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 fryer (n)
air-fryer (adj)
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
Amaretto
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
ascorbic acid color-keeper
ashpit
aubergine
au courant
audiovisual
aufait (n)
au fait (adj)
au naturel
au revoir
avant-garde
award-winning

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