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from the King James Bible and Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy

Each week, Mark and Marilyn Mohlenbrock prepare the Selected Vocabulary from the Weekly Bible Lesson. This Vocabulary list is the accumulation of that research. As additional words appear in the Weekly Bible Lesson, they will be added to this accumulative resource.

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abandon - [NW1828] 1. To forsake entirely; as to abandon a hopeless enterprize. 2. To renounce and forsake; to leave with a view never to return; to desert as lost or desperate; 3. To give up or resign without control, as when a person yields himself, without restraint, to a propensity; 4. To resign; to yield, relinquish, or give over entirely.

abased - [NW1828] 1. The literal sense of abase is to lower or depress, to throw or cast down, as used by Bacon, "to abase the eye." But the word is seldom used in reference to material things. 2. To cast down; to reduce low; to depress; to humble; to degrade; applied to the passions, rank, office, and condition in life.

abashed - [NW1828] Confused with shame; confounded; put to silence.

abate - [Webster 1913] 1. To beat down; to pull down; to destroy in any manner; 2. To lessen; to diminish; to moderate; 3. To lessen; to mitigate; 4. To overthrow; to cause to fail; to frustrate by judicial sentence;

abba - [KJD] Aramaic/Hebrew for "father".
[NW1828] In the Chaldee and Syriac, a father, and figuratively a superior. In the Syriac, Coptic and Ethiopic churches, it is a title given to the Bishops, and the Bishops bestow the title, by way of distinction, on the Bishop of Alexandria. Hence the title Baba, or Papa, Pope or great father, which the Bishop of Alexandria bore, before the Bishop of Rome.

abeyance - [OLQD] temporary cessation or suspension

abhor – [NW1828] To hate extremely, or with contempt; to lothe, detest or abominate.

Abia, course of - (Luke 1:5) - the eighth of the 24 courses or classes into which the priests were divided for serving at the altar. [originally divided by King David]

abide(ing) - [NW1828] Dwelling; remaining; continuing; enduring; awaiting.

abjects - [Easton's Bible Dictionary] the translation of a Hebrew word meaning smiters; probably, in allusion to the tongue, slanderers.

abode - [NW1828] 1. Stay; continuance in a place; residence for a longer or shorter time. 2. A place of continuance; a dwelling; a habitation. 3. To make abode, to dwell or reside.
[Wordsmyth] lived
[Wordsmyth] a residence or dwelling; home.

abolish(ed) - [NW1828] 1. To make void; to annul; to abrogate; 2. To destroy, or put an end to;
[OLQD] do away with

abolition - [WDC/Wordsmyth] the act of abolishing (to get rid of or do away with; end.)

abominable - [NW1828] 1. Very hateful; detestable; lothesome. 2. This word is applicable to whatever is odious to the mind or offensive to the senses. 3. Unclean. (Leviticus vli.)
[OLQD] unequivocally detestable; exceptionally bad or displeasing

abomination(s) - [NW1828] defilement, pollution, in a physical sense, or evil doctrines and practices, which are moral defilements, idols and idolatry, are called abominations. The Jews were an abomination to the Egyptians; and the sacred animals of the Egyptians were an abomination to the Jews. The Roman army is called the abomination of desolation. Mat. 24:13. In short, whatever is an object of extreme hatred, is called an abomination.
[OLQD] an action that is vicious or vile; an action that arouses disgust or abhorence

adorable - [NW1828] That ought to be adored; worth of divine honors. In popular use, worthy of the utmost love or respect.

abortive - [NW1828] Failing in its effect; miscarrying; producing nothing;

abound - [NW1828] 1. To have or possess in great quantity; to be copiously supplied; followed by with or in; as to abound with provisions; to abound in good things. 2. To be in great plenty; to be very prevalent.
[OLQD] be abundant or plentiful; exist in large quantities

abounding - [OLQD] existing in abundance
[Wordsmyth] to be full
[NW1828] Having in great plenty; being in great plenty, being very prevalent; generally prevailing.

abroad - [NW1828] In a general sense, at large; widely; not confined to narrow limits. Hence, 1. In the open air. 2. Beyond or out of the walls of a house, 3. Beyond the limits of a camp. 4. Beyond the bounds of a country; 5. Extensively; before the public at large. 6. Widely; with expansion;
[] 1. in or to a country that is not one's own; overseas. 2. in wide circulation.

absolute - [NW1828] 1. Literally, in a general sense, free, independent of any thing extraneous. 2. Complete in itself; positive; 3. Unconditional, 4. Existing independent of any other cause, as God is absolute. 5. Unlimited by extraneous power or control,
[WCD] complete; total.

absolution - [NW1828] In the canon law, a remission of sins pronounced by a priest in favor of a penitent. Among protestants, a sentence by which an excommunicated person is released from his liability to punishment.

absorb (ed) - [Webster 1913] To swallow up; to engulf; to overwhelm; to cause to disappear as if by swallowing up; to use up; to include.

absorption - [Webster 1913] 1. The act or process of absorbing or sucking in anything, or of being absorbed and made to disappear; as, the absorption of bodies in a whirlpool, the absorption of a smaller tribe into a larger.

abstain - [NW1828] In a general sense, to forbear, or refrain from, voluntarily; but used chiefly to denote a restraint upon the passions or appetites; to refrain from indulgence.

abstinence - [OLQD] act or practice of refraining from indulging an appetite

abstract - [OLQD] not representing or imitating external reality or the objects of nature; existing only in the mind; separated from embodiment; dealing with a subject in the abstract without practical purpose or intention; based on specialized theory

absurd - [NW1828] Opposed to manifest truth; inconsistent with reason or the plain dictates of common sense.

abundance - [NW1828] Great plenty; an overflowing quantity; ample sufficiency; wealth
[Wordsmyth] wealth; affluence

abundantly - [Webster 1913] In a sufficient degree; fully; amply; plentifully; in large measure.

abyss - [NW1828] A bottomless gulf; used also for a deep mass of waters, supposed by some to have encompassed the earth before the flood. 2. That which is immeasurable; that in which any thing is lost.

acceptation - [NW1828] 1. Kind reception; a receiving with favor or approbation. 2. A state of being acceptable; favorable
[OLQD] acceptance as true or valid; the act of accepting with approval; favorable reception.

accord - [OLQD] n. harmony of people's opinions or actions or characters
[Webster 1913] n. 1. Agreement or concurrence of opinion, will, or action; harmony of mind; consent; assent. Harmony of sounds; agreement in pitch and tone; concord;
[NW1828] v. 1. To make to agree, or correspond; to adjust one thing to another. 2. To being to an agreement; to settle, adjust or compose;

accordance - [Webster 1913] Agreement; harmony; conformity.

accounted – [NW 1828] Esteemed; deemed; considered; regarded; valued.
[] To consider as being; deem

accredited - [NW1828] Allowed; received with reputation; authorized in a public character.
[OLQD] given official approval

accretion - [Webster 1913] 1. The act of increasing by natural growth; esp. the increase of organic bodies by the internal accession of parts; organic growth. 2. The act of increasing, or the matter added, by an accession of parts externally; an extraneous addition; 3. Concretion; coherence of separate particles; 4. A growing together of parts naturally separate, 5. (Law) (a) The adhering of property to something else, by which the owner of one thing becomes possessed of a right to another; generally, gain of land by the washing up of sand or sail from the sea or a river, or by a gradual recession of the water from the usual watermark. (b) Gain to an heir or legatee, failure of a coheir to the same succession, or a co-legatee of the same thing, to take his share.

accuse - [NW18280 1. To charge with, or declare to have committed a crime, either by plaint, or complaint, information, indictment, or impeachment; to charge with an offense against the laws, judicially or by a public process; 2. To charge with a fault; to blame.
[OLQD] blame for, make a claim of wrongdoing or misbehavior against

acme - [NW1828] The top or highest point.
[OLQD] the highest level or degree attainable

acquaint(ed) - [Strong’s] to know, learn to know; to perceive and see, find out and discern

acquaintance - [OLQD] personal knowledge or information about someone or something
[NW1828] Familiar knowledge; having intimate or more than slight or superficial knowledge;

acquiescence - [NW1828] A quiet assent; a silent submission, or submission with apparent content; distinguished from avowed consent on the one hand, and on the other, from opposition or open discontent;

actual - [NW1828] 1. Real or effective, or that exists truly and absolutely; 2. Existing in act; real; in opposition to speculative, or existing in theory only;adored - S&H 472:2 - [OLQD] love intensely
[OLQD] taking place in reality; not pretended or imitated; of the nature of fact; having actual existence; being or reflecting the essential or genuine character of something; presently existing in fact and not merely potential or possible; being or existing at the present moment

acute - [NW1828] - 1. Sharp at the end; ending in a sharp point; opposed to blunt or obtuse. 2. Figuratively, applied to mental powers; penetrating; having nice discernment; perceiving or using minute distinctions; opposed to dull or stupid; 3. Applied to the senses; having nice or quick sensibility; susceptible of slight impressions; having power to feel or perceive small objects; 4. An acute disease, is one which is attended with violent symptoms, and comes speedily to a crisis,

acuteness - [OLQD] the quality of having a sharp edge or point; a quick and penetrating intelligence;
[NW1828] - Figuratively, the faculty of nice discernment or perception; applied to the senses, or the understanding. By an acuteness of feeling, we perceive small objects or slight impressions; by an acuteness of intellect, we discern nice distinctions.

adamant - [NW1828] A very hard or impenetrable stone; a name given to the diamond and other substances of extreme hardness.
[OLQD] not capable of being swayed or diverted from a course; unsusceptible to persuasion

adaptation - [NW1828] The act of making suitable, or the state of being suitable, or fit; fitness.
[OLQD] the process of adapting to something (such as environmental conditions)
[IP] form or structure modified to fit a changed environment; syn: shape

adder - [NW1828] A venomous serpent or viper, of several species.

adequate - [NW1828] Equal; proportionate; correspondent to; fully sufficient; as, means adequate to the object; we have no adequate ideas of infinite power.

adhere - [NW1828] 1. To stick to, as glutinous substances, or by natural growth; 2. To be joined, or held in contact; to cleave to. 3. Figuratively, to hold to, be attached, or remain fixed, either by personal union or conformity of faith, principle, or opinion; 4. To be consistent; to hold together as the parts of a system.

adherence - [NW1828] 1. The quality or state of sticking or adhering. 2. Figuratively, a being fixed in attachment; fidelity; steady attachment;

adherent(s) - [NW1828] The person who adheres; one who follows a leader, party or profession; a follower, or partisan; a believer in a particular faith or church.

adhesion - [OLQD] the property of sticking together (as of glue and wood) or the joining of surfaces of different composition.
[] Physics. The physical attraction or joining of two substances, especially the macroscopically observable attraction of dissimilar substances.

adjure - [NW1828] 1. To charge, bind or command on oath, or under the penalty of a curse. 2. To charge earnestly and solemnly, on pain of God's wrath. 3. To conjure; to charge, urge or summon with solemnity.
[Wordsmyth] 1. to command or bind as by oath. 2. to earnestly request of or appeal to.

administration - [NW1828] dispensation; distribution; exhibition; as the administration of justice, of the sacrament, or of grace.

admission - [NW1828] Admittance power or permission to enter; entrance; access; power to approach; Allowance; grant of an argument or position not fully proved.

admitted - [NW1828] Permitted to enter or approach; allowed; granted; conceded.

admonish(ing) - [NW1828] Reproving; warning; counseling; directing.

admonition - [NW1828] Gentle reproof; counseling against a fault; instruction in duties; caution; direction. Tit. 3. 1Cor. 10. In church discipline, public or private reproof to reclaim an offender; a step preliminary to excommunication.

adoption - [Strong's] that relationship which God was pleased to establish between himself and the Israelites in preference to all other nations.
[NW1828] God's taking the sinful children of men into his favor and protection.
[New Century Version] translates Romans 8:23: "waiting for God to finish making us his own children"

adorable - [NW1828] That ought to be adored; worth of divine honors. In popular use, worthy of the utmost love or respect.

adoration - [NW1828] 1. Adoration consists in external homage, accompanied with the highest reverence. It is used for the act of praying, or preferring requests or thanksgiving, to the Supreme Being. 2. Homage paid to one in high esteem; profound reverence. Adoration, among the Jews, as performed by bowing, kneeling and prostration. Among the Romans, the devotee, with his head uncovered, applied his right hand to his lips, bowing and turning himself from left to right. The Persians fell on the face, striking the forehead against the earth, and kissing the ground. The adoration paid to the Grecian and Roman emperors, consisted in bowing and kneeling at the feet of the prince, laying hold of his robe, then withdrawing the hand and clapping it to the lips. In modern times, adoration is paid to the pope by kissing his feet, and to princes, by kneeling and kissing the hand. This word was used by the Romans for acclamation or great applause, given to public performer; and the election of a pope is sometimes by adoration, that is, by sudden acclamation without scrutiny.
[Wordsmyth] the act or condition of adoring or worshiping. deep love.

adore - [OLQD] love intensely
[NW1828] 1. To worship with profound reverence; to address with exalted thoughts, by prayer and thanksgiving; to pay divine honors to; to honor as a god or as divine. 2. To love in the highest degree; to regard with the utmost esteem, affection and respect;

adorn(ed) - [NW1828] To deck or decorate; to make beautiful; to add to beauty by dress; to deck with external ornaments.
[OLQD] provided with something intended to increase its beauty or distinction

adroitness - [WordNet] skillful performance or ability without difficulty

adulterated - [NW1828] Corrupted; debased by a mixture with something of less value.

adulterer(s) - [NW1828] 1. A man guilty of adultery; a man who has sexual commerce with any married woman, except his wife. 2. In scripture, an idolator. 3. An apostate from the true faith, or one who violates his covenant engagements; a very wicked person. 4. One devoted to earthly things.

adultery - [] voluntary sexual intercourse between a married person and someone other than his or her lawful spouse.
[] "voluntary violation of the marriage bed," c.1300, avoutrie, from O.Fr. avoutrie, aoulterie, noun of condition from avoutre/aoutre, from L. adulterare "to corrupt". Modern spelling, with the re-inserted -d-, is from c.1415 (see ad-). Classified as single adultery (with an unmarried person) and double adultery (with a married person). O.E. word was æwbryce "breach of law(ful marriage)."

adulterous - [NW1828] 1. Guilty of adultery; pertaining to adultery. 2. In scripture, idolatrous, very wicked.
[OLQD] not faithful to a spouse or lover

advent - [OLQD] arrival that has been awaited (especially of something momentous)

adversary (ies) – [NW1828] 1. An enemy or foe; one who has enmity at heart. In scripture, Satan is called THE adversary, by way of eminence. 2. An opponent or antagonist, as in a suit at law, or in single combat; an opposing litigant.

adverse - [OLQD] contrary to your interests or welfare

adversity - [NW1828] An event, or series of events, which oppose success or desire; misfortune; calamity; affliction; distress; state of unhappiness.

advocate - [Strong's] of Christ in his exaltation at God's right hand, pleading with God the Father for the pardon of our sins; of the Holy Spirit destined to take the place of Christ with the apostles (after his ascension to the Father), to lead them to a deeper knowledge of the gospel truth, and give them divine strength needed to enable them to undergo trials and persecutions on behalf of the divine kingdom.
[NW1828] One who defends, vindicates, or espouses a cause, by argument; one who is friendly to; as, an advocate for peace, or for the oppressed. In scripture, Christ is called an advocate for his people.

advocating - [NW1828] Supporting by reasons; defending; maintaining.
[OLQD] speak, plead, or argue in favour of; push for something

Æon - [] (Gnosticism) a divine power or nature emanating from the Supreme Being and playing various roles in the operation of the universe
[OLQD] an immeasurably long period of time; the longest division of geological time

Æsculapius - [OLQD] the god of medicine and healing

affection(s) - [NW1828] Passion; but more generally, A bent of mind towards a particular object, holding a middle place between disposition, which is natural, and passion, which is excited by the presence of its exciting object. Affection is a permanent bent of the mind, formed by the presence of an object, or by some act of another person, and existing without the presence of its object. In a more particular sense, a settle good will, love or zealous attachment; Desire; inclination; propensity, good or evil; In a general sense, an attribute, quality or property, which is inseparable from its object;
[Wordsmyth] a feeling of warmth and fondness for someone or something. emotion, esp. love.

affectioned - [NW1828] Disposed; having an affection of heart.

affirm(s) - [NW1828] To declare or assert positively.
[Wordsmyth] to declare or maintain as true.

affirmation - [NW1828] 1. The act of affirming or asserting as true; opposed to negation or denial. 2. That which is asserted; position declared as true; averment. 3. Confirmation; ratification; an establishing of what had been before done or decreed. 4. A solemn declaration made under the penalties of perjury, by persons who conscientiously decline taking an oath; which affirmation is in law equivalent to testimony given under oath.

affirmative - [] 1. Asserting that something is true or correct, as with the answer “yes”: an affirmative reply. 2. Giving assent or approval; confirming: an affirmative vote. 3. Positive; optimistic: an affirmative outlook. 4. Logic. Of, relating to, or being a proposition in which the predicate affirms something about the subject, such as the statement apples have seeds.
[NW1828] That affirms, or asserts; declaratory of what exists; opposed to negative; That side of a question which affirms or maintains; opposed to negative; as, there were seventy votes in the affirmative, and thirty-five in the negative.

affix - [OLQD] attach to; add to the very end

afflict(ed) - [NW1828] Affected with continued or often repeated pain, either of body or mind; suffering grief or distress, of any kind;
[Wordsmyth] to cause physical or mental suffering to.

affliction - [Wordsmyth] a condition of pain or suffering, or the cause of such a state.
[NW1828] The state of being afflicted; a state of pain, distress, or grief.
[OLQD] a state of great suffering and distress due to adversity

afflictive - [NW1828] Giving pain; causing continued or repeated pain or grief; painful; distressing.

affluence - [NW1828] 1. Literally, a flowing to, or concourse. In this sense it is rarely used. It is sometimes written affluency. 2. Figuratively, abundance of riches; great plenty of worldly goods; wealth.
[OLQD] A plentiful supply of material goods; wealth; A great quantity; an abundance.

afford(ed) - [NW1828] Yielded as fruit, produce or result; sold without loss or with profit.

affright(ed) - [NW1828] To impress with sudden fear; to frighten; to terrify or alarm. It expresses a stronger impression than fear or apprehend, and perhaps less than terror.

afore - [NW1828] Prior in time; before;

aforesaid - [Webster 1913] Said before, or in a preceding part; already described or identified.

aforethought - [OLQD] Premeditated; prepense; previously in mind; designed; as, malice aforethought, which is required to constitute murder.

aforetime - [NW1828] In time past; in a former time.

aghast - [NW1828] Struck with amazement; stupefied with sudden fright or horror.

aggregate(d) - [NW1828] Collected into a sum, mass or system.
[OLQD] gathered or tending to gather into a mass or whole

agnosticism - [WordNet] a religious orientation of doubt; a denial of ultimate knowledge of the existence of God

alias - [Wordsmyth] otherwise known as;

alienate - [NW1828] To estrange; to withdraw, as the affections; to make indifferent or averse, where love or friendship before subsisted; with from;

aileth - (ail) [Webster 1913] To affect with pain or uneasiness, either physical or mental; to trouble; to be the matter with; -- used to express some uneasiness or affection, whose cause is unknown;

ailment - [NW1828] Disease; indisposition; morbid affection of the body;
[OLQD] an often persistent bodily disorder or disease; a cause for complaining

alabaster - [NW1828] A sub-variety of carbonate of lime, found in large masses, formed by the deposition of calcarious particles in caverns of limestone rocks. These concretions have a foliated, fibrous or granular structure, and are of a pure white color, or more generally they present shades of yellow, red or brown, in undulating or concentric stripes, or in spots. Among the ancients, alabaster was also the name of a vessel in which odoriferous liquors were kept; so called from the stone of which it was made. Also, the name of a measure, containing ten ounces of wine or nine of oil.
[Easton's Bible Dictionary] occurs only in the New Testament in connection with the box of "ointment of spikenard very precious," with the contents of which a woman anointed the head of Jesus as he sat at supper in the house of Simon the leper (Matthew 26:7; Mark 14:3; Luke 7:37). These boxes were made from a stone found near Alabastron in Egypt, and from this circumstance the Greeks gave them the name of the city where they were made. The name was then given to the stone of which they were made; and finally to all perfume vessels, of whatever material they were formed. The woman "broke" the vessel; i.e., she broke off, as was usually done, the long and narrow neck so as to reach the contents. This stone resembles marble, but is softer in its texture, and hence very easily wrought into boxes. Mark says (14:5) that this box of ointment was worth more than 300 pence, i.e., denarii, each of the value of sevenpence halfpenny of our money, and therefore worth about 10 pounds. But if we take the denarius as the day's wage of a labourer (Matthew 20:2), say two shillings of our money, then the whole would be worth about 30 pounds, so costly was Mary's offering.

alas - [NW1828] An exclamation expressive of sorrow, grief, pity, concern, or apprehension of evil;

alienate - [NW1828] To estrange; to withdraw, as the affections; to make indifferent or averse, where love or friendship before subsisted; with from;

allaying - [NW1828] Quieting; reducing to tranquility; abating;

allegiance - [OLQD] the loyalty that citizens owe to their country (or subjects to their sovereign); the act of binding yourself (intellectually or emotionally) to a course of action

alleging - [Wordsmyth] stating with certainty; declaring

allegory - [OLQD] a short moral story.

alleviate(s) - [NW1828] 1. To make light; but always in a figurative sense, 2. To make less by representation; to lessen the magnitude or criminality; to extenuate; applied to moral conduct;

allude(s) - [NW1828] To refer to something not directly mentioned; to have reference; to hint at by remote suggestions; as, that story alludes to a recent transaction;

almanac(s) - [] 1. an annual publication containing a calendar for the coming year, the times of such events and phenomena as anniversaries, sunrises and sunsets, phases of the moon, tides, etc., and other statistical information and related topics. 2. a publication containing astronomical or meteorological information, usually including future positions of celestial objects, star magnitudes, and culmination dates of constellations. 3. an annual reference book of useful and interesting facts relating to countries of the world, sports, entertainment, etc.

almightiness - [NW1828] Omnipotence; infinite or boundless power; an attribute of God only.

almighty - [Webster 1913] Unlimited in might; omnipotent; all-powerful; irresistible.
[NW1828] Possessing all power; omnipotent; being of unlimited might; being of boundless sufficiency; appropriately applied to the Supreme Being. The Omnipotent God.

alms - [KJD] Acts and deeds of mercy.
[NW1828] Any thing given gratuitously to relieve the poor, as money, food, or clothing, otherwise called charity.

almsdeed(s) - [OLQD] An act of charity.

aloft - [NW1828] On high; in the air; high above the ground;

aloof - [NW1828] 1. At a distance, but within view, or at a small distance, in a literal sense; as, to stand aloof. 2. In a figurative sense, not concerned in a design; declining to take any share, implying circumspection; keeping at a distance from the point, or matter in debate.
[Wordsmyth] apart, as in personal relationships, interests, or emotions; at a distance.

Alpha - [NW1828] The first letter in the Greek alphabet, answering to A, and used to denote first or beginning.

altar(s) - [NW1828] A mount; a table or elevated place, on which sacrifices where anciently offered to some deity. Altars were originally made of turf, afterwards of stone, wood or horn; some were round, others square, others triangular. They differed also in height, but all faced the east. The principal altars of the Jews were, the altar of incense, of burnt-offerings, and of shewbread; all of shittim wood, and covered with gold or brass.

alterative – [NW1828] A medicine which, without sensible operation, gradually induces a change in the habit or constitution and restores healthy functions.

altitude(s) - [Websters 1913] 1. Space extended upward; height; the perpendicular elevation of an object above its foundation, above the ground, or above a given level, or of one object above another; 2. (Astron.) The elevation of a point, or star, or other celestial object, above the horizon, measured by the arc of a vertical circle intercepted between such point and the horizon. It is either true or apparent; true when measured from the rational or real horizon, apparent when from the sensible or apparent horizon. 3. (Geom.) The perpendicular distance from the base of a figure to the summit, or to the side parallel to the base; as, the altitude of a triangle, pyramid, parallelogram, frustum, etc. 4. Height of degree; highest point or degree. 5. Height of rank or excellence; superiority.

amalgamation - [NW1828] The mixing or blending of different things.

ambassador(s) - [Wordsmyth] any authorized representative

ambiguity(ies) - [NW1818] Doubtfulness or uncertainty of signification, from a word's being susceptible of different meanings; double meaning.
[OLQD] unclearness by virtue of having more than one meaning; an expression whose meaning cannot be determined from its context.

ambiguous - [OLQD] confusing or not definite, and therefore difficult to understand

ambition - [Webster 1913] An eager, and sometimes an inordinate, desire for preferment, honor, superiority, power, or the attainment of something.
[OLQD] a strong drive for success; a cherished desire

ambush - [NW1828] To lie in wait for; to surprise, by assailing unexpectedly from a concealed place. To lie in wait, for the purpose of attacking by surprise.

ameliorate - [NW1828] To make better; to improve; to meliorate. To grow better;

amend - [NW1828] 1. To correct; to rectify by expunging a mistake; as, to amend a law. 2. To reform, by quitting bad habits; to make better in a moral sense;

amiable - [NW1828] Lovely; worth of love; deserving of affection; applied usually to persons. But in Ps. 84:1, there is an exception, "How amiable are the tabernacles, O Lord."

amiss - [NW1929] Wrong; faulty; out of order; improper;

amplification - [NW1828] 1. Enlargement; extension. 2. In rhetoric, diffusive description or discussion; exaggerated representation; copious argument, intended to present the subject in every view or in the strongest light; diffuse narrative, or a dilating upon all the particulars of a subject; a description given in more words than are necessary, or an illustration by various examples and proofs.
[OLQD] addition of extra material or illustration or clarifying detail
[] The act or result of amplifying, enlarging, or extending. An addition to or expansion of a statement or idea.

amplitude - [NW1828] 1. Largeness; extent, applied to bodies; as, the amplitude of the earth. 2. Largeness; extent of capacity or intellectual powers; as, amplitude of mind. 3. Extent of means or power; abundance; sufficiency.

anathema(s) - [NW1828] [Gr. to place behind, backward or at a distance, to separate.] Excommunication with curses.
[Wordsmyth] a formal curse by ecclesiastic authority involving excommunication.

anatomy - [NW1828] 2. The doctrine of the structure of the body, learned by dissection; as, a physician understands anatomy. 3. The act of dividing any thing, corporeal or intellectual, for the purpose of examining its parts; as, the anatomy of a plant, or of a discourse.
[Wordsmyth] the science concerned with the structure or physiology of plants or animals

ancestry - [NW1828] A series of ancestors, or progenitors; lineage, or those who compose the line of natural descent.

anew - [Wordsmyth] 1. once again; afresh. 2. in a new and different manner.

angular - [NW1828] 1. Having an angle, angles or corners; pointed; as an angular figure. 2. Consisting of an angle; forming an angle; as an angular point.
[OLQD] having angles or an angular shape; measured by an angle or by the rate of change of an angle

animal magnetism - [MW10th] a mysterious force claimed by Mesmer to enable him to hypnotize patients.
[] A special personal power or presence held to facilitate the hypnotism of others.
[Dorland's Medical Dictionary] a hypothetical force or power alleged by Mesmer to be transmitted to his subjects undergoing therapeutic hypnosis.
[S&H p. 100] Mesmerism or animal magnetism was first brought into notice by Mesmer in Germany in 1775. According to the American Cyclopaedia, he regarded this so-called force, which he said could be exerted by one living organism over another, as a means of alleviating disease. His propositions were as follows: "There exists a mutual influence between the celestial bodies, the earth, and animated things.Animal bodies are susceptible to the influence of this agent, disseminating itself through the substance of the nerves."
[S&H p. 178] Mortal mind, acting from the basis of sensation in matter, is animal magnetism;
[S&H p. 484] Animal magnetism is the voluntary or involuntary action of error in all its forms; it is the human antipode of divine Science.
[S&H p. 103] As named in Christian Science, animal magnetism or hypnotism is the specific term for error, or mortal mind. It is the false belief that mind is in matter, and is both evil and good; that evil is as real as good and more powerful. This belief has not one quality of Truth. It is either ignorant or malicious. The malicious form of hypnotism ultimates in moral idiocy.
[see also "mesmerism"] [Wikipedia article on animal magnetism]
[Wikipedia article on Franz Mesmer]

animality - [OLQD] the physical (or animal) side of a person as opposed to the spirit or intellect

animate - S&H 243:32 - [Wordsmyth] to bring to life.

animated - [NW1828] Lively; vigorous; full of spirit; indicating animation;
[OLQD] having life or vigor or spirit

anise - [OLQD] native to Egypt but cultivated widely for its aromatic seeds and the oil [liquorice-flavored] from them used medicinally and as a flavoring in cookery
[Easton's Bible Dictionary] This word is found only in Matthew 23:23. It is the plant commonly known by the name of dill, the Peucedanum graveolens of the botanist. This name dill is derived from a Norse word which means to soothe, the plant having the carminative property of allaying pain. The common dill, the Anethum graveolens, is an annual growing wild in the cornfields of Spain and Portugal and the south of Europe generally. There is also a species of dill cultivated in Eastern countries known by the name of shubit. It was this species of garden plant of which the Pharisees were in the habit of paying tithes. The Talmud requires that the seeds, leaves, and stem of dill shall pay tithes. It is an umbelliferous plant, very like the caraway, its leaves, which are aromatic, being used in soups and pickles. The proper anise is the Pimpinella anisum.

ankylosed - [Online Medical Dictionary] Stiffened; bound by adhesions; denoting a joint in a state of ankylosis ( Fusion of bones across a joint. Complication of chronic inflammation.)

annihilate(s) (ed) - [NW1828] To reduce to nothing; to destroy the existence of. 2. To destroy the form or peculiar distinctive properties, so that the specific thing no longer exists;

annul - [NW1828] To make void; to nullify; to abrogate; to abolish; used appropriately of laws, decrees, edicts, decisions of courts, or other established rules, permanent usages, and the like, which are made void by competent authority.

anoint(ed) - [Strong’s] consecrating Jesus to the Messianic office, and furnishing him with the necessary powers for its administration
[NW1828] Smeared or rubbed with oil; set apart; consecrated with oil.

[] 1. to put oil or ointment on. 2. to confer high status or sacredness on by applying oil, as in a religious ritual.

anon - [OLQD] (old-fashioned or informal) in a little while; at another time

antagonism - [NW1828] Opposition of action; counteraction of things or principles.

antagonistic - [NW1828] Opposing in combat; contending against.
[OLQD] indicating opposition or resistance.

antecedent - [NW1828] That which goes before in time; hence in writings, that which precedes in place. In grammar, the noun to which a relative or other substitute refers; as, Solomon was the prince, who built the Temple. In logic, the first of two propositions in an enthymeme, or argument of two propositions; as, if the sun is fixed, the earth must move.
[OLQD] a preceding occurrence or cause or event

antedated - [] To be of an earlier date than; precede in time.

anterior - [Wordsmyth] earlier in time.

anticipating - [NW1828] Taking before; foretasting; precluding; preventing.
[OLQD] act in advance of; deal with ahead of time; be a forerunner of or occur earlier than; realize beforehand; be excited or anxious about; regard something as probable or likely; make a prediction about; tell in advance

antidote – [NW1828] 1. A medicine to counteract the effects of poison, or of any thing noxious taken into the stomach. 2. Whatever tends to prevent mischievous effects, or to counteract the evil which something else might produce.
[Wordsmyth] anything that acts as a remedy or counteracts.

antipode - [OLQD] direct opposite.

anthropomorphic - [OLQD] suggesting human characteristics.
[] Attribution of human motivation, characteristics, or behavior to inanimate objects, animals, or natural phenomena.

anthropomorphism – [OLQD] the representation of objects (especially a god) as having human form or traits.

apace - [NW1828] With a quick pace; quick; fast; speedily; with haste; hastily; applied to things in motion or progression; as, birds fly apace; weeds grow apace.

apart - [Wordsmyth] separate

apathy - [NW1828] Want of feeling; an utter privation of passion, or insensibility to pain; applied either to the body or the mind.

aphorisms - [NW1828] A maxim; a precept, or principle expressed in few words; a detached sentence containing some important truth; as, the aphorisms of Hippocrates, or of the civil law.

Apocalypse - [Webster 1913] 1. The revelation delivered to St. John, in the isle of Patmos, near the close of the first century, forming the last book of the New Testament. 2. Anything viewed as a revelation; as disclosure.

apodictical - [NW1828] Demonstrative; evident beyond contradiction; clearly proving.
[OLQD] Self-evident; intuitively true; evident beyond contradiction.

Apostle - [NW1828] A person deputed to execute some important business; but appropriately, a disciple of Christ commissioned to preach the gospel. The title of apostle is applied to Christ himself, Heb. 3. In the primitive ages of the church, other ministers were called apostles, Rom. 16; as were persons sent to carry alms from one church to another, Philip. 2. This title was also given to persons who first planted the Christian faith. Thus Dionysius of Corinth is called the apostle of France; and the Jesuit Missionaries are called apostles. Among the Jews, the title was given to officers who were sent into distant provinces, as visitors or commissioners, to see the laws observed.
[IP] any of the early followers of Jesus who carried the Christian message into the world.

apostolic - [OLQD] of or relating to or deriving from the Apostles or their teachings.
[IP] pertaining to or characteristic of the 12 apostles.

apparent - [NW1828] 1. That may be seen, or easily seen; visible to the eye; within sight or view. 2. Obvious; plain; evident; indubitable; 3. Visible, in opposition to hid or secret; 4. Visible; appearing to the eye; seeming, in distinction from true or real,

apparently - [NW1828] 1. Openly; evidently; 2. Seemingly; in appearance;

appeal (ed) - [NW1828] being or coming from on high.
[Wordsmyth] to request earnestly

appease(d) - [NW1828] To make quiet; to calm; to reduce to a state of peace; to still; to pacify;

appellation - [NW1828] Name; the word by which a thing is called and known.
[OLQD] identifying word or words by which someone or something is called and classified or distinguished from others.

appertain - [NW1828] To belong, whether by right, nature or appointment.

appetite(s) - S&H 201:10 - [NW1828] 1. The natural desire of pleasure or good; the desire of gratification, either of the body or of the mind. Appetites are passions directed to general objects, 2. A desire of food or drink; a painful sensation occasioned by hunger or thirst. 3. Strong desire; eagerness or longing. 4. The thing desired.

apple of his eye - [From International Standard Bible Encyclopedia] The eyeball, or globe of the eye, with pupil in center, called "apple" from its round shape. Its great value and careful protection by the eyelids automatically closing when there is the least possibility of danger made it the emblem of that which was most precious and jealously protected. The Hebrew terms for it were, 'ishon, diminutive of 'ish, "man," little man or mannikin, referring perhaps specially to the pupil, probably from "the little image one sees of himself when looking into another's pupil" (Davies' Lexicon). "He kept him (Israel) as the apple of his eye" (Deuteronomy 32:10);

appoint(ed) - [NW1828] Fixed; set; established; decreed; ordained; constituted; allotted.

appointing - [NW1828] Setting; fixing; ordaining; constituting; assigning.

apportion - [NW1828] To divide and assign in just proportion; to distribute among two or more, a just part or share to each;
[OLQD] distribute according to a plan or set apart for a special purpose; give out as one's portion or share

appreciable - [Wordsmyth] capable of being perceived, measured, or estimated.

apprehend - [OLQD] the cognitive condition of someone who understands;
[NW1828] - The mere contemplation of things without affirming, denying, or passing any judgment; the operation of the mind in contemplating ideas, without comparing them with others, or referring them to external objects; simple intellection.
[Wordsmyth] to understand the meaning of, esp. immediately or without logical thought.

apprehension - [NW1828] The mere contemplation of things without affirming, denying, or passing any judgment; the operation of the mind in contemplating ideas, without comparing them with others, or referring them to external objects; simple intellection. 3. An inadequate or imperfect idea, as when the word is applied to our knowledge of God. 4. Opinion; conception; sentiments. In this sense, the word often denotes a belief, founded on sufficient evidence to give preponderation to the mind, but insufficient to induce certainty.
[OLQD] the cognitive condition of someone who understands;

[WCD] the act of understanding without studying.

approaching - [NW1828] ppr. Drawing nearer; advancing nearer.

approbation - [NW1828] 1. The act of approving; a liking; that state or disposition of the mind, in which we assent to the propriety of a thing, with some degree of pleasure or satisfaction; as, the laws of God require our approbation. 2. Attestation; support; that is, active approbation, or action in favor of what is approved.
[OLQD] official recognition or approval
[Wordsmyth] approval; praise.

appropriate(s) – [NW1828] 1. To set apart for, or assign to a particular use, in exclusion of all other uses; as, a spot of ground is appropriated for a garden. 2. To take to one's self in exclusion of others; to claim or use as by an exclusive right. 3. To make peculiar; as, to appropriate names to ideas.

approve - [NW1828] 1. To like; to be pleased with; to admit the propriety of; 2. To prove; to show to be true; to justify. 3. To experience; to prove by trial. 4. To make or show to be worthy of approbation; to commend. 5. To like and sustain as right; to commend. 6. To improve.

approximation - [Webster 1913] 1. The act of approximating; a drawing, advancing or being near; approach; also, the result of approximating. 2. An approach to a correct estimate, calculation, or conception, or to a given quantity, quality, etc. 3. (Math.) (a) A continual approach or coming nearer to a result; as, to solve an equation by approximation. (b) A value that is nearly but not exactly correct.

apt - [NW1828] 1. Fit; suitable; 2. Having a tendency; liable; used of things; 3. Inclined; disposed customarily; used of persons; 4. Ready; quick; used of the mental powers; 5. Qualified; fit.

arbiter - [OLQD] someone chosen to judge and decide a disputed issue; someone with the power to settle matters at will;
[NW1828] - A person appointed, or chosen by parties in controversy, to decide their differences. This is its sense in the civil law. In modern usage, arbitrator is the technical word. In a general sense, now most common, a person who has the power of judging and determining, without control; one whose power of deciding and governing is not limited. One that commands the destiny, or holds the empire of a nation or state.

[Wordsmyth] someone who has the authority to decide an issue or settle a dispute; arbitrator.

arbutus - [] Any of various broad-leaved evergreen trees or shrubs of the genus Arbutus, including the madroña and strawberry tree, that are native chiefly to warm regions in the Americas and Europe. A genus of shrubs and trees of the heath family (Ericaceae) having white or pink flowers and scarlet berries and including some from which arbutin is obtained.
[OLQD] any of several evergreen shrubs of the genus Arbutus of temperate Europe and America.

architect - S&H 68:5 - [IP] the deviser, maker, or creator of anything

archpriest(s) - [OLQD] a senior clergyman and dignitary

Arcturus - [OLQD] the 4th brightest star and the brightest star in the constellation Bootes; 36 light-years from Earth.

arena - [Wordsmyth] a sphere of activity or conflict

ark of the covenant - [Wikipedia] described in the Bible as a sacred container, wherein rested the Tablets of stone containing the Ten Commandments as well as Aaron's staff and manna. According to the Biblical account, the Ark was built at the command of God, in accord with Moses' prophetic vision on Mount Sinai (Exodus 25:9-10). God communicated with Moses "from between the two cherubim" on the Ark's cover (Exodus 25:22). The Ark and its sanctuary were "the beauty of Israel" (Lamentations 2:1). See entire article:

aroma of Spirit - (S&H 191:32) - It seems as though Mrs. Eddy is trying to describe something wholly spiritual and, limited to human language and human senses, she uses the sense of smell (rather than that of sight or touch -- which we most commonly rely on) to try to capture the essence of this "spiritual atmosphere". 

From the archives of the Mary Baker Eddy Library:
From A11687: "What are these doctrines of Christ that so leaven the whole lump of mortal belief.  Spiritually interpreted they are the Holy Ghost the spiritual aroma of Truth and Love in the atmosphere of God giving Life and harmony to being  the interpreter of Spirit the Holy Ghost or the Comforter leading into all Truth  they are divine Science.  in short they are divine Science taking the things of God and showing them to man

From A10875: "What is the Holy Ghost?  The atmosphere of Spirit the aroma of the divine Mind the revelator of God that takes of the things of spirit and show them to the senses that are without Him being inadequate to touch hear or see Spirit and kindles the dull sense of matter into a spark of divinity that discerns the true humanity and makes the connection between God and his spiritual creation through divine Science"

array(ed) - [NW1828] Order; disposition in regular lines; as an army in battle array. Hence a posture of defense. 2. To deck or dress; to adorn with dress; it is applied especially to dress of a splendid kind. 4. To envelop.
[OLQD] an impressive display; an orderly arrangement (as for battle)

arrogance - [Wordsmyth] belief in one's superiority, or excessive pride.

arrogancy - [OLQD] arrogance = overbearing pride evidenced by a superior manner toward inferiors

art - [KJD] "Are"; second person singular.

artifice - [NW1828] Stratagem; an artful or ingenious device, in a good or bad sense. In a bad sense, it corresponds with trick, or fraud.
[OLQD] a deceptive maneuver (especially to avoid capture)

ascend(ing) - [OLQD] the act of changing location in an upward direction

ascendency - [Wordsmyth] the state of being in a dominant position; dominance.

ascension - [NW1828] The act of ascending; a rising. It is frequently applied to the visible elevation of Christ Jesus to Heaven.

ascertain - [NW1828] 1. To make certain; to define or reduce to precision by moving obscurity or ambiguity. 2. To make certain, by trial, examination or experiment, so as to know what was before unknown; as, to ascertain the weight of a commodity, or the purity of a metal. 3. To make sure by previous measures. 4. To make certain or confident, 5. To fix; to establish with certainty; to render invariable, and not subject to will.
[Wordsmyth] to learn unquestionably; determine.

ascetic - [Webster 1913] In the early church, one who devoted himself to a solitary and contemplative life, characterized by devotion, extreme self-denial, and self-mortification; a hermit; a recluse; hence, one who practices extreme rigor and self-denial in religious things.

ascribe - [NW1828] 1. To attribute, impute, or set to, as to a cause; to assign, as effect to a cause; as, losses are often to be ascribed to imprudence. 2. To attribute, as a quality, or an appurtenance; to consider or allege to belong; as, to ascribe perfection to God, or imperfection to man.
[OLQD] attribute or credit to

ash - [OLQD] any of various deciduous pinnate-leaved ornamental or timber trees of the genus Fraxinus.

ashame(d) - [NW1828] 1. Affected by shame; abashed or confused by guilt or a conviction of some criminal action or indecorous conduct, or by the exposure of some gross errors or misconduct, which the person is conscious must be wrong, and which tends to impair his honor or reputation. It is followed by of. 2. Confused by a consciousness of guilt or of inferiority; by the mortification of pride; by failure or disappointment.
[WCD] feeling shame or guilt for doing something wrong or foolish.

aspiration(s) - [OLQD] a will to succeed; a cherished desire
[NW1828] 1. The pronunciation of a letter with a full emission of breath. 2. A breathing after; an ardent wish or desire, chiefly of spiritual blessings. 3. The act of aspiring or of ardently desiring what is noble or spiritual.

[Wordsmyth] ambition, goal, or aim.

assassin(s) - [Webster 1913] [F. (cf. It. assassino), fr. Ar. hashishin one who has drunk of the hashish. Under its influence the Assassins of the East, followers of the Shaikh al-Jabal (Old Man of the Mountain), were said to commit the murders required by their chief.] One who kills, or attempts to kill, by surprise or secret assault; one who treacherously murders any one unprepared for defense.

assay(ed) - [NW1828] Examination; trial; effort; first entrance upon any business; attempt.

assembly - [Wordsmyth] a group of people gathered together, usu. for a specific purpose.

assert(s) - [NW1828] 1. To affirm positively; to declare with assurance; to aver. 2. To maintain or defend by words or measures; to vindicate a claim or title to;
[Wordsmyth] to state with force or confidence

assiduously - [Wordsmyth] persistent and unremitting; constant

assign(ing) - [NW1828] 1. To allot; to appoint or grant by distribution or apportionment. 2. To designate or appoint for a particular purpose. 3. To fix, specify or designate; as an assigned quantity. 4. To make or set over; to transfer, sell or convey, by writing,
[Wordsmyth] 1. to set apart for a particular use. 2. to appoint or choose, as for a duty.

assimilate - [NW1828] To become similar. 2. To be converted into a like substance.
[OLQD] take up mentally.

assume(d) - [NW1828] 1. To take or take upon one. 2. To take what is not just; to take with arrogant claims; to arrogate; to seize unjustly; 3. To take for granted, or without proof; to suppose as a fact; 4. To appropriate, or take to one's self;
[WCD] to suppose to be a fact; take for granted.

assurance(s) - [NW1828] 1. The act of assuring, or of making a declaration in terms that furnish ground of confidence; 2. Firm persuasion; full confidence or trust; freedom from doubt; certain expectation; the utmost certainty. 3. Firmness of mind; undoubting steadiness; intrepidity. 4. Excess of boldness; impudence; 5. Freedom from excessive modesty, timidity or bashfulness; laudable confidence.

assuredly - [NW1828] Certainly; indubitably.

astonied – [NW1828] Astonished. Obs.

astonish(ed) - [NW1828] To stun or strike dumb with sudden fear, terror, surprise or wonder; to amaze; to confound with some sudden passion.
[Wordsmyth] to fill, suddenly, with great surprise or amazement.

astound(ed) - [OLQD] filled with the emotional impact of overwhelming surprise or shock

astray - [NW1828] Out of the right way or proper place, both in a literal and figurative sense. In morals and religion, it signifies wandering from the path of rectitude, from duty and happiness

astronomical - [OLQD] relating or belonging to the science of astronomy (the branch of physics that studies celestial bodies and the universe as a whole)

astutely - [OLQD] in a shrewd manner
[] 1. of keen penetration or discernment; sagacious: 2. clever; cunning; ingenious; shrewd:

asunder - [NW1828] Apart; into parts; separately; in a divided state.
[OLQD] into parts or pieces

athirst - [Webster 1913] 1. Wanting drink; thirsty. 2. Having a keen appetite or desire; eager; longing.

atomic - [OLQD] immeasurably small; of or relating to or comprising atoms

atonement - [Easton's Bible Dictionary] This word does not occur in the Authorized Version of the New Testament except in Romans 5:11, where in the Revised Version the word "reconciliation" is used. In the Old Testament it is of frequent occurrence. The meaning of the word is simply at-one-ment, i.e., the state of being at one or being reconciled, so that atonement is reconciliation. Thus it is used to denote the effect which flows from the death of Christ. But the word is also used to denote that by which this reconciliation is brought about, viz., the death of Christ itself; and when so used it means satisfaction, and in this sense to make an atonement for one is to make satisfaction for his offences (Exodus 32:30; Leviticus 4:26; 5:16; Numbers 6:11), and, as regards the person, to reconcile, to propitiate God in his behalf. By the atonement of Christ we generally mean his work by which he expiated our sins. But in Scripture usage the word denotes the reconciliation itself, and not the means by which it is effected. When speaking of Christ's saving work, the word "satisfaction," the word used by the theologians of the Reformation, is to be preferred to the word "atonement." Christ's satisfaction is all he did in the room and in behalf of sinners to satisfy the demands of the law and justice of God. Christ's work consisted of suffering and obedience, and these were vicarious, i.e., were not merely for our benefit, but were in our stead, as the suffering and obedience of our vicar, or substitute.
[Science and Health p. 22] The atonement requires constant self-immolation on the sinner's part. That God's wrath should be vented upon His beloved Son, is divinely unnatural. Such a theory is man-made. The atonement is a hard problem in theology, but its scientific explanation is, that suffering is an error of sinful sense which Truth destroys, and that eventually both sin and suffering will fall at the feet of everlasting Love.
[Science and Health p. 18] the exemplification of man's unity with God, whereby man reflects divine Truth, Life, and Love.

[Wordsmyth] in Christian Science, the state of oneness between man and God.

atonement, day of - [Easton's Bible Dictionary] the great annual day of humiliation and expiation for the sins of the nation, "the fast" (Acts 27:9), and the only one commanded in the law of Moses. The mode of its observance is described in Leviticus 16:3-10; 23:26-32; and Numbers 29:7-11.
It was kept on the tenth day of the month Tisri [the seventh month], i.e., five days before the feast of Tabernacles, and lasted from sunset to sunset.

attain(ing) - [OLQD] to gain with effort; reach a point in time, or a certain state or level; each a destination, either real or abstract; find unexpectedly
[NW1828] To gain; to compass; to achieve or accomplish, that is, to reach by efforts; without to following. To reach or come to a place or object by progression or motion. To reach in excellence or degree; to equal.

attainable - [OLQD] possible to achieve, reach, or get

attainment - [OLQD] the act of achieving an aim.

attend - [Strong's] to hear, be attentive, heed, incline (of ears), hearken, pay attention, listen
[NW1828] 1. To go with, or accompany, 2. To be present; to accompany or be united to; 3. To be present for some duty, implying charge or oversight; to wait on; 4. To be present in business; to be in company from curiosity, or from some connection in affairs; 5. To be consequent to, from connection of cause; 6. To await; to remain, abide or be in store for; 7. To wait for; to lie in wait. 8. To wait or stay for. 9. To accompany with solicitude; to regard. 10. To regard; to fix the mind upon.
[OLQD] give heed (to); take charge of or deal with; be present at (meetings, church services, university), etc.; to accompany as a circumstance or follow as a result; work for or be a servant to

attentive - [Wordsmyth] paying close attention.  

attest - [NW1828] To bear witness; to; to certify; to affirm to be true or genuine;

attraction - [OLQD] the force by which one object attracts another.
[] a force acting mutually between particles of matter, tending to draw them together, and resisting their separation.

attribute(s) - (noun) [NW1828] That which is attributed; a quality which is considered as belonging to, or inherent in, a person or thing; an essential or necessary property or characteristic.
[] A quality or characteristic inherent in or ascribed to someone or something.
[Wordsmyth] a characteristic or quality.

attribute(s) - (verb) [NW1828] 1. To allot or attach, in contemplation; to ascribe; to consider as belonging. 2. To give as due; to yield as an act of the mind;

audible - [NW1828] That may be heard; perceivable by the ear; loud enough to be heard;

audience - [Wordsmyth] a chance to be heard, esp. by a higher authority.

auditory - [NW1828] That has the power of hearing; pertaining to the sense or organs of hearing; as, the auditory nerve.

aught - [NW1828] 1. Any thing, indefinitely. 2. Any part, the smallest; a jot or tittle.
[OLQD] a quantity of no importance

author - [NW1828] 1. One who produces, creates, or brings into being; as, God is the author of the Universe. 2. The beginner, former, or first mover of any thing; hence, the efficient cause of a thing. It is appropriately applied to one who composes or writes a book, or original work, and in a more general sense, to one whose occupation is to compose and write books; opposed to compiler or translator.
[Wordsmyth] 1. the writer of a book, play, story, or the like. 2. the creator of any work.

authority - [NW1828] 1. Legal power, or a right to command or to act; as the authority of a prince over subjects, and of parents over children. Power; rule; sway. 2. The power derived from opinion, respect or esteem; 3. Testimony; witness; or the person who testifies; as, the Gospels or the evangelists are our authorities for the miracles of Christ. 4. Weight of testimony; credibility; 5. Weight of character; respectability; dignity; 6. Warrant; order; permission.
[WCD] the right or power to give orders, make decisions, or control people.

authorities - [Webster 1913] Government; the persons or the body exercising power or command
[OLQD] persons who exercise (administrative) control over others

auxiliary(ies) – [OLQD] functioning in a subsidiary or supporting capacity. Relating to something that is added but is not essential.

avail - [NW1828] [L. valeo, to be strong or able, to profit, to be of force or authority; Eng. well. The primary sense is, to stretch or extend, whence strength, value.] To be of use, or advantage; to answer the purpose; as, strength without judgment will rarely avail. Generally, it signifies to have strength, force or efficacy sufficient to accomplish the object; Profit; advantage towards success; benefit; as, labor without economy is of little avail. It seems usually to convey the idea of efficacious aid or strength.
[OLQD] be of use to, be useful to; use to one's advantage; take or use

avenger - [OLQD] someone who takes vengeance

avenging - [NW1828] Executing vengeance; taking satisfaction for an injury by the punishment of the offender; vindicating.
[OLQD] take revenge for a perceived wrong

aver - [NW1828] To affirm with confidence; to declare in a positive or peremptory manner, as in confidence of asserting the truth.

awe - [NW1828] [Gr. to be astonished.] 1. Fear mingled with admiration or reverence; reverential fear. 2. Fear; dread inspired by something great, or terrific.
[OLQD] an overwhelming feeling of wonder or admiration; a profound emotion inspired by a deity

awful - [NW1828] 1. That strikes with awe; that fills with profound reverence; 2. That fills with terror and dread; 3. Struck with awe; scrupulous.
[OLQD] causing fear or dread or terror; offensive or even (of persons) malicious; inspired by a feeling of fearful wonderment or reverence; exceptionally bad or displeasing; inspiring awe or admiration or wonder

awry - [NW1828] 1. Turned or twisted towards one side; not in a straight or true direction, or position; asquint; with oblique vision; 2. In a figurative sense, turned aside from the line of truth, or right reason; perverse or perversely.

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