Common Knowledge and General Knowledge Series #2

Academy is the general name for a group of people or an organization that promotes art, literature, science, or some other field of knowledge.

Acadia was a region in eastern Canada that became the site of the first European colony in Canada.

Acanthus is a group of shrubs or herbs that grow in Asia, Africa, and southern Europe.

Accent, in language, is a stress placed on a syllable in a word.

Accentor is a bird that looks like a bunting with a thin bill.

Acclimatization is the way in which an organism adjusts to changes in its environment (surroundings).

Accomplice, in law, is a person who participates with someone else in a crime, whether by planning it, carrying out the criminal act itself, or as an aider or abettor.

Accordion is a reed-type musical instrument worn on straps around the shoulders.

Accountancy is the preparation and analysis of financial records for a commercial company, government, or other organization. (See: Golden rules of accounting)

Acculturation is the process by which cultural traits of one group change through the people’s contact with the culture of another group.

Acerola is the fruit of a bushy tree that grows 3 to 4.5 metres tall.

Acetic acid is an important organic acid and industrial chemical.

Acetone is an important industrial chemical.

Acetylene is a colourless, flammable gas used for welding and for preparing other chemical compounds.

Achaeans were people of ancient Greece who lived in the Peloponnesus (Greece’s southern peninsula), in east-central Greece, and on the islands of Crete, Rhodes, Cephalonia, and Ithaca.

Achilles was one of the greatest heroes of Greek mythology.

Achilles’ tendon is the tendon at the back of the ankle.

Acid is any of a group of chemical compounds with certain similar properties.

Acid rain is a popular term for rain, snow, sleet, or other precipitation that has been polluted by such acids as sulphuric acid and nitric acid.

Acidosis is a condition in which the body fluids have a higher acid content than normal.

Acne is a skin disorder that occurs most commonly among teenagers.

Aconcagua is an extinct volcano and the highest mountain in the Western Hemisphere.

Aconite is the name of a group of attractive plants that belong to the buttercup family.

Acorn is the nut produced by any of the various kinds of oak trees.

Acoustics is the science and technology of sound and of its effect on people.

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A. Sulthan

Author and Assistant professor in finance

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