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A deviation from the standard; not typical
EX: Tommy threw the green ball 96 miles per hour according to the radar gun--I wondered if he could normally throw the ball that hard, or if that was an aberration.
A means of approach or admittance (e.g. to an area or organization)
EX: I have no clue why my ID badge didn't allow access into the lab today.
EX: The office is all in accord with your proposal.
Wise proverb or saying (e.g. "Too soon old, too late smart")
EX: Experience bears out the old adage "out of sight, out of mind."
EX: He had been spying on his adversary for a long time now, preparing for war.
One who speaks in favor of or on behalf of another
EX: I decided to be an advocate on the community dedicated to saving whales.
Wealth or abundance
EX: She is an affluent widow who gives generously to many worthwhile charities.
List of items to accomplished or discussed
EX: Becky what's on the agenda for the meeting this afternoon?
Cheerful willingness or ready response
EX: He accepted the new job with such alacrity that the manager was looking forward to his first work day.
An assumed name or pseudodym, used for purposes of deception, as a pen name or the like
EX: I didn't want all of the fame or attention so I created an alias to use for my books.
An indirect reference to something else, especially in literature; a hint
EX: In the short story we read in class today the author made an allusion to the passage in the bible about Noah.
EX: The amity between the two bordering nations put the populations at ease.
Lawlessness, disorder; a lack of government control of effectiveness
EX: A group of people without laws and consequences would result in total anarchy.