in actions rather than words); considered to be healthy and therapeutic acting out
high wave (often dangerous) caused by tidal flow (as by colliding tidal currents or in a narrow estuary) aegir , bore , eager , eagre , tidal bore
in some classifications considered the family comprising the Old World vultures which are more often included in the family Accipitridae Aegypiidae , family Aegypiidae
acute blood disorder (often caused by radiation or drug therapy) characterized by severe reduction in granulocytes agranulocytosis , agranulosis , granulocytopenia
often persistent bodily disorder or disease; a cause for complaining ailment , complaint , ill
chamber (often underground) reinforced against bombing and provided with food and living facilities; used during air raids air-raid shelter , bombproof , bomb shelter
showy crested Asiatic duck; often domesticated Aix galericulata , mandarin duck
tall evergreen of the Pacific coast of North America often cultivated for ornament Alaska cedar , Chamaecyparis nootkatensis , Nootka cypress , yellow cedar , yellow cypress
fungus with a whitish often circular cap and a white pore surface and small pores and a white central stalk; found under conifers; edible but not popular Albatrellus ovinus , sheep polypore
trailing European aromatic plant of the mint family having rounded leaves and small purplish flowers often grown in hanging baskets; naturalized in North America; sometimes placed in genus Nepeta alehoof , field balm , gill-over-the-ground , Glechoma hederaceae , ground ivy , Nepeta hederaceae , runaway robin
shad-like food fish that runs rivers to spawn; often salted or smoked; sometimes placed in genus Pomolobus alewife , Alosa pseudoharengus , Pomolobus pseudoharengus
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