adage an old saying
adamant not susceptible to persuasion; unyielding
admonition friendly warning; gentle or friendly reproof
adumbrate to outline; to shade; to suggest
adventitious added extrinsically; not essentially inherent
aegis a shield
aerie a nest or dwelling built in a lofty place
aesthete one who cultivates great sensitivity to beauty
aestival of or belonging to the summer
affable easy to speak to; gracious
afflatus a divine inspiration
affray a brawl; a tumultuous assault or quarrel
aficionado a fan; an enthusiastic admirer
agglomeration a cluster or mass
aggrandize to make or make appear great or greater
aggress to make an attack
agitprop propaganda
agog in eager desire
agon conflict; struggle
agrestic pertaining to fields or the country
alacrity a cheerful readiness, willingness, or promptness
alfresco outdoor; outdoors
algorithm a step-by-step procedure for solving a problem
aliment nutriment or sustenance
alpenglow a reddish glow seen near sunset or sunrise on the summits of mountains