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allegory a device in art or literature by which abstract moral or spiritual qualities are represented by concrete characters, things, and events. [2 definitions]
allegretto light, graceful, and quick in tempo, but slower than allegro (used as a musical direction). [2 definitions]
allegro fast and brisk in tempo (used as a musical direction). [2 definitions]
allele one of several forms of a gene responsible for hereditary variations, usu. produced by mutation.
alleluia praise the Lord. [2 definitions]
allergen any substance capable of causing an allergic reaction.
allergenic capable of causing an allergic reaction.
allergic of or pertaining to a state or condition of allergy. [3 definitions]
allergist a medical doctor whose specialty is treating allergies.
allergy a pathological state of extreme sensitivity to certain substances, causing respiratory difficulties, skin rashes, and other problems.
alleviate to make more bearable; ease.
alley1 a narrow street or passage between or behind buildings, esp. in a city. [5 definitions]
alley2 a large, special playing marble that is often used as a shooter.
alleyway a narrow alley or passage between buildings.
All Fools' Day April Fools' Day.
Allhallows All Saints' Day.
Allhallows Eve the day before Allhallows; Halloween.
alliance the act of allying or condition of being allied. [3 definitions]
allied related or similar in nature. [3 definitions]
Allies in World War I, the alliance of France, Great Britain, Russia, and other nations against the Central Powers. [2 definitions]
alligator either of two large crocodilian reptiles found in China and the southeastern United States and distinguished by their short broad snouts.