approach and address boldly or aggressively. — ORIGIN originally in the sense go or lie alongside: from French
, from Latin
‘rib, side’.Accouchement •
the confinement of childbirth; lying-in.
ORIGIN 1800–10; < F, deriv., with
to give birth, be delivered, assist ingiving birth, OF: to lie down, take to bed, equiv. to
to put to bedAcculturate •
absorb and integrate into a different culture. — DERIVATIVES
sharp and forthright.
archaic or technical tasting sour or bitter. — DERIVATIVES
noun. — ORIGIN from Latin
sharp-tasting; sour.Acme •
the highest point of achievement or excellence. — ORIGIN Greek
‘highest point’.Acolyte •
an assistant or follower.
a person assisting a priest in a religious service. — ORIGIN Latin
, from Greek
unpleasantly bitter or pungent. — DERIVATIVES
adverb. — ORIGIN from Latin
‘sharp, pungent’.Acrostic •
a poem or puzzle in which certain letters in each line form a word or words. — ORIGIN Greek
‘row, line of verse’.Acrylonitrile •
. A colorless, flammable, poisonous, carcinogenic liquid, C
N, used for the production of polymers and copolymers, as rubbers, fibers, and clear plastics for beverage containers.
ORIGIN 1890–95; acryl(ic) +
a rare radioactive metallic chemical element found in uranium ores. — ORIGIN from Greek
cause to operate.
motivate to act in a particular way. — DERIVATIVES
a system of complementary medicine in which manual pressure is applied to the bodyat specific points along supposed lines of energy.