Eight Letter Words A-Z

These words are all eight letters long, and start with each letter of the alphabet. From the clues, can you work them out?
Also in this series: Nine, Ten and Eleven Letter Words A-Z
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Last updated: September 27, 2015
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Hint
Answer
A
hit one palm against the other, repeatedly, to create this
applause
B
wrist-worn jewelry
bracelet
C
raised road across wet ground
causeway
D
ornamental bottle holding brandy, etc
decanter
E
comes in Asian and African varieties
elephant
F
your birthday if you've just become a quinquagenerian
fiftieth
G
1,073,741,824 bytes
gigabyte
H
Scottish New Years' Eve
Hogmanay
I
absolutely furious
incensed
J
shrub variety, Japanese of course
japonica
K
small, special token of affection
keepsake
L
angle indicating distance
from the equator
latitude
M
where explosives are stored
magazine
 
Hint
Answer
N
irritation or annoyance
nuisance
O
apparent contradiction,
eg deafening silence
oxymoron
P
____ Table of Elements
periodic
Q
quarter of a circle
quadrant
R
what trains run on, in USA
railroad
S
material used in breast enlargement
silicone
T
Italian dessert with sponge, marscapone, coffee, chocolate
tiramisù
U
hurriedly
urgently
V
spinal bone
vertebra
W
in the direction of the setting sun
westward
X
rock fragment foreign to the igneous rock it is embedded in
xenolith
Y
grand champion sumo wrestler
yokozuna
Z
cucumber-like vegetable
zucchini
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