Words That Start With As: Expand Your Vocabulary with These Terms

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

  1. Aspect- A particular feature or way in which something appears or may be regarded.
  2. Aspire- To have a strong desire to achieve or become something.
  3. Asphalt- A mixture used for surfacing roads and other outdoor areas.
  4. Assemble- To gather together in one place for a common purpose.
  5. Assess- To evaluate or estimate the nature, ability, or quality of.
  6. Assist- To help someone, typically by doing a share of the work.
  7. Associate- To connect someone or something in your mind with someone or something else.
  8. Assure- To tell someone something positively to dispel any doubts.
  9. Asterisk- A symbol (*) used to mark printed or written text.
  10. Astound- To shock or greatly surprise.
  11. Asthma- A respiratory condition marked by spasms in the bronchi of the lungs.
  12. Astray- Away from the correct path or direction.
  13. Astute- Having the ability to accurately assess situations and turn them to one’s advantage.
  14. Asylum- The protection granted to someone who has escaped from their home country as a political refugee.
  15. Aside- To one side; out of the way.
  16. Asinine- Extremely stupid or foolish.
  17. Ascend- Go up or climb.
  18. Ascertain- Find something out for certain; make sure of.
  19. Ascribe- Attribute something to a cause.
  20. Asexual- Without sexual feelings or associations.
  21. Ashamed- Embarrassed or guilty because of one’s actions, characteristics, or associations.
  22. Aspect- A particular part or feature of something.
  23. Asphyxiate- Kill someone by depriving them of air.
  24. Assemblage- A collection or gathering of things or people.
  25. Assimilate- Absorb and integrate people, ideas, or culture into a wider society or culture.
  26. Asperity- Harshness of tone or manner.
  27. Assiduous- Showing great care and perseverance.
  28. Assign- Allocate a job or duty.
  29. Assuage- Make an unpleasant feeling less intense.
  30. Assent- The expression of approval or agreement.
  31. Assertion- A confident and forceful statement of fact or belief.
  32. Assail- Make a concerted or violent attack on.
  33. Assassin- A murderer, especially one who kills a politically prominent person for fanatical or monetary reasons.
  34. Assessment- The evaluation or estimation of the nature, quality, or ability of someone or something.
  35. Asset- A useful or valuable thing, person, or quality.
  36. Assignation- An appointment to meet someone in secret, typically one made by lovers.
  37. Assuasive- Tending to soothe or relieve.
  38. Astonish- Amaze or surprise someone greatly.
  39. Astringent- Causing the contraction of skin cells and other body tissues.
  40. Asunder- Apart; divided.
  41. Asylum- seeker** – Someone who has applied for asylum in another country because of a fear of persecution.
  42. Asymmetry- Lack of equality or equivalence between parts or aspects of something.
  43. Asymptote- A line that continually approaches a given curve but does not meet it at any finite distance.
  44. Aspartame- An artificial sweetener used instead of sugar.
  45. Asocial- Avoiding social interaction; inconsiderate of or hostile to others.
  46. Ascetic- Practicing severe self-discipline, typically for religious reasons.
  47. Astronomer- An expert or student of astronomy.
  48. Astronaut- A person trained to command, pilot, or serve as a crew member of a spacecraft.
  49. Astrology- The study of the movements and relative positions of celestial bodies interpreted as having an influence on human affairs.
  50. Asparagus- A tall plant of the lily family with fine feathery foliage, cultivated for its edible shoots.
  51. Asphyxia- A condition arising when the body is deprived of oxygen, causing unconsciousness or death; suffocation.
  52. Assuage- Make (an unpleasant feeling) less intense.
  53. Ascribe- Attribute something to (a cause).
  54. Ascent- A climb or walk to the summit of a mountain or hill.
  55. Asceticism- Severe self-discipline and avoidance of all forms of indulgence, typically for spiritual reasons.
  56. Assonance- The repetition of the sound of a vowel in non-rhyming stressed syllables near enough to each other for the echo to be discernible.
  57. Aspectual- Pertaining to the manner in which verbs represent the temporal structure of the action.
  58. Asperger’s syndrome- A developmental disorder affecting ability to effectively socialize and communicate.
  59. Aspiration- A hope or ambition of achieving something.
  60. Asphyxiating- Causing or tending to cause asphyxia.
  61. Assuage- Make (an unpleasant feeling) less intense.
  62. Asteroid- A small rocky body orbiting the sun.
  63. Astronomic- Relating to astronomy.
  64. Astrophysics- Branch of astronomy concerned with the physical nature of stars and other celestial bodies.
  65. Aspiration- A hope or ambition of achieving something.
  66. Aspiring- Directing one’s hopes or ambitions toward becoming a specified type of person.
  67. Aspidistra- A large-leaved plant native to eastern Asia, commonly grown indoors.
  68. Aspic- A savory jelly made with meat stock, set in a mold and used to contain pieces of meat, seafood, or eggs.
  69. Asperity- Harshness of tone or manner.
  70. Asthenosphere- The upper layer of the earth’s mantle, below the lithosphere, in which there is relatively low resistance to plastic flow and convection is thought to occur.
  71. Asymptotic- Approaching a value or curve arbitrarily closely.
  72. Asteroidal- Relating to or resembling an asteroid.
  73. Assay- The testing of a metal or ore to determine its ingredients and quality.
  74. Ascendency- Occupation of a position of dominant power or influence.
  75. Asperse- Attack or criticize the reputation or integrity of someone.
  76. Asperous- Rough or harsh in texture.
  77. Astigmatic- Relating to or affected by astigmatism.
  78. Asymmetrical- Having parts or aspects that are not equal or equivalent; unbalanced.
  79. Assigned- Designated or determined.
  80. Assimilated- Fully absorbed; integrated.
  81. Assisting- Helping or providing aid.
  82. Assorted- Of various sorts put together; mixed.
  83. Assignments- Tasks or duties that are assigned.
  84. Astrologer- A person who uses astrology to tell others about their character or to predict their future.
  85. Astern- Behind a ship.
  86. Astmatic- Relating to or suffered by asthma.
  87. Assurance- A positive declaration intended to give confidence.
  88. Astral- Relating to, connected with, or resembling the stars.
  89. Asymmetrical- Not symmetrical.
  90. Aspersion- An attack on the reputation or integrity of someone or something.
  91. Assailant- A person who physically attacks another.
  92. Assembly- A group of people gathered together in one place for a common purpose.
  93. Assertive- Having or showing a confident and forceful personality.
  94. Assumable- Capable of being assumed or taken over.
  95. Asynchronous- Not occurring at the same time.
  96. Aspirin- A tablet used to reduce pain, fever, or inflammation.
  97. Asphyxiated- Made unable to breathe.
  98. Asperous- Having a rough surface.
  99. Assemblage- A collection or gathering of things or people.
  100. Assemblings- The act or process of assembling.

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