Words Starting With An: A Complete List for Vocabulary Expansion

Discover a variety of words that start with “an” to expand your vocabulary and enhance your communication skills.

  1. Anachronism: Something that is out of its proper historical time.
  2. Analgesic: A drug that relieves pain.
  3. Analogous: Comparable or similar in certain respects.
  4. Analyst: A person who conducts analysis.
  5. Anarchist: A person who believes in or tries to bring about anarchy.
  6. Anatomy: The scientific study of the body’s structure.
  7. Ancestor: A person from whom one is descended.
  8. Anchor: A heavy object used to moor a vessel to the sea bottom.
  9. Ancient: Belonging to the very distant past.
  10. Androgynous: Having characteristics of both sexes.
  11. Anecdote: A short, amusing or interesting story about a real incident or person.
  12. Anemia: A condition marked by a deficiency of red blood cells.
  13. Anesthetic: A substance that induces insensitivity to pain.
  14. Angel: A spiritual being believed to act as a messenger of God.
  15. Anger: A strong feeling of annoyance, displeasure, or hostility.
  16. Angle: The space (usually measured in degrees) between two intersecting lines or surfaces.
  17. Anguish: Severe mental or physical pain or suffering.
  18. Animal: A living organism that feeds on organic matter.
  19. Animate: To bring to life or to give motion to.
  20. Annals: A record of events year by year.
  21. Annex: To add on or attach, usually to something larger.
  22. Annihilate: To destroy completely.
  23. Annotate: To add notes or comments to (a text, book, drawing, etc.).
  24. Announce: To make known publicly.
  25. Annoyance: The state or feeling of being annoyed.
  26. Annual: Occurring once every year.
  27. Annuity: A fixed sum of money paid to someone each year.
  28. Annul: To declare invalid (an official agreement, decision, or result).
  29. Anomaly: Something that deviates from what is standard, normal, or expected.
  30. Anonymous: Not identified by name.
  31. Anorexia: An eating disorder causing people to obsess about weight and what they eat.
  32. Another: Being one more in addition to one or more of the same kind.
  33. Answer: A response or reply; a solution to a problem.
  34. Antagonist: A person who actively opposes or is hostile to someone or something.
  35. Antarctic: Relating to the South Pole or the region near it.
  36. Antecedent: A thing or event that existed before or logically precedes another.
  37. Antelope: A swift-running deer-like mammal with smooth hair and upward-pointing horns.
  38. Antenna: A rod, wire, or other device used to transmit or receive radio or television signals.
  39. Anthem: A rousing or uplifting song identified with a particular group, body, or cause.
  40. Anthology: A published collection of poems or other pieces of writing.
  41. Anthropology: The study of humans and their societies in the past and present.
  42. Antibiotic: A medicine that inhibits the growth of or destroys microorganisms.
  43. Antidote: A medicine taken or given to counteract a particular poison.
  44. Antifreeze: A liquid used to lower the freezing point of water.
  45. Antigen: A substance that induces an immune response in the body.
  46. Antique: An item of considerable age valued for its aesthetic or historical significance.
  47. Antiseptic: A substance that prevents the growth of disease-causing microorganisms.
  48. Antithesis: A person or thing that is the direct opposite of someone or something else.
  49. Anxiety: A feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease about something with an uncertain outcome.
  50. Anybody: Any person, regardless of specifics.
  51. Anyway: Regardless of other considerations; nonetheless.
  52. Anywhere: In or at any place.
  53. Aorta: The main artery of the body, supplying oxygenated blood to the circulatory system.
  54. Apathy: Lack of interest, enthusiasm, or concern.
  55. Apartment: A set of rooms for someone to live in on one level of a building.
  56. Aphasia: Loss of ability to understand or express speech, caused by brain damage.
  57. Aphorism: A pithy observation that contains a general truth.
  58. Apocalypse: The complete final destruction of the world.
  59. Apocryphal: A story or statement of doubtful authenticity.
  60. Apogee: The highest point in the development of something.
  61. Apologetic: Regretfully acknowledging or excusing an offense or failure.
  62. Apostrophe: A punctuation mark used to indicate either possession or the omission of letters or numbers.
  63. Apparatus: The technical equipment or machinery needed for a particular activity or purpose.
  64. Apparel: Clothing.
  65. Apparition: A ghost or ghostlike image of a person.
  66. Appeal: An earnest request for aid, support, sympathy, mercy, etc.
  67. Appear: To come into sight; become visible or noticeable.
  68. Appendix: A tube-shaped sac attached to and opening into the lower end of the large intestine in humans.
  69. Appetite: A natural desire to satisfy a bodily need, especially for food.

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