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as it were.idiom
in a manner of speaking; as if such were that way; so to speak

anxiety is chronic.fear; a state of uneasiness and apprehension, as about future uncertainties; a cause of anxiety (for some people, air travel is a real anxiety; she gets anxiety when she looks down from a tall building); worry; care; concern; solicitude, these nouns refer to troubled states of mind; anxiety suggests feelings of fear and apprehension
Psychiatry:.a state of intense apprehension, uncertainty and fear resulting from the anticipation of a threatening event or situation, often to a degree that the normal physical and psychological functioning of the affected individual is disrupted

actuate, actuated, actuating, actuates.transitive verbs
to put into motion or action (electrical relays that actuate the elevator's movements); to move to action (a speech that actuated happiness)

existing and not merely.potential or possible; real; being, existing or acting at the present moment; current; do not use actual to mean 'at the present time', use current or present (the current {not, 'actual'} economic policy); the word 'actual' is followed by a noun (simple interest is added to the actual amount borrowed, whereas greed inspired compound interest is charging interest upon interest {such as is a home mortgage or other loan}, something seriously forbidden throughout history regarding human relations, as was even the simple interest which was called usury; the actual cost; a satellite's actual position)
you use 'actually' to indicate that a situation.exists or happened or to emphasize that it is true (one afternoon, I actually fell asleep for a few minutes which is unusual for me)

the state or fact of being.actual; you can use 'in actuality' to emphasize that what you are saying is true; reality; existence; actual.conditions or facts; actuality is the state of really existing rather than being imagined or assumed as being true
in actuality
in actual.fact; really; in fact; as a matter of fact; in reality; in truth; 'in actuality' is used when talking about what a situation is really like (in actuality, it's much more complex than that)

actualize, actualized, actualizing, actualizes.verbs
transitive verb use.to realize in action or make real; to describe or portray.realistically
intransitive verb use.to become actual

something added to another more important thing; an appendage; equipment, such as clothing, tools or instruments, used for a specific purpose or task; gear
Law:.in law, a right, privilege or property that is considered incident to the principal property for purposes such as passage of title, conveyance or inheritance

appertain, appertained, appertaining, appertains.intransitive verbs
to belong as a proper function or part; pertain (problems appertaining to causing poverty)

grownup; one who has attained.maturity or legal age to sign a contract on his or her own, usually at age 18 or 21; in biology, a fully grown, mature organism
fully developed and mature; intended for or befitting adults (adult education)
adultness.noun.(words ending in 'ess' are usually used without pluralization - adding an 'es' making '...esses'; it's clumsy)

adulterate, adulterated, adulterating, adulterates.transitive verbs
to make impure by adding extraneous, improper or inferior ingredients (one can see that vaccines are adulterated concoctions when you check the ingredients, but manufacturers often don't list harmful ones, manipulating by gaslighting and by hiding ingredients like ethyl mercury, (called thimerosal) and 'neglecting' to list other extraneous substances found out to be heavy metals and then lying about it, so the poisoning of humanity can continue); see the Congressional Record, for US House of Representatives Senate Subcommittee Hearing on Autism, May 6, 2004, Senator Dan Burton)
a substance that adulterates
serving to adulterate

loyalty or the obligation of loyalty; your allegiance is your support for and loyalty to an interest you may have (parishioners allegiance to their favorite church.group)

aw.interjection.pronounced same as 'awe' 
often used to express sympathy, sentiment.or.appreciation (aw! that was so nice of you to do that)

affirm, affirmed, affirming, affirms.verbs
transitive verb use-to declare.positively or firmly; the ground or reason why something is done or not done; affirm is always a yes, that is, yes I will do it and yes I will hold off doing it; maintain to be true; assert; to support or uphold the validity of; confirm
intransitive verb use.Law:.to declare solemnly and formally but not under oath, often because they follow the Bible's guidance on swearing an oath:.Matthew 5:34-37
asserting that something is true or correct, as with the answer 'yes' (an affirmative reply); giving assent or approval; confirming; positive; optimistic.(an affirmative outlook)
a word or statement of agreement or assent, such as the word yes; the side in a debate that upholds the proposition.(his team will speak for the affirmative)
used in place of the response 'yes' to express confirmation or consent

the act of affirming or the state of being affirmed; assertion; something declared to be true; a positive statement or judgment
Law:.a solemn.declaration given in place of a sworn statement by a person who conscientiously objects to taking an oath

considered apart from concrete existence (an abstract concept, as compared to say, the rock in your hand has concrete existence, whereas, the idea in your head is an abstract concept; an abstract painting {have to figure out what the artist is attempting to portray}); not applied or practical; theoretical; difficult to understand; abstruse.(abstract philosophical problems); thought of or stated without reference to a specific instance (abstract words like truth and justice); impersonal, as in attitude or views; having an intellectual and affective artistic content that depends solely on intrinsic form rather than on narrative content or pictorial representation (abstract painting and sculpture)
a statement summarizing the important points of a text; something abstract
abstract, abstracted, abstracting, abstracts.transitive verbs
to take away; remove; to remove without permission; filch; to consider (a quality, for example) without reference to a particular example or object; to summarize; epitomize
abstractness.noun.(words ending in 'ess' are usually used without pluralization - adding an 'es' making '...esses'; it's clumsy)

the act or process of abstractingor the state of having been abstracted; an abstract concept, idea or term; an abstract quality; preoccupation; absent mindedness; an abstract work of art

a bar, fixed crosswise under an animal-drawn vehicle, such as a cart and having a rounded spindle at each end upon which the wheel rotates; a crossbar or rod supporting a vehicle, such as a cart, that has terminal spindles on which the wheels revolve

extremely evil or cruel; monstrous (an atrocious crime); outrageous; exceptionally bad; abominable (atrocious decor; atrocious behavior)
atrociousness.(words ending in 'ess' are usually used without pluralization - adding an 'es' making '...esses'; it's clumsy)

appalling or atrocious situation, condition, quality or behavior; monstrousness; an act of cruelty and violence inflicted by a person, persons or group on children, other civilians or prisoners (ancient atrocities of the Inquisition)

you use 'alas' to say that you think that the facts you are talking about are sad or unfortunate (it was alas that anciently it took so long to convince Pharaoh in allowing the Israelites to leave Egypt and alas that the ancient Israelites had to wander 40 years in the wilderness because of their bad attitudes) you use alas when mentioning a fact that you wish was not true (Donald, alas, is still missed, having left the company last year); used to express sorrow, regret, grief, compassion or apprehension of danger or evil

Aristotle.noun.B.C.E. 384-322, Greek philosopher
a pupil of Plato, the tutor of Alexander the Great and the author of works on logic, metaphysics, ethics, natural sciences, politics, and poetics, he profoundly influenced Western thought; in his philosophical system theory follows empirical observation and logic, based on the syllogism, is the essential method of rational inquiry; a quote on the importance of learning."Educated men are as much superior to uneducated men as the living are to the dead."....Aristotle, B.C.E. 384322; another quote
of or relating to Aristotle or to his philosophy
as a noun.a follower of Aristotle or his teachings; a person whose thinking and methods tend to be empirical, scientific or commonsensible

one member of a pair or series of genes that occupy a specific position on a specific chromosome

assistant.noun, plural.assistants
one that assists; a helper
holding an auxiliary position; subordinate
providing aid or assistance to those in need of it; helpful
assist, assisted, assisting, assists.verbs
transitive verb use.to give help or support to; aid (the nurse assisted the patient in walking)
intransitive verb use.to give aid or support; help
assist.noun, plural.assists
an act of giving aid; help; in sports, a pass of a basketball or an ice hockey puck that enables a teammate to score a goal; a fielding and throwing of a baseball in such a way that enables a teammate to put out a runner; the action of a soccer player who enables a teammate to score by presenting the ball for a goal; credit that is given for such an act; a mechanical device providing aid
the act of assisting; aid; help: financial assistance
assister.noun, plural.assisters

you use 'already' to show that something has happened or that something had happened before the moment you are referring to (I already mentioned to her to pick up the kale and some other vegetables; they've spent nearly ten thousand dollars on their renovations already); you use already to show that a situation exists at this present moment or that it exists at an earlier time than expected (get 10% off our already low prices; she just got the job and already has a new car; the design of the new house is similar to those that have already been built); by this or a specified time; before (the children were already asleep when we got home); so soon (are you quitting already?)