1. crescendo a gradual increase in loudness
  2. crescent having a curved shape that tapers at the ends
  3. excrescent forming an outgrowth (usually an excessive outgrowth)
  4. decrescendo (music) a gradual decrease in loudness
  5. accent special importance or significance
  6. acquiescent willing to carry out the orders or wishes of another
  7. acaulescent (of plants) having no apparent stem above ground
  8. ignescent can emit sparks or burst into flame
  9. Agrigento a town in Italy in southwestern Sicily near the coast
  10. present happening or existing now
  11. Crescentia a genus of tropical American trees of the family Bignoniaceae; has a short trunk and crooked limbs and drooping branches
  12. prescient perceiving the significance of events before they occur
  13. acrocentric having a subterminal centromere
  14. aggression a disposition to behave forcefully and energetically
  15. acquiescence agreement with a statement or proposal to do something
  16. adolescent a person who is older than 12 but younger than 20
  17. quiescent being quiet or still or inactive
  18. excrescence something that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from its surroundings
  19. condescending characteristic of those who treat others with arrogance
  20. effervescent giving off bubbles