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animal rights a movement that works for the rights of animals. People in favor of animal rights believe that animals should not be hurt or killed just to make the lives of humans easier.
animate to bring to life. [6 definitions]
animated full of activity, spirit, or excitement. [3 definitions]
animated cartoon a motion picture made by photographing a series of drawings showing stages of movement. The motion seems real when the drawings are shown quickly one after another.
animator a person who creates or helps to create animated cartoons.
animosity strong dislike or behavior that shows strong dislike.
ankle the joint between the leg and the foot; the part of the leg just above the foot.
anklet a short sock that reaches just above the ankle.
annex to add or attach to something larger. [3 definitions]
annihilate to destroy completely.
anniversary the date each year that is the same date on which a wedding or other important event happened. [2 definitions]
announce to make known; declare.
announcement a public or formal statement. [2 definitions]
announcer a person who presents programs or reads advertisements on radio or television.
annoy to bother or disturb with irritating behavior.
annoyance the act of disturbing or irritating. [3 definitions]
annoyed feeling somewhat angry or irritated.
annual happening once every year. [3 definitions]
annually once a year; yearly.
annual ring one of the rings of wood on the inside of a tree that can be seen when the tree is cut into logs. Each ring represents a year of growth.
annul to make (a legal action or contract) no longer valid under the law.