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A 开头的词汇

a (an) - ad. one; any; each

able - v. having the power to do something

about - ad. almost ("about half"); of or having a relation to ("We talk about the weather.")

above - ad. at a higher place

accept - v. to agree to receive

accident - n. something that happens by chance or mistake; an unplanned event

accuse - v. to say a person is responsible for an act or crime; to make a statement against someone

across - ad. from side to side; to the other side

act - v. to do something

activist - n. one who seeks change through action

actor - n. someone acting in a play or show

add - v. to put (something) with another to make it larger; to say more

administration - n. the executive part of a government, usually headed by a president or prime minister

admit - v. to accept ("admitted to the United Nations"); to express one's guilt or responsibility ("He admitted that what he did was wrong.")

adult - n. a grown person

advise - v. to help with information, knowledge or ideas in making a decision

affect - v. to produce an effect on; to influence ("A lack of sleep affected the singer's performance.")

afraid - ad. feeling fear

after - ad. later; behind

again - ad. another time; as before

against - ad. opposed to; not agreeing with something

age - n. how old a person or thing is

agency - n. an organization that is part of a larger group ("an agency of the United Nations")

aggression - n. an attack against a person or country; the violation of a country's borders

ago - ad. of time past; before now

agree - v. to have the same belief as someone; to be willing to do something

agriculture - n. farming

aid - v. to help; to support; n. help, assistance

aim - v. to point a gun at; n. a goal or purpose

air - n. the mixture of gases around the earth, mostly nitrogen and oxygen, that we breathe

air force - n. a military organization using airplanes

airplane - n. a vehicle with wings that flies

airport - n. a place where airplanes take off and land

album - n. a collection of recorded music

alcohol - n. a strong, colorless liquid, usually made from grain, used as a drug or in industrial products

alive - ad. having life; not dead

all - ad. everything; everyone; the complete amount

ally - n. a nation or person joined with another for a special purpose

almost - ad. a little less than completely

alone - ad. separated from others

along - ad. near or on ("along the road")

already - ad. before now; even now

also - ad. added to; too

although - conj. even if it is true that

always - ad. at all times; every time

ambassador - n. a nation's highest diplomatic representative (to another government)

amend - v. to add to or to change (a proposal or law)

ammunition - n. the bullets or shells fired from guns

among - ad. in or part of (a group)

amount - n. the number, size or weight of anything

anarchy - n. a lack of order; lawlessness

ancestor - n. a family member from the past

ancient - ad. very old; long ago

and - conj. also; in addition to; with

anger - n. a strong emotion against someone or something

animal - n. a living creature that moves, such as a dog or cat

anniversary - n. a yearly celebration or observance of an event that happened in the past

announce - v. to make known publicly; to declare officially

another - ad. one more; a different one

answer - n. a statement produced by a question; v. to make a statement after being asked a question

any - ad. one or more of no special kind

apologize - v. to express regret for a mistake or accident for which one accepts responsibility

appeal - v. to take to a higher court, person or group for a decision; to call on somebody for help

appear - v. to show oneself; to come into sight; to seem

appoint - v. to name; to choose ("appoint a judge")

approve - v. to agree with; to agree to support

archeology - n. the scientific study of past human life and activities

area - n. any place or part of it

argue - v. to offer reasons for or against something; to dispute; to disagree

arms - n. military equipment; weapons

army - n. military ground forces

around - ad. on every side (of)

arrest - v. to seize a person for legal action; to take as a prisoner

arrive - v. to come to a place, especially at the end of a trip

art - n. expressions or creations by humans, such as paintings, music, writing or statues

artillery - n. big guns

as - conj. equally ("as fast as"); when; while

ash - n. the part left after something burns

ask - v. to question; to say something is wanted ("We ask the teacher questions every day.")

assist - v. to help

astronaut - n. a person who travels in space

astronomy - n. the scientific study of stars and the universe

asylum - n. political protection given by a government to a person from another country

at - prep. in or near ("at the edge"); where ("look at"); when ("at noon")

atmosphere - n. the gases surrounding any star or planet

attach - v. to tie together; to connect

attack - n. a violent attempt to damage, injure or kill; v. to start a fight

attempt - v. to work toward something; to try; to make an effort

attend - v. to be present at

automobile - n. a vehicle with wheels used to carry people; a car

autumn - n. the time of the year between summer and winter

average - n. something (a number) representing the middle; ad. common; normal

avoid - v. to stay away from

awake - ad. not sleeping

award - n. an honor or prize for an act or service

away - ad. not near