1. illiteracy an inability to read
  2. Walter Hess Swiss physiologist noted for studies of the brain
  3. Aletris small genus of bitter-rooted herbs of eastern North America and Asia; sometimes placed in family Melanthiaceae
  4. alter ego a very close friend who seems almost a part of yourself
  5. Asteraceae plants with heads composed of many florets: aster
  6. Althea rosea plant with terminal racemes of showy white to pink or purple flowers; the English cottage garden hollyhock
  7. altricial naked and blind and dependent on parents for food
  8. Ultracef a cephalosporin antibiotic (trade name Ultracef)
  9. aliterate a person who can read but is disinclined to derive information from literary sources
  10. literacy the ability to read and write
  11. altered changed in form or character without becoming something else
  12. alteration the act of revising
  13. Winteraceae small family of chiefly tropical shrubs and trees of genera Drimys and Pseudowintera; sometimes included in Magnoliaceae
  14. alter cause to change; make different
  15. Altace an ACE inhibitor (trade name Altace) used to treat high blood pressure or in some patients who have had a heart attack
  16. alterable capable of being changed in some characteristic
  17. alliterate use alliteration as a form of poetry
  18. wild rice perennial aquatic grass of North America bearing grain used for food
  19. Elateridae click beetles and certain fireflies
  20. old rose a greyish-pink color

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