1. austere of a stern or strict bearing or demeanor
  2. aesthetic characterized by an appreciation of beauty or good taste
  3. esoteric understandable only by an enlightened inner circle
  4. aspire have an ambitious plan or a lofty goal
  5. waste pipe a pipe through which liquid is carried away
  6. waste paper paper discarded after use
  7. Esther (Old Testament) a beautiful Jewess chosen by the king of Persia to be his queen; she stopped a plot to massacre all the Jews in Persia (an event celebrated by Jews as the feast of Purim)
  8. isotope atom with same atomic number, different number of neutrons
  9. as it were as if it were really so
  10. osteopath a therapist who manipulates the skeleton and muscles
  11. estuary the wide part of a river where it nears the sea
  12. aster a chiefly fall-blooming herb with showy daisylike flowers
  13. ostler someone employed in a stable to take care of the horses
  14. jodhpur a short riding boot that fastens with a buckle at the side
  15. ester formed by reaction between an acid and an alcohol with elimination of water
  16. Asterope (Greek mythology) one of the 7 Pleiades
  17. Astacura crayfish
  18. Astaire United States dancer and cinema actor noted for his original and graceful tap dancing (1899-1987)
  19. azathioprine an immunosuppressive drug (trade name Imuran) used to prevent rejection of a transplanted organ
  20. rise to power the act of attaining or gaining access to a new office or right or position (especially the throne)