A

aah (ahh is acceptable in some graphic/typographic treatments)
A-A plywood
abaca cloth
A-B-C (easy as A-B-C)
aboveboard
above-grade (adj)
aboveground (adj)
above ground (adv)
abovestairs (adj)
acai (no cedilla)
accordion
accordion door
accordion-fold (v)
acoustic
acrylic paints
add-on
adhesive-backed
adhseive foam (not foam adhesive)
Adirondack chair
adviser
afghan-stitch
A-frame
After (n, adj)
aha
Aida cloth
aïoli
airbrush (n, v)
air-condition (v)
air-conditioned (adj)
air-conditioner (n)
air-conditioning (n)
air-dry (v)
airflow
air lock (n)
air-lock (v)
air locking (n)
air-paint (v)
airspace
airtight
aka (no periods)
à la carte
à la mode
alfresco
alençon
allée
allen wrench
allover (n, adj)
all over (adv)
All Saints’ Day
ambience
Anaglypta
anigre
anise seed
antebellum
anti-aging (added 5.5.14)
antique (is old)
antiqued (looks old)
antiques shop
app (short for application; see digital terms list)
apparel
appliqué
appliqué foundation (not appliqué background)
appliquéing
apron-front sink (preferred over farmhouse sink)
Arborio rice
armchair
armhole
armoire
arm plate
Art Deco
Arts and Crafts Movement
art supply store
ashpit
aubergine
au courant
audiovisual
aufait (n)
au fait (adj)
au naturel
au revoir
avant-garde
award-winning

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