A: I would like to research my ancestry some day.
B: Do you even know the origin of your family name yet?
ancestry n. 祖先，世系
A: I love Philip’s stories.
B: Yes, particularly his anecdotes.
anecdote n. 轶事，趣闻
A: Do you like Micheangelo’s paintings?
B: Very much, particularly his depictions of angels.
A: My classmate had to go to hospital just before the exams.
B: Probably too much anguish and stress.
anguish n. (精神或肉体的)极度痛苦
A: Did you know that Germany annexed part of Czechoslovakia during the war?
B: Yeah, I read about it in my history book.
annex vt. 兼并，吞并 n. 附属建筑物
A: Do you know who wrote this poem?
B: No, it is anonymous, the poet did not disclose his name.
anonymous a. 1.无名的，不具名的; 2.匿名的 ;3.无特色的，无个特征的
A: Your essay is good. But I think that you need to amend the conclusion.
B: Oh, I thought the ending was the best part.
amend vt. 修改，修订，改进 n.[pl.]赔罪，赔偿
A: Do your parents get along well?
B: Yes, they at least have an amicable relationship.
amiable a. 和蔼可亲的，友好的
A: The army in my county is under-funded.
B: I think that it is a good thing that it can not afford more ammunition though.
ammunition n. 弹药，军火
A: Is there enough space in the back of the car?
B: Yes, ample.