1. respect regard highly; think much of
  2. esplanade a stretch of pavement or grass for walking by the seashore
  3. auspicious indicating favorable circumstances and good luck
  4. escalade an act of scaling by the use of ladders
  5. aspect a characteristic to be considered
  6. spelt hardy wheat grown mostly in Europe for livestock feed
  7. appellate of or relating to a legal appeal or a court of appeals
  8. especially to a distinctly greater extent or degree than is common
  9. impelled urged or forced to action through moral pressure
  10. isopleth a line drawn on a map connecting points having the same numerical value of some variable
  11. asphalt a dark bituminous substance found in natural beds
  12. assibilate insert a sibilant sound before or after (another sound)
  13. espalier a trellis on which ornamental shrub or fruit tree is trained to grow flat
  14. espial the act of detecting something; catching sight of something
  15. splat a slat of wood in the middle of the back of a straight chair
  16. asperity harshness of manner
  17. desperate a person who is frightened and in need of help
  18. Isabella I the queen of Castile whose marriage to Ferdinand of Aragon in 1469 marked the beginning of the modern state of Spain; they instituted the Spanish Inquisition in 1478 and sponsored the voyages of Christopher Columbus in 1492 (1451-1504)
  19. aspirate suck in (air)
  20. usability the quality of being able to provide good service