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5-letter Words that Start with A

Here is a list of 5-letter words that start with 'A.' This is useful for any word game, but especially Keyword because you have to get at least one 5-letter or longer word in each level to reach the bonus round. NOTE: This list is still under construction. I am adding to it as I can in between getting the house ready for company.
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aahed
exclaimed in pleasure, satisfaction, surprise, or great joy
aalii
a bushy shrub of Australia, Hawaii, Africa, and tropical America, having sticky foliage
aargh
a word used to express frustration
abaca
a Philippine plant
abaci
plural of abacus
aback
toward the back, by surprise
abaft
to the rear of, aft of, toward the stern
abaka
alternate spelling for abaca
abamp
abampere, a term used in measuring electricity
abase
to reduce or lower, as in rank, office or reputation
abash
to destroy the self-confidence, poise, or self-possession of
abate
to reduce in amount, degree, intensity, etc.
abbas
bishops and patriarchs in some Christian churches of Egypt, Syria and Ethiopia
abbes
members of the secular clergy
abbey
a monastery under the supervision of an abbot or a convent under the supervision of an abbess
abbot
a man who is the head or superior, usually elected, of a monastery
abeam
directly abreast the middle of a ship's side
abele
a white poplar tree
abets
urges, encourages or helps
abhor
detest utterly; loathe; abominate
abide
to remain; continue; stay
abler
more able
ables
enables
abmho
a unit of electrical measurement
abode
a place in which a person resides
abohm
a unit of measurement in electricity
aboil
boiling, in a state of excited activity
aboma
a large South American serpent
aboon
above
abort
to terminate prematurely
about
nearly, almost, near, relating to
above
over or higher than
abris
shelters made by digging out a cavity on a hillside
abuse
to use wrongly or improperly, misuse
abuts
is adjacent to, borders
abuzz
filled with or as if with a buzzing sound
abyes
makes amends for
abysm
abyss
abyss
an immeasurably deep chasm, depth or void
acari
mites of the genus Acarus
acerb
sour or bitter tasting, acid
aceta
vinegars or solutions of aromatic ingredients in a mixture of acetic acid
ached
hurt
aches
hurts
achoo
sound made by a sneeze
acids
a substance that is characterized by a sour taste, the ability to turn blue litmus red, and the ability to react with bases and certain metals to form salts
acidy
having the characteristics of an acid
acing
performing with distinction, getting an A
acini
the small saclike dilations composing a compound gland
ackee
a tropical western African evergreen tree
acmes
high points of achievement or development
acmic
relating to an acme
acned
marked by the eruption of pimples or pustules
acnes
breaks out with pimples or pustules
acock
in a cocked position
acold
cold
acorn
the nut of an oak tree
acred
having acreage
acres
measurements of land
acrid
unpleasantly sharp, pungent, or bitter to the taste or smell
acted
pretended, played a role
actin
a protein found in muscle
actor
a person who plays a role in a theatrical presentation
acute
extremely sharp or severe, intense
acyls
a radical derived from an organic acid by removal of the hydroxyl from all acid groups
adage
a saying expression a common experience or observation in metaphorical form
adapt
to make suitable, to adjust to conditions
addax
a large light-colored antelope of North Africa, Arabia, and Syria
added
joined, annexed, combined, performed addition
adder
the common viper of Europe
addle
to confuse
adeem
to revoke or satisfy
adept
highly skilled
adieu
used to express farewell (French)
adios
used to express farewell (Spanish)
adits
nearly horizontal openings by which a mine is entered, drained, or ventilated
adman
someone who writes, sells or places advertisements
admen
people who write, sell or place advertisements
admit
to accept something as true, to allow entrance or access
admix
mingle, mix, blend, often followed by 'with'
adobe
a brick of sun-dried earth and straw, a house or other structure made of such bricks
adobo
a Philippine dish of fish or meat usually marinated in a sauce containing vinegar and garlic, browned in fat, and simmered in the marinade
adopt
to take up or accept, to voluntarily take an unrelated child as one's own
adore
to worship with profound reverence, to be extremely fond of
adorn
to decorate with external ornamentation
adown
down
adoze
dozing, napping
adult
fully mature, grown up
adust
dried up with heat
adyta
the innermost sanctuaries or shrines in ancient temples
adzes
cutting tools that have a thin arched blade sharpened on the concave side and set at right angles to the handle
aecia
the fruiting bodies of rust fungi
aedes
a variety of mosquitoes
aegis
a shield or breastplate emblematic of majesty that was originally associated chiefly with the god Zeus
aeons
immeasurably or indefinitely long periods of time
aerie
the nest of a bird (as an eagle or hawk) on a cliff or a mountaintop
afars
great distances
affix
to attach
afire
on fire
afoot
on foot
afore
before