Common Knowledge and General Knowledge Series #18

Applique is a decorative process used in sewing and dressmaking.

Apposition extends the meaning of a word or phrase next to it.

Appraisal is an opinion of value, usually the market value of a piece of property.

Apprentice is a person who learns a trade by working under the guidance of a skilled master.

Apricot is a golden, peachlike fruit with a stone.

April is the fourth month of the year, according to the Gregorian calendar, which is used almost all over the world today.

April Fools’ Day is the first day of April.

Aqua regia is a mixture of nitric and hydrochloric acids.

Aquaculture is the controlled raising of marine animals and seaweeds.

Aquamarine is a light-blue or bluish-green variety of a gemstone called beryl.

Aquarium is a place where people keep fish and other water animals.

Aquarius is the eleventh constellation (group of stars) of the zodiac.

Aquatint is a method of etching upon copper plates.

Aqueduct is an artificial channel through which water is conducted to the place where it is used.

Arab League is an organization of 21 Middle Eastern and African nations and the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO).

Arabesque is a term used to describe the lacy surface decoration common in Islamic art.

Arabian Desert is a term used to refer to all the deserts of the Arabian Peninsula.

Arabian Nights, a collection of about 200 stories, is probably the most famous piece of Arabic literature in the English-speaking countries of the world.

Arabian Peninsula is a vast desert land in southwestern Asia.

Arabian Sea, part of the Indian Ocean, lies between the Arabian Peninsula and India.

Arabic language is one of the world’s most widely used languages.

Arabic literature is the literature of people who speak the Arabic language, the official language of Arab nations.

Arabic numerals, also called Hindu-Arabic numerals, are the most common symbols used to represent numbers.

Arabs are a large group of people whose native language is Arabic and who share a common history and culture.

Arachne was a skilled weaver in Greek mythology.

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A. Sulthan

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