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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.
Alaska a U.S. state on the northwestern coast of North America between the Bering Strait and Canada. (abbr.: AK)
Alaska Standard Time the standard time used in most of Alaska, nine hours behind Greenwich time.
alate having wings or winglike parts; winged.
alb a full-length linen robe worn by some Christian priests at the Eucharist.
albacore a variety of tuna found in warm to temperate waters, and often canned for human consumption.
Albania a Balkan country bordered by Greece, North Macedonia, Serbia, Montenegro, and the Adriatic Sea.