Words starting with A

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List of VOA English words “A"

able v. having the power to do something
about adj. almost (“about half”); of or having a relation to
above ad. at a higher place
abuse n. bad treatment causing harm or injury
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; to express one’s guilt or responsibility
adult n. a grown person
advertise v. to show or present the qualities of a product to increase sales
advise v. to help with information, knowledge or ideas in making a decision
affect v. to produce an effect on; to influence
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
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
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 in drinks 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
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
amend v. to add to or to change
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
anger n. a strong emotion against someone or something
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
antibodies n. special proteins produced in the blood that kill harmful bacteria
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
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
ash n. the part left after something burns
ask v. to question; to say something is wanted
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
atmosphere n. the gases surrounding any star or planet
atom n. a very small part of all things; the smallest part of an element that can join with parts of other elements
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
attention n. close or careful observing of, or listening to, someone or something
automobile n. a vehicle with wheels used to carry people; a car
autumn n. the time of the year between summer and winter
available ad. present and ready for use; willing to serve or help
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
n. (noun) a name word
v. (verb) an action word
ad. (adjective/adverb) a describing word
prep. (preposition) a word used to show a relatio
pro. (pronoun) a word used in place of a noun
conj. (conjunction) a joining word

Quote:VOA Special English WordBook