A: Do you ever read the Financial Times?
B: No, it is far too analytical for me.
analytical a. 分析的，分析法的
A: My two-year-old son is very destructive.
B: Maybe he wants to be a political anarchist when he grows up!
anarchist n. 无政府主义者
A: I would like to research my ancestry some day.
B: Do you even know the origin of your family name yet?
ancestry n. 祖先，世系
A: I love Philip’s stories.
B: Yes, particularly his anecdotes.
anecdote n. 轶事，趣闻
A: Do you like Micheangelo’s paintings?
B: Very much, particularly his depictions of angels.
angel n. 1. 天使;2. 可爱的人
A: My classmate had to go to hospital just before the exams.
B: Probably too much anguish and stress.
anguish n. (精神或肉体的)极度痛苦
A: Did you know that Germany annexed part of Czechoslovakia during the war?
B: Yeah, I read about it in my history book.
annex vt. 兼并，吞并
A: Do you know who wrote this poem?
B: No, it is anonymous, the poet did not disclose his name.
anonymous a. 1. 无名的，不具名的;2. 匿名的;3. 无特色的，无个特征的
A: The film was about an antagonism between two countries.
B: Sounds too violent for my liking.
antagonism n. 对抗，敌对，对立
A: Is that insect dangerous?
B: Only if you touch it’s antenna.
antenna n. 1. 触角，触须;2. 天线
A: My grandfather went missing in South America while conducting a research project.
B: Was he an anthropologist or a scientist?
anthropologist n. 人类学家，人类学者
A: Do you know the antonym of “fast”?
B: Yes, “slow”. It was the opposite meaning of “fast”.
antonym n. 反义词
A: Would you like to come to the zoo with me ?
B: So long as we can visit the ape compound.
ape n. 猿
A: I was appalled by the state of the living conditions of the poorer people in the region.
B: Yes, but the government is doing their best to help the situation.
appall vt. 使惊骇，使大吃一惊
A: Can you help me with my science experiment?
B: So long as you have the necessary apparatus and it is not dangerous.
apparatus n. 1. 器械，器具，仪器;2. 机构，组织
A: Did you enjoy the meal?
B: Yes, thanks. And it certainly appeased my hunger.
appease vt. 平息，抚慰姑息
A: I can’t find the information that you quoted.
B: Look in Appendix Four, page 231.
appendix n. 1. 阑尾;2. 附录
A: I think the performance was fantastic.
B: The audience seemed to agreed, they applauded for five minutes.
applaud vi. 鼓掌，喝彩
vt. 1. 向...鼓掌，向...喝彩;2. 称赞，赞许