1. esoteric understandable only by an enlightened inner circle
  2. ascetic someone who practices self denial as a spiritual discipline
  3. asterisk a star-shaped character used in printing
  4. assets anything of material value owned by a person or company
  5. ecstasy a state of elated bliss
  6. ascites accumulation of serous fluid in peritoneal cavity
  7. astute marked by practical hardheaded intelligence
  8. astasia inability to stand due to muscular incoordination
  9. assuage provide physical relief, as from pain
  10. easy mark a defenseless victim
  11. East Sea an arm of the Pacific between China and Japan
  12. yeast cake small cake of compressed moist yeast
  13. wasting any general reduction in vitality and strength of body and mind resulting from a debilitating chronic disease
  14. astatic not static or stable
  15. assiduous marked by care and persistent effort
  16. east side the side that is on the east
  17. Jesuitism the theology or the practices of the Jesuits
  18. yeastlike of or resembling or containing yeast
  19. eastside of the eastern part of a city e.g. Manhattan
  20. as it is in the actual state of affairs and often contrary to expectations