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    Anti - () A prefix meaning against, opposite or opposed to, contrary, or in place of; -- used in composition in many English words. It is often shortened to ant-; as, antacid, antarctic.
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    Adamantine - (a.) Made of adamant, or having the qualities of adamant; incapable of being broken, dissolved, or penetrated; as, adamantine bonds or chains.
    Adamantine - (a.) Like the diamond in hardness or luster.
    Alantin - (n.) See Inulin.
    Alloxantin - (n.) A substance produced by acting upon uric with warm and very dilute nitric acid.
    Andantino - (a.) Rather quicker than andante; between that allegretto.
    Angwantibo - (n.) A small lemuroid mammal (Arctocebus Calabarensis) of Africa. It has only a rudimentary tail.
    Antiae - (n. pl.) The two projecting feathered angles of the forehead of some birds; the frontal points.
    Antialbumid - (n.) A body formed from albumin by pancreatic and gastric digestion. It is convertible into antipeptone.
    Antialbumose - (n.) See Albumose.
    Anti-American - (a.) Opposed to the Americans, their aims, or interests, or to the genius of American institutions.
    Antiaphrodisiac - (a. & n.) Same as Antaphrodisiac.
    Antiapoplectic - (a. & n.) Same as Antapoplectic.
    Antiar - (n.) A Virulent poison prepared in Java from the gum resin of one species of the upas tree (Antiaris toxicaria).
    Antiarin - (n.) A poisonous principle obtained from antiar.
    Antiasthmatic - (a. & n.) Same as Antasthmatic.
    Antiattrition - (n.) Anything to prevent the effects of friction, esp. a compound lubricant for machinery, etc., often consisting of plumbago, with some greasy material; antifriction grease.
    Antibacchius - (n.) A foot of three syllables, the first two long, and the last short (#).
    Antibillous - (a.) Counteractive of bilious complaints; tending to relieve biliousness.
    Antibrachial - (a.) Of or pertaining to the antibrachium, or forearm.
    Antibrachium - (n.) That part of the fore limb between the brachium and the carpus; the forearm.
    Antibromic - (n.) An agent that destroys offensive smells; a deodorizer.
    Antiburgher - (n.) One who seceded from the Burghers (1747), deeming it improper to take the Burgess oath.
    Antic - (a.) Old; antique.
    Antic - (a.)
    Antic - (a.) Odd; fantastic; fanciful; grotesque; ludicrous.
    Antic - (n.) A buffoon or merry-andrew; one that practices odd gesticulations; the Fool of the old play.
    Antic - (n.) An odd imagery, device, or tracery; a fantastic figure.
    Antic - (n.) A grotesque trick; a piece of buffoonery; a caper.
    Antic - (n.) A grotesque representation.
    Antic - (n.) An antimask.
    Anticked - (imp. & p. p.) of Antic
    Antickt - () of Antic
    Antic - (v. t.) To make appear like a buffoon.
    Antic - (v. i.) To perform antics.
    Anticatarrhal - (a.) Efficacious against catarrh.
    Anticatarrhal - (n.) An anticatarrhal remedy.
    Anticathode - (n.) The part of a vacuum tube opposite the cathode. Upon it the cathode rays impinge.
    Anticausodic - (a. & n.) Same as Anticausotic.
    Anticausotic - (a.) Good against an inflammatory fever.
    Anticausotic - (n.) A remedy for such a fever.
    Antichamber - (n.) See Antechamber.
    Antichlor - (n.) Any substance (but especially sodium hyposulphite) used in removing the excess of chlorine left in paper pulp or stuffs after bleaching.
    Antichrist - (n.) A denier or opponent of Christ. Specif.: A great antagonist, person or power, expected to precede Christ's second coming.
    Antichristian - (a.) Opposed to the Christian religion.
    Antichristianism - (n.) Alt. of Antichristianity
    Antichristianity - (n.) Opposition or contrariety to the Christian religion.
    Antichristianly - (adv.) In an antichristian manner.
    Antichronical - (a.) Deviating from the proper order of time.
    Antichronism - (n.) Deviation from the true order of time; anachronism.
    Antichthones - (pl. ) of Antichthon
    Antichthon - (n.) A hypothetical earth counter to ours, or on the opposite side of the sun.
    Antichthon - (n.) Inhabitants of opposite hemispheres.
    Anticipant - (a.) Anticipating; expectant; -- with of.
    Anticipated - (imp. & p. p.) of Anticipate
    Anticipating - (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Anticipate
    Anticipate - (v. t.) To be before in doing; to do or take before another; to preclude or prevent by prior action.
    Anticipate - (v. t.) To take up or introduce beforehand, or before the proper or normal time; to cause to occur earlier or prematurely; as, the advocate has anticipated a part of his argument.
    Anticipate - (v. t.) To foresee (a wish, command, etc.) and do beforehand that which will be desired.
    Anticipate - (v. t.) To foretaste or foresee; to have a previous view or impression of; as, to anticipate the pleasures of a visit; to anticipate the evils of life.
    Anticipation - (n.) The act of anticipating, taking up, placing, or considering something beforehand, or before the proper time in natural order.
    Anticipation - (n.) Previous view or impression of what is to happen; instinctive prevision; foretaste; antepast; as, the anticipation of the joys of heaven.
    Anticipation - (n.) Hasty notion; intuitive preconception.
    Anticipation - (n.) The commencing of one or more tones of a chord with or during the chord preceding, forming a momentary discord.
    Anticipative - (a.) Anticipating, or containing anticipation.
    Anticipator - (n.) One who anticipates.
    Anticipatory - (a.) Forecasting; of the nature of anticipation.
    Anticivic - (n.) Opposed to citizenship.
    Anticivism - (n.) Opposition to the body politic of citizens.
    Anticlastic - (a.) Having to opposite curvatures, that is, curved longitudinally in one direction and transversely in the opposite direction, as the surface of a saddle.
    Anticlimax - (n.) A sentence in which the ideas fall, or become less important and striking, at the close; -- the opposite of climax. It produces a ridiculous effect.
    Anticlinal - (a.) Inclining or dipping in opposite directions. See Synclinal.
    Anticlinal - (n.) The crest or line in which strata slope or dip in opposite directions.
    Anticlinoria - (pl. ) of Anticlinorium
    Anticlinorium - (n.) The upward elevation of the crust of the earth, resulting from a geanticlinal.
    Anticly - (adv.) Oddly; grotesquely.
    Antic-mask - (n.) An antimask.
    Anticness - (n.) The quality of being antic.
    Anticonstitutional - (a.) Opposed to the constitution; unconstitutional.
    Anticontagious - (a.) Opposing or destroying contagion.
    Anticonvulsive - (a.) Good against convulsions.
    Anticor - (n.) A dangerous inflammatory swelling of a horse's breast, just opposite the heart.
    Anticous - (a.) Facing toward the axis of the flower, as in the introrse anthers of the water lily.
    Anticyclone - (n.) A movement of the atmosphere opposite in character, as regards direction of the wind and distribution of barometric pressure, to that of a cyclone.
    Antidotal - (a.) Having the quality an antidote; fitted to counteract the effects of poison.
    Antidotary - (a.) Antidotal.
    Antidote - (n.) A remedy to counteract the effects of poison, or of anything noxious taken into the stomach; -- used with against, for, or to; as, an antidote against, for, or to, poison.
    Antidote - (n.) Whatever tends to prevent mischievous effects, or to counteract evil which something else might produce.
    Antidote - (v. t.) To counteract or prevent the effects of, by giving or taking an antidote.
    Antidote - (v. t.) To fortify or preserve by an antidote.
    Antidotical - (a.) Serving as an antidote.
    Antidromous - (a.) Changing the direction in the spiral sequence of leaves on a stem.
    Antidysenteric - (a.) Good against dysentery.
    Antidysenteric - (n.) A medicine for dysentery.
    Antiemetic - (a. / n.) Same as Antemetic.
    Antiephialtic - (a. & n.) Same as Antephialtic.
    Antiepileptic - (a. & n.) Same as Antepileptic.
    Antifebrile - (a. & n.) Febrifuge.
    Antifebrine - (n.) Acetanilide.
    Anti-federalist - (n.) One of party opposed to a federative government; -- applied particularly to the party which opposed the adoption of the constitution of the United States.
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    Anti - —prep. Opposed to. —n. (pl. -s) person opposed to a policy etc.
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    Anti- - prefix 1 opposed to (anticlerical). 2 preventing (antifreeze). 3 opposite of (anticlimax). 4 unconventional (anti-hero). [greek]
    Anti-abortion - adj. Opposing abortion. anti-abortionist n.
    Anti-aircraft - adj. (of a gun or missile) used to attack enemy aircraft.
    Antibiotic - —n. Substance (e.g. Penicillin) that can inhibit or destroy susceptible micro-organisms. —adj. Functioning as an antibiotic. [greek bios life]
    Antibody - n. (pl. -ies) a blood protein produced in response to and then counteracting antigens. [translation of german antikörper]
    Antic - n. (usu. In pl.) Foolish behaviour or action. [italian antico *antique]
    Antichrist - n. Enemy of christ. antichristian adj.
    Anticipate - v. (-ting) 1 deal with or use before the proper time. 2 expect, foresee (did not anticipate a problem). 3 forestall (a person or thing). 4 look forward to. anticipation n. Anticipatory adj. [latin anti- before, capio take]
    Anticlerical - adj. Opposed to clerical influence, esp. In politics.
    Anticlimax - n. Disappointingly trivial conclusion to something significant.
    Anticlockwise - adj. & adv. Moving in a curve opposite in direction to the hands of a clock.
    Anticyclone - n. System of winds rotating outwards from an area of high pressure, producing fine weather.
    Antidepressant - —n. Drug etc. That alleviates depression. —adj. Alleviating depression.
    Antidote - n. 1 medicine etc. Used to counteract poison. 2 anything counteracting something unpleasant. [greek antidotos given against]
    Antifreeze - n. Substance added to water to lower its freezing point, esp. In a vehicle's radiator.
    Antigen - n. Foreign substance (e.g. Toxin) which causes the body to produce antibodies. [greek -genes of a kind]
    Anti-hero - n. (pl. -es) central character in a story, lacking conventional heroic qualities.
    Antihistamine - n. Drug that counteracts the effects of histamine, used esp. In treating allergies.
    Antiknock - n. Substance added to motor fuel to prevent premature combustion.
    Anti-lock - attrib. Adj. (of brakes) set up so as to prevent locking and skidding when applied suddenly.
    Antilog - n. Colloq. = *antilogarithm. [abbreviation]
    Antilogarithm - n. Number to which a logarithm belongs.
    Antimacassar - n. Detachable protective cloth for the back of a chair etc.
    Antimatter - n. Matter composed solely of antiparticles.
    Antimony - n. Brittle silvery metallic element used esp. In alloys. [medieval latin]
    Antinomian - —adj. Believing that christians need not obey the moral law. —n. (antinomian) hist. Person believing this. [greek nomos law]
    Antinomy - n. (pl. -ies) contradiction between two reasonable beliefs or conclusions.
    Antinovel - n. Novel avoiding the conventions of the form.
    Anti-nuclear - adj. Opposed to the development of nuclear weapons or power.
    Antiparticle - n. Elementary particle with the same mass but opposite charge etc. To another particle.
    Antipathy - n. (pl. -ies) (often foll. By to, for, between) strong aversion or dislike. antipathetic adj. [greek: related to *pathetic]
    Antiperspirant - n. Substance preventing or reducing perspiration.
    Antiphon - n. 1 hymn sung alternately by two groups. 2 versicle or phrase from this. antiphonal adj. [greek phone sound]
    Antipodes - n.pl. Places diametrically opposite to one another on the earth, esp. (also antipodes) australasia in relation to europe. antipodean adj. & n. [greek, = having the feet opposite]
    Antipope - n. Pope set up in opposition to one chosen by canon law.
    Antipyretic - —adj. Preventing or reducing fever. —n. Antipyretic drug.
    Antiquarian - —adj. Of or dealing in antiques or rare books. —n. Antiquary. antiquarianism n.
    Antiquary - n. (pl. -ies) student or collector of antiques etc. [latin: related to *antique]
    Antiquated - adj. Old-fashioned.
    Antique - —n. Old object, esp. A piece of furniture, of high value. —adj. 1 of or from an early date. 2 old-fashioned. [latin antiquus]
    Antiquity - n. (pl. -ies) 1 ancient times, esp. Before the middle ages. 2 great age. 3 (usu. In pl.) Relics from ancient times. [latin: related to *antique]
    Antirrhinum - n. Plant with two-lipped flowers, esp. The snapdragon. [greek, = snout]
    Anti-semite - n. Person who is prejudiced against jews. anti-semitic adj. Anti-semitism n.
    Antiseptic - —adj. 1 counteracting sepsis, esp. By destroying germs. 2 sterile, uncontaminated. 3 lacking character. —n. Antiseptic agent.
    Antiserum - n. Serum with a high antibody content.
    Antisocial - adj. 1 opposed or harmful to society. 2 not sociable.
    Antistatic - adj. Counteracting the effects of static electricity.
    Anti-tank - attrib. Adj. Used against tanks.
    Antitetanus - adj. Effective against tetanus.
    Antithesis - n. (pl. -theses) 1 (foll. By of, to) direct opposite. 2 contrast. 3 rhetorical use of strongly contrasted words. antithetical adj. [greek antitithemi set against]
    Antitoxin - n. Antibody counteracting a toxin. antitoxic adj.
    Antitrades - n.pl. Winds blowing in the opposite direction to (and usu. Above) trade winds.
    Antiviral - adj. Effective against viruses.
    Antitrades - n.pl. Winds blowing in the opposite direction to (and usu. Above) trade winds.
    Antiviral - adj. Effective against viruses.
    Atlantic - adj. Of or adjoining the ocean between europe and africa to the east and america to the west. [greek: related to *atlas]
    Brigantine - n. Two-masted ship with a square-rigged foremast and a fore-and-aft rigged mainmast. [french or italian: related to *brigand]
    Brilliantine - n. Dressing for making the hair glossy. [french: related to *brilliant]
    Byzantine - —adj. 1 of byzantium or the e. Roman empire. 2 of its highly decorated style of architecture. 3 (of a political situation etc.) Complex, inflexible, or underhand. —n. Citizen of byzantium or the e. Roman empire. byzantinism n. Byzantinist n. [latin byzantium, now istanbul]
    Canticle - n. Song or chant with a biblical text. [latin canticum *chant]
    Cantilever - n. 1 bracket or beam etc. Projecting from a wall to support a balcony etc. 2 beam or girder fixed at one end only. cantilevered adj. [origin unknown]
    Cantilever bridge - n. Bridge made of cantilevers projecting from piers and connected by girders.
    Chanticleer - n. Name given to a domestic cock in stories. [french: related to *chant, *clear]
    Chianti - n. (pl. -s) red wine from the chianti area in italy.
    Circumstantial - adj. 1 giving full details (circumstantial account). 2 (of evidence etc.) Indicating a conclusion by inference from known facts hard to explain otherwise. circumstantiality n.
    Consubstantial - adj. Theol. Of one substance. [church latin: related to *substance]
    Consubstantiation - n. Theol. Presence of christ's body and blood together with the bread and wine in the eucharist.
    Eglantine - n. Sweet-brier. [latin acus needle]
    Elephantiasis - n. Skin disease causing gross enlargement of limbs etc.
    Elephantine - adj. 1 of elephants. 2 a huge. B clumsy.
    Elephantiasis - n. Skin disease causing gross enlargement of limbs etc.
    Elephantine - adj. 1 of elephants. 2 a huge. B clumsy.
    Frantic - adj. 1 wildly excited; frenzied. 2 hurried, anxious; desperate, violent. 3 colloq. Extreme. frantically adv. [latin: related to *frenetic]
    Galantine - n. White meat boned, stuffed, spiced, etc., and served cold. [french from latin]
    Gigantic - adj. Huge, giant-like. gigantically adv. [latin: related to *giant]
    Infanticide - n. 1 killing of an infant, esp. Soon after birth. 2 person who kills an infant.
    Infantile - adj. 1 of or like infants. 2 childish, immature. infantilism n.
    Infantile paralysis - n. Poliomyelitis.
    Insubstantial - adj. 1 lacking solidity or substance. 2 not real.
    Levantine - —adj. Of or trading to the levant. —n. Native or inhabitant of the levant.
    Mantilla - n. Lace scarf worn by spanish women over the hair and shoulders. [spanish: related to *mantle]
    Mantis - n. (pl. Same or mantises) (in full praying mantis) predatory insect that holds its forelegs like hands folded in prayer. [greek, = prophet]
    Mantissa - n. Part of a logarithm after the decimal point. [latin, = makeweight]
    Meantime - —adv. = *meanwhile. —n. Intervening period (esp. In the meantime).
    Mercantile - adj. 1 of trade, trading. 2 commercial. [latin: related to *merchant]
    Mercantile marine - n. Merchant shipping.
    Obscurantism - n. Opposition to knowledge and enlightenment. obscurantist n. & adj. [latin obscurus dark]
    Pantie-girdle - n. Woman's girdle with a crotch shaped like pants.
    Panties - n.pl. Colloq. Short-legged or legless underpants worn by women and girls. [diminutive of *pants]
    Pantihose - n. (usu. Treated as pl.) Us women's tights.
    Pantile - n. Curved roof-tile. [from *pan1]
    Praying mantis - see *mantis.
    Quantify - v. (-ies, -ied) 1 determine the quantity of. 2 express as a quantity. quantifiable adj. Quantification n. [medieval latin: related to *quantity]
    Quantitative - adj. 1 of quantity as opposed to quality. 2 measured or measurable by quantity.
    Quantity - n. (pl. -ies) 1 property of things that is measurable. 2 size, extent, weight, amount, or number. 3 specified or considerable portion, number, or amount (buys in quantity; small quantity of food). 4 (in pl.) Large amounts or numbers; an abundance. 5 length or shortness of vowel sounds or syllables. 6 math. Value, component, etc. That may be expressed in numbers. [latin quantus how much]
    Quantity surveyor - n. Person who measures and prices building work.
    Quarantine - —n. 1 isolation imposed on persons or animals to prevent infection or contagion. 2 period of this. —v. (-ning) put in quarantine. [italian quaranta forty]
    Romantic - —adj. 1 of, characterized by, or suggestive of romance (romantic picture). 2 inclined towards or suggestive of romance in love (romantic evening; romantic words). 3 (of a person) imaginative, visionary, idealistic. 4 a (of style in art, music, etc.) Concerned more with feeling and emotion than with form and aesthetic qualities. B (also romantic) of the 18th–19th-c. Romantic movement or style in the european arts. 5 (of a project etc.) Unpractical, fantastic. —n. 1 romantic person. 2 romanticist. romantically adv. [french: related to *romance]
    Romanticism - n. (also romanticism) adherence to a romantic style in art, music, etc.

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