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aardvark a large mammal with a long snout, long ears, a long tail, and almost no hair. Aardvarks are active at night, when they use their powerful claws to dig open ant or termite nests. They catch their food with long, sticky tongues. Aardvarks live in southern and central Africa. Although they are sometimes called anteaters, aardvarks are not closely related to any other kind of mammal.
abandon to leave behind with no plan to return or take possession again; desert. [1/3 definitions]
absurd of, showing, or having to do with the belief that there is no meaning or order in life or in the universe. [1/2 definitions]
absurdity something that makes no sense or is not at all in the normal order of things. [1/2 definitions]
abyss a vast pit, too deep to be measured.
aimless having no purpose or goal.
air the mixture of gases that surrounds the earth. Air is made up of oxygen, nitrogen, and other gases, and has no taste, odor, or color. [1/6 definitions]
airtight having no weak points that could be open to attack. [1/2 definitions]
algae organisms that live mainly in the water and make their food through photosynthesis. Algae are different from plants in that they have no true leaves, roots, or stems. Seaweeds are algae. "Algae" is a plural noun; the singular form is "alga."
alien a living being from another planet; extraterrestrial. There is no evidence that aliens exist, but many people believe there is life on other planets. [1/5 definitions]
all the same of no importance; making no difference. [1/2 definitions]
anteater a mammal that uses its long, sticky tongue to eat ants and termites. True anteaters have no teeth, are furry, and live in Central or South America. They are related to armadillos and sloths. Other kinds of mammals that eat ants are also sometimes called anteaters, but they are not related to American anteaters.
any one or some, no matter which or how many. [1/5 definitions]
anyway in any case; anyhow; no matter what happens.
archaic no longer in common use, especially in speech or writing. [1/3 definitions]
arthropod a large group of animals with hard shells on the outsides of their bodies, legs with joints, and no bones inside their bodies. Insects, spiders, centipedes, and crabs are arthropods.
atheist a person who believes that there is no god or gods.
babble to talk foolishly or for no reason; chatter. [2/5 definitions]
bald having little or no hair on the head. [1/2 definitions]
bare wearing no clothing or covering; naked. [1/5 definitions]
better healthier; no longer sick or injured. [1/11 definitions]