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ACADEME
ACADEME, n. An ancient school where morality and philosophy were taught.
ACADEMY
ACADEMY, n. [from :ACADEME:] A modern school where football is taught.
ACCIDENT
ACCIDENT, n. An inevitable occurrence due to the action of immutable natural laws.
ACCOMPLICE
ACCOMPLICE, n. One associated with another in a crime, having guilty knowledge and complicity, as an attorney who defends a criminal, knowing him guilty. This view of the attorney's More…
ACCORD
ACCORD, n. Harmony.
ACCORDION
ACCORDION, n. An instrument in harmony with the sentiments of an assassin.
ACCOUNTABILITY
ACCOUNTABILITY, n. The mother of caution. "My accountability, bear in mind," Said the Grand Vizier: "Yes, yes," Said the Shah: "I do — 'tis the More…
ACCUSE
ACCUSE, v.t. To affirm another's guilt or unworth; most commonly as a justification of ourselves for having wronged him.
ACEPHALOUS
ACEPHALOUS, adj. In the surprising condition of the Crusader who absently pulled at his forelock some hours after a Saracen scimitar had, unconsciously to him, passed through his neck, More…
ACHIEVEMENT
ACHIEVEMENT, n. The death of endeavor and the birth of disgust.
ACKNOWLEDGE
ACKNOWLEDGE, v.t. To confess. Acknowledgement of one another's faults is the highest duty imposed by our love of truth.
ACQUAINTANCE
ACQUAINTANCE, n. A person whom we know well enough to borrow from, but not well enough to lend to. A degree of friendship called slight when its object is poor or obscure, and intimate More…
ACTUALLY
ACTUALLY, adv. Perhaps; possibly.
The Devil's dictionary from 1911 University Dictionaries
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