Etymology
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atechnic (adj.)
"not having technical knowledge," 1869, from a- (3) "not, without" + technic.
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aweigh (adv., adj.)
of an anchor, "raised, perpendicular," 1620s, nautical, from a- (1) + weigh.
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aflame (adv., adj.)
"on fire, ablaze," 1550s, from a- (1) "on" + flame (n.). Figurative use by 1856.
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atwixt (adv.)
late 14c., from a- (1) + Middle English twixt (see betwixt).
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aglimmer (adj.)

"in a glimmer, glimmering," 1828, from a- (1) + glimmer (v.).

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atween (adv.)
"between," c. 1400, from a- (1) + tween. Now obsolete or only Scottish.
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abuzz (adv.)

"filled with buzzing sound," by 1838, from a- (1) + buzz (n.).

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athrob (adj.)
"in a throbbing state," 1854, from a- (1) + throb (v.). Related: Athrobbing.
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ahistoric (adj.)
"not historical, lacking in historical background or justification," 1911, from a- (2) "not" + historic.
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abloom (adj.)

"in blossom, in a blooming state," 1855, from a- (1) + bloom (v.).

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