Achebe, Chinua [(ah-chay-bay)]
A twentieth-century Nigerian writer whose works include Things Fall Apart and Arrow of God. His novels focus on the clash between traditional African values and culture and the encroachment of colonialism and westernization.
to have or suffer a continuous, dull pain: His whole body ached. to feel great sympathy, pity, or the like: Her heart ached for the starving animals. to feel eager; yearn; long: She ached to be the champion. He’s just aching to get even. a continuous, dull pain (in contrast to a sharp, sudden, or […]
. having no labellum or lip, or one that is undeveloped, as in the flower of certain orchids.
acheilia acheilia a·chei·li·a or a·chi·li·a (ə-kī’lē-ə) n. Congenital absence of the lips. a·chei’lous adj.
acheiria acheiria a·chei·ri·a or a·chi·ri·a (ə-kī’rē-ə) n. Congenital absence of the hands. A condition sometimes occurring in hysteria in which there is a loss of the sense of possession of one or both hands.