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ace
  • n  the smallest whole number or a numeral representing this number
  • n  one of four playing cards in a deck having a single pip on its face
  • n  someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field
  • n  proteolytic enzyme that converts angiotensin I into angiotensin II
  • n  a major strategic headquarters of NATO; safeguards an area extending from Norway to Turkey
  • n  a serve that the receiver is unable to reach
  • v  succeed at easily
  • v  score an ace against
    He aced his opponents
  • v  play (a hole) in one stroke
  • v  serve an ace against (someone)
  • s  of the highest quality
    an ace reporter
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acentric
  • a  lacking a centromere
    an acentric chromosome fragment
  • s  not centered or having no center
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acephalous
  • s  lacking a head or a clearly defined head
    acephalous worms
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acerb
  • s  sour or bitter in taste
  • s  harsh or corrosive in tone
    an acerbic tone piercing otherwise flowery prose
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acerbic
  • s  sour or bitter in taste
  • s  harsh or corrosive in tone
    an acerbic tone piercing otherwise flowery prose
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acervate
  • a  pertaining to a growth of fungi that forms a heaped-up mass
    acervate fungous sporophores
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acetabular
  • s  of the cup-shaped socket that receives the head of the thigh bone
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achaean
  • n  a member of one of four linguistic divisions of the prehistoric Greeks
  • n  the ancient Greek inhabitants of Achaea
  • a  of or relating to Achaea or its ancient Greek people
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acheronian
  • s  dark and dismal as of the rivers Acheron and Styx in Hades
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acherontic
  • s  dark and dismal as of the rivers Acheron and Styx in Hades
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