A to Z Challenge : A
Welcome to the first day of the A to Z Challenge. Is everyone ready to learn some new words with me?
Definition: to give promise of something to come later.
Sentence: "I may augur, from the silence of my family, that they object to the resolution I have taken." - Charles Dickens, David Copperfield
Definition: a person or thing detested, loathed, or hated.
Sentence: That subject is the anathema to all he stands for.
Definition: an abnormal fear of cats.
Sentence: The doctor diagnosed Fred with ailurophobia because of his fear of cats.
Definition: blind by holding a red-hot metal plate before someone's eyes.
Sentence: The prisoners were abacinated by their captors.
Definition: happening or carried on according to chance rather than design or inherent nature.
Sentence: My adventures were always adventitious, always thrust on me."