By Akira Hirakawa
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The word or phrase in apposition is marked off from the thing to which it refers by a pair of commas. appraise or apprise To appraise is to evaluate or assess: The project was appraised as being viable. To apprise is to inform: We were apprised of the committee's decision. Be especially careful not to write appraised of. apprise See appraise. appurtenance Spelling: remember the ur. apt See liable. aqueduct Spelling: note the e (not a) in the middle. Arab, Arabian, or Arabic As adjectives, Arab is used mainly of the Arabs and their modern countries, Arabian of Arabia (the peninsula between the Red Sea and the Persian Gulf), and Arabic of the languages and literature of the Arabs: The Arab nations now include countries outside the natural limits of the Arabian Peninsula, and the Arabic language has adopted many forms in those countries.
Admirable The standard pronunciation is with the stress on the first syllable [add-mruh-ble]. admit It used to be considered incorrect to use to after admit in the sense 'confess', but it is now widely accepted when referring to an action: he admitted the crime or he admitted to the crime. To should be avoided when referring to a quality or when admit is followed by a verb: she admitted her guilt; I admit lying about this matter. ad nauseam Spelling: note the ending -eam, not -eum. adolescent Spelling: note the c.
Acoustic Spelling: note the single c. acquainted Spelling: remember the c. acquiesce Spelling: remember the c at the beginning and the sc at the end. acquire Spelling: remember the c. acronym A word formed from the initial letters and/or syllables of other words, intended as a pronounceable abbreviation; for example NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) and radar (radio detecting and ranging). See abbreviations. acrylic Spelling: note the y. active The form of a verb, where the subject of the sentence performs the action: Alan caught the dog (rather than The dog was caught by Alan).
A Buddhist Chinese- Sanskrit Dictionary by Akira Hirakawa