1. auspicious indicating favorable circumstances and good luck
  2. asbestos a fibrous substance that does not burn
  3. spasm a painful and involuntary muscular contraction
  4. asepsis the process of inhibiting the growth and multiplication of microorganisms
  5. Erasmus Dutch humanist and theologian who was the leading Renaissance scholar of northern Europe; although his criticisms of the Roman Catholic Church led to the Reformation, he opposed violence and condemned Martin Luther (1466-1536)
  6. auspices kindly endorsement and guidance
  7. spacious having ample room
  8. Dos Passos United States novelist remembered for his portrayal of life in the United States (1896-1970)
  9. especially to a distinctly greater extent or degree than is common
  10. espresso strong coffee made by forcing hot water through coffee beans
  11. osmosis diffusion of molecules through a semipermeable membrane
  12. espouse choose and follow a theory, idea, policy, etc.
  13. asparagus plant with long green stems that is eaten as a vegetable
  14. asbestosis lung disease caused by inhaling asbestos particles
  15. especial surpassing what is common or usual or expected
  16. spikemoss any of numerous fern allies of the genus Selaginella
  17. escapism tendency to use fantasy to retreat from unpleasant realities
  18. espousal the act of expressing support or approval
  19. dispossess deprive someone of something, especially property
  20. anaplasmosis a disease of cattle that is transmitted by cattle ticks