1. allegory a short moral story
  2. alchemy a pseudoscientific forerunner of chemistry in medieval times
  3. Al-hakim an Ismaili caliph of Egypt who declared himself an incarnation of God and founded the Druze religious sect (985-1021)
  4. alkalemia a blood disorder characterized by a lower concentration of hydrogen ions in the blood (which rises above 7.45 on the pH scale)
  5. allogamy cross-fertilization in plants
  6. alchemic related to or concerned with alchemy
  7. leukemia disease characterized by overproduction of white blood cells
  8. ubiquitous being present everywhere at once
  9. welcome the state of being received with pleasure
  10. alchemize alter (elements) by alchemy
  11. alocasia any plant of the genus Alocasia having large showy basal leaves and boat-shaped spathe and reddish berries
  12. alchemise alter (elements) by alchemy
  13. al-Qaida a terrorist network intensely opposed to the United States that dispenses money and logistical support and training to a wide variety of radical Islamic terrorist groups; has cells in more than 50 countries
  14. Esquimau a member of a people inhabiting the Arctic
  15. alexia inability to perceive written words
  16. acquiesce agree or express agreement
  17. Algeria a republic in northwestern Africa on the Mediterranean Sea with a population that is predominantly Sunni Muslim; colonized by France in the 19th century but gained autonomy in the early 1960s
  18. leukaemia malignant neoplasm of blood-forming tissues
  19. albumin a simple water-soluble protein found in many animal tissues and liquids
  20. eulogium a formal expression of praise for someone who has died recently