310 GLOSSARY Accessory muscles: The smaller muscles of the body producing^ delicate movements. Acclimated: Accustomed to a climate. Accredited: Authorized; allowed; received with reputation. Accrue: To arise; proceed; come; be added. Achoppement syllabique: The accidental interchanging of con- sonants or syllables. Acoustic: Relating to sound or hearing. Acquisition: The act of acquiring; the thing acquired. Actuate: To put into action; move; incite. Acumen: Intelligence; sagacity. Adduce: To bring forward; offer; present; cite. Adenoids: An abnormal growth at the back of the nose. Adjacent: Near; adjoining; bordering. Adjunct: Help; aid; addition; accessory. Adjunctive: Joining; connecting. Adolescence: Youth. Advent: Approach; arrival. Adventitious: Accidental; casual. Esthetic: Pertaining to good taste, etc. Affect: To act upon; concern; touch. — To imitate. Affection: Feeling; emotion. — A disease; a disturbance. Afflux: Flow. Affluxion: Flow. Agglomeration: Mass; cluster; collection. Aggravant: Anything that aggravates or makes worse. * Aggravate: To make worse. Air-column: The breath exhaled under pressure. Alias: A false name. Allegory: A figure of speech with comparisons implied; a parable. Alleviate: To lessen; relieve. Alliteration: A phrase or sentence having many of the words commencing with the same letter.