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al- to.
la in the manner or style of.
ala a wing or winglike part or structure on a living organism.
Alabama a southeastern U.S. state located between Georgia and Mississippi. (abbr.: AL)
alabaster a dense, fine-grained gypsum, often white and translucent, that is often carved for ornaments and figurines. [5 definitions]
la carte with separate charges for each item as stated on the menu. (Cf. prix fixe, table d'hte.)
alack used to indicate dismay, sadness, or regret.
alacrity willing promptness. [2 definitions]
Aladdin in The Arabian Nights, a boy who finds a magic lamp and ring, each of which enables him to bring forth a powerful genie who can grant his every wish.
la king diced and cooked in a cream sauce with green peppers, pimentos, and mushrooms.
la mode in fashion or in current fashion; stylish. [2 definitions]
alanine a nonessential amino acid that is found in proteins.
Alan Shepard U.S. astronaut, who was the first American to journey into space (b.1923--d.1998).
alapana in Indian music, the detailed exposition of a raga, in which the general flavor of the raga is introduced.
alar having wings or winglike parts. [2 definitions]
alarm a sudden apprehension marked by distress or anxiety. [5 definitions]
alarm clock a clock with a bell or buzzer that can be set to sound at a chosen time.
alarming causing alarm or fright.
alarmism the issuing of warnings or alarms that are often needless.
alarmist one who tends to exaggerate dangers and raise undue alarms. [2 definitions]
alas used to express regret, sorrow, or grief.