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Anorthoethosic (adjective) : To be habitually ill-refined or without proper, sophisticated behavior. Syllables: An-orth-o-e-THOS-ic Linguistics: The word has no relation to the French word anorthose. Instead, it comes from the Greek "ortho" and the word "ethos."

"He's quite anorthoethosic, he came to the meeting wearing fluorescent green instead of cornflower blue."

Submitted by: Mark Witmer from Maryland on Oct. 03, 2007 11:38


anosognosia (noun) : a condition in which a person who suffers disability due to brain injury seems unaware of or denies the existence of their handicap

Robert Frenkel, of the National Measurement Institute of Australia, has devised a crude numerical measure of anosognosia.

Submitted by: Anonymous on Jun. 19, 2007 10:23


ansatz (noun) : an educated guess

Submitted by: Anonymous on Jun. 20, 2011 10:18


antagonym

(noun) : a word that is its own antonym

The words "cleave" and "commencement" can be confusing because they are antagonyms.

Submitted by: Mr. B from Alabama on Nov. 24, 2014 18:23


Antarctican

(adjective) : frigid : intensely cold

Her Antarctican demeanor made it nearly impossible for anyone to get close to her.

Submitted by: K.A. Hoffa from Pennsylvania on Jul. 11, 2008 09:47


(noun) : one who lives in Antarctica

After nearly 20 years of study, the Antactican scientist was lauded for her many discoveries.

Submitted by: JJ Miller from Illinois on Jul. 10, 2008 00:26


antepunctual (adjective) : one who is so early (for an party, meeting, etc.) that it amounts to rudeness toward the host

He showed up 45 minuted before the invitation asked guests to arrive—so early that his hostess had barely gotten out of the shower when she heard the doorbell ring. How rude! How antepunctual!

Submitted by: Marsha Meckler on Apr. 20, 2008 17:24


antergistic (adjective) : that is less than the sum of the individual effects, components, or abilities

The antergistic results of these two working together call for separating them and reassigning new partners hoping for synergy.

Submitted by: Bob Lebenson from Connecticut on Apr. 24, 2009 20:16


Anthrodepmano (noun) : To be a human being, which entitles you to being dependent/ reliant on other humans.

The citizens of the village were anthrodepmano. —Jill Whynot and Megan Gallagher, March 18, 2008

Submitted by: Anonymous on Mar. 18, 2008 06:39


anthrophobia (noun) : the fear of people

Submitted by: on Apr. 09, 2015 13:29


anthropleny (noun) : Anthropleny can be defined as those things in a human society which allow citizens to live long, cooperative, purposeful, fulfilled lives.

Improvements in economic efficiency often result in lower levels of anthropleny. —TheNewCommoner.org

Submitted by: Sam Dronebarger on Jan. 21, 2006 07:43


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