1. Aaron Burr United States politician who served as vice president under Jefferson; he mortally wounded his political rival Alexander Hamilton in a duel and fled south (1756-1836)
  2. 401-k plan a retirement savings plan that is funded by employee contributions and (often) matching contributions from the employer; contributions are made from your salary before taxes and the funds grow tax-free until they are withdrawn, at which point they can be converted into an IRA; funds can be transferred if you change employers and you can (to some extent) manage the investments yourself
  3. 16 PF a self-report personality inventory developed by Raymond B. Cattell to measure the 16 personality dimensions that emerged from his factor analysis of a wide range of traits
  4. Abies alba tall timber tree of central and southern Europe having a regular crown and grey bark
  5. 8 May 1945 the date of Allied victory in Europe, World War II
  6. Aaron's rod tall-stalked very woolly mullein with densely packed yellow flowers; ancient Greeks and Romans dipped the stalks in tallow for funeral torches
  7. Abney level a surveying instrument consisting of a spirit level and a sighting tube; used to measure the angle of inclination of a line from the observer to the target
  8. A. A. Milne English writer of stories for children (1882-1956)
  9. 6 June 1944 date of the Allied landing in France, World War II
  10. A the 1st letter of the Roman alphabet
  11. 'tween decks in the space between decks, on a ship
  12. Aaron Copland United States composer who developed a distinctly American music (1900-1990)
  13. Abelian group a group that satisfies the commutative law
  14. 12-tone music a type of serial music introduced by Arnold Schoenberg
  15. Aberdeen Angus black hornless breed from Scotland
  16. A. E. Housman English poet (1859-1936)
  17. 18-karat gold an alloy that contains 75 per cent gold
  18. 22-karat gold an alloy that contains 87 per cent gold
  19. 24-karat gold 100 per cent gold
  20. Abies fraseri small fast-growing but short-lived fir of southern Alleghenies similar to balsam fir but with very short leaves