1. at once without delay or hesitation; with no time intervening
  2. patience good-natured tolerance of delay or incompetence
  3. autonomy political independence
  4. audience a gathering of spectators or listeners at a performance
  5. adience an urge to accept or approach a situation or an object
  6. adonis a handsome young man
  7. atone turn away from sin or do penitence
  8. Adonis a handsome youth loved by both Aphrodite and Persephone
  9. Athens the capital and largest city of Greece; named after Athena
  10. advance move forward
  11. announce make known
  12. Aidoneus the god of the underworld in ancient mythology
  13. assonance the repetition of similar vowels in successive words
  14. essence the choicest or most vital part of some idea or experience
  15. stance a rationalized mental attitude
  16. abeyance temporary cessation or suspension
  17. enhance increase
  18. evidence knowledge on which to base belief
  19. alliance the state of being confederated
  20. cadence the accent in a metrical foot of verse